Imperial College London

Professor Mark Rehkämper

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Isotope Geochemistry



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451Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My research applies novel isotopic techniques to advance understanding in earth, planetary, environmental and life sciences.


  • Stable isotope geochemistry and biogeochemistry of trace metals
  • Cosmochemistry and solid earth geochemistry
  • Marine geochemistry
  • Novel applications of trace metal stable isotope systems for research in biomedicine, environmental geochemistry and agricultural sciences
  • Isotopic tracing of engineered nanomaterials
  • Development of new techniques of isotopic analysis

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

Education and Professional Experience

  • Academic staff at Imperial College London since 2005
  • Research Scientist, ETH Zürich, 2000-2005
  • Research Scientist, University of Münster, 1998-1999
  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 1995-1997
  • PhD in Geochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry & University of Mainz, 1991-1995
  • Diplom in Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, 1990
  • Vordiplom in Chemistry, University of Marburg, 1987



Moore RET, Ullah I, Dunwell JM, et al., 2024, Stable isotope analyses reveal impact of Fe and Zn on Cd uptake and translocation by Theobroma cacao, Plants

Zhou J, Moore RET, Rehkämper M, et al., 2024, Cadmium and zinc isotope compositions indicate metal sources and retention mechanisms in different soil particle size fractions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol:461, ISSN:0304-3894

Packmann H, Little SH, Nieto JM, et al., 2023, Tracing acid mine drainage and estuarine Zn attenuation using Cd and Zn isotopes, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:360, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:36-56

Greenwood RC, Findlay R, Martins R, et al., 2023, The formation and aqueous alteration of CM2 chondrites and their relationship to CO3 chondrites: a fresh isotopic (O, Cd, Cr, Si, Te, Ti and Zn) perspective from the Winchcombe CM2 fall, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, ISSN:1086-9379

Barati E, Moore RET, Ullah I, et al., 2023, Publisher Correction: An investigation of zinc isotope fractionation in cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) and comparison of zinc and cadmium isotope compositions in hydroponic plant systems under high cadmium stress., Sci Rep, Vol:13

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