Thomas Kruijer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kruijer

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Deutschland

E-Mail: thomas.kruijer@mfn.berlin, Tel: +49-(0)30-889140 - 8346, Fax: +49 30 889140 - 8565

My research is aimed at understanding the accretion, differentiation, and earliest evolution of planets. To accomplish this, I apply novel isotopic tools to planetary materials to address diverse problems in early Solar System research. After completing my PhD at ETH Zürich (2013) I did research at the University of Münster and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Now I'm back in Germany and just started a professorship at the Museum für Naturkunde and the FU Berlin. I'm very excited about this new job and also about the opportunity to join the TRR 170 again. Within the context of this research program, I aim to utilize short-lived chronometers as well as nucleosynthetic signatures to reconstruct the timescales and mechanisms of planetary accretion on Earth, Mars, and the Moon.