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Dr. Ninja Braukmüller

CV Ninja Braukmülller

Geochemistry Group

Research Scientist, ICP-MS Lab Manager

Malteserstr. 74-100
Room 221, Building B
12249 Berlin

Research Interests

Formation and evolution of the solar system

Volatile element depletion in planetary materials

Earth’s building blocks


2019    Beate-Mocek-Preis (German Mineralogical Society)

2020    Klaus-Liebrecht Preis (Math.-Nat. Fakultät Universität zu Köln) - Video

Education and work experience:

Since 2020

Research scientist at the FUB Geochemistry group

2019 – 2020

Lecturer with the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at the Universität zu Köln teaching radiogenic isotope geochemistry

2015 – 2019

Dr. rer. nat. (Mineralogy and Petrology), Universität zu Köln. Dissertation: “Volatile element depletion in Earth and carbonaceous chondrites”, Advisor: PD Dr. Frank Wombacher

2012 – 2015

Master of Science (Geosciences), Georg-August Universität Göttingen. Thesis: “Rates and processes of magma differentiation at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, La Réunion”, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wörner

2009 - 2012

Bachelor of Science (Geosciences), Georg-August Universität Göttingen Thesis: “Altersbestimmung an Glaukoniten aus ordovizischen Sedimenten der Insel Öland (SE Schweden)“ Advisor: Dr. Klaus Wemmer


  • Since SoSe 20: Data interpretation and modelling in geochemistry - lecture & exercise (M.Sc., 12 students), 4h/week
  • Since SoSe 20: Advances in Geochemistry - seminar (2 SWS)
  • Since WiSe 20/21: Earth 1 - Rock classification course (2 SWS)
  • Since WiSe 20/21: Meteorites and evolution of the terrestrial planets (3 SWS)


Braukmüller N., Wombacher F., Bragagni A., Münker C. (2020) Determination of Cu, Zn, Ga, Ag, Cd, In, Sn and Tl in Geological Reference Materials and Chondrites by Isotope Dilution ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ggr.12352

Braukmüller N., Wombacher F., Funk C., Münker C. (2019) Earth’s volatile element depletion pattern inherited from a carbonaceous chondrite-like source. Nature Geoscience 12, 564-568.

Kurzweil F., Münker C., Grupp M., Braukmüller N., Fichtner L., Christian M., Hohl, S.V., Schoenberg R. (2019) The stable tungsten isotope composition of modern igneous reservoirs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 251, 176-191.

Boudoire G., Brugier Y.-A., Di Muro A., Wörner G., Arienzo I., Metrich N., Zanon V., Braukmüller N., Kronz A., Le Moigne Y., Michon L. (2019) Eruptive activity on the western flank of Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean): insights on magma transfer, storage and evolution at an oceanic volcanic island. Journal of Petrology 60, 1717-1752.

Braukmüller N., Wombacher F., Hezel D.C., Escoube R., Münker C. (2018) The chemical composition of carbonaceous chondrites: Implications for volatile element depletion, complementarity and alteration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 239, 17-48.


Conference abstracts

Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Münker, C. (2019) Volatile element depletion in planetary materials, Paneth Kolloquium, Nörlingen, Germany.

Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Funk, C., Münker, C. (2019) A cosmochemical perspective on Earth’s volatile element budget, Goldschmidt Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Abouchami, W., Wombacher, F., Braukmüller, N., Galer, S. (2019) Stable Cadmium Isotopes in Carbonaceous Chondrites Revisited, Goldschmidt Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Münker, C. (2018) A hockey stick volatile element depletion for the Earth, GeoBonn, Bonn, Germany.

Bragagni, A., Wombacher, F., Kirchenbaur, M., Braukmüller, N., Elfers, B.-M., Münker, C. (2018) In search of nucleosynthetic Sn anomalies in chondrites, GeoBonn, Bonn, Germany.

Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Münker, C. (2017) The bulk chemical composition of carbonaceous chondrites determined by SF-ICP-MS, Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France.

Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Hezel, D.C., Münker, C. (2017) A CI component in carbonaceous chondrites, Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen, Germany.

Braukmüller, N., Escoube, R., Münker, C., Heuser, A., Wombacher, F. (2016) Elemental analysis of carbonaceous chondrites by sector field ICP-MS. 6362, MetSoc, Berlin, Germany.

Braukmüller, N., Hannich, F., Hansen, B., Vollbrecht, A., Wemmer, K. (2014): Exceptional younging of glauconite K/Ar and Rb/Sr ages from Ordovician platform carbonates of Öland (SE-Sweden) – evidence for far-field effects of the Caledonian Orogeny. TSK 15 Potsdam, Germany.