Faculty Members

Bermingham, Katherine

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  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 848-445-0922
  • Email: katherine.bermingham@rutgers.edu
  • Office: Wright Labs Room 301
  • Research Interests: Planetary Science (Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, Astrophysics)
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I am a cosmo-geochemist and PI of the Earth and Planetary Science Isotope Laboratory and Research Group at Rutgers University, where I started in January 2020. I am the PI on NASA and NSF funded projects which use high precision isotopic compositions of meteorites and terrestrial materials to further our understanding of the Solar System and Earth’s cosmochemical origins.

I received a Bachelor of Sciences (with Honors) from the Australian National University, Australia, where I studied Chemistry and Earth Sciences. I received a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany, where I studied cosmochemistry and high precision isotope techniques as a Marie-Curie Early-Stage Research Fellow. I was a postdoctoral research fellow and later a Research Scientist at the University of Maryland, USA, where I worked on iron-loving (siderophile) element isotope analytical technique development and research projects in the fields of Cosmochemistry and Geochemistry. I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Rutgers University), and hold a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University of Maryland and a Smithsonian Research Associateship with the National Museum of Natural History.

I am always on the lookout for students and postdoctoral researcher who would like to study cosmochemistry and geochemistry! If you would like to know more about research opportunities and classes, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High precision isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry; the integration of high precision isotope data and astrophysical modelling; and mass spectrometry (TIMS, LA-ICP-MS, L-ICP-MS). PI of the Earth and Planetary Science Isotope Laboratory (EPSIL).


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