Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Meteorite Research
Dr. Jutta Zipfel 
Sektion Meteoritenforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main


Scientific interests
Cosmochemistry of the early solar system, formation of planetary bodies, petrology and mineralogy of meteorites.

1991-1994 : PhD at Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Mainz.
1991 : "Special graduate student", California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA.

Professional Experience
1994 : Fellowship, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz.
1994-1997 : Postgraduate Research Chemist, University of California, San Diego, USA.
1997-2005 : Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Mainz.
seit 2005 : Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt.

Scientific Services
seit 1997 : Organization of the Paneth Kolloquiums in Nördlingen.
2005- 2008 : Chair of the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society.
2005- 2008 : Councilor of the Meteoritical Society.
2009 -2010 : Councilor of the Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft.
seit 2008 : Trustee of the F. A. Paneth Meteorite Trust (Royal Astronomical Society).

Scientific Organizations
Member of the Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft
Member of the Meteoritical Society (Fellow)

2006 : the Asteroid 1988 RD11 receives the name "(7565) Zipfel", Internationalen Astronomischen Union.