Levke Kööp

IMG_20150306_102103258_HDRContact:
Department of the Geophysical Sciences
The University of Chicago
5734 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Il, 60637

Email: koeoep (at) uchicago (dot) edu

Education:
Ph.D. Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago, USA

M.A.Sc. Geology
University of Toronto, Canada

B.Sc. Earth Sciences, specialization Mineralogy
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Fellowships and awards:
NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (2013–2016)
Travel Award to 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Berlin, Germany (2016)
LPI Career Development Award (2016)
Wiley Award, 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Berkeley, CA (2015)
Travel Award to 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Berkeley, CA (2015)
Travel Award to 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Casablanca, Morocco (2014)
Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry Fellowship (2011-2012)
Best student talk at RockFest, University of Toronto (2011)
H. V. Ellsworth Graduate Fellowship in Mineralogy (2010–2011)

Publications and conference contributions:
Kööp L., Davis A. M., Nakashima D., Park C., Krot A. N., Nagashima K., Tenner T. J., Heck P. R., Kita N. T. (2016) A link between oxygen calcium and titanium isotopes in 26Al-poor hibonite-rich CAIs from Murchison and implications for the heterogeneity of dust reservoirs in the solar nebula.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (10.1016/j.gca.2016.05.014).

Kööp L., Nakashima D., Heck P. R., Kita N. T., Tenner T. J., Krot A. N., Nagashima K., Park C., Davis A. M. (2016) New constraints on the relationship between 26Al and oxygen, calcium, and titanium isotopic variation in the early Solar System from a multielement isotopic study of spinel-hibonite inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.018).

Schwander D., Kööp L., Berg T., Schönhense G., Heck P.R., Davis A.M., Ott U. (2015) Formation of refractory metal nuggets and their link to the history of CAIs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (10.1016/j.gca.2015.07.014)

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Nakashima D., Heck P. R., Kita N. T., Park C., Krot A. N., Nagashima K., Tenner T. J. (in revision) A multielement isotopic study of refractory FUN and F CAIs: Mass-dependent and mass-independent isotope effects.

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Heck P. R., Kita N. T., Nakashima D.,  Tenner T. J., Park C.,  Krot A. N., Nagashima K. (2016) The evolution of the solar nebula as recorded by hibonite-rich CAIs. 26th Goldschmidt Conference, invited talk.

Kööp L., Stephan T., Davis A. M., Trappitsch R., Pellin M. J., Heck P. R. (2016) Iron and Nickel Isotope Measurements in Hibonite Using CHILI. 79th Meteoritical Society Meeting (talk).

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Heck P. R., Kita N. T., Nakashima D., Tenner T. J., Krot A. N., Park C., Nagashima K. (2016) A Grossite-Rich Refractory Inclusion from the Murchison (CM) Chondrite. 79th Meteoritical Society Meeting (poster).

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Rout S. S., Villalon K. L., Heck P. R. (2016) Investigations into the Formation Mechanisms of CM Hibonites at the Micro- to Nanoscale Using the SEM and TEM.  47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Kööp L.,  Heck P. R., Busemann H., Maden C., Wieler R., Davis A. M.(2016) Enhanced Cosmogenic Neon-21 and Helium-3 in Hibonite-Rich CAIs. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Kita N. T., Nakashima D., Tenner T. J., Nagashima K., Heck P. R. (2015) 26Al-depletions in anomalous and solar PLAC-Like CAIs suggest high degrees of processing in the early solar nebula. 78th Meteoritical Society Meeting (talk).

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Heck P. R., Kita N. T., Krot A. N., Mane P., Nagashima K., Nakashima D., Park C., Tenner T. J., Wadhwa M. (2015) Multiple generations of fractionated hibonite-rich CAIs sampled the solar nebula at different degrees of isotopic heterogeneity. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (talk).

Kööp L., Park C., Krot A. N., Nagashima K., Nakashima D., Kita N. T., Heck P. R., Davis A. M. (2014) Ca and Ti isotopes in platy hibonite crystals support the existence of an 16O-depleted reservoir in the early Solar System. 77th Meteoritical Society Meeting (talk).

Kööp L., Nakashima D., Kita N. T., Heck P. R., Davis A. M., (2014) Single-phase analyses of Spinel-Hibonite Inclusions (SHIBs) confirm variability in Al or Mg isotopes in the SHIB formation region. 77th Meteoritical Society Meeting (poster).

Kööp L., Heck P. R., Nakashima D., Kita N. T., Davis A. M. (2014) Precise oxygen isotope measurements reveal difference between single hibonite crystals and spinel-hibonite inclusions from CM chondrites. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (talk).

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Heck P. R. (2013) A petrologic study of hibonite-rich calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions separated from the Murchison meteorite. 76th Meteoritical Society Meeting (poster).

Kööp L., Davis A. M., Heck P. R. (2013) Morphology of hibonite-bearing inclusions separated from the Murchison meteorite. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2013.

Kööp L., Davis D. W. (2012) Classification and U-Pb isotopic study of Northwest Africa 6514. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (poster).

Other talks:
Presolar Grain Workshop at Washington University 2016: The search for a meteoritic record of a late 26Al admixture.
Lunar and Planetary Institute 2016: Tracing the earliest stages of Solar System history with calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions found in meteorites.
Presolar Grain Workshop at Clemson University 2015: Presolar Signatures in Solar System Hibonites.
University of Hawaii at Manoa 2014: The anomalous solar system record preserved in CM hibonites: Preliminary results from new isotopic studies.
Presolar Grain Workshop at Carnegie Institution of Washington 2014: Precise oxygen isotopes measurements of solar system hibonites: A clear difference between PLACs and SHIBs.
Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry (C3) 2014: New results from a multi-element isotopic study of spinel-hibonite inclusions.
Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry (C3) 2013: Preliminary results from a new chemical and oxygen isotopic study of hibonite-rich CAIs separated from the Murchison meteorite.
Presolar Grain Workshop at The University of Chicago 2013: Hibonite inclusions from CM chondrites.
Royal Ontario Museum 2010: Classification of unequilibrated ordinary chondrites.

Outreach and service:
NASA review panel service
Members’ Night at the Field Museum (2012–2015)
French-American Science Festival (2012, 2014)
Field Museum Meet a Scientist Events (2014, 2015)

Membership:
Microscopy Society of America
Meteoritical Society
Field Museum Women in Science