Nico Kueter
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Nico Kueter

Research Interests

His research interests include experimental isotope geochemistry and experimental petrology; materials; mineralogy (including diamond mineralogy geochemistry); high pressure science; carbon geoscience


B.S., Earth Sciences, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2010; M.Sc., Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, 2013; Ph.D., Experimental Petrology, ETH Zurich, 2018

Contact & Links

  • (202) 478-8972
  • Earth and Planets Laboratory
    Carnegie Institution for Science
    5241 Broad Branch Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20015-1305
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications


Nico Küter (Kueter) is working with George Cody on investigating molar volume isotope effects on hydrogen incorporated as water in silicate melts. Silicate melts, such as magma, yield unusually high hydrogen isotope fractionation when degassing volatiles, which may be explained by this molar volume isotope effect. This has implications on our understanding about the deep, geological water cycle, including the storage capacity and degassing processes of silicic magmatic melts.  Other interests involve - Mechanisms of isotope exchange and fractionation - COHN volatile cylces - Synthetic and natural diamond, graphite and graphitic carbon - GC-IRMS applications in Earth Sciences - Geology of Southeast Asia.