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  • Wendy Mao, CDAC partner, EFree Partner, DCO Science Advisory Committee member, and former CDAC-supported graduate student, will be the 2013 recipient of the MSA Award, in recognition of “outstanding published contributions to the science of mineralogy by relatively young individuals or individuals near the beginning of their professional careers."

  • Chi-Chang Kao, a long-time collaborator of the Geophysical Laboratory, was named Director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on 24 October. 

  • The second lecture of Carnegie's 2012-2013 Neighborhood Lecture Series featured the Geophysical Laboratory's Timothy Strobel as the speaker on October 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm.  

  • Senior Staff Scientist Marilyn L. Fogel has been named President-elect of Biogeosciences in the 2013-2014 American Geophysical Union election. 

  • Cécile Feuillie joins us from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France as a new Postdoctoral Associate.  She will be working with Dimitri Sverjensky and Robert Hazen on interactions between organic molecules and mineral surfaces.  She is also interested in origins of life, origins of biomolecules, traces of past life, and surface enhanced resonant Raman spectroscopy.

  • Davide Novella visits us from Bayerisches Geoinstuiut in Bayreuth.  He will be visiting Erik Hauri and Yingwei Fei to measure H2O contents of nominally anhydrous minerals in equilibrium with low degree hydrous melts in the upper mantle.  He will also be performing multianvil experiments.  Davide's other interests include the effects of volatiles on melting processes in the Earth's mantle.  

  • Alexandra Navrotsky has been selected as the 2012 Cecil and Ida Green Senior Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory. Professor Navrotsky will be visiting the Laboratory from October 8-11 during which period she will deliver the Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.

  • Jian-Bo Zhang joins us from South China University of Technology. He joins the High Pressure Synergetic Center (HPSynC) as a Predoctoral Associate of the Geophysical Laboratory. He will be working with Wenge Yang and Ho-Kwang Mao and will be studying copper oxide superconductors focusing on the pressure driven evolution of a superconductor spanning its insulating and superconducting regions.

  • Jian-Bo Zhang joins us from South China University of Technology. He joins the High Pressure Synergetic Center (HPSynC) group as a Predoctoral Associate of the Geophysical Laboratory. He will be working with Wenge Yang and Ho-Kwang Mao and will be studying copper oxide superconductors focusing on the pressure driven evolution of a superconductor spanning its insulating and superconducting regions.

  • Matthieu Galvez joins the geophysical laboratory as a new Carnegie Fellow from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France.  He will be studying the dynamics of carbon in metamorphic nodes with George Cody.  

  • Yonghui Zhou joins the geophysical laboratory this week from the Institute of Solid State Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  He joins us as a Predoctoral Associate working with Xiaojia Chen and Ho-Kwang Mao.  He will be studying the structural and magnetic properties of manganese chromate under low temperature conditions, high magnetic fields, and high pressures including the evolution of magnetic ordering by the substitution of zinc and manganese.  

  • Vincenzo Stagno, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Geophysical Laboratory, was awarded "Best PhD Thesis" by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology at the 1st European Mineralogical Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany 2-6 September 2012. 

  • Duck Young Kim, a Carnegie fellow of geophysical laboratory, was nominated as a Benzelius Prize winner (Benzeliusbelöningarna) from the Royal Society of Science in Uppsala Sweden for “successful theoretical research on the materials properties under pressure such as superconductivity and metallization”.  The ceremony was held at Gustavianum museum, Uppsala, Sweden, on September 4th 2012.

  • Hilary Christensen arrived from the University of Chicago.  She joins us as a new Carnegie Fellow working with Marilyn Fogel.  Hilary will be working on stable isotopes in fossil tooth enamel as indicators of diet.  Additionally, she is interested in the evolution of herbivory, digestive physiology, metabolism, ecology and geochemistry.  Presently, she occupies a desk in R-233.

  • Sandra Siljestroem arrived from SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.  She joins us as a new Carnegie fellow working with Andrew Steele.  Sandra will be examining organics in geological samples.  She currently occupies a desk in R-G31.