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  • Veronica O'Connor joined the Geophysical Laboratory in 2001 as Office Manager of the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT). There, she was in charge of tracking all beamline personnel and users as well as registering staff. 

  • Christopher Glein has been selected as a Barbara McClintock Fellow for the Geophysical Laboratory. 

    The Barbara McClintock Fellowship Fund was established in 1989 to support fellowships for outstanding young scientists in all departments across the Carnegie Institution. Two fellows are selected at a time for these two-year appointments. The honor is bestowed on new fellows who have displayed exceptional promise in their chosen field of study. It is a very special honor, and we congratulate Chris on this achievement!

  • In October 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 701 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 16, 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments. Presented by section affiliation, the Geophysical Lab's Marilyn Fogel was named Fellow for the Section on Geology and Geography. The list of Fellows can be found here.

  • Xiaojing Tan joins us from the University of California Riverside as an EFree Postdoctoral Associate.  He is working on ultrafast optical measurements under high pressure and on time-resolved measurements on superconductors.  His other interests include ultrafast lasers and optics, nonlinear optics, and condensed matter physics.  Tan is working with Alexander Goncharov.

  • 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.