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  • Geophysical Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Duck Young Kim will receive the 2013 Jamieson Award at the AIRAPT Conference in Seattle on July 7, 2013.

  • Manuvesh Sangwan joins us from the New Jersey Institute of Technology as a new postdoctoral associate.  He is working with Tim Strobel on high pressure kinetics.

  • Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member Yingwei Fei has been elected a Geochemistry Fellow by the The Geochemical Society (GS) and The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG).

  • Stevce Stefanoski joins the Geophysical Laboratory this week from the University of South Florida, Tampa as a new postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel.  Stevce will be working on synthesis and physical characterization of carbon materials.

  • Zhisheng obtained his PH.D degree in Material Physics and Chemistry from State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, China (July, 2012), and joined HPCAT as a postdoctoral associate in September 2012.

  • It is an honor to announce that the Geophysical Laboratory's Steve Coley is a recipient of the Carnegie Institution Service to Science Awards for 2012.  This award was created to recognize outstanding and/or unique contributions to science by employees who work in administration, support, and technical positions at the Carnegie Institution.  It serves to acknowledge that Carnegie science is crucially dependent on the behind-the-scenes work of our support staff.  

  • Hongping joins HPCAT as a Post-doctoral Fellow of The Deep Carbon Observatory. He is working at HPCAT on the DCO project with Changyong Park.

  • Yuki Shibazaki received his Ph.D in science from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2011. His research focuses on understanding the core composition and evolution of planets and their moons. Yuki currently investigates phase relations of the Fe-(C, S)-H systems and carbon partitioning between silicate and metal at high pressure and high temperature. He collaborates with Yingwei Fei.

  • Freda Humble has joined HPCAT as the new project administrator. Freda has extensive experience in office administrative matters and adept skills to operate HPCAT's office and user administrative matters.

    Her responsibilities will include general secretarial duties for the HPCAT project, administration of the HPCAT user program, administrative liaison with APS and CIW, and assistance with the HPCAT webpage.

  • Sergey Lobanov arrived from V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (Novosibirsk, Russia). He is working with Alexander Goncharov on DCO projects.  His research area includes both theoretical and experimental modeling of the volatiles behavior in deep planetary interiors, with respect to mantle petrology and diamond mineralogy. In the Geophysical Laboratory he is performing laser heating diamond anvil cell experiments on C-H and C-O-H systems. He will also be engaged in other high pressure projects.

  • Jonathan Wynn joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a visiting investigator from the University of South Florida working with George Cody.  Jonathan will be working on using isotopic and chemical composition of tooth enamel to study paleodiets and paleoecology of early hominids in East Africa.  He will also be helping with isotope ratio mass spec labs and working with Hilary Christensen on related tooth enamel work.

  • Xiaoming Liu joins us from the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral fellow. She will be working with Robert Hazen, Anat Shahar and Dimitri Sverjensky on tracing great oxidation events and super continental formations from mineral evolution points of view using trace elements and non-traditional stable isotope analyses.

  • Alia Awadallah joins the geophsysical laboratory as our new DCO Program Assistant.  Alia graduated with a degree in political science from Kent State University.  Post graduation, Alia worked for the Middle East Research and Information Project in DC and for the Obama for America campaign.  Her experience includes web administration and traffic analysis, implementing social media plans, and campaign strategy planning and voter data management.

  • 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!