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HPSynC

Maria Baldini
Research Scientist
E-mail: mbaldini@ciw.edu

Maria Baldini works on various beamlines at HPSynC and develops advanced x-ray techniques and instrumentation for use in high-pressure research. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of pressure on the physical properties of strongly correlated electron systems. She received her Ph.D in material science from the University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy in 2007.

 

Richard (Rich) Ferry
HPSynC Technician
E-mail: rferry@ciw.edu
Phone: 630-252-6354

Richard Ferry is a technician at HPSynC. Prior to joining Carnegie, he worked as the chief technician at Argonne National Laboratory.

 

Cheng Ji
Postdoctoral Research Associate
E-mail: cji@ciw.edu

 

Bing Li
Predoctoral Associate
E-mail: bli@ciw.edu

Bing Li is a postdoctoral associate at HPSynC. He will carry out neutron diffraction experiments at the Spallation Neutrons and Pressure source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under the supervision of Ho-kwang Mao and others on the high-pressure team.

 

Lei Liu
Visiting Scholar
E-mail: lliu@ciw.edu

Lei Liu joined HPSync from the Institution of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics. He is working with Wenge Yang on the structure of liquid sulfur, phase transition of CeO2 above megbars pressure, and elastic properties of Ta studied by radial diffraction techinique. His research interests include the melting behavior of materials and the elastic and mechanics properties of materials at high pressures.

 

Yufei Peng
Visiting Scholar
E-mail: ypeng@ciw.edu
Phone: 630-819-9506

Yufei Peng joined HPSynC from the Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics. He is working with Wenge Yang on inelastic scattering research on hydrogen and hydrogen storage alloy. His other interests include hydrogen storage alloy under high pressure and X-ray spectrosopy techniques.

 

Meilan Qi
Visiting Scholar
E-mail: mqi@ciw.edu

Meilan Qi is a Visiting Scholar at HPSynC who comes to us from Wuhan University of Technology in China where she received her Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics. She is also an Associate Professor at the University. While at Wuhan University she specialized in the following areas: Dynamic damage and fracture as well as fatigue fracture of materials and remote control. She is currently working with Dr. Wenge Yang at HPSynC and her research interests consist of dynamic damage and fracture of materials; materials science, and experimental developments, such as diagnostics and loading techniques.

 

Guoyin Shen
HPCAT Director
E-mail: gshen@ciw.edu
Phone: 630-252-0429

Guoyin Shen's research covers a broad range of subjects aimed at understanding the behavior of materials under high-pressure and extreme temperature conditions. The research activities include investigation of phase transformations and melting lines in molecular solids, oxides and metals; characterization of liquids and amorphous materials under high-pressure/temperature conditions; measurement of crystal chemistry, elastic and transportation properties of deep Earth materials at pressure-temperature conditions equivalent to the Earth’s interior. His current research includes the study of structure and density of silicate liquids at high pressure and melting temperature determinations of silicates and iron alloys at Megbar pressures.

 

Junyue Wang
Postdoctoral Associate
E-mail: jywang@ciw.edu

Junyue Wang is a postdoctoral associate at HPSynC. He works on synchrotron based nano resolution x-ray microscopy and computerized tomography, and their applications in high pressure research. He received a Ph.D. in 2009 from the Institute of Physics at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, China.

 

Lin Wang
HPSynC Research Scientist
E-mail: lwang@ciw.edu

Lin Wang is a research scientist at HPSync and a senior investigator work for EFree. His principal research interests are the properties of nano materials under high pressure; Synthesis of nano materials, Properties of low dimensional materials and High Tc superconductor, Nano focused Synchrotron x-ray, and diamond anvil cell techniques for ultra-high pressure.

 

Wenge Yang
Research Scientist
E-mail: wyang@ciw.edu
Phone: 630-252-0487

Wenge Yang received his Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics in 1995. The focus of his research effort is to develop novel synchrotron radiation techniques (x-ray diffraction, imaging and spectroscopy) for high pressure research.

 

Qiaoshi Zeng
Research Scientist
E-mail: qzeng@ciw.edu

 

Jian-Bo Zhang
Predoctoral Associate
E-mail: jbzhang@ciw.edu

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 is working with Wenge Yang and Ho-Kwang Mao and studies copper oxide superconductors focusing on the pressure driven evolution of a superconductor spanning its insulating and superconducting regions.

 

Jun Zhu
Visiting Scholar
E-mail: jzhu@ciw.edu

Jun Zhu is a Visiting Scholar at HPSynC, who somes to us from China. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Technology and Application from Beijing Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics. Prior to that he attended Tsinghua University in China. He has also worked for the Institute of Fluid Physics. He is currently working with Dr. Wenge Yang at HPSynC. His research interests include high power linear induction accelerator development, dielectric wall accelerator for proton therapy, accelerator driven warm dense matter studies, accelerator technology and applications, and synchrotron beamline technology and applications.