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Predoctoral Fellows

Charlene Estrada
Predoctoral Fellow
E-mail: cestrada@ciw.edu

Charlene Estrada is a predoctoral fellow from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently working on projects related to diopside powders with Robert Hazen and Dimitri Sverjensky’s surface chemistry group.

 

Lei Han
Predoctoral Fellow
E-mail: lhan@carnegiescience.edu
Phone: 202-478-8930

Lei Han joins us today as a predoctoral associate from Peking University.  Lei will be working with Yingwei Fei to conduct high-pressure experiments to determine element partitioning in systems related to mantle and core, using piston-cylinde, multi-anvil and diamond-anvil cell techniques.  His other research interests include ultra high-pressure metamorphism evolution of eclogite from sub-ducted continental plates.

 

Qingyang Hu
Predoctoral Associate
E-mail: qhu@ciw.edu
Phone: 202-478-8933

Qinyang Hu is a graduate student from George Mason University.  He joins the Geophysical Lab as a Predoctoral Associate and works with Dave Mao on the theory part of the FeO project and DAC experiments of cerium. You can find him in R-G31.

 

Amol Karandikar
Predoctoral Associate
E-mail: akaran@ciw.edu
Phone: 202-478-7977

Amol Karandikar joined the GL from the Max Planck Institute für Chemie in Mainz, Germany. He is currently working with Reinhard Boehler to determine the high-pressure melting curves of metals, using laser-heating techniques within a diamond anvil cell (DAC). He is also involved in general laser heating experiments using a CO2 laser.

 

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.

 

Yonghui Zhou
Predoctoral Associate
E-mail: yhzhou@ciw.edu
Phone: 202-478-4897

Yonghui Zhou joins the geophysical laboratory 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 is 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. RG31