Welcome Naomi!

Naomi Singleton is working with us this summer as part of the GeoCaFES program. She is a third year undergraduate student at Northeastern Illinois University. Welcome Naomi!

Thanks again to Grace Brekke for her work over the past year and congratulations on graduating! Grace will be starting student teaching in the fall and is interested in Education Technology.

EES Awards 2022

Mingda Lv was awarded the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Excellence in Ph.D. Research award for his dissertation, “Carbon and Nitrogen in Planetary Interiors.” Well deserved!

Congratulations also to Allison Pease who received a Lucile and Gordon Pringle Fellowship for her excellent academic work!


Extra congratulations to Allison, who passed her comprehensive exams after the awards ceremony and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy!

Welcome Byeongkwan Ko!

Dr. Byeongkwan Ko is a new postdoc in the Mineral Kitchen! BK has a Ph.D. from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. His specialty is experimental mineral chemistry at conditions of Earth’s deep mantle, including problems ranging from uranium storage in silicates to deep water and carbon cycles. Welcome to BK!

HyFlex beamtime?

For our June beamtime at GSECARS and HPCAT, Allison Pease received permission to return to APS as an on-site user for the first time since the pandemic! Dr. Mingda Lv joined us in person as well in his new position as a postdoctoral researcher at HPCAT! Except for the beamline staff, the rest of our experiment team is logged in remotely, including Mario Calderón and Megan Rylko from the Zevalkink lab. Is hyflex beamtime here to stay?