Welcome Luisa!

Luisa Fernanda Chavarría Chavarría has joined our lab as a new Ph.D. student! Luisa earned her B.S. and M.S. from EAFIT University in Colombia and has recently been working for the Colombian Geological Survey. Welcome!

Next week is the online Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences. Suki will present “Pressure enhances sodium solubility in magnesiowüstite.” BK will be speaking about “Effects of redox conditions on the stability of carbonate in Earth’s lower mantle.” Allison‘s talk will be “Broadening of Fe-Nitride Spin Transitions Under Nonhydrostatic Compression and Impacts on the Strength of Fe-Nitrides”. Here’s the program: https://compres.unm.edu/sites/default/files/meetings/documents/DetailedProgram2022.pdf

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!