Luisa Fernanda ChavarríaChavarría 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
Congratulations to Allison Pease, the 2022 recipient of the MSA Kraus Research Grant in Crystallography for her project “Structural Variation in Silicate Perovskites”! This award is given to one early-career researcher per year to support costs of research in mineralogical crystallography.
Congratulations to Dr. Mingda Lv (Ph.D. 2021) who is BOTH the John Jamieson Student Paper awardee in Mineral and Rock Physics and the Graduate Student Research awardee in Study of Earth’s Deep Interior!!! We are so so proud!
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!