Yufei Meng works as a research scientist on the defects in different diamonds and their influence to properties and formation.
Li Zhu joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the University of Basel. Li is working with Timothy Strobel on the development of a reaction pathway prediction method to be able to apply the method and predict reaction pathways and transition states.
Liuxiang Yang is a postdoctoral associate from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He works with Reinhard Boehler and others at ORNL on the melting of transition metals and noble gases.
Matthew Ward joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel on the synthesis of high pressure carbon materials. Matthew is also interested in solid-state synthesis and x-ray crystallography.
Qianqian Wang is a postdoctoral associate from Yanshan University working with Tim Strobel. She is working on diamond anvil cells and large-volume synthesis experiments, as well as density functional theory calculations for creating novel carbon-based materials with superlative properties.
Junyue Wang is a research scientist working 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.
Renbiao Tao joins the Geophysical Laboratory from Peking University. He is working with Yingwei Fei on the role of volatiles in the deep interior and element partitioning at the deep Earth boundaries.
Hanyu Liu is a postdoctoral associate carrying out theoretical and computational studies in support of current EFree projects and also contributing to the development of a new project focusing on hydrogen-rich materials.
Stephen Elardo is a postdoctoral associate hailing from the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico.
Megan Duncan is a postdoctoral associate working with Yingwei Fei on high pressure-temperature experiments to constrain the origins and formation of the Earth and Mars. Additionally, Megan is interested in mantel and core geochemistry, and petrology of the inner terrestrial planets.