High Pressure, Materials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ajay Mishra joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He is working on the synthesis of hydrogen rich materials under extreme conditions. He will characterize these materials using XRD, Raman and IR measurements.

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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.

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Shi Liu joins the Geophysical Laboratory from the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral fellow.

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Washington, DC— For the first time, researchers, including GL's Viktor Struzhkin, have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape and could be used for hydrogen-fuel cell storage.

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Yuming Xiao is a beamline scientist at HPCAT of Geophysical Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Applied Science at University of California, Davis in 2007.

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Maddury Somayazulu is the CDAC laboratory manager and research scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory.

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