Amol Karandikar is a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel and Reinhard Boehler. Amol is working on material synthesis and phase stability of carbon/hydrogen rich compounds and light element transport in metals.
Washington, DC— Although helium is the second most-abundant element (after hydrogen) in the universe, it doesn’t play well with others. It is a member of a family of seven elements called the noble gases, which are called that because of their chemical aloofness—they don’t easily form compounds with other elements. Helium, widely believed to be the most inert element, has no stable compounds under normal conditions.
Neil Bennett is a postdoctoral fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory, who hails from the University of Toronto. He is working working with Anat Shahar and Yingwei Fei to conduct piston cylinder experiments on the iron isotope fractionation between olivine and metal.