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.
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.
Congratulations to the Geophysical Laboratory's own Stephen Elardo on receiving NASA's Early Career Fellowship!
Andrew Steele uses traditional and biotechnological approaches for the detection of microbial life in astrobiology and solar system exploration. He received a Ph.D. in biotechnology from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. in 1996, and a B.S.
Dionysis Foustoukos is an experimental geochemist studying the evolution of geofluids in a wide range of natural environments.
Anat Shahar's research focuses on stable isotope geochemistry at high pressure and/or temperature. She conducts high P/T experiments and traces the isotopes to answer questions that span from the formation of the first solids in the solar system to the formation of the cores of planets.
Bjørn O. Mysen's areas of research include experimental high-temperature and pressure analyses, investigations into the properties and processes of rock-formation and related materials with an emphasis on melting.
The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. This belt of objects has an outer edge, which we are only now able to explore in detail.
Ronald E. Cohen's primary focus is the study of materials through first principles research including properties of materials under extreme conditions such as high pressure and temperature. His research is applied to topics and problems in geophysics and technological materials.