High Pressure, Planetary Science

Washington, DC— Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral quartz and is stuffed with over five weight percent of energy-rich hydrogen molecules, which is a long-standing Department of Energy goal for hydrogen storage.  

High Pressure, Planetary Science

Asmaa Boujibar is a Carnegie Fellow from NASA Johnson Space Center. She explores various aspects of planetary differentiation using high pressure and temperature experiments.

Planetary Science

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.

High Pressure, Planetary Science

Stephen Elardo is a postdoctoral associate hailing from the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico.

Planetary Science

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.

Planetary Science

Congratulations to the Geophysical Laboratory's own Stephen Elardo on receiving NASA's Early Career Fellowship!

Astrobiology, Planetary Science

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.

Geochemistry, Planetary Science

Dionysis Foustoukos is an experimental geochemist studying the evolution of geofluids in a wide range of natural environments.

Geochemistry, High Pressure, Planetary Science

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.

Planetary Science

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.

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