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  • Yael Fitzpatrick joins the Geophysical Laboratory as the new Science Program Assistant for the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO).   She is an integral part of the Secretariat team that manages the DCO and provides professional, administrative, and organizational support for the Secretariat.  Previously, Yael worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Science where she lead creative effort and managed the art department for preeminent international weekly journal Science and its two sister journals, Science Signaling and Science Translational Medicine.   

  • Ang Liu joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a summer intern from Boston University.  He is working with Ronald Cohen on a project that involves documenting and preparing samples of two codes for website distribution. 

  • Eugene Vinitsky joins the Geophysical Laboratory from the California Institute of Technology as a predoctoral associate.  He is working with Rus Hemley on a project in the field of materials science. 

  • Ronald Cohen, staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory, received the International Award of Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications of 2014 in Kyoto on May 29, 2014 in Kyoto Japan. 

  • The Geophysical Laboratory welcomes the 2014 Summer Scholar interns!

  • Javier Nossa joins the Geophysical Laboratory from Linnaeus University in Sweden as a postdoctoral associate.  He is working with Ron Cohen on ferroelectric materials. Javier is also interested in ferroelectricity and magnetism. 

  • Chuanlong Lin joins HPCAT as a Postdoctoral Associate from the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility.  Chuanlong received his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of High Energy Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science.  His focus at HPCAT is on Time-resolved X-ray Probes.

  • Mingqiang Hou joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Environment Engineering.  Mingqiang is working with Yingwei Fei on integrating static and shockwave data to constrain the composition of the Earth's core.  His other research interests include experimental methods and tools.

  • Lei Han joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a predoctoral associate from Peking University.  Lei is working with Yingwei Fei to conduct high-pressure experiments to determine element partitioning in systems related to mantle and core, using piston-cylinde, multi-anvil and diamond-anvil cell techniques.  His other research interests include ultra high-pressure metamorphism evolution of eclogite from sub-ducted continental plates.  

  • Irena Mamajanov joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from Georgia Tech.  She is working with George Cody on the characterization of hyperbranched polyesters as potential enzyme precursors using solid state NMR.  Her other research interests include solid-state NMR, origin of life and astrobiology. 

  • Chris Glein of the Geophysical Laboratory was awarded the 2013 Bradley Prize (Best Paper) by the Geological Society of Washington (GSW). His name has been engraved on a silver bowl and he received a cash award. Previous recipients of the GSW Best Paper Award include Carnegie Institution of Washington Trustee Gary Ernst (1959) and former DTM Director George Wetherill (1958 and 1977).

  • The Geophysical Laboratory's Bob Hazen was named a 2014 Geochemical Society Fellow. The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry announced the 2014 Geochemical Fellows last week.

  • Hong Liu joins the Geophysical Laboratory from the Institution of Earthquake Science as a Visiting Investigator.  She is working with Yingwei Fei on transport properties of minerals at high pressure and temperature. Her other interests include EOS, thermodynamic properties and transport properties.

  • The Geophysical Laboratory's Robert Martin was named a semifinalist in the 2013 Siemens Competition.  

  • Jianjun Ying joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the University of Science and Technology of China.  He is working on synthesizing superconducting materials and measuring their physical properties with Xiaojia Chen and Viktor Struzhkin.