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  • Karunakar Kothapalli (aka KK) joined the Geophysical Laboratory from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as a Postdoctoral Associate.  Karunakar will be working with Malcolm Guthrie on high pressure x-ray and neutron diffraction.

  • Stas Sinogeikin has been appointed Associate Director of HPCAT, the Geophysical Laboratory's hard x-ray synchrotron facility at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

  • The Geophysical Laboratory's Katherine Crispin and alumnus Daniel Hummer have been appointed Associate Editors for an American Mineralogist special collection.  The special collection will focus on chemistry and mineralogy of Earth's mantle and is comprised of accepted specialty papers specializing on those subjects.  

  • Zhisheng Zhao joins us as a postdoctoral fellow from the Advanced Photon Source at HPCAT.  He is working with Tim Strobel and Yingwei Fei on the synthesis of new functional carbon-related materials.

  • Geophysical Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Duck Young Kim will receive the 2013 Jamieson Award at the AIRAPT Conference in Seattle on July 7, 2013.

  • Manuvesh Sangwan joins us from the New Jersey Institute of Technology as a new postdoctoral associate.  He is working with Tim Strobel on high pressure kinetics.

  • Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member Yingwei Fei has been elected a Geochemistry Fellow by the The Geochemical Society (GS) and The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG).

  • Stevce Stefanoski joins the Geophysical Laboratory this week from the University of South Florida, Tampa as a new postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel.  Stevce will be working on synthesis and physical characterization of carbon materials.

  • Zhisheng obtained his PH.D degree in Material Physics and Chemistry from State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, China (July, 2012), and joined HPCAT as a postdoctoral associate in September 2012.

  • It is an honor to announce that the Geophysical Laboratory's Steve Coley is a recipient of the Carnegie Institution Service to Science Awards for 2012.  This award was created to recognize outstanding and/or unique contributions to science by employees who work in administration, support, and technical positions at the Carnegie Institution.  It serves to acknowledge that Carnegie science is crucially dependent on the behind-the-scenes work of our support staff.  

  • Hongping joins HPCAT as a Post-doctoral Fellow of The Deep Carbon Observatory. He is working at HPCAT on the DCO project with Changyong Park.

  • Yuki Shibazaki received his Ph.D in science from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2011. His research focuses on understanding the core composition and evolution of planets and their moons. Yuki currently investigates phase relations of the Fe-(C, S)-H systems and carbon partitioning between silicate and metal at high pressure and high temperature. He collaborates with Yingwei Fei.

  • Freda Humble has joined HPCAT as the new project administrator. Freda has extensive experience in office administrative matters and adept skills to operate HPCAT's office and user administrative matters.

    Her responsibilities will include general secretarial duties for the HPCAT project, administration of the HPCAT user program, administrative liaison with APS and CIW, and assistance with the HPCAT webpage.

  • Sergey Lobanov arrived from V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (Novosibirsk, Russia). He is working with Alexander Goncharov on DCO projects.  His research area includes both theoretical and experimental modeling of the volatiles behavior in deep planetary interiors, with respect to mantle petrology and diamond mineralogy. In the Geophysical Laboratory he is performing laser heating diamond anvil cell experiments on C-H and C-O-H systems. He will also be engaged in other high pressure projects.

  • Jonathan Wynn joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a visiting investigator from the University of South Florida working with George Cody.  Jonathan will be working on using isotopic and chemical composition of tooth enamel to study paleodiets and paleoecology of early hominids in East Africa.  He will also be helping with isotope ratio mass spec labs and working with Hilary Christensen on related tooth enamel work.