- Ph.D. 2020 Arizona State University
- B.A. 2014 University of Colorado, Boulder
- 2020 Carnegie Institution for Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 2016, ‘17, ’20 Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Excellence Award
- 2019 Arizona State University Graduate College Completion Fellowship
- 2016 American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper Award
- 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- American Geophysical Union
- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Geosciences
- Association for Women Geoscientists
- Association for Women in Science
- Geochemical Society
- The Geological Society of America
- International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
- Brugman, K., Bose, M., Till, C.B. (2022) Common Assumptions and Methods Yield Overestimated Diffusive Timescales, as Exemplified in a Yellowstone Post-Caldera Lava. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 177(63), 19, doi:10.1007/s00410-022-01926-5.
- Brugman, K., Phillips, M.G., Till, C.B. (2021). Experimental Determination of Mantle Solidi and Melt Compositions for Two Likely Rocky Exoplanet Compositions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, special issue Exoplanets: The Nexus of Astronomy and Geoscience, 126(7), 19, doi:10.1029/2020JE006731.
- Brugman, K.K. and Till, C.B. (2019). A low-aluminum clinopyroxene-liquid geothermometer for high- silica magmatic systems. American Mineralogist, 104(7), 996–1004, doi:10.2138/am-2019-6842.
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Exploring exoplanet atmospheres
Brugman is a member of the AEThER team. AEThER’s goal is to link exoplanetary atmospheric observations to the solid planet below as well as to the evolution of the planetary body. By unraveling the intricacies of these connections, AEThER hopes to eventually open the door to the reliable detection of life beyond Earth.Learn more