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Postdoc Spotlight: Tiange Bi predicts new materials under pressure

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Tiange Bi uses her interdisciplinary set of skills and computational expertise to predict the synthesis of new materials. Her research is primarily focused on crystal structure prediction of new clathrate structures and theoretical studies of the transport properties of iron alloys in the Earth and planetary cores. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Thomas Shiell takes silicon synthesis to the next level

Postdoc Spotlight: Thomas Shiell takes silicon synthesis to the next level

Thomas Shiell is a materials scientist who works with the synthesis and characterization of new forms of silicon—specifically the newly discovered silicon allotrope Si24. Recently, Shiell used this new form of silicon as a starting point of a multi-stage synthesis pathway to develop a highly ordered form of silicon called 4H-Si for its four repeating hexagonal layers (pictured below).v

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Postdoc Spotlight: Kelsey Prissel puts the pressure on Martian minerals

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Kelsey Prissel is an experimental petrologist who recently finished up a postdoc with Carnegie’s Yingwei Fei. Her work focuses on determining how elements behave in magmatic systems. In this postdoc spotlight, she talks about the challenges in her field, her recent work putting the pressure on Martian minerals, and what’s next for her after Carnegie. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Tara Shreve watches volcanos from space

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Tara Shreve is a volcano geodesist who joined the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2021. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Asmaa Boujibar explores planetary cores to distant stars

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As Boujibar plans the next phase of her life as an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University, we sat down with her for a postdoc spotlight.
 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Samuel Dunning searches for new materials under pressure

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Samuel (Sam) Dunning is a metal-organic framework (MOF) chemist who comes to us from the University of Texas Austin.  At EPL, Dunning is working with Staff Scientist, Tim Strobel to synthesize carbon nanothreads from small molecule compounds, with the specific aim of incorporating new functionalities and atoms into the threads at high pressure. His work will specifically focus on using molecular and non-molecular precursors for the high-pressure synthesis of extended solids.

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