Postdoc Spotlights

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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Postdoc Spotlight: Rajkrishna Dutta studies silicates under pressure

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It’s impossible to study minerals in the deep Earth directly (unless they happen to get shuttled to the surface trapped inside of a diamond, but that’s another story). So, mineral physicists like Postdoctoral Fellow Rajkrishna Dutta put minerals through their paces in the lab. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Yusuke Fujimoto explores our galactic history

Postdoc Spotlight: Yusuke Fujimoto explores our galactic history

For most people, the question “Why are we here?” summons philosophical thoughts about the meaning of life and existential purpose. However postdoctoral fellow Yusuke Fujimoto takes that question very literally.

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