Postdoc Spotlights

“Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat” Kara Brugman shares her secret to successful science

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In this spotlight, Brugman talks about her recent work, discusses the importance of failure in science, and gives advice to anyone who may be looking to pursue a career in science

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Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

In this Postdoc Spotlight, we spoke with EPL astronomer and Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam. She discussed her recent work to uncover the characteristics of an oddly low-density planet, what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, and what it's like to work with National Geographic. 
 

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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: 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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