Recent Former Postdoctoral Fellows & Associates

Jessica Arnold

Jessica Arnold

Former Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA

Astronomy; debris disks.

Tri Astraatmadja

Tri Astraatmadja

Former Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow

Ground-based astrometric detection of exoplanets; Instrument modeling and simulations; software engineering, scientific computing, and high-performance computing; probability theory, statistical inference, hypothesis testing and data analysis; machine-learning algorithms; large-scale surveys; detection of high-energy neutrinos and photons; kinematical and dynamical studies of the Milky Way

Anaïs Bardyn

Anaïs Bardyn

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Comets; Extraterrestrial organic matter; Interplanetary dust particles; Time-of-flight secondary ions mass spectrometry; Cosmochemistry

Terrence Blackburn DTM

Terrence Blackburn

Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus on the acquisition, improvement and application of U-Pb geochronologic data; Early solar system studies

Postdoctoral Fellow Asmaa Boujibar

Asmaa Boujibar

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Accretion and differentiation of Earth and terrestrial planets; planetary interiors; comparative planetology; exoplanets; meteorites.

Elodie Brothelande

Elodie Brothelande

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Geophysics and long-term deformation modeling; geodesy and short-term deformation modeling; photogrammetry; analogue modeling; numerical modeling; gravimetry; structural geology

Postdoctoral Fellow Joy Buongiorno

Joy Buongiorno

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry

Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Postdoctoral Fellow

Planetary Physics; MESSENGER Mission

Joleen Carlberg

Joleen K. Carlberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

Red giant stars; how exoplanet systems evolve over time.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Irina Chuvashova

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; matter at extreme states

Jemma Davidson

Jemma Davidson

NASA Associate

Cosmochemistry; presolar grains and organic matter in meteorites; isotopic chemistry

Serge Dieterich

Sergio Dieterich

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Very low mass stars and brown dwarfs; astrometry; stellar masses; the solar neighborhood; stellar populations; observational tests of stellar structure; physics and astronomy education

Jessica Donaldson

Jessica K. Donaldson

Postdoctoral Associate

Circumstellar disks; Planet formation; Observational astrophysics

Kelsey A. Druken

Kelsey A. Druken

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geophysical fluid dynamics and Earth systems modeling; Integrating geodynamic processes and geophysical observables; Laboratory and numerical techniques for Earth Science

Jacqueline K. Faherty

Jacqueline K. Faherty

Hubble Fellow

Astronomy; Brown dwarfs kinematics

Fabo Feng

Fabo Feng

Former Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Exoplanet; celestial dynamics; Bayesian statistics; galactic dynamics; interstellar travel; paleogeology, paleoclimatology, mass extinction; cosmic strings

Brad Foley

Bradford J. Foley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mantle dynamics, tectonics, and thermal evolution of terrestrial; dynamical causes of plate tectonics on Earth and predictions for exoplanets; planetary habitability and coupling between climate and tectonics; early Earth mantle dynamics and evolution.

Elizabeth Frank

Elizabeth Frank

MESSENGER Postdoctoral Associate

Planetary geology; geochemistry; cosmochemistry; astrobiology

Jonathan Gagne

Jonathan Gagné

Sagan Fellow

Brown dwarfs; young moving groups; direct-imaging of exoplanets; near-infrared spectroscopy; detection of exoplanets by radial velocity measurements

Marion Garcon

Marion Garçon

Postdoctoral Fellow

Isotopic and trace element geochemistry of continental crust, mantle and sediments

DougHemingway

Doug Hemingway

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Planetary geophysics; interior modeling from gravitational and magnetic field data; icy ocean worlds; planetary magnetism; space weathering

Brian Jackson photo

Brian Jackson

Astronomy Postdoc

Orbital evolution and transit/eclipse observations of extrasolar planets

Helen Janiszewski

Helen Janiszewski

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Seismic imaging of the Earth's crust and mantle; subduction zones; relationships between seismic structure and tectonic processes; amphibious seismic technique development

Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Mantle convection; mantle geochemistry; numerical modelling; plate tectonics

Nathan Kaib

Nathan Kaib

Postdoctoral Fellow

Formation and evolution of planetary systems in astrophysical environments; dynamics of small body reservoirs in the solar system; impact rates on solar system bodies; dynamics of extrasolar planets

Christian Klimczak

Christian Klimczak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tectonic and volcanic evolution of the rocky planets; Growth of faults and fractures and fluid flow through/across them; Brittle deformation of granular materials

Stefan Lachowycz

Stefan Lachowycz

Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar

Physical volcanology; statistical analysis of volcanological data; external influences on volcanism; tephrochronology; volcano-ice interactions

Helene Le Mevel

Hélène Le Mével

Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano deformation; geodetic data analysis; volcanic unrest; numerical modeling of magmatic processes

Marion LeVoyer

Marion Le Voyer

Deep Carbon Observatory Fellow

Global cycling of volatiles in magmatic systems; degassing processes and eruption dynamics; melt inclusions, glasses, crystal zonation, and diffusion clocks; in situ analytical techniques, geochemical modeling, and stable isotopes.

Postdoctoral Fellow Yanhao Lin

Yanhao Lin

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; planetary science; geology; mineralogy; volcanology

Nan Liu

Nan Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Isotopic studies of presolar grains; stellar nucleosynthesis in different types of stars; formation of presolar grains in stellar environments; isotopic anomalies in meteorites and their connections to those different types of presolar grains.

Amanda Lough

Amanda Lough

Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano seismology; DLP seismic sources; glacial seismic sources; seismology

Postdoctoral Fellow Kai Luo

Kai Luo

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; matter at extreme states

Meredith A. MacGregor

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Debris disks; Circumstellar disk structure and evolution; Planetary system formation; Radio interferometry; Aperture synthesis techniques

Jared Marske

Jared Marske

Deep Carbon Observatory Fellow

Geochemistry

Kathleen McKee

Kathleen F. McKee

Former Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano acoustics; Seismology

Miki Nakajima

Postdoctoral Fellow

Origin of the Earth and Moon; enceladus plumes; exomoon formation.

Erika Nesvold

Erika Nesvold

Postdoctoral Fellow

Debris disk morphology; planet-disk interactions; planetary system dynamics; planetesimal collisions

Postdoctoral Fellow Megan Newcombe

Megan Newcombe

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Petrology; numerical modeling; state-of-the-art geochemical analysis to study volcanoes on the Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Rita Parai

Rita Parai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Origin of volatiles in terrestrial planets; early Earth environments; timing and mechanism of lunar formation; chemical cycling between deep Earth and surface reservoirs; chemical constraints on geodynamics

Andrea Patzer

Andrea Patzer

Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA

Cosmochemistry; planetary science; petrography and petrology of meteorites; elemental and isotopic compositions of meteorites; noble gases in meteorites; evolution of differentiated asteroids; evolution of primitive achondrites; accretion processes in the early Solar System

Bradley Peters

Bradley Peters

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mantle petrology and heterogeneities; hotspot provenance; early Earth history and dynamics; geochemical method development and instrumental analysis

John Platt

John Platt

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanics and physics of earthquakes; fault friction; ice stream dynamics; iceberg calving

Ryan Porter

Ryan C. Porter

Postdoctoral Fellow

The use of earthquake seismology to study tectonics; crustal and upper mantle structure; subduction zone processes; seismic anisotropy

Jesse Reimink

Jesse Reimink

Postdoctoral Fellow

Evolution of crust formation through time; Hadean geodynamics; mode and effect of cratonization; influence of crustal composition on other Earth systems; modeling of complex datasets; high precision geochronology of complex samples

My Riebe

My Riebe

Postdoctoral Associate

Cosmochemistry; isotopic anomalies in Solar System materials; extraterrestrial organic matter; volatile element processing in the Solar System; and interplanetary dust particles

Visiting Investigator Vince Riggi

Vincent Riggi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Astrobiology, prebiotic chemistry, organic synthesis, and high-pressure geochemistry

Hanika Rizo

Hanika Rizo

NAI Associate

Chemical differentiation of the early Earth, dynamics of the Archean mantle, trace an isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, petrology.

Timothy Rodigas

Timothy J. Rodigas

Hubble Fellow

High-contrast imaging of exoplanets and debris disks; dynamical models of planets interacting with disks; direct imaging of radial velocity companions

Kei Shimizu

Kei Shimizu

Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA

Mantle and crustal geochemistry; cosmochemistry; planetary science, meteorites; mineral-melt trace element partitioning; geochemical modeling; development of REE geothermobarometer

Shi Joyce Sim

Shi (Joyce) Sim

Postdoctoral Fellow, DCO

Early Earth; fluid dynamics; geodynamics; melt in the mantle; multi-phase flows; numerical modeling; parallel computing; plate tectonics; planetary formation and evolution

Deborah Smith

Deborah E. Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geophysics

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Edgar Steenstra

Edgar Steenstra

Former Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Core formation; planetary bulk and interior compositions; magma ocean crystallization processes; trace element fractionation processes; loss of volatiles and sulfides

Postdoctoral Fellow Wan Si Tang

Wan Si Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; materials; matter at extreme states

Myriam Telus

Myriam Telus

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cosmochemistry; early solar system chronology; thermal metamorphism of chondrites; differentiation of planetary bodies; secondary ion mass spectrometry

Johanna Teske

Johanna K. Teske

Origins/Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow

Exoplanet host star elemental abundances as probes of planetary system composition; small planets around "solar twin" stars; astronomical instrumentation; exoplanet host star binarity as characterized by speckle imaging and spectroscopy

Liyan Tian

Liyan Tian

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry

Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker

Postdoctoral Fellow, NSF

Mantle geochemistry; noble gas and volatile element geochemistry; accretion and early Earth

Maximilien Verdier-Paoletti

Maximilien Verdier-Paoletti

Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA

Meteorites, cosmochemistry, carbonacious chondrites, hydrothermal alteration, presolar grains, secondary ion mass spectrometry.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Former Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; planetary science

Sharon Xuesong Wang

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Detecting and characterizing exoplanets using radial velocities; improving radial velocity precision; disentangling stellar activity and radial velocities; understanding star formation and dark matter halo of Low Surface Brightness (LSB) galaxies; AGNs and their host galaxies

Da Wang

Da Wang

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Continental crust; isotope geochemistry; mantle-crust evolution; geochronology; mass spectrometry

Christelle Wauthier

Christelle Wauthier

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural hazards by means of remote-sensing and geophysical techniques

Shoshana Weider

Shoshana Weider

MESSENGER Fellow

Geochemistry

Postdoctoral Fellow Shuang Zhang

Shuang Zhang

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry; materials; mineralogy

Postdoctoral Fellow Li Zhu

Li Zhu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Materials informatics; computational materials design; matter at extreme states