Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow
Geochemistry; high pressure; materials; mineralogy; planetary science
M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, 2010; Ph.D., Natural Sciences, Bayreuth Graduate School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Bayreuth, 2015
Bykova is working with Alex Goncharov on the phase diagram of the Fe-O system. Her research interests include:
Crystallography and crystal chemistry at extreme conditions (high pressures and high/low temperatures); Characterization of minerals and Earth-related materials at the conditions of the deep Earth's interiors; Synthesis and characterization of materials with promising electronic, magnetic, and mechanical properties (high hardness, incompressibility, high-T superconductivity).