Kara Brugman
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Kara Brugman Portrait

Research Interests

Experimental petrology; magma genesis on exoplanets, Earth, and solar system bodies; diffusion chronometry; geothermometry; volcano science and hazards; high-silica magmatic systems; volatile solubility and cycling


Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Ph.D., April 2020
University of Colorado, Boulder, Geological Sciences, B.A., May 2014

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Kara Brugman is a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow who received her Ph.D. in experimental petrology from the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She conducts high-pressure and high-temperature experiments to explore the possible compositions of exoplanet magmas, as well as their volatile solubility. In addition to preparing for future exoplanet mission data return, Kara creates tools to study pre-eruptive timescales and conditions of large, high-silica magmatic systems such as Yellowstone.