Kelsey Prissel
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

High-temperature geochemistry; experimental petrology; planetary differentiation; planetary materials; volcanology; non-traditional stable isotopes; diffusion chronometry


Washington University in St. Louis, Earth and Planetary Science, Ph.D., 2020
Brown University, Geological Sciences, Honors Sc.B. Geology-Chemistry, 2014

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Kelsey Prissel is a petrologist interested in planetary differentiation and the chemical evolution of magmas on rocky planetary bodies. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Kelsey will work with Yingwei Fei to conduct experiments that investigate percolative behavior and element partitioning applicable to core formation in small bodies. 

Kelsey received her Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Her dissertation work in experimental geochemistry was primarily focused on cation diffusion in ilmenite and high-temperature iron isotope fractionation.