Nicole Xike Nie
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow
Geochemistry; planetary science; Moon formation; volatile element depletion in planetary bodies; Earth and planetary surface weathering.
B.S., Geology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 2010; M.S., Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2013; Ph.D., Isotope Geo/Cosmochemistry, University of Chicago, 2019
For the next two years, Nicole Xike Nie will be working with Anat Shahar on using Rb isotopes to study the causes for volatile element depletion in planetary bodies. Her research interests include isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry. Nie's other interests include early solar system evolution, planetary differentiation, Moon formation, terrestrial and Martian surface processes, stable isotope fractionation mechanisms, and clean lab and MC-ICPMS techniques.