Astrobiology, Department, Geochemistry, High Pressure, Materials, Mineralogy, Planetary Science

The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17.  Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.  

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High Pressure, Materials

Gustav Borstad is a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel on the discovery and characterization of novel carbon-rich materials.  He is also searching for optimization of properties such as hardness, optical activity and conductivity utilizing high-pressure techniques with spectroscopy a

Materials

The Geophysical Laboratory's Postdoctoral Fellow Shi Liu was awarded the 2017 APS Metropolis Award in late October.  The purpose of the award is to recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results.

High Pressure, Materials

Washington, DC— New work from a team led by the Geophysical Laboratory's Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Their work is published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

High Pressure, Materials

Li Zhu joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate from the University of Basel. Li is working with Timothy Strobel on the development of a reaction pathway prediction method to be able to apply the method and predict reaction pathways and transition states.

Materials

Matthew Ward joins the Geophysical Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel on the synthesis of high pressure carbon materials. Matthew is also interested in solid-state synthesis and x-ray crystallography.

Materials

Qianqian Wang is a postdoctoral associate from Yanshan University working with Tim Strobel. She is working on diamond anvil cells and large-volume synthesis experiments, as well as density functional theory calculations for creating novel carbon-based materials with superlative properties.

Materials

Washington, DC— For the first time, researchers, including GL's Viktor Struzhkin, have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape and could be used for hydrogen-fuel cell storage.

Materials

Yuming Xiao is a beamline scientist at HPCAT of Geophysical Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Applied Science at University of California, Davis in 2007.

High Pressure, Materials

Maddury Somayazulu is the CDAC laboratory manager and research scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory.

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