Edgar Steenstra
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow
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Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Edgar Steenstra, comes to GL from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He will be working with Mike Walter and Yingwei Fei on constraining the elemental and isotopic partitioning behavior of trace elements between sulfides, metals and silicates at high (>5 GPa) pressures and temperatures (i.e. relevant to Mars, Earth and Mercury). His research interests are mainly related to core formation, planetary bulk and interior compositions, magma ocean crystallization processes, trace element fractionation processes, loss of volatiles and sulfides.