Professor of Mineral Physics
Seismological Laboratory

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Jennifer M. Jackson

Mailing address:
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 252-21
Pasadena, CA 91125


Education


2005: Ph.D. Geology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2000: M.S. Mineralogy & Crystallography, Univ. of Notre Dame

1999: B.S. Honors, Mathematics with a minor in Geology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Positions Held


2012-present: Professor of Mineral Physics, Seismological Laboratory, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech


2008-present: Geophysics Option Representative, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech


2007-2012: Assistant Professor of Mineral Physics, Seismological Laboratory, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech


2005-2006: Visiting Scientist, Nuclear resonant and inelastic x-ray scattering group, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory


2005-2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington


2000-2005: Predoc Fellow, Research & Teaching Assistants, Department of Geology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


1999-2000: NSF-GRT and Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, IN


1995-1996: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Research Interests


Combining experimental results with geophysical methods to better understand planetary interiors. By combining a suite of spectroscopic methods, primarily at advanced radiation sources, we determine the elastic, vibrational, and chemical properties of candidate planetary materials under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Through collaborations with Seismo Lab colleagues, we integrate the most recent mineral physics results with seismic observations and geodynamic modeling to gain a multi-dimensional understanding of the deepest parts of Earth's interior.

Specific areas include:

Investigations of candidate deep planetary materials at high-pressure and high-temperature in an effort to understand terrestrial-type planetary interiors


Sound velocities of candidate deep Earth materials under extreme conditions and comparisons with seismological observations


Behavior of iron in deep Earth materials


Elastic mode softening in minerals, as they undergo phase transitions and their relationship with seismic observations


Nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation

Exploration of new spectroscopic techniques for the study of planetary interiors


Honors and Awards


2017: Visiting Professor, Université de Lille, France


2015: Techniques and Technologies for Investigating the Interior Structure of Venus, Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech & Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2015


2013: Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

2013-2014: COMPRES Distinguished Lecturer


2010: National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award


2008-2009: Mineralogical Society of America's Distinguished Lecturer


2005-2006: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington


2005: Mineral Rock Physics Student Award for Ph.D. thesis work, American Geophysical Union


2004: John C. Jamieson Award: Excellent contribution to high-pressure science, Gordon Research Conference, Research at High-Pressure


2001 and 2004: Harriett Wallace Award: Outstanding Geoscientist, Department of Geology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2004: Best Student Poster, Users Meeting of the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory


2004: Mineralogical Society of America Grant for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology


2002-2003: Predoctoral Fellowship, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


1999-2000: NSF Graduate Research Trainee (GRT) Scholarship, University of Notre Dame


Courses Taught


Mineral Physics (Ge 164)

Analytical Techniques Laboratory (Ge 116)

Introduction to Geophysics (Ge 11d)

Composition, Structure, and Chemistry of Planetary Interiors (Ge 169b)

Topics in Deep Earth Mineral Physics (Ge 169a)


Synergistic Activities


2015-: Advisory Board, Women Mentoring Women, Caltech


2015-2016: Program Committee, 2016 COMPRES Annual Meeting


2014-2015: Writing team, Mineral physics planning document


2014-2015: Chair, Program Committee for the 2015 COMPRES Annual Meeting


2014-present: Chair, SURF Administrative Committee, Caltech

2013-present: Executive Committee Member (elected), COMPRES


2013-present: Committee member, Mineralogical Society of America


2012-2015: Faculty Board (elected, 3 yr term), Caltech


2012-2013: Core Committee, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech


2010-2013: Facilities Committee Member (elected), COMPRES


Workshop Co-organizer, Future Missions to Titan: Scientific and Engineering Challenges II, Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), Caltech (Nov. 1-4, 2010)


Workshop Co-organizer, Future Missions to Titan: Scientific and Engineering Challenges I, Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), Caltech (May 25-28, 2010)


2010: Technical Advisory Committee: Extreme Conditions, Advanced Photon Source Upgrade proposal


2009-2014: SURF Administrative Committee member, Caltech


2008: Geophysics Advisor, Nation's Needs of Isotopes: Present & Future, Department of Energy


Workshop Co-organizer, High-Resolution Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Advanced Photon Source (May 31 -June 1, 2008)


2008: Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences


2008: Discovery Science Channel Interview, 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'


2008 - present: Geophysics Option Representative, Caltech


November 2005 – 2008: Executive Committee, Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group, American Geophysical Union


2006: Mineral and Rock Physics representative on the program committee for the American Geophysical Union


2006-2007: Program Committee, COMPRES annual meeting


2008-present: Various Review, Search, and Strategic Planning Committees member, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech.


Referee for academic journals


Invited Plenary Talks


International School of Crystallography: From Novel Experimental Approaches to Applications in Cutting Edge Techniques (Erice, Italy 06/2009)

Long Range Planning Meeting for Deep Earth Mineral Physics, sponsored by The National Science Foundation (Tempe, AZ 02/2009)

International School on Mineralogy at Nonambient Conditions (Bressanone, Italy 02/2008)

Spring School, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan 05/2007)

American Physical Society Meeting (Denver, CO 03/2007)

16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference (Melbourne, Australia 08/2006)

Invited Talks (2006-present)


Gordon Research Conference: Research at High-Pressures (New Hampshire, July 2016)
Magma Oceanology Workshop (Japan, July 2016) International School of Crystallography (Erice, Italy 2016)
The International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME) (Hamburg, Deutschland 09/2015)
Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) Satellite Workshop: Emerging opportunies in high energy x-ray science: The diffraction limited storage ring (Advanced Photon Source, July 2015)
Opportunities in Earth, Environmental and Extreme Conditions Science at hard x-ray diffraction limited storage rings (Advanced Photon Source, June 2015)
Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan 08/2014)
Study of Earth's Deep Interior (Kanagawa, Japan 08/2014)
Photon Science Seminar, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Hamburg, Deutschland 07/2014) (PDF)
American Geophysical Union, VGP Session on Subduction, Fall Meeting (San Francisco, CA, 12/2013)
COMPRES Distinguished Lecture Series: Indiana State University at South Bend / Notre Dame University, Michigan State University, Scripps at UC San Diego, Utah Valley University.
International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT), held in conjunction with the Eighteenth Biennial International Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (APS-SCCM) (July 7-12, 2013)
Gordon Research Conference: Interior of the Earth (June 2-7, 2013)
Advances in Crystallography at High-Pressure (IUCrHP/QuBS: Mito, Japan 09/2012)
Study of Earth's Deep Interior (Leeds, United Kingdom 2012)
American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting (San Francisco, CA, 12/2011)
Dynamical Properties of Earth and Planetary Materials (Switzerland, 10/2011)
Science at the Hard X-ray Diffraction Limit, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, 06/23/2011)
Ernest C. Watson Lecture (Pasadena, CA, 04/13/2011)
California State University (Northridge, CA, 03/29/11)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (Pasadena, CA, 03/25/11)
User Science Seminar, Advanced Photon Source (Argonne, IL, 03/04/11)
American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting (San Francisco, CA, 12/2010)
7th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering (Grenoble, France, 08/2010)
Study of Earth's Deep Interior (Santa Barbara, CA, 7/2010)
Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA, 04/2010)
California State University (Long Beach, CA, 04/2010)
American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting (San Francisco, CA, 12/2009)
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ, 09/2009)
International School of Crystallography: From Novel Experimental Approaches to Applications in Cutting Edge Techniques (Erice, Italy, 06/2009)
COMPRES Long Range Planning (Tempe, AZ, 02/2010)
International School on Mineralogy at Nonambient Conditions (Bressanone, Italy, 02/2008)
University of California (Los Angeles, CA, 10/2008)
Tennessee Technological University (Cooktown, TN, 04/2008)

MSA Distinguished Lecture Series: Bayreuth University, Germany (10/2008); University of Barcelona, Spain (10/2008); Oxford University, England (10/2008); Binghamton University, SUNY, NY (11/2008); University of Oklahoma, OK (11/2008); Northern Illinois University, IL (11/2008); University of Montana (04/2009); California State University, Chico, CA (04/2009); Humbolt State University, CA (04/2009)

Virtual Laboratory, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN, 2007)
Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions (Miami, FL, 04/2007)
Frontiers in Mineral Sciences (Cambridge, England; keynote, 06/2007)
High-Pressure Mineral Physics Seminar-7 (Matsushima, Japan, 05/2007)
American Physical Society, March Meeting (Denver, CO, 03/2007)
16th Annual Goldschmidt Conference (Melbourne, Australia; keynote, 08/2006)
AGU Joint Assembly (Baltimore, MD, 05/2006)


Teaching Awards and Certification


2001: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Geology,UIUC

2002: Teachers Ranked Outstanding by their Students, UIUC

2000 and 2001: Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students, UIUC

1998: Illinois Teaching Certification: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (Grades 6-12)



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