Professor of Mineral Physics
Seismological Laboratory


Research Group

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Conducting experiments at Caltech and the Advanced Photon Source. Above left: Graduate student Rachel Morrison using the Zephyr to load helium into the sample chamber of her prepared diamond anvil cell. Above right: Natalia Solomatova and Jennifer Jackson at sector 3-ID-B conducing high pressure synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy experiments.

Conducting experiments at sector 3-ID-B of the Advanced Photon Source. Above left: Graduate students Dongzhou Zhang, Rachel Morrison, and Natalia Solomatova. Above right: Graduate student Dongzhou Zhang conducting high pressure melting studies using synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Above left: High School students and teacher working with Jennifer Jackson and PhD student Rachel Morrison through Caltech's Summer Research Connection. From left to right: Ed Guzman, Margaret Yu, and Chuong Vu. Photo taken in Jackson's laboratory. Above right: Tyler Perez, Undergraduate Researcher in Jackson's Lab (summer 2016).

Group Pictures (archive)

Visiting Associate Faculty

Dr. Wolfgang Sturhahn (email) (WWW)


Gregory J. Finkelstein
2014-present, Seismological Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
Ph.D. 2014, Mineral Physics, Princeton University

Graduate Students

Maoyi Mao
2016-present, Geophysics, Caltech (email)
B.S. 2016, Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Rachel A. Morrison
2012-present, Geophysics, Caltech (email)
B.S. 2012, Physics, University of Nevada, Reno

Natalia V. Solomatova
2012-present, Geophysics/Geology, Caltech (email)
B.S. 2012, Geology, University of California Los Angeles

Undergraduate Students

Ayya Alieva
2016-present, Sophomore, Caltech

Tyler Perez
2016-present, Junior, Caltech

Alum (in alphabetical order)

Daniel J. Bower (www)
2015-present, Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH
2012-2014, Research Scientist, Seismological Laboratory, Caltech
Ph.D. 2012, Geophysics, Caltech
M.Phil. 2006, University of Cambridge, UK
B.Sc., Geophysics, University of Durham, UK

Bin Chen (www)
2014-present, Assistant Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i
2013, COMPRES Technology Center (COMPTECH), Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
2012, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2009-2011, Texaco Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
Ph.D. 2009, Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. 2004, Isotope Geochemistry, USTC, China
B.S. 2001, Geochemistry with Honors, USTC, China

Matthew Diamond
2013-present, Graduate student, UC Berkeley
B.S. 2013, Geochemistry, Caltech

Emily Hamecher
Teaching Faculty 2013-present, Cal State Fullerton
Ph.D. 2012, Geology, Caltech
B.A. 2007, Geology, Humboldt State University

YoungHee Kim
2012-present, Assistant Professor, Solid Earth Geophysics, Seoul National University
2011-2012, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Ph.D. 2011, Geophysics, Caltech
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Seoul National University, South Korea

Lijun Liu (www)
2012-present, Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2010-2012, John Milies Postdoctoral Fellow at Scripps
Ph.D. 2010, Geophysics, Caltech
M.S., Johns Hopkins University
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, China

Jed Mosenfelder
2013-present, Senior Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota
Associate Research Scientist, Caltech
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Deutschland

Caitlin A. Murphy
2014-present, AAAS Congressional Fellow, Washington DC
2012-2014, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington D.C. Ph.D. 2012, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2007, Environmental Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William (Will) M. Steinhardt
2011-present, Graduate student, Harvard University
B.S. 2011, Geophysics, Caltech

Hasan Yavas
2011-present, Staff Scientist at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany
2007-2010, Postdoctoral Scientist, COMPRES/Argonne/UIUC
Ph.D. 2008, Physics, Michigan State University

June K. Wicks (www)
2015-present, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University
2013-2015, Hess Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
2013, Postdoctoral Scholar, Seismological Laboratory, Caltech
Ph.D. 2013, Geochemistry, Caltech
M.S. 2010, Geochemistry, Caltech
B.S. 2008, Geochemistry, Caltech

Aaron S. Wolf (www)
2015-present, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan
2013-2014, Turner Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Scholar 2013, Geology, Caltech
Ph.D. 2013, Planetary Science, Caltech
B.S. 2006, Physics & Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Zhongwen Zhan (www)
2015-present, Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Caltech
2013-2015, Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps UCSD
Ph.D. 2013, Geophysics, Caltech
M.S. 2008, Geophysics, Department of Geophysics, USTC, China
B.S. 2006, Geophysics, Special Class for the Gifted Young, USTC, China

Dongzhou Zhang
2015-present, Beamline Scientist, PX^2, GSE-CARS, Advanced Photon Source (email)
2014, Geophysics, Caltech
M.S. 2010, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2008, Physics, Peking University, China

Kirill Zhuravlev
2016-present, Almax-EasyLab
2010-2016, Beamline Staff member, GSE-CARS, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
2007-2008, Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics, Caltech
Ph.D. 2004, Washington State University, Department of Physics
B.S. and M.S. equivalent, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

High School Teacher

Chuong Vu
Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Research Experience for Teachers (RET), UC Santa Barbara
M.S., Education, UC Riverside
B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Riverside

High School Students

Ed Guzman
2013 Senior, Crescenta Valley High School, Glendale Unified School District

Margaret Yu
2013 Senior, Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra Unified School District
Now at MIT (2014-present)

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Gordon (email)
252 S. Mudd, (626)-395-3960