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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).

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Visiting Associate Faculty

Dr. Wolfgang Sturhahn (email) (WWW)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Johannes Buchen
October 2018-, Geophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
Ph.D. expected 2018, Bayerisches Geoinstitut
Dipl.-Min. 2013, Mainz, Germany

Graduate Students

Vasilije Dobrosavljevic
2016-present, Geophysics, Caltech (email)
B.S. 2016, Physics, Yale University

Olivia Pardo
2017-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2016, Geophysical Sciences; minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics,
University of Chicago

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

Undergraduate Students

Ayya Alieva
2016-present, Senior, Caltech

Tyler Perez
2016-2018. B.S. Planetary Science 2018, Caltech

Alumni (in alphabetical order)

Dan J. Bower (www)
Oberassistent, SNSF Ambizione Fellow and CSH Fellow, University of Bern

Bin Chen (www)
Assistant Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i

Matthew Diamond
PhD student, UC Berkeley

Gregory J. Finkelstein
Lab Manager, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Emily Hamecher
Teaching Faculty, California State University, Fullerton

YoungHee Kim
Associate Professor, Solid Earth Geophysics, Seoul National University

Lijun Liu (www)
Associate Professor of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jed Mosenfelder
Senior Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota

Caitlin A. Murphy (www)
Senior Energy Policy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado Springs, CO

Natalia V. Solomatova
Postdoctoral Scholar, Univ. of Lyon, France

William (Will) M. Steinhardt
PhD student, Harvard University

Hasan Yavas
Staff Scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

June K. Wicks (www)
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Aaron S. Wolf (www)
Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan

Zhongwen Zhan (www)
Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Caltech

Dongzhou Zhang
Beamline Scientist, PX^2, GSE-CARS, Advanced Photon Source

Kirill Zhuravlev
R&D Engineer, Almax easyLab, Flanders, Belgium

High School Teacher

Chuong Vu
Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Research Experience for Teachers (RET), UC Santa Barbara


High School Students

Ed Guzman
Graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, Glendale Unified School District

Margaret Yu
Graduate of Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra Unified School District
Now at MIT

Administrative Assistant

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