William E. Leonhard Professor of Mineral Physics
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Group dinner at Rath Al Fresco (October 2021): Jack Wilding, Ben Strozewski, Ojashvi Rautela, Vasilije Dobrosavljevic, Cijin Zhou, Olivia Pardo, Jennifer Jackson, Wolfgang Sturhahn
PhD students Vasilije Dobrosavljevic
and Olivia Pardo,
Senior undergraduate student Lyn Li,
and Prof. Jennifer Jackson

Below: Postdoctoral Fellow Johannes Buchen and group members
Also pictured above: Wolfgang Sturhahn (Visiting Associate, Caltech) and Tom Toellner (Physicist, Advanced Photon Source)

Postdoctoral Scholar Barbara Ratschbacher,
Prof. Claire Bucholz,
Prof. Jennifer Jackson
Micro-Mössbuaer experiments at sector 3 (APS)

Group Pictures (archive)


Visiting Associate Faculty

Dr. Wolfgang Sturhahn (email) (WWW)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Johannes Buchen
Now Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford
2018-2021, Seismological Laboratory Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
Ph.D. 2018, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany
Dipl.-Min. 2013, Mainz, Germany

Barbara Ratschbacher
Now Assistant Professor at UC Davis
Co-advised with Prof. Claire Bucholz
October 2017-2020, Geology Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech
Ph.D. 2017, University of Southern California

Graduate Students

Eli Bird (co-advised)
2022-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2022, Mathematics and Geological Sciences, University of North Caroline Chapel-Hill

Vasilije V. Dobrosavljevic (Vasilije's website)
2016-2022, 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

Ben Strozewski
2019-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2019, Washington University in St. Louis

Ojashvi Rautela (co-advised)
2020-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.A. 2019, Geology, Applied Math & Statistics and Computer Science, Macalester College

Rebecca Wipfler (co-advised)
2020-present, Geobiology, Caltech
B.S. 2019, Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jack Wilding (co-advised)
2021-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.A. 2017, Earth Science, Columbia University

Cijin Zhou
Fall 2020-present, Geophysics, Caltech
B.S. 2020, Geophysics, USTC

Undergraduate Students

Nina Gilkyson
WAVE Fellow, Summer 2021
Physics Major, Mount Holyoke College

Chenyue (Lyn) Li
B.S. 2019, 3/2 Program: Bryn Mawr College and Caltech

Cijin Zhou
Visiting student from USTC, Summer 2019
Now graduate student in Geophysics, Caltech

High School Students

Amelie Nicolini
Research Technician Assistant, Summer 2022
Supported by the National Science Foundation
Sophomore, Castro Valley High School

Alumni (in alphabetical order)

Ayya Alieva
2019 B.S. Computational Sciences, Caltech

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

Quentin Brissuad
Now Staff Scientist at NORSAR, Norway.

Bin Chen (www)
Associate 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

Rachel A. Morrison
Upstream Research group, Exxon

Itaru Ohira
Postdoctoral Fellow, HP-CAT, Argonne National Laboratory

Tyler Perez
2016-2018. B.S. Planetary Science 2018, Caltech
Now a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University

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