Recent Former Postdoctoral Fellows & Associates

Terrence Blackburn DTM

Terrence Blackburn

Postdoctoral Fellow

Focus on the acquisition, improvement and application of U-Pb geochronologic data; Early solar system studies

Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Postdoctoral Fellow

Planetary Physics; MESSENGER Mission

Joleen Carlberg

Joleen K. Carlberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

Red giant stars; how exoplanet systems evolve over time.

Jemma Davidson

Jemma Davidson

NASA Associate

Cosmochemistry; presolar grains and organic matter in meteorites; isotopic chemistry

Serge Dieterich

Sergio Dieterich

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Very low mass stars and brown dwarfs; astrometry; stellar masses; the solar neighborhood; stellar populations; observational tests of stellar structure; physics and astronomy education

Jessica Donaldson

Jessica K. Donaldson

Postdoctoral Associate

Circumstellar disks; Planet formation; Observational astrophysics

Kelsey A. Druken

Kelsey A. Druken

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geophysical fluid dynamics and Earth systems modeling; Integrating geodynamic processes and geophysical observables; Laboratory and numerical techniques for Earth Science

Jacqueline K. Faherty

Jacqueline K. Faherty

Hubble Fellow

Astronomy; Brown dwarfs kinematics

Brad Foley

Bradford J. Foley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mantle dynamics, tectonics, and thermal evolution of terrestrial; dynamical causes of plate tectonics on Earth and predictions for exoplanets; planetary habitability and coupling between climate and tectonics; early Earth mantle dynamics and evolution.

Elizabeth Frank

Elizabeth Frank

MESSENGER Postdoctoral Associate

Planetary geology; geochemistry; cosmochemistry; astrobiology

Jonathan Gagne

Jonathan Gagné

Sagan Fellow

Brown dwarfs; young moving groups; direct-imaging of exoplanets; near-infrared spectroscopy; detection of exoplanets by radial velocity measurements

Marion Garcon

Marion Garçon

Postdoctoral Fellow

Isotopic and trace element geochemistry of continental crust, mantle and sediments

Brian Jackson photo

Brian Jackson

Astronomy Postdoc

Orbital evolution and transit/eclipse observations of extrasolar planets

Nathan Kaib

Nathan Kaib

Postdoctoral Fellow

Formation and evolution of planetary systems in astrophysical environments; dynamics of small body reservoirs in the solar system; impact rates on solar system bodies; dynamics of extrasolar planets

Christian Klimczak

Christian Klimczak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tectonic and volcanic evolution of the rocky planets; Growth of faults and fractures and fluid flow through/across them; Brittle deformation of granular materials

Stefan Lachowycz

Stefan Lachowycz

Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar

Physical volcanology; statistical analysis of volcanological data; external influences on volcanism; tephrochronology; volcano-ice interactions

Helene Le Mevel

Hélène Le Mével

Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano deformation; geodetic data analysis; volcanic unrest; numerical modeling of magmatic processes

Marion LeVoyer

Marion Le Voyer

Deep Carbon Observatory Fellow

Global cycling of volatiles in magmatic systems; degassing processes and eruption dynamics; melt inclusions, glasses, crystal zonation, and diffusion clocks; in situ analytical techniques, geochemical modeling, and stable isotopes.

Nan Liu

Nan Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Isotopic studies of presolar grains; stellar nucleosynthesis in different types of stars; formation of presolar grains in stellar environments; isotopic anomalies in meteorites and their connections to those different types of presolar grains.

Amanda Lough

Amanda Lough

Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano seismology; DLP seismic sources; glacial seismic sources; seismology

Jared Marske

Jared Marske

Deep Carbon Observatory Fellow

Geochemistry

Miki Nakajima

Postdoctoral Fellow

Origin of the Earth and Moon; enceladus plumes; exomoon formation.

Erika Nesvold

Erika Nesvold

Postdoctoral Fellow

Debris disk morphology; planet-disk interactions; planetary system dynamics; planetesimal collisions

Rita Parai

Rita Parai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Origin of volatiles in terrestrial planets; early Earth environments; timing and mechanism of lunar formation; chemical cycling between deep Earth and surface reservoirs; chemical constraints on geodynamics

John Platt

John Platt

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanics and physics of earthquakes; fault friction; ice stream dynamics; iceberg calving

Ryan Porter

Ryan C. Porter

Postdoctoral Fellow

The use of earthquake seismology to study tectonics; crustal and upper mantle structure; subduction zone processes; seismic anisotropy

Hanika Rizo

Hanika Rizo

NAI Associate

Chemical differentiation of the early Earth, dynamics of the Archean mantle, trace an isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, petrology.

Timothy Rodigas

Timothy J. Rodigas

Hubble Fellow

High-contrast imaging of exoplanets and debris disks; dynamical models of planets interacting with disks; direct imaging of radial velocity companions

Deborah Smith

Deborah E. Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geophysics

Myriam Telus

Myriam Telus

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cosmochemistry; early solar system chronology; thermal metamorphism of chondrites; differentiation of planetary bodies; secondary ion mass spectrometry

Liyan Tian

Liyan Tian

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry

Christelle Wauthier

Christelle Wauthier

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural hazards by means of remote-sensing and geophysical techniques

Shoshana Weider

Shoshana Weider

MESSENGER Fellow

Geochemistry