Visiting Investigators

Lavontria Miché Aaron

Lavontria Miché Aaron

Johns Hopkins University

Collaborators:
Andrew Steele

Lavontria Miché Aaron will be a Visiting Investigator from Johns Hopkins University working with Steelie for the next year, researching spectroscopic remote sensing of calcium oxalates on Mars. Her research interests include: Spectroscopy, Mineralogy, Remote Sensing, and GIS.

  • 281-318-8781
  • Laaron2@jhu.edu
  • Website
Duncan Carr Agnew

Duncan Carr Agnew

University of California, San Diego

Collaborators:
Shaun Hardy

Agnew will be doing research on the participation of GL in optical glass production during World War I with Shaun Hardy in our library for the next three months. His research interests include crustal deformation (tectonic and tidal), geophysical instrumentation, statistical seismology, and the history of geophysical sciences.

Anglada

Guillem Anglada Escude

Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai-CSIC

Collaborators:
Alan Boss, Paul Butler, Alycia Weinberger

  • 020 7882 5769
  • anglada@ice.csic.es
  • Website
Pamela Arriagada

Pamela Arriagada

University of Washington

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

  • parriagada at carnegiescience.edu
  • Website
Maxim Bykov

Maxim Bykov

Carnegie Science

Collaborators:
Alex Goncharov

Bykov's research interests include high-pressure crystallography, incommensurate crystallography, and high-pressure chemistry.

Visiting Investigator Alex Canitano

Alex Canitano

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Collaborators:
Alan Linde

  • canitano at earth.sinica.edu.tw
  • Website
Dianhua Cao

Dianhua Cao

Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Collaborators:
Jianhua Wang

Jim Cleaves

Henderson James Cleaves

Earth-Life Science Institute

Collaborators:
Andrew Steele, George Cody

Jim Cleaves is a specially appointed Associate Professor at ELSI. His research field is geochemistry. Cleaves received a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 2001, and a B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1994.

  • henderson.cleaves@gmail.com
  • Website
Cassie Conley

Catharine Cassie Conley

NASA

Collaborators:
Andrew Steele

Conley is working on developing tools to assess and improve the statistical confidence in interpretation of measurement relating to detection of biological signals against high levels of background contamination. Specifically, she’ll undertake Bayseian statistical analysis of Mars sample datasets to understand the usefulness of this technique to life detection questions on Mars and other solar system bodies.

Matias Diaz

Matias Diaz

University of Chile

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

Sergio Dieterich

Sergio Dieterich

Carnegie Institution for Science

Collaborators:
Alycia Weinberger, Alan Boss

  • 202-478-4885
  • sdieterich@carnegiescience.edu
  • Website
Jackie Faherty

Jacqueline K. Faherty

American Museum of Natural History

Collaborators:
Alycia Weinberger

Visiting Investigator Murray Hitzman

Murray Hitzman

Irish Center for Research on Applied Geoscience, Professor, University College Dublin

Collaborators:
Robert Hazen

Hitzman's work at GL focuses on conducting collaborative research on data-driven discovery in the geosciences.

  • murray.hitzman@icrag-centre.org
  • Website
James Jenkins

James Jenkins

University of Chile

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

  • jjenkins at das.uchile.cl
  • Website
Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones

Hertfordshire University

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

  • h.r.a.jones at herts.ac.uk
  • Website
Joel Kastner

Joel Kastner

Rochester Institute of Technology

Collaborators:
Alan Boss, Rick Carlson

  • (585) 475-7179
  • kastner at cis.rit.edu
  • Website
Nan Liu

Nan Liu

Washington University, St. Louis

Collaborators:
Rick Carlson, Larry Nittler

  • 678-772-0046
  • nliu@physics.wustl.edu
  • Website
Visiting Investigator Miki Nakajima

Miki Nakajima

University of Rochester

Collaborators:
Alycia Weinberger, Peter van Keken, Rick Carlson

Wendy Nelson

Towson University

Collaborators:
Steve Shirey

Jonathan O'Neil

Jonathan O'Neil

University of Ottawa

Collaborators:
Rick Carlson

  • jonathan.oneil at uottawa.ca
  • Website
VI Sarah Penniston-Dorland

Sarah Penniston-Dorland

University of Maryland

Collaborators:
Peter van Keken, and GL Collaborator Andrew Steele

Accompanied by her predoctoral student, Kayleigh Harvey.

Morris Podolak

Morris Podolak

Tel Aviv University

Collaborators:
Alan Boss

Liping Qin

Liping Qin

University of Science and Technology, China

Collaborators:
Rick Carlson

Steve Richardson

Stephen H. Richardson

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Collaborators:
Steve Shirey

  • steve.richardson at uct.ac.za
  • Website
Visiting Investigator Vince Riggi

Vincent Riggi

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Collaborators:
Andrew Steele

Riggi is working on CO2 reduction mechanisms at medium PT conditions. His research interests include astrobiology, prebiotic chemistry, organic synthesis, and high pressure geochemistry.

Hanika Rizo

Hanika Rizo

Carleton University, Ottawa

Collaborators:
Richard Carlson

Alberto Saal

Alberto Saal

Brown University

Collaborators:
Rick Carlson

  • alberto_saal at brown.edu
  • Website
Karen Smit

Karen V. Smit

Gemological Institute of America

Collaborators:
Steven B. Shirey

Visiting Investigator Evan Smith

Evan M. Smith

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Collaborators:
Steve Shirey

Marc Spiegelman

Marc W. Spiegelman

Columbia University

Collaborators:
Cian Wilson, Peter van Keken

  • 1-845-704-2323
  • mspieg at ldeo.columbia.edu
  • Website
Rhonda Stroud

Rhonda Stroud

Naval Research Laboratory

Collaborators:
Conel Alexander

  • rhonda.stroud at nrl.navy.mil
  • Website
Kiyoshi Suyehiro

Kiyoshi Suyehiro

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Collaborators:
Alan Linde, Selwyn Sacks

Tetsuo Takanami

Tetsuo Takanami

Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

Collaborators:
Alan Linde, Selwyn Sacks

Visiting Investigator Kelin Tasca

Kelin Tasca

Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (Brazil) and Howard University

Collaborators:
Alex Goncharov

Kelin Tasca is visiting for a year collaborating with Alex Goncharov on the study of fast chemical reactivity of energetic materials using novel ultrafast laser techniques. Her research interests include energetic materials and high pressure.

Mikko Tuomi

Mikko Tuomi

University of Hertfordshire

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

Tomohiro Usui

Tomohiro Usui

Department of Solar System Sciences, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA

Collaborators:
Conel Alexander

  • usui.tomohiro@jaxa.jp; tomohirousui@gmail.com
  • Website
Steve Vogt

Steve Vogt

UCSC

Collaborators:
Paul Butler

Visiting Investigator Tetsuya Yokoyama

Tetsuya Yokoyama

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Collaborators:
Conel Alexander, Rick Carlson

Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Preparing techniques for the isotope analyses of samples that will return from the Hayabusa2 space probe that landed two robots on the asteroid Ryugu in September 2018.

  • tetsuya.yoko@eps.sci.titech.ac.jp
  • Website
Visiting Investigator Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang

Jilin University, China

Collaborators:
Alex Goncharov

Zhang is visiting for a year working with Alex Goncharov on theoretical and experimental investigation of novel structure at high pressure.

  • zxy@calypso.cn