Postdoctoral Fellows

Tri Astraatmadja

Tri Astraatmadja

Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow

Ground-based astrometric detection of exoplanets; Instrument modeling and simulations; software engineering, scientific computing, and high-performance computing; probability theory, statistical inference, hypothesis testing and data analysis; machine-learning algorithms; large-scale surveys; detection of high-energy neutrinos and photons; kinematical and dynamical studies of the Milky Way

Jaehan Bae

Jaehan Bae

Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow

Protoplanetary disks; planet-disk interactions; planet formation; hydrodynamic/magnetohydrodynamic instabilities; accretion disks; FU Orionis objects; exoplanets

Postdoctoral Fellow Asmaa Boujibar

Asmaa Boujibar

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Accretion and differentiation of Earth and terrestrial planets; core segregation, crystallization of magma ocean and impact erosion; evolution of the oxidation state of terrestrial planets; thermodynamic modelling of chemical equilibria; chemical composition of planetary mantles and cores; comparative planetology and exoplanets; meteorites, nebular and asteroidal processes; data science

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Bykova

Elena Bykova

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry; high pressure; materials; mineralogy; planetary science

Postdoctoral Fellow

Irina Chuvashova

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; matter at extreme states

Matthew Clement

Matthew S. Clement

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Terrestrial planet formation; origin of the Earth and inner solar system; planet embryo formation; GPU computing; collisional evolution of the asteroid belt

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Rajkrishna Dutta

Rajkrishna Dutta

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure and temperature conditions; analogs of silicates and oxides; density functional theory; dynamic compression experiments

Fabo Feng

Fabo Feng

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Exoplanet; celestial dynamics; Bayesian statistics; galactic dynamics; interstellar travel; paleogeology, paleoclimatology, mass extinction; cosmic strings

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Yusuke Fujimoto

Yusuke Fujimoto

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Galaxy simulations; galactic-scale star formation; short-lived radioisotopes; giant molecular clouds; cloud-scale gas distributions

Postdoctoral Fellow Olivier Gagne

Olivier Gagné

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mineralogy

DougHemingway

Doug Hemingway

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Planetary geophysics; interior modeling from gravitational and magnetic field data; icy ocean worlds; planetary magnetism; space weathering

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Nico Kueter

Nico Kueter

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

His research interests include experimental isotope geochemistry and experimental petrology; materials; mineralogy (including diamond mineralogy geochemistry); high pressure science; carbon geoscience

Postdoctoral Fellow Yanhao Lin

Yanhao Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; planetary science; geology; mineralogy; volcanology

Postdoctoral Fellow Kai Luo

Kai Luo

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; matter at extreme states

Kathleen McKee

Kathleen F. McKee

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Volcano acoustics; Seismology

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Peng Ni

Peng Ni

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry; planetary science

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Nicole Nie

Nicole Xike Nie

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry; planetary science; Moon formation; volatile element depletion in planetary bodies; Earth and planetary surface weathering.

Daniel Evan Portner

Daniel E. Portner

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Subduction zones, slab behavior, seismic imaging, mantle dynamics, plate tectonics, and material recycling

Visiting Investigator Vince Riggi

Vincent Riggi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Astrobiology, prebiotic chemistry, organic synthesis, and high-pressure geochemistry

Postdoctoral Fellow Thomas Shiell

Thomas Shiell

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure materials science; new materials synthesis; materials characterization

Kei Shimizu

Kei Shimizu

Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA

Mantle and crustal geochemistry; cosmochemistry; planetary science, meteorites; mineral-melt trace element partitioning; geochemical modeling; development of REE geothermobarometer

Nathan (Nate) Sime

Nathan Sime

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Mathematical modelling, numerical methods, uncertainty quantification, large scale computing.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Edgar Steenstra

Edgar Steenstra

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Core formation; planetary bulk and interior compositions; magma ocean crystallization processes; trace element fractionation processes; loss of volatiles and sulfides

Postdoctoral Fellow Wan Si Tang

Wan Si Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; materials; matter at extreme states

Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker

Postdoctoral Fellow, NSF

Mantle geochemistry; noble gas and volatile element geochemistry; accretion and early Earth

Da Wang

Da Wang

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Continental crust; isotope geochemistry; mantle-crust evolution; geochronology; mass spectrometry

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

High pressure; planetary science

Postdoctoral Fellow Shuang Zhang

Shuang Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geochemistry; materials; mineralogy

Postdoctoral Fellow Li Zhu

Li Zhu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Materials informatics; computational materials design; matter at extreme states