People Highlights

February 24th, 2017
CDAC Partner Lowell Miyagi (University of Utah) has been awarded a 
December 2nd, 2016
Andrew Shamp, a CDAC graduate student in the research group of Academic Partner Eva Zurek at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded an NNSA Graduate Fellowship. He will be completing his PhD studies this month and will take up his new position in January 2017. During his graduate work, Andrew has carried out electronic structure calculations...
November 22nd, 2016
Former CDAC student Max Murialdo has accepted a postdoctoral position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He will be working on materials science problems associated with additive manufacturing. Earlier this year, Max successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at Caltech. His thesis was entitled "Anomalous thermodynamics of nonideal gas...
November 18th, 2016
United Press International recently quoted CDAC Director Russell Hemley in a story about new research on "How carbon gets absorbed deep underground."
October 24th, 2016
Todd Zapata successfully defended his thesis and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M in November. Todd has done much of his research at Carnegie, where his work is supported by CDAC.
September 22nd, 2016
On September 12, CDAC Partner Przemek Dera (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) and his student Hannah Shelton were interviewed on ThinkTech Hawaii's livestream web show "Research in Manoa." Their episode, "Modern Alchemy: From Hades to Heaven" is available online.
July 26th, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories is seeking applicants for the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship (in National Security Science and Engineering). Candidates for this position are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a...
July 5th, 2016
A review of the HPCAT facility and program was conducted at the Advanced Photon Source by NNSA on June 22-23, 2016. CDAC Coordinator Stephen Gramsch reviewed the wide variety of graduate student work carried out at HPCAT over the Center’s 13 years of operation. CDAC Research Scientist Maddury Somayazulu also gave a review of CDAC science...
July 5th, 2016
CDAC Director Russell Hemley has joined George Washington University as a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringafter three decades at the Geophysical Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He remains the director of the CDAC; the director of Energy Frontier Research in Extreme Environments (...
June 24th, 2016
Matthew Bishop, a frequent user of the CDAC-supported U2A facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory and a NNSA laboratory collaborator, has received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. His advisor at UAB is CDAC Partner Yogesh Vohra. Matthew's thesis is titled "1,1-diamino-2,2-dinitroethylene (FOX-7) Under High...
June 8th, 2016
CDAC graduate student Joshua Townsend (Northwestern) has accepted a postdoctoral position at Sandia National Laboratory, where he will work with the High Energy Density Physics Theory group in support of experiments on the Z-machine. Josh successfully defended his PhD dissertation in April 2016, entitled "Thermoelasticity, water partitioning, and...
May 17th, 2016
CDAC Student Sakun Duwal (Washington State University) received three recognized fellowship awards for her excellence in research during this year. These awards include the NASA Space Grant Scholarship, the Golding Family Scholarship in Science from the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU, and the Genn A. Crosby Outstanding Seminar Award from the...
May 16th, 2016
CDAC Academic Partner Przemek Dera has been approved for tenure and promoted to Full Professor in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Dera worked at Carnegie from 2000 until 2007, first as Barbara McClintock Postdoctoral Fellow, and then as Associate Staff Scientist, and has been closely...
May 13th, 2016
CDAC-Carnegie Lab Manager and Research Scientist Maddury Somayazulu was honored at the 2016 Geophysical Laboratory Years of Service Ceremony for his 20 years of work at Carnegie. HPCAT's Associate Director Stanislav Sinogeikin, Beamline Scientist Yue Meng, and Technician Eric Rod were also honored - Stas and Yue for 15 years of service and Eric...
April 21st, 2016
CDAC Director Russell Hemley gave three invited lectures at Penn State University as a part of their Marker Lecture Series, from April 6-8 2016. He gave lectures to Penn State's Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, as well as a public lecture. The Marker Lecture Series is named in honor of Penn State's Professor Emeritus Russell...
April 7th, 2016
CDAC Partner Brent Fultz (Caltech) has been selected as a Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America, with the citation, "For his outstanding record of leadership and service to the neutron scattering community, and important discoveries in the field of vibrational entropy and alloy thermodynamics." Election to fellowship in the Neutron...
February 18th, 2016
CDAC Student Eloisa Zepeda-Alarcon (Berkeley) won a Best Poster Award at the 2016 Stewardship Sciences Academic Program (SSAP) 2016 Symposium for the third year in a row. In addition, she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Berkeley.
February 1st, 2016
CDAC Lab Manager/Research Scientist Muhtar Ahart has been awarded an Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Department of the Navy for 2016. This award was established by Dr. Alan Berman, the Naval Research Laboratory's fourth Director of Research, to recognize the best published technical writing(s) in each scientific division. Its...
January 7th, 2016
CDAC-supported student Andrew Shamp (University at Buffalo, SUNY) was featured as the Graduate Student Research Highlight from Buffalo for January, 2016. Andrew recently published a first-author paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters with his advisor, CDAC partner Eva Zurek .
January 6th, 2016
Former CDAC-supported graduate student Jeff Montgomery (University of Alabama-Birmingham) has accepted an offer to join Will Evans' high-pressure group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
November 18th, 2015
On September 4 in Madrid, Spain, CDAC Partner Jim Schilling (Washington University in St. Louis) was elected co-Vice President of the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT).
November 18th, 2015
CDAC Partner Dana Dlott (Illinois) is the 2015 winner of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award in vibrational spectroscopy. This award was established in 1975 by the Optical Society of America, the Coblentz Society, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy to honor the unique contributions of Ellis R. Lippincott to the field of vibrational spectroscopy....
November 17th, 2015
CDAC Academic Partner David Cahill (Illinois) is the 2015 recipient of the Yeram Touloukian Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Toulokian Award is presented for sustained, pioneering contributions to heat conduction metrology including the 3-omega and optical pump-probe methods, which are pervasive in laboratories...
November 3rd, 2015
Former CDAC Postdoctoral Associate Caitlin Murphy has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the EPSA 20 (Energy Policy and Systems Analysis) Office at the Department of Energy. The office, which is directly under the supervision of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, focuses on providing supporting analysis for legislative and regulatory...
September 17th, 2015
Jocelyn Rodgers has joined Carnegie as a CDAC postdoctoral associate. She is a theoretical chemist with expertise in liquid state theory. Among her interests are the use of molecular simulations to understand the effects of high pressure and other extreme conditions on biomolecule stability, structure and function under pressure. She works...
August 25th, 2015
Carnegie Summer Scholars Anne Davis (Caltech), Keenan Brownsberger (Whitworth University), and Reed Mershon (University of Chicago) gave presentations on their research at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus on August 14. The three students have completed their summer projects and have returned to their home universities for their final year....
August 21st, 2015
Carnegie Summer Scholars Anne Davis (Caltech), Keenan Brownsberger (Whitworth University), and Reed Mershon (University of Chicago) gave presentations on their research at the monthly “Lunch and Learn” event at Carnegie’s P Street Headquarters on Friday, August 14. Lunch and Learn provides an opportunity for the non-scientific staff at Carnegie’s...
July 10th, 2015
HPCAT hosted a group of eight graduate students as part of the 2015 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, held from June 15-17, 2015 at the Advanced Photon Source. The School is jointly conducted by Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. At HPCAT, beamline scientists Changyong Park and Dimitri Popov gave the...
June 23rd, 2015
This summer, three Carnegie Summer Scholars are working on CDAC-related projects. Keenan Brownsberger (Whitworth University) will be studying the reaction of metals with hydrogen at high pressure and temperature with CDAC Research Scientist Muhtar Ahart. Anne Davis (California Institute of Technology) will be working with Carnegie Staff...
May 22nd, 2015
CDAC Partner Brent Fultz (Caltech) has been announced as the winner of the 2016 William Hume-Rothery Award of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). The William Hume-Rothery Award, established in 1972, recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the science of alloys. The award will be presented during the 2016 TMS Annual Meeting...
May 18th, 2015
Max Giannetta, an undergraduate student working in the group of CDAC Academic Partner Lowell Miyagi at the University of Utah, has been recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate Resarcher in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences for 2014-2015. Over the last two years, Max has studied the texture development that takes place during the B1-B2...
April 3rd, 2015
Former Carnegie-CDAC Postdoctoral Fellow Pierre Beck, was awarded the 2015 Nier Prize from the Meteoritical Society. The award is named after Alfred O. C. Nier to recognize "outstanding research in meteoritics and closely allied fields by young scientists." Beck was a Carnegie Fellow at GL from 2006 to 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor...
March 9th, 2015
In the mid-2000's I began to teach the third term of a graduate core course at Caltech covering thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and phase transitions. This course, "States of Matter", originally followed the classic book by David Goodstein of the same name. The content that I covered in the third term evolved towards materials science, but...
January 7th, 2015
The 2014 AGU Fall Meeting was held from December 15-19 in San Francisco, CA. 47 posters and presentations were presented by CDAC Partners, Students, and Scientists.
December 15th, 2014
The research of Steve Jacobsen, a CDAC Academic Partner from Northwestern University, has been featured on BBC World News. Professor Jacobsen’s research focuses on water in the Earth’s mantle, and his recent work suggests that there may be up to an equivalent of the water in all the Earth’s oceans, or even more, stored within hydrated minerals in...
November 25th, 2014
CDAC Director Russell J. Hemley presented talks at two CDAC Partner Universities. He gave the George C. Pimentel Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley on Nobember 18, 2014. He also presented a Foster Colloquium at the University at Buffalo on October 24. The talks were titled "New Views of Structure and Bonding in Extreme...
November 24th, 2014
CDAC Academic Partner Eva Zurek (University at Buffalo) won the "2014 Prix d'Incitation Scientifique du Centre de Mecanique Ondulatoire Appliquee" (the "Promising Young Scientist prize of CMOA") award. This is an international award given to young scientists for outstanding achievements in chemistry and physics. It was awarded at the "Quantum...
September 25th, 2014
CDAC Partner Eva Zurek (University at Buffalo) received a 2014 UB Exceptional Scholar - Young Investigator Award at a ceremony held on October 8, 2014. This award "celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study."
July 31st, 2014
HPCAT Beamline Scientists Changyong Park and Dmitry Popov hosted a group of eight graduate students during the 2014 Neutron and X-ray School. The NX School was held on June 19-20 at HPCAT 16BM-D at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. During the two-day class, the students were provided with hands-on training for high-...
June 27th, 2014
Eugene Vinitsky has joined Carnegie as a CDAC-supported Predoctoral Associate. He is a graduate student at Caltech and will be working on neutron and x-ray diffraction and theory while at Carnegie.
June 16th, 2014
This summer, four Carnegie Summer Scholars are working on CDAC-related projects. Brandon Wilfong (Washington College) will be working with CDAC Research Scientist Muhtar Ahart on behavior of ferroelectric materials at high pressure using Raman spectroscopy. Olivia Reyes-Becerra (Stanford University) will be studying the synthesis of new...
June 11th, 2014
Carnegie CDAC-affiliated Staff Scientist Ronald E. Cohen received the International Award of Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications of 2014 on May 29, 2014 in Kyoto Japan. The award was given at the 31st meeting on Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applications (FMA) in recognition of Dr. Cohen's contribution to the progress in knowledge...
May 19th, 2014
CDAC Partners Przemeslav Dera (University of Hawai'i) and Lowell Miyagi (University of Utah) have been named as the speakers for the 2014-2015 COMPRES Distinguished Lecture series in the field of Mineral Physics. The talks feature topics that emphasize the exciting high-pressure geoscience research being conducted within the COMPRES community and...
May 15th, 2014
Kim Budil, a former Program Manager for DOE/NNSA, has been appointed Vice President for Laboratory Management at the University of California. Kim’s leadership was instrumental in the formation of the Stockpile Stewardship Academic Alliances Program, and she served as the program manager for CDAC from 2004 to 2007. She helped guide CDAC through...
May 13th, 2014
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Caitlin Murphy represented the Geophysical Laboratory at the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Festival, held April 26-27, 2014 in Washington DC, is the largest science, technlogy, engineering, and math education event of its kind in the US. More than 750 leading scientific organizations...
April 30th, 2014
Steven Jacobsen, a CDAC Academic Partner from Northwestern University, has received a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for 2014. The Bessel Award is granted by the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, and allows the recipient to spend a year working at a research institution in Germany. Professor Jacobsen will spend the coming year at the...
March 11th, 2014
Former CDAC student Jorge Muñoz, who completed his degree at Caltech working with Professor Brent Fultz, was recently interviewed by the Hispanic Physicists Radio Education Project, which is organized by the National Society of Hispanic Physicists and the American Physical Society. More information on this project may be found at: http://www....
March 5th, 2014
Professor Eva Zurek, a CDAC Academic Partner from the University at Buffalo, has received the 2014 Young Leaders Professional Development Award of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Professor Zurek was presented with the award at the TMS Annual meeting held recently in San Diego, CA.
December 23rd, 2013
Ligang Bai, formerly from UNLV's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has joined HPCAT as a Postdoctoral Associate.
December 23rd, 2013
Former CDAC student from Florida International University, Ross Hrubiak has joined HPCAT as a Postdoctoral Associate. He will be working on high-pressure melting studies.
December 23rd, 2013
Former CDAC Intern Maneeshika Madduri of Stanford University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Nepal in Energy. Manchali was a high school summer intern at Carnegie from 2007 to 2009 and for a full year during her senior year as a part of Thomas Jefferson High School's school researcher program. She was semifinalists...
December 23rd, 2013
His activities include user support, technical development, and research. His scientific interests cover a broad range of topics related to the structure and properties of materials subjected to extreme conditions, and he is also interested in the development of experimental methods and techniques using synchrotron radiation.
July 30th, 2013
CDAC Partner Duffy was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and will receive his award during the Fall AGU meeting on December 11, 2013. The honor is given to those who have attained "acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences." No more than 0.1% of all AGU members are given this distinction each year.
March 22nd, 2013
Carnegie CDAC-Affiliated Scientist Yingwei Fei has been elected a Geochemistry Fellow by the The Geochemical Society (GS) and The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG). The joint EAG/GS Geochemical Fellows committee selected him for the award which will be presented at the annual Goldschmidt meeting in Florence, Italy this summer. The...
December 17th, 2012
CDAC Academic Partner Jung-fu "Afu" Lin has been approved for tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
November 13th, 2012
Wendy Mao, former CDAC sponsored student and current CDAC Partner at Stanford, will be the 2013 recipient of the MSA Award. Congratulations, Wendy!
October 16th, 2012
Former Carnegie-CDAC Postdoctoral Fellow Amy Lazicki was awarded one of four Outstanding Postdoc Awards in the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
October 8th, 2012
CDAC graduate student Kathryn Brown, from the research group of Professor Dana Dlott at the University of Illinois, has recently been awarded an Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellowship to carry out her postdoctoral research.
August 22nd, 2012
On Wednesday August 8th, three Carnegie Summer Scholars working on CDAC-related research presented the results of their summer's work in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall on the Broad Branch Road Campus. Louis Loubeyre (University of Paris VII) studied heterogeneity in the dynamics of methanol under high pressure with Carnegie Research Scientist...
June 26th, 2012
CDAC Student Greg Finkelstein (Princeton) has been invited to give a talk at the International Union of Crystallography Commission on High Pressure Meeting. The meeting will be held in Mito, Japan in September. His talk is entitled "Insights into the high-pressure crystallography of olivine from syncrhotron-based single-crystal x-ray diffraction."
May 15th, 2012
Upper level high school women toured HPCAT on April 19, 2012 as part of the Science Careers in Search of Women Conference at Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT Beamline Associate Genevieve Boman gave a presentation on high pressure science at HPCAT, and discussed her own science background and role as beamline associate. Beamline Scientist Yue...
May 14th, 2012
Ten CDAC-Affiliated Scientists and HPCAT Scientists were honored at the Geophysical Laboratory's Years of Service Ceremony on May 11th. Honorees were presented with Carnegie pins, each containing a gem stone representing their years of service to the institution.
May 10th, 2012
The current issue of the Stockpile Stewardship Quarterly features articles by CDAC graduate students Katie Brown (Illinois) and Matt Armentrout (UCLA). Read about their work here.
April 23rd, 2012
Former CDAC Student Wenli Bi (Washington University) has begun working at the Advanced Photon Source as a COMPRES postdoctoral associate. She is working with Ercan Alp at Sector 3 of the APS performing research on high pressure synchrotron Mossbauer spectroscopy and inelastic x-ray scattering.
April 11th, 2012
Yanzhang Ma was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Texas Tech University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Ma was a CDAC Partner from 2006 to 2009 and worked on a variety of problems in high P-T materials science, including strength and deformation, superhard materials, nanomaterials, and high-pressure tribology. He also...
April 9th, 2012
Genevieve Boman joined HPCAT as a Beamline Associate. Her primary responsibilities at HPCAT include performing and maintaining daily and scheduled beamline operations, maintaining and operating laboratory and on-line supported equipment, developing user friendly interfaces and macros for effective and efficient controls, and participating in...
March 15th, 2012
Former CDAC student Lowell Miyagi has accepted a tenure track faculty position at the University of Utah. Lowell was a student of CDAC Partner Hans-Rudolf Wenk at the University of California - Berkeley. There he studied deformation of materials at high P-T conditions, including perovskite and post-perovskite. After receiving his Ph.D. from...
November 3rd, 2011
Carnegie intern Pei-Nan Chen (Poolesville High School) was named a semifinalist in the 2011 Siemens Competition. He worked with CDAC Scientist Chang-sheng Zha and other CDAC scientists on the behavior of methane over a broad range of conditions of temperature and pressure using Raman and infrared spectroscopy. His research led to an identification...
October 13th, 2011
Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
September 13th, 2011
Carnegie's newest Staff Scientist, Tim Strobel, is the recipient of the 2011 Jamieson Award, presented during the AIRAPT Conference in Mumbai, India. The Jamieson Award is awarded to an outstanding graduate or post-doctoral researcher in the field of high pressure research.
August 17th, 2011
On Wednesday August 12th, the three Carnegie Summer Scholars working on CDAC-related research presented the results of their summer's work in the Boyd Conference Room on the Broad Branch Road Campus.
August 1st, 2011
Tim Strobel has been appointed Staff Scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory, starting September 1, 2011. Tim has been a Research Scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory since October 2010, after joining the lab as a CDAC-Affiliated Carnegie Fellow in September 2008.
June 8th, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu visits HPCAT on Friday, June 3. Russell Hemley presented an overview of HPCAT and led the tour for the delegation, which included the University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and ANL Director Eric Isaacs. The Secretary was visiting ANL to participate in the new Energy Sciences Building (ESB)...
May 3rd, 2011
Research by CDAC student Walter Uhoya (University of Alabama - Birmingham) and CDAC partner Yogesh Vohra was featured by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
May 3rd, 2011
Upper level high school girls toured HPCAT on April 14, 2011 as part of the Science Careers in Search of Women Conference at Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT was highlighted with a tour and presentations.
April 28th, 2011
The work of former Carnegie-CDAC Research Scientist Olga Degtyareva on the high pressure phase of sulphur was the inspiration for one of the movements of a recently debuted string trio piece, "In Extremis," composed by Scottish musician Julian Wagstaff.
March 4th, 2011
Carnegie High School intern Winston Liu (Montgomery Blair High School) was named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for 2011. His study, "Ethane-hydrogen systems under high pressure," was conducted in the high-pressure labs under the direction of Jinfu Shu and Ho-kwang Mao.
January 4th, 2011
CDAC partner Jie Li (University of Michigan) was elected Fellow in the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA). She was a Carnegie postdoctoral associate from 1998 to 2001.
December 21st, 2010
CDAC Steering Committee member Jon Eggert has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and Carnegie CDAC-Affiliated Scientist Yingwei Fei (pictured at left) was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
December 21st, 2010
CDAC Steering Committee member Jon Eggert (LLNL) has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Jon is also one of the key contacts at LLNL for the first science experiments involving CDAC scientists at the National Ignition Facility. He was a Geophysical Laboratory Carnegie Fellow from 1992 to 1994, where he did a variety...
December 21st, 2010
At the American Geophysical Union's 2010 Fall Meeting, there were 67 presentations by CDAC-affiliated scientists. Nine posters were presented by Carnegie Summer Scholars, including Bethany Chidester (Univ. Toledo), pictured at right, who spent the summer working with Carnegie research scientist Tim Strobel.
November 4th, 2010
Carnegie High School intern Winston Liu (Montgomery Blair High School) has been named a semifinalist in the Siemens Foundation's 2010 competition in Math-Science-Technology. His study was on "Ethane-hydrogen systems under high pressure." Winston has been working in the high-pressure labs under the direction of Jinfu Shu and Ho-kwang Mao.
August 9th, 2010
On Wednesday August 4, the 12 participants in this year's Carnegie Summer Scholars Program, presented the results of their summer's work in the Greenwalt Lecture Hall on the Broad Branch Road Campus. Projects carried out by the Summer Scholars this year spanned a broad range of topics, including mineral physics, seismology, astronomy, organic...
June 18th, 2010
Three Carnegie/CDAC supported post-docs have accepted positions in the National Labs (pictured clockwise at right). Raja Chellappa joined LANL in May. He is working with Dana Dattlebaum in the the Shock & Detonation Physics Group in the WX-9 division. He will be studying structural phase transformations and decomposition behavior of energetic...
May 18th, 2010
Yufei Meng (Carnegie) won a Best Poster award at the 4th International Conference on New Diamond and Nano Carbons, which was held in Suzhou, China. Of the 169 poster entries, only 5 were given this honor.
March 25th, 2010
Dmitry Popov, a researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, will join HPCAT as Beamline Scientist on April 15th. He will be responsible for supporting users in HPCAT operations, developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques as well as conducting original research. His specialty is single crystal x-ray...
March 23rd, 2010
CDAC Academic Partner Robert Downs was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
January 29th, 2010
Carnegie CDAC-Affiliated Scientist Yingwei Fei was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in January and received his award during the Fall AGU meeting on December 15, 2010. The honor is given to those who have attained "acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences." Only one in each thousand members is elected to Fellowship...
January 29th, 2010
Wenge Yang, formerly a Beamline Scientist at HPCAT, was promoted to Co-Project Manager at the High Pressure Synergetic Consortium (HPSynC), a program at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) jointly run by the Geophysical Laboratory and APS.
January 29th, 2010
Curtis Kenney-Benson, formerly a Research Engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joined the Geophysical Laboratory as Beamline Associate of HPCAT. Changyong Park, formerly a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, also joined the Geophysical Laboratory as Beamline Scientist of...
January 27th, 2010
Reinhard Boehler, formerly a Director of the Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany, joined the Geophysical Laboratory August 17. Boehler has been appointed Senior Scientist and will work on a broad range of problems in high-pressure science and technology, and will contribute to many projects associated with CDAC. He will be a part of...
September 17th, 2009
Reinhard Boehler, formerly a Director of the Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany, joined the Geophysical Laboratory August 17. Boehler has been appointed Senior Scientist and will work on a broad range of problems in high-pressure science and technology, and will contribute to many projects associated with CDAC.
August 6th, 2009
CDAC partner Steven Jacobsen (Northwestern) has been awarded a Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award, the highest honor presented by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more about the PECASE award here.
August 6th, 2009
Investigating the interplay of electronic and magnetic properties at high pressure requires demanding diffraction measurements on single crystals in the diamond anvil cell. Using sample preparation techniques and diffraction methods developed in preliminary studies at HPCAT, postdoctoral fellow Rafael Jaramillo of The University of Chicago has...
August 6th, 2009
CDAC partner Raymond Jeanloz (Berkeley) comments in APS News on putting the US Nuclear Complex under the oversight of the Pentagon. To read his entire commentary, follow this link.
August 6th, 2009
The Carnegie Institution held its annual Summer Scholars Research Symposium on Wednesday, August 5th. The 12 students participating in the program this year presented the results of their work for the entire Broad Branch Road campus community. The presentations covered a wide range of topics, including mineral physics, organic geochemistry,...
May 13th, 2009
Malcolm Nicol passed away on May 7, 2009. This very sad event represents a significant loss to the high pressure community. To all of us, Malcolm was known for his warm and kind character and for his deep scientific insight. He was a great supporter of AIRAPT, serving 4 terms as treasurer from 1999 until the last meeting in Catania in 2007.
May 13th, 2009
CDAC Advisory Committee Member Chi-Chang Kao has been named founding director of the Joint Photon Sciences Institute at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
February 10th, 2009
The International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology awarded Russell Hemley, director of the Geophysical Laboratory, the 2009 Bridgman Award. Hemley received the honor in Tokyo, Japan, on July 27th.
February 3rd, 2009
CDAC high school interns Maneeshika Madduri (Thomas Jefferson High School) and Benjamin Shih (Mongtomery Blair High School) have been named as semifinalists in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Maneeshika's project was on hydrogen complexation studies in crown ethers and Benjamin's project was on H2O and CO2 compounds. Maneeshika...
January 14th, 2009
Russell Hemley has been elected Honoris Causa Professor for Energetics, Mechanics, Machinery, and Control Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
November 15th, 2008
Steven Jacobsen, CDAC Academic Partner from Northwestern (and former Barbara McClintock Postdoctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory) has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Jacobsen is among 20 scientists selected nationally this year to receive this grant. The funding will support development of Jacobsen's nano-...
November 15th, 2008
CDAC high school intern Maneeshika Madduri was a semifinalist in the 2008 Siemens Competition for Math, Science, and Technology with her project on hydrogen complexation studies in crown ethers. Congratulations!
October 21st, 2008
Ho-kwang Mao (Carnegie) has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, the National Academy of the United Kingdom.
August 11th, 2008
The Carnegie Institution held its annual Summer Scholars Research Symposium on Wednesday, August 6t, 2008h. The ten students participating in the program this year presented the results of their work for the entire Broad Branch Road campus community. The presentations covered a wide range of topics, including mineral physics, organic geochemistry...
May 20th, 2008
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced that Russell Hemley has been elected to Corresponding Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters.
April 11th, 2008
On Friday, April 4, the Geophysical Laboratory dedicated its new conference room in honor of the late Francis R. (Joe) Boyd. Among his many accomplishments, Boyd co-invented the piston-cylinder apparatus, a high-pressure device used throughout the world. He was on the staff of the Geophysical Laboratory for over 50 years. The new Boyd Conference...
April 11th, 2008
On Tuesday, April 8, CDAC-affiliated Carnegie staff member Ronald Cohen presented a public lecture entitled, "Ferroelectrics: Materials That Do Things, From Medical Ultrasound to Green Energy," at Carnegie's Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC. The lecture was the latest in Carnegie's series of Neighborhood Lectures.
April 11th, 2008
Ronald Cohen was featured in the "Making the Paper" segment of January 31st issue of Nature.
April 11th, 2008
Edward Ching-Te Chao passed away on February 3, 2008. He was an expert in impact processes in minerals, and he discovered the natural occurrence of coesite and stishovite and named both minerals. Please refer to The Meteoritical Society to see a tribute to Dr Chao and to The Washington Post for details on his life.
April 9th, 2008
CDAC is pleased to announce the addition of eight new academic partner groups. This addition brings to 19 the number of academic partners supporting graduate student research in high pressure materials science by CDAC. Graduate students will be supported in groups led by: Robert Downs (University of Arizona), Steven Jacobsen (Northwestern...
January 31st, 2008
Ronald Cohen will receive the 2009 Dana Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. The Dana Medal "is intended to recognize continued outstanding scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of their career." Congratulations Ron!
January 31st, 2008
The CDAC paper "A critical evaluation of pressure scales at high temperatures by in situ X-ray diffraction measurements" [Y. Fei, et al, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 143/144, 516-526 (2004)] has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Most Cited Articles by Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors.
January 31st, 2008
Ho-kwang Mao has been awarded the Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union for 2007. This medal is awarded 'for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core.' The presentation will be made at the Honors Ceremony of the 2007 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco on...
January 3rd, 2008
Citation for Ho-kwang Mao The Lehmann Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core. When Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao completed his Ph.D. in 1968 at the University of Rochester and moved to the Geophysical Laboratory, a revolution in how we could...
December 5th, 2007
Former CDAC Scientist Eugene Gregoryanz, now at the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions at the University of Edinburgh has been featured in the "Fast Moving Fronts" section of the online forum "Essential Science Indicators." Gregoryanz fields questions on the highly cited CDAC paper in Nature Materials from 2004 in which he and co-workers...
July 3rd, 2007
Lowell Miyagi, a CDAC graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Geophysical Union. Congratulations!
December 4th, 2006
Wendy Mao, former CDAC sponsored student and currently an Oppenheimer Fellow at LANL, will receive a Mineral and Rock Physics Award at the fall AGU meeting. Congratulations Wendy!
May 24th, 2006
Wendy Mao, former CDAC sponsored student and currently an Oppenheimer Fellow at LANL, is the 2006 recipient of the Advanced Photon Source Rosalind Franklin Award. Congratulations, Wendy!
April 26th, 2006
Former CDAC student Wendy L. Mao (now at Los Alamos National Laboratory) and colleagues from the Geophysical Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source (including HPCAT, XOR, and GSECARS) report a major new finding in high-pressure geophysics. The work focuses on iron-rich post-perovskites and the ultralow-velocity zones in a paper in the April...
September 7th, 2005
Russell J. Hemley and Ho-Kwang Mao have won the Balzan Prize for 2005 in Mineral Physics. The Balzan Prize is awarded to scientists, artists and institutions for outstanding achievements in humanities, social sciences, physics, mathematics, natural sciences and medicine. The fields in this prize are rotated from year to year as determined by the...
August 3rd, 2005
This summer, the Geophysical Laboratory was host to seven summer interns, including four university undergraduate students who participated in CDAC-related projects as part of the Carnegie Summer Intern Program.
August 3rd, 2005
Congratulations to Jung-Fu Lin. He has been awarded the Lawrence Fellowship and will be relocating to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
June 16th, 2005
Wendy Mao, a CDAC sponsored student at The University of Chicago, has been awarded the Los Alamos National Laboratory J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship and will be joining LANL (LLNL).
March 16th, 2005
Research by Dr. Dudley Herschback, a CDAC affiliated staff member, has been highlighted in Harvard Magazine.
February 25th, 2005
Wendy Mao, a CDAC sponsored doctoral student at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the LANL Openheimer Fellowship and will be joining LANL.
February 7th, 2005
Two Carnegie summer interns have been recognized with Outstanding Student Paper awards for their presentations at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held this past December in San Francisco. Sonali Shukla, a junior at New York University, received the citation from the Planetary Sciences section for her presentation "Atmospheric...
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