Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science
Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow

Mentors: Alexander Goncharov,
Michael Walter

2022 – current


California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Ph.D. – Geophysics
Advisor: Jennifer M. Jackson
Thesis: Exploring Earth’s core-mantle boundary with multi-technique approaches

M.S. – Geophysics
(Minor: Environmental Science)



Yale University
New Haven, CT

B.S. – Physics, Intensive
Advisor: Kanani K. M. Lee
Thesis: Melting behavior of pyroxenite in the lower mantle


National Research Facilities

Principal Investigator, General User Proposal #74384:
High-pressure melting investigations of Fe-Ni-Si,
Sector 13-ID-D, Advanced Photon Source (Illinois, USA)

2021 – current

Principal Investigator, General User Proposal #69989:
High-pressure melting investigations of Fe and Fe-Ni-Si,
Sector 3-ID-B, Advanced Photon Source (Illinois, USA)

2020 – 2022

Principal Investigator, General User Proposal #58399:
Melting investigations of Fe-Ni-Si at high-pressure,
Sector 3-ID-B, Advanced Photon Source (Illinois, USA)

2018 – 2020

User, Powder X-ray Diffraction:
Sector 12-2-2, Advanced Light Source (California, USA)

2016 – 2021

User, Dual Beam SEM/FIB Microscope:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York, USA)

2015 – 2016

User, Neptune MC-ICPMS mass spectrometer:
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida, USA)



Diamond anvil cell (DAC) preparation and sample recovery; laser heating experiments and optics alignments; powder x-ray diffraction (XRD); time-domain synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy (SMS); nuclear resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (NRIXS); focused ion beam (FIB) milling; scanning electron microscopy (SEM); electron microprobe analysis (EMPA); data analysis software development in MATLAB


Student, Principles of University Teaching and Learning in STEM

Winter 2021

Teaching Assistant, Applied Geophysics Seminar
and Field Course

Canceled Spring 2020, Canceled Spring 2021

Teaching Assistant, Mineral Physics

Winter 2019

Teaching Assistant, Earth and Environment

Spring 2018



Introduction to Geology and Geochemistry, Continuum Mechanics of Fluids and Solids, Plate Tectonics, Applied Geophysics Seminar and Field Course, Seismology, Mineral Physics, Planetary Structure and Evolution, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Special Topics: Venus, Regional Field Geology of the Southwestern US

Environmental Science:

Atmosphere Dynamics, Earth’s Atmosphere, Earth’s Biogeochemical Cycles, Tropical Atmosphere Dynamics, Cloud and Boundary Layer Dynamics

Foreign Language:

Introduction to Chinese (3 terms), Intermediate Chinese (3 terms)