Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
I work on characterizing the physical and chemical properties of planetary materials at high pressures using a variety of spectroscopic techniques and laser-heated diamond-anvil cells. I am especially interested in “exotic” phase transformations such as crystalline-to-amorphous, insulator-to-metal, liquid-liquid, etc.
My current research focuses on the melting behavior of complex iron alloys in order to understand the properties of Earth’s core.