August 7, 2017: Welcome to Bruce Zhou, a visiting researcher who recently graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors in Physics. Bruce will spend the next ~1 year learning how to do melting in a LHDAC. Watch out world!
August 2, 2017: AGU abstracts due. Five abstracts submitted from our group! Looking forward to December in New Orleans.
April 18, 2016: Neala Creasy’s qualifying exam. She passes! Congratulations!
April 11, 2016: Kierstin Daviau’s third year review.
April 7, 2016: Jie Deng’s qualifying exam. He passes! Congratulations!
April 1, 2016: Congratulations to group member Neala Creasy for being awarded and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations also to group member Sarah Arveson for receiving an Honorable Mention! We’re doing great things here :)
June 16-19 2014: Kanani Lee and graduate students Zhixue Du and Kierstin Daviau attend the Annual COMPRES Meeting at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.
June 8 2014: Lee Lab Group Summer Party!
May 7 2014: Congratulations to undergrads Yusu Liu and Marjorie Hirs, recipients of the Von Damm award.
April 18 2014: Welcome to undergraduate G&G major Marjorie Hirs as she joins our group!
April 11 2014: Kanani Lee speaks at the the Graduate School of Oceanography (Univ of Rhode Island), “Melting in the Deep Earth.”
March 17 2014: Our group members become first-time users at CFN at Brookhaven National Laboratory to use the Focused Ion Beam (FIB).
March 10 2014: Kanani Lee speaks at the Geophysical Laboratory, “Melting in the Deep Earth.”
February 27 2014: Welcome to undergraduate Chemistry major Yusu Liu as she joins our group!
February 25 2014: Group dinner for farewell to postdoc Tingting Gu and to celebrate Kanani’s promotion.
February 24 2014: Happy News: Kanani Lee passed her promotion! Assistant Professor –> Associate Professor (without tenure).
January 1 2014: Happy New Year!
December 9-13 2013: AGU Fall Meeting. Graduate student Zhixue Du and former postdoc Konstantin Glazyrin present posters on melting ferropericlase and the effects of non-hydrostatic stresses and spin transition of Fe in ferropericlase, respecitvely. Kanani Lee gives talk on iron melting.
October 30-November 1 2013: XRD beamtime at HPCAT (APS)!
October 27-29 2013: GSA Meeting in Denver. Kanani Lee presents first measurements on iron melting at high pressures.
October 16 2013: XRD beamtime at the GSECARS (APS)!
October 4 2013: Former undergraduate Ilya Uts and former postdoc Konstantin Glazyrin’s newest paper published in RSI on pressure gradients in the laser-heated DAC. See the publications page for a pdf.
September 13 2013: Congratualtions to former postdoc Konstantin Glazyrin and their new baby boy Leonid!
September 3 2013: Welcome to our group’s newest member, postdoc Dr. Tingting Gu!
August 17 2013: Congratulations to lab manager George Amulele & Kirindi on their marriage! All the best to the couple.
August 16 2013: New student Kierstin Daviau successfully loads her first sample! She’s a quick learner with only 8 days since she touched her first DAC!
August 6/7 2013: Abstracts for GSA and AGU are submitted! Denver and San Francisco, here we come!
August 5 2013: Welcome to our group’s newest graduate student Kierstin Daviau!
June 17 2013: Off to the COMPRES Meeting in Wisconsin!
May 31 2013: New photo of Kanani uploaded. Although the photo is still ~6 months old, at least it isn’t nearly 10 years old.
May 28 2013: Labview is working. We can now synch our laser, cameras, spectrometer and photodiodes!
May 24 2013: Received new National Instruments equipment and Labview. Time to start shaping our laser pulses, triggering our detectors and the like! Fun things in store in the world of laser heating and melting.
May 22 2013: Group Celebration dinner to celebrate the abundance of great news culminating over the past couple of weeks:
Undergraduate Ilya Uts’s graduation and new job!
Postdoc Kaveh Pahlevan’s new adventure to Boudler then to Nice.
Undergraduate Philippa Stoddard has been awarded the Samuel Lewis Penfield Prize:“for proficiency in mineralogy.”
Graduate student Zhixue Du has been awarded the Ford Prize. The Ford Prize is given for excellence in “mineralogical” studies.
Lab Manager George Amulele’s engagement! (to be married in Kenya in August)
Postdoc Nikku Madhusudhan’s acceptance of a faculty position at Cambridge!