News & Announcements Archive

Tyler Perez Presents at COMPRES conference

Wicks Lab graduate student Tyler Perez will speak at the 2020 Consortium for Material Properties Research in the Earth Science (COMPRES) annual meeting, which will be held virtually on August 14. He’ll present on his experimental work to determine the thermal conductivity of iron at high pressures, which is necessary to develop heat transport models… Read more »

Dr. Sims is awarded NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship!

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Sims on her newly awarded NSF Earth Sciences Post-Doctoral fellowship, “Windows into Ancient Impacts: Examining Meteoritics Research with New Approaches”!  With the award, Dr. Sims will be carrying out research and educational activities with collaborators in Wicks Lab, the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Johns Hopkins, and Lawrence Livermore National… Read more »

Zixuan Ye, Summer 2020 Intern at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Congratulations to Wicks lab grad student Zixuan Ye, who will be working this summer at Lawrence Livermore doing data analysis for shock decay experiments of MgO, as well as developing a model for calculating thermal emissions of semi-transparent materials.

Congratulations Tyler Perez!

Tyler Perez, a second-year graduate student of Wicks lab, has been published as first author on “A Synchrotron Mössbauer Spectroscopy Study of a Hydrated Iron-Sulfate at High Pressures.” The paper, Tyler’s first as primary author, is a culmination of his and others’ work on synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements of hydrated iron-sulfate, pressurized to 95 GPa… Read more »

Wicks Lab at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco

June Wicks will be giving a tutorial talk, “Novel Experiments for Understanding the Interior of the Earth, Planets, and Exoplanets” this Wednesday at the AGU conference. June will cover the advantages, challenges, and future prospects of diamond anvil cell, as well as laser shock compression and ramp compression experiments. She will be speaking on the… Read more »

Congratulations, Junellie Gonzalez Quiles!

Junellie Gonzalez Quiles, B.S. of Astronomy from University of Maryland, now research assistant at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, was awarded by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for her work in Wicks lab. Junellie was one of two students in the geosciences awarded for her undergraduate research and… Read more »

Symmetry and Fracture: Opening Reception September 27, 2019

Symmetry and Fracture: Works by Jenna Frye, HEMI artist in residence, will have its opening reception Friday, September 27th, from 4:30-7:30 pm, at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q Level. Symmetry and Fracture offers a way to connect physically with complex research ideas through hands-on exploration of mineral crystal systems and grain boundaries of metallic… Read more »

Mineralogy Lecture Series – Wednesday, April 17th

Dr. Hy Bui is the Sr. Principal Scientist and Head of Transversal and Physical Chemistry of Applied Research at L’Oréal. We are happy to have him join us for the Mineralogy Lecture Series to talk about the rheology in cosmetics, and more specifically how material science allows us to develop better cosmetic products. If you… Read more »

Graduation Congratulations!

December 20, 2018 Congrats to Junellie Gonzalez Quiles on graduating from University of Maryland! She will be joining our team full time for spring 2019 as a research assistant, writing up her undergraduate research on the phase diagram of MgO using laser-driven shock compression. Can’t wait to see what she does next! September 11, 2018… Read more »