News & Announcements Archive

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 »


Last Mineralogy Lecture Series – Wednesday, 31st October

Our last speaker this series will be Dr. Matthew B. Weller. Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin. The title of his talk is: “Cracking up: a geodynamics prospective on the deep interior, tectonic state, and planetary evolution over time.” Read the abstract here: PDF Document: The Current State of the Earth The… Read more »


Penultimate Mineralogy Lecture Series – Wednesday, 17th October

Our speaker this week is Miki Nakijima, Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. The title of her talk is “The cosmochemist’s guide to First Man.” Here is the abstract: PDF Document: The Moon The talk will be in Olin 247 at 4:30 PM, with questions and answers to follow at 5:30 PM


Seventh Mineralogy Lecture Series – Wednesday, 10th October

Our speaker this week will be Jenna Frye, HEMI Artist-in Residence. As she always says, she makes stuff, and talks about teaching and making stuff. The picture above of the elephants playing with a toy, is her work. She is Assistant Department Chair at Maryland Institute College of Art and her talk will be entitled… Read more »


Special Mineralogy Lecture: Tuesday, 2nd October

We have a special guest speaker today, Dr. Sally June Tracy, Post Doctoral Researcher at Princeton.  Her talk is entitled – “Structural changes in germanate analogues of Bridgmanite with Synchrotron Moessbauer Spectroscopy.” The Mineralogy Lecture Series, or MLS for short, will have the following format: Room: Olin 247 4-4:30 PM Pre-lecture discussion led by Prof. June… Read more »


Fifth Mineralogy Lecture Series Talk – Wednesday, 3rd October

Our next guest lecturer is Dr. Curtis Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of California, Davis. Here’s the title of the talk – “Origin of Volatiles in Earth’s Mantle.” and the abstract is as follows: PDF Document: CW_MLS The Mineralogy Lecture Series, or MLS for short, will have the following format: 4-4:30 PM Pre-lecture discussion… Read more »


Mineralogy Lecture: Wednesday, September 26th

Our guest lecturer this week is Dr. Ray Smith of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In 2001, he joined LLNL as a postdoctoral researcher, were he worked on the development of X-ray lasers for applications on the COMET laser facility. In 2002, he joined Equation of State (EOS) group were he is currently developing… Read more »


Sonia Tikoo – Mineralogy Lecture Series: 19th September

The speaker is Sonia Tikoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers. Her talk is entitled “Paleomagnetic insights into the formation and evolution of solar system bodies.” Read the abstract here:PDF Document: Abstract