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Application Period Begins for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholarship

JHU Earth and Planetary Sciences invites applicants to the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar position. The position lasts a duration of one year with the expectation of an extension for an additional year. We seek applicants with a recent PhD in any area of Earth and Planetary Sciences or Environmental Sciences, and with interests that […]

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 […]

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 […]


Figure 1. Look how happy we look! The first campaign with my first two graduate students, Tyler and Zixuan. We assisted on a Laboratory Basic Science (LBS) program to explore the phase diagram of LiF. Figure 2. My first professor selfie. I will never top this. LLNL happened to be on site shooting B roll […]

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 […]

Sitting Down with Professor Bruce Marsh by Campbell Knobloch

“I’m in my Darwinian mode of research. I’m doing the important rather than the urgent.” Today I got to sit down with Professor Bruce Marsh to talk about the history of the Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, the Williams Mineral Collection, and how the fields of mineralogy and petrology have evolved over the course of […]

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 […]

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: The Current State of the Earth The talk will […]

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: The Moon The talk will be in Olin 247 at 4:30 PM, with questions and answers to follow at 5:30 PM

Johns Hopkins Alumni Lecture and Presentation Today featuring Donald A. Swanson, PhD ’64

Dr. Swanson’s talk will be followed by the presentation of the 2018 Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumni Award. In his own words “I am a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and have studied active volcanoes for much of my career. My talk today will briefly describe two eruptions that involved volcanoes becoming severely disrupted by […]