• faculty

  • June Wicks

    June Wicks

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

  • post-doc

  • Dr. Vinay Rastogi

    Dr. Vinay Rastogi

    Postdoctoral scholar

    • Research Interests: My current research is focused on the phase diagram studies of different materials under dynamic compression. I am interested in such experiments here to understand the kinetics of diffusion, phase transformations and their rate dependence under extreme conditions.
  • Dr. Melissa Sims

    Dr. Melissa Sims

    Postdoctoral scholar

    • Olin Hall
    • Research Interests: Dr. Melissa Sims completed bachelors degrees in physics and geophysics from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina. Her PhD is from Stony Brook University. It involved research examining compression-rate effects on deformation and phase nucleation for minerals commonly found in meteorites.
  • graduate

  • Tyler Perez

    Tyler Perez

    • Research Interests: I seek to use and develop cutting edge laser-compression techniques in order to experimentally constrain important heat transport properties of Earth and other terrestrial planets.
  • Zixuan Ye

    Zixuan Ye

    • Research Interests: To study the material properties, especially phase diagrams, thermodynamic and optical properties of planetary materials, using laser-induced shock compression.
  • research assistant

  • Junellie Gonzales Quiles

    Junellie Gonzales Quiles

  • Kenny Hulpach

    Kenny Hulpach

  • Juliette Lamoureux

    Juliette Lamoureux

    Lab Manager / Research Assistant

  • undergraduate

  • Anirudh Hari

    Anirudh Hari

  • alumni

  • Connor Krill

    Connor Krill

  • Sharada Narayanan

    Sharada Narayanan

    undergraduate student

  • Elijah Jackson

    Elijah Jackson

    high school student

  • Campbell Knobloch

    Campbell Knobloch

    undergraduate student

  • Dev’Ric O’Neal

    high school student