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17252 Hawthorne Blvd. #189

Torrance, CA 90504

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Education

Ph. D. Degree, 1981, Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

M. S. Degree, 1976, Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology

B. S. Degree, 1974, Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

Employment

2008- present, Embrace Your Vitality, Owner

2009-2012, Visiting Researcher, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 90095

2005 – 2008, Research Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002 – 2005, Research Professor of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2000 – 2001, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1999 – 2000, Research Professor, Physics Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1986 – 2000, Staff Scientist, Max Planck Institut für Chemie,. Mainz Germany

1985 – 1986, Section Supervisor, TRW, Redondo Beach, CA

1982 – 1985, Research Chemist, Chevron Oil Field Research Company, La Habra, CA

1981 – 1982, Post‑
Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA

Honors

  • Teaching Award, 1976-77, UCLA Chemistry Department
  • Fellow of the American Mineralogical Society
  • Elected Co-Chair of the 2002 Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressure
  • Chair for the 2004 meeting; the meeting covers physics, chemistry, and planetary research at high pressure; I was the first woman to chair this conference in its 50 year
    history.

Professional Activities

1992 Organizing Committee: EGS Conference
1993 – 1998, IASPEI Committee Member
1996 – 1999, Women’s representative- moderated hiring practices and discrimination
problems (handled ten cases, requiring written reports indicating all practices
mandated by law were followed by institute management) plus promotion and
encouragement of young woman scientists (kept woman scholars, postdocs and
students, informed of special opportunities; advised a dozen young women on
career promotion/employment).

1997 – 2001, Associate Editor, American Mineralogist

2000 – 2008, Committee member of COMPRES, a consortium initiative for Material Properties
Research to NSF, until 2007, UW representative to Compres

2001, AGU Special Session Convener: Spectroscopy of Minerals and Other Planetary Phases

2002, Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Research at High Pressure

2004, Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Research at High Pressure

University Service

2000 – 2001, UNLV Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Committee
2002-2003, Physics lower division course committee – evaluate new texts, course content, online homework methodology + Committee for faculty evaluation
2003, Speaker for Entering Student Focus Groups for Sciences
2004-2005; Physics non-majors course committee: redesigned and proposed new courses + Committee for faculty evaluation
2005-2007 Earth and Space Science Graduate Student Admissions Committee
2007 Science Careers Day Panel

Research Interests

Investigations of structures and dynamics of highly-compressed phases to understand bonding and chemical properties under extreme conditions; Experimental techniques include laser-Raman, laser-fluorescence spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction in the diamond anvil cell

Investigation of thermodynamic and thermoelastic properties of mineral phases relevant to the Earth and other planetary interiors; Modeling planetary interiors, particularly mineral composition, convective style and temperatures

Simultaneous High-Pressure and High-Temperature vibrational spectroscopy.

Resonance Raman spectroscopy of nanophases (nanotubes, nanocrystals, and adsorbed species)

Student/ Postdoctoral
Supervision

Fiquet, Guillaume, 1991, Ph.D Committee, Rennes University, France1991-93, Postdoctoral Supervision, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany

Andrault, Denis, 1990, Ph.D. Committee, University Paris VI, France

Hoffbauer, Wilfried, 1989, Ph.D. Research Co-Supervision, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Reichmann, Hans-Joseph, 1993, Ph.D. Thesis Supervisor, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany    1999-2000, Postdoctoral Supervision, UNLV

Zerr, Andrei, Ph.D. Research Co-Supervision, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Tschauner, Oliver, 1999, Ph.D. Research Co-Supervision, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

von Bargen, Niklaus, 1983-87, Postdoctoral Supervision, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany

Zhang, Li, 1991-93, Postdoctoral Supervision, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany

Chudinovskikh, Lyudmila, 1993-94, Postdoctoral Supervision, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany

Serghiou, George, 1996-99, Postdoctoral Supervision, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany

Kohlmann, Holger, 2001-2002, Postdoctoral Supervision, UNLV

Edwards, Lyn, 2002 – 2003, Undergraduate Research Supervisor, UW Chemistry

Lindstrom, Peter, 2003, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Hirsch, Jesse, 2003, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Cook, James, 2003-2004, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Pendleton, Scott, 2004-2005, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Chang, Edward, 2004, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Le, Ngan, 2004, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Tumber, Sonia, 2005, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Zuidweg, Michiel, 2005-2006, Thesis Supervisor, UW Physics

Steger, Brooke, 2006, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Baerny, Jennifer, 2006, Undergraduate Research, UW Physics

Representative Invited Talks

International Mineralogical Association, Pisa, Italy, September 1994, Plenary lecture “Thermodynamic parameters of mantle minerals from vibrational spectroscopy at high pressure.”

Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressures, Meriden, NH, June, 1994 “Sound velocities and thermodynamic parameters from vibrational spectroscopy at high pressure”

XXI General Assembly, IUGG, Boulder, CO, July 1995 “Thermal properties of Perovskite”

American Geophysical Union, Fall, 1998, “Thermal Expansivity of Mantle Minerals from High Pressure Vibrational Spectroscopy”

ArizonaState University, Chemistry Department Seminar, February 16, 2000,

GeophysicalLaboratory, High Pressure Division Seminar, May 15, 2000

Teaching

Full time teaching load: 2000-2008

2000 (Fall Semester), Phys 483/683 Solid State Physics; Text, Kittel, Solid State Physics; 3 semester hours lecture per week /upper division-graduate level course

2001 (Spring Semester), Phys 155 algebra based physics; mechanics

2001 (Fall Semester), Honors 230, World View of Science (for humanities majors) 3 semester hours lecture and 2 hours lab,

2002, 2003, 2004 (Winter Quarter) and 2002 Spring Quarter, Phys 116, Optics and Quantum mechanics, algebra based

2002 (Summer Quarter) Phys 115, Thermodynamics and E and M, algebra based

2002, 2004, (Fall Quarter) Phys 214, Light and Color for humanities majors, 5 Quarter hours per week, including lab and discussion

2003, 2004, 2005 (Spring Quarter) Phys 216, Time and Change for humanities majors, 5 Quarter hours per week, including lab and discussion

2004 Winter, 2005 Spring and Summer, Phys 123, Optics and Quantum Mechanics – calculus based

2006 Winter, ESS 212, Mineralogy and Petrology

2006 Spring, ESS 103, Gems and Minerals

2006 Fall, ESS 551, Advanced Mineral Physics

Other Activities and Public Service.

Public Lecture (in German) on “Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets” and Part time Participant in the Public 1-m Telescope at Trebur (http://homepages.fh-friedberg.de/jomo/t1ttrans.htm)

2000 and 2001, participant in Congressional Days for Scientists, Lobbying Congress for Research Funds as a member of the American Geophysical Union team (four members)( http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2000/prrl0006.html)