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Veronika Afonina (University of Edinburgh, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions)

Position: PhD student

Methods: DAC, Raman spectroscopy, synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

Aims/Systems: synthesis, phase transitions, study of simple molecular systems

Ana Isabel Casado Gomez(Instituto de Geociencias, CSIC-UCM)

Position: PhD student

Methods: Raman spectroscopy, XRD and crystallography

Aims/Systems: Carbonates and geologycal materials

Naomi Falsini (LENS - European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy)

Position: PhD student at LENS, Florence

Methods: Static pressure (diamond or sapphire anvil cell), spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, laser heating

Aims/Systems: phase transitions, dynamics and reactivity of simple molecular systems

Xiaolei Feng(Cambgridge University)

Position: PhD student

Aims/Systems: Materials physics of Earth and planetary materials. Structure – property relations of minerals and solids under extreme pressure and temperature conditions: design and prediction of minerals and materials structure using density functional theory and crystal structure prediction. Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to Earth and environmental risk.

Sarah Finnegan(Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh)

Position: PhD


Aims/Systems:lanthanides and actinides at high pressures and temperatures

Irene Herrero Ansorregui(Inorganic I Department, University Complutense of Madrid UCM)

Position: PhD student

Methods: Experimental: high pressure synthesis and oxidation of materials (Belt and Conac presses)

Aims/Systems: magnetic and superconducting cuprates with "1212" structure. Oxidation with potassium chlorate

Megan Holycross (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Position: PhD student

Methods: piston cylinder, LA-ICP-MS, EPMA

Aims/systems: understanding kinetic phenomena in Earth systems through high-temperature, high-pressure experiments

Hadda Krarcha (University of Batna2, Earth sciences and Univers Institute Algeria)

Position: PhD

Methods: ab inition calculation, synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

Aims/Systems: Computational (DFT), physical properties of materials , perovskite structures

Xiaojiao Liu (School of Chemistry/ Extreme Conditions Physics and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), University of Edinburgh)

Position: PhD student

Methods: DAC, synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy.

Aims/Systems: biodiesel and its typical components -- methyl stearate and methyl palmitate.

Silvia Pandolfi(Sorbonne Université Paris, IMPMC)

Position: PhD student

Methods: Paris-Edinburgh and Multi-anvil synthesis, Powder XRD (synchrotron and ex-situ), Raman Spectroscopy, Transmisison Electron Microscopy, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

Aims/Systems: synthesis of new Si-based materials for advanced optoelectronic applications; si phase diagram, Clathrates, photovoltaic technology

Isabel Povedano(University of Edinburgh, CSEC)

Position: PhD

Methods: High-pressure instrumentation development and resonant x-ray scattering. Diamond anvil cells.

Aims/Systems: High pressure in 5d systems and weak correlations (magnetic, charge and orbital ordering).

Alba San Jose Mendez (High pressure Area of Planetary Geology Department in Astrobiology Center-INTA-CSIC)

Position: PhD Student

Methods: Experimental simulation of high pressure and low temperature planetary environments/ Raman spectroscopy/ High pressure chamber/ Sapphire Anvil Cells.

Aims/systems: Jupiter's icy moons, MgSO4-CO2-H2O system as an approach of Europa's ocean composition, clathrate-salt hydrates-water ice assemblage, textures, thermodynamic, geological activity induced by the presence of clathrates.

Hana Scepankova(University of Aveiro in Portugal)

Position: PhD student

Methods: HPLC, LC/MS, spectroscopy UV and FTIR and several physicochemical determinations methods.

Aims/Systems: improvement of bioactivity of natural products by high pressure techonology.

Rini Singh (Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India)

Position: PhD student

Aims/Systems: High Pressure magnetotransport Studies of Bismuth based chalcogenide topological Insulators.

Niki Sorogas (Physics Department, Section of Solid State Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Position: Ph.D. Student

Methods: Raman Spectroscopy, membrane DACs & Mao-Bell type, High Pressure instrumentation, mechanical exfoliation

Aims/Systems: Aims/Systems: Optical spectroscopy and High Pressure studies,Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, 2D crystals

Elodie Tailleur(ICMB_CNRS, University of Bordeaux)

Position: PhD student

Methods: Difraction crystallography (PXRD and SCXRD)