Faculty

  • Pamela Burnley, Associate Professor (UNLV)

Interns and Post-Doctoral Scholars

  • Shirin Kaboli (2015-present)
  • Sylvia-Monique Thomas (2011-2013)
  • Andreas Willenweber (2012)
  • Yongjun Chen (2012)
  • Dongmei Zhang (2006-2007)

Doctorate Students

  • Brandon M. Guttery (2012-2013)

Masters Students, thesis

  • Genevieve Kidman (2017 – present)
  • Alex Goya (2016 – 2017)
  • Nolan Regis (2015-present)
  • Richard Rowland (2015-present)
  • Dan Haber (2014-2015)
  • Kara Marsac (2013-2015)
  • Christopher J. Cline II (2012-2014)
  • Lacy Luscri (2012-2013)
  • Alex Drue (2009-2011)

Masters Students, non-thesis

  • Deblina Datta (2008) – Georgia State University
  • Andrew Sikora (2000) – Georgia State University

Undergraduates

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Andrew Reid (2017 – present)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine & sample preparation.

Lindsey Hanes (2017 – present)

  • Responsibilities: Background radiation research.

Audrey Rader (2016 – 2017)

  • Responsibilities: Background radiation research.

Ariel Wolfman (2016 -present)

  • Responsibilities: Background radiation research.

Nickolas Landin (2016)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Cameron Rickerson (2016-present)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine sample preparation.

Greg Petropoulos (2016-2017)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine sample preparation.

Austin Hoffman (2015-present)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine sample preparation.

Carrie Clark (2015-present)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Alexander Goya (2015-2016)

  • Responsibilities: Background radiation research.

Jason Reek (2014 – 2017)

  • Responsibilities: Coding for data analysis of gamma-ray spectra.

Jeremiah Smith (2014 – 2017)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data, Background radiation research.

Danielle Ottaviano (2014-2015)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Jacqueline Mitchell (2014-2016)

  • Responsibilities: Web development, Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Candace Bracken (2014-2015)

  • Responsibilities: Grigg Machine Sample Preparation, Tremolite Deformation.

Nolan Regis (2014-2015)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data, Quartz phase equilibria under stress.

Michael Kassela (2014)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Dan Haber (2013-2014)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data, Navajo Mines project.

Richard Rowland (2012-2015)

  • Responsibilities: FEM modeling, sample preparation, Griggs machine sample preparation, Phase stability of Bastnasite.

Evan Mohr (2013-2014)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine sample preparation.

Adela Fernandez (2013-2015)

  • Responsibilities: Navajo mines project.

Kathryn Wilson (2013-2015)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Katie Peterson (2012-2014)

  • Responsibilities: Griggs machine sample preparation, thermal modeling, P/T stability of Bastnasite.

Timothy A. Bright (2012-2013)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation, video editing, analysis of synchroton x-ray diffraction data.

Michael J. Barnes (2012)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation

Alexandra K. Kosmides (2011-2012)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation, equipment orders.

Christopher J. Cline II (2011-2012)

  • Responsibilities: Elastic Plastic Self Consistent modeling, and Electron Backscatter Diffraction, data collection and analysis.
  • Publication(s): Cline II, C.J., Burnley, P.C., Thomas, S.-M. (2012) The effect of grain orientation versus the local stress environment on microstructures in polycrystalline San Carlos olivine. Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 92, Fall Meeting Supplement, December 3rd – 7th 2012 (San Francisco, USA).

Timothy Howell (2011)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Dawn E. Reynoso (2010-2012)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data, mineralogy teaching assistant.

Brian K. Erickson (2010-2012)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation and lab work.

Mai Sas (2010-2012)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation, synchrotron x-ray data analysis, website management.

Jeremy Lawson (2009-2011)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Steven McDonnell (2010)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Shereena Dyer (2008-2010)

  • Responsibilities: Sample preparation and synchrotron x-ray data analysis.

John Boisvert (2008-2009)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Sergio Dieguez (2007-2009)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data and analysis of thermal gradients in a D-DIA sample assembly.

Milos Visekruna (2008-2009)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Shannon Gould (2008)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of thermal gradients in a D-DIA sample assembly.

Emily Hartnett (2007-2008)

  • Responsibilities: High pressure instrumentation development.

John Karr (2008)

  • Project Title: Identification of solid inclusions in garnets in garnet muscovite schists from the Funeral Mountains.

Mike Brawner (2008-2010)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data and EPSC modeling of fayalite.
  • Publication(s): Burnley, P.C., M. Brawner, and G. Hoth (2008), Elastic Plastic Self Consistent (EPSC) Modeling of plastic deformation in olivine, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract MR33G-1864.

Georgia State University

Chris Collins (2006-2007)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Christine Collins (2007)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Mandy Reinshagen (2006-2007)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Morgan Warren (2007)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data.

Beth Lavoie (2005-2006)

  • Responsibilities: Sample assembly development for the D-DIA apparatus.
  • Project Title: Relocation of the alpha, beta, gamma triple junction in Co2SiO4 using synchrotron x-ray diffraction.

Chris Turner (2005-2006)

  • Responsibilities: High pressure instrumentation development.

Phillip Hanes (2004)

  • Project Title: Building finite element meshes showing the interactions between stresses surrounding neighboring fluid inclusions.

Verra Kosturi (2003-2004)

  • Responsibilities: High pressure instrumentation development.

Jamarcus Terrell (2002-2003)

  • Publication(s):
    1. Terrell, J., Burnley, P., Kar, A., Dolan, B., K. Range, K., Gray, J. and Hanley, T., 2002, Pressure-Temperature Path Followed During Exhumation of the Southern Appalachians – Constraints from Microthermometry of Fluid Inclusions in Metamorphic Rocks from the Uchee Belt, Western Georgia and Eastern Alabama, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting, v 83, n 47, p. F1305 abstract T71A-1170.
    2. Burnley, P. C., Raymer, J. and Terrell, J.R., 2003, Characterization of veins and associated alteration observed in the Chattahochee Tunnel, Cobb County, GA, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America*, *paper #14-3.

Barbara Brocks (2001-2002)

  • Publication(s): Burnley, P. and Brocks, B., 2001, Characterization of Veins and Associated Alteration in a Bedrock Core Taken from the Brevard Zone, Cobb County, Georgia. In Across the Brevard Zone: The Chattahoochee Tunnel, Cobb County, Georgia. R. L. Kath and T. J. Crawford eds., Georgia Geological Society Guidebook, v 21, n 1, October 2001, pp. 39-41.

Buffie Chournos (2002)

  • Project Title: Fluid Inclusions from Brevard Zone, Cobb County Georgia.

Kelly Adams (1998-2000)

  • Project Title: Finite element modeling of martensitic-like transformation between olivine and spinel.

Kate Davis (1999-2000)

  • Publication(s):
    1. Burnley, P. C., and M. K. Davis (2004), Volume changes in fluid inclusions produced by heating and pressurization: A finite element modeling study, The Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 1369-1382.
    2. Burnley, P. C., M. K. Davis, M. Blount, C. Dozier, D. Khallouf, L. Lukes, P. Pepper, J.C. Gray, D. A. Vanko, and A. Kar (2000), The use of numerical methods to study decrepitation and volume changes of fluid inclusions, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 32, 7, A-153.
    3. Davis, M. K. and P. C. Burnley (2000) Finite element modeling of stresses developed around fluid inclusions in quartz, EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union., 81, 19, S39.

Katie completed her PhD in Geology at the University of Michigan in 2004.

Megan Leheay (1999-2000)

  • Project Title: Characterization and Monte Carlo modeling of the size distribution of martensitic-like spinel lamellae in olivine.

REU Students

Karen Worminghaus (1993) SUNY Stony Brook

  • Project Title: Synthesis of chondrodite.
  • Publication(s): Phillips, B. L., P.C. Burnley, K. Worminghaus, and A. Navrotsky (1997), 29Si and 1H NMR spectroscopy of high-pressure hydrous magnesium silicates, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 24, 179-190.

Karen was a participant in the CHiPR summer scholars program.

Mike Brawner (2008-2010)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data and EPSC modeling of fayalite.
  • Publication(s): Burnley, P.C., M. Brawner, and G. Hoth (2008), Elastic Plastic Self Consistent (EPSC) Modeling of plastic deformation in olivine, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract MR33G-1864.

Greg Hoth (2008)

  • Responsibilities: Analysis of synchrotron x-ray diffraction data and EPSC modeling of fayalite.
  • Publication(s): Burnley, P. C., M. Brawner, and G. Hoth (2008), Elastic Plastic Self Consistent (EPSC) Modeling of plastic deformation in olivine, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract MR33G-1864.

Greg was a participant in the UNLV Physics Department REU program.

Michael Rodriguez (2010)

  • Project Title: Raman Spectroscopy of Olivine.

Brittany Morgan (2010)

  • Project Title: Raman Spectroscopy of Olivine.

Quinton Guerrero (2011) Monmouth College

  • Project Title: Dislocation density of mantle Olivine.

Quinlan Smith (2011) California Lutheran College

  • Project Title: Dislocation density of mantle Olivine.

Erin McElhone (2012)

  • Project Title: P/T stability of Bastnasite.

Sean Robinson (2012)

  • Project Title: P/T stability of Bastnasite.
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