Name Phone & E-mail Area of Expertise
Haiyan Chen
Research Assistant Professor
haiyan (dot) (at) bnl (dot) gov
Lars Ehm
Research Assistant Professor
lars (dot) ehm (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Laser-heated diamond anvil cell, single-crystal and powder x-ray diffraction, diffraction data analysis, and spectroscopy at high-pressure.
Baosheng Li
Research Professor

Baosheng (dot) Li (at) stonybrook (dot) edu

Experimental studies of behavior and properties of geomaterials at high pressures using multi-anvil and diamond anvil cell, theoretical calculations using density functional theory; novel material synthesize, characterization, for industrial and energy applications
Li Li
Research Associate Professor
Li (dot) Li (dot) 2 (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Robert Liebermann 
Distinguished Service Professor
Robert (dot) Liebermann (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Elasticity of high-pressure phases of mantle minerals Mechanisms and kinetics of phase transformations in silicates at high-pressures and temperatures using X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. Control and characterization of specimen environment in multi-anvil apparatus.
Artem Oganov
artem (dot) oganov (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Computational crystallography; high-pressure mineralogy; computational materials design
John Parise
john (dot) parise (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Crystallography and synthetic solid-state chemistry of earth materials, particularly transition metal oxide, and silicate and sulfide framework structures X-ray and neutron diffraction studies at high pressures and temperatures
Lawrie Skinner
Research Assistant
Lawrie (dot) skinner (at) gmail (dot) com Liquids at extreme conditions of high temperature, high pressure and high electric fields. Silica-free glasses, nano-crystalline solids. Synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering measurements. Molecular dynamics simulations.
Michael T. Vaughan
Research Associate Professor
Michael (dot) Vaughan (at) sunysb (dot) edu
In situ X-ray diffraction studies using synchrotron radiation at NSLS with multi-anvil, high-pressure apparatus (SAM85). Responsible for apparatus development and training and oversight of internal and external users of the SAM85 apparatus.
Donald J. Weidner
Distinguished Professor; Director of MPI

Donald (dot) Weidner (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Equations of state of solids at high pressures and temperatures using in situ X-ray diffraction at NSLS and multi-anvil apparatus. Brillouin spectroscopy of high-pressure phases as a function of pressure and for temperature.
Matthew Whitaker
Research Assistant
matthewlwhitaker (at) gmail (dot) com
Research Scientists
Zhiqiang Chen zchen (at) bnl (dot) gov  
Xinguo Hong xhong (at) bnl (dot) gov  
Postdoctoral Associates
Wei Du 631-632-8338
wei (dot) du (dot)1 (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Yongtao Zou 631-632-8338
yongtao (dot) zou (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Support Staff
Kenneth Baldwin 631-632-8206
kenneth (dot) baldwin (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Instructional Specialist
William Huebsch 631-632-8193
william (dot) huebsch (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Electronic Support
Samantha Lin 631-632-8241
samantha (dot) lin (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Administratrive Support
Glenn Richard 631-632-8336
glenn (dot) richard (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Associate for Instructional Research
Affiliated Faculty and Visitors
Jay Bass
Frederic Bejina
Gabriel Gwanmesia
Xuefei Li 631-632-8338
xuefei (dot) li (at) stonybrook (dot) edu
Robert Rapp
Ting Chen Advisor: Baosheng Li
Adaire Heady Advisor: Lars Ehm and Robert Liebermann
Xintong Qi   Advisor: Baosheng Li
Melissa Sims Advisor: Lars Ehm and Robert Liebermann
Terry Ann Suer Advisor: Donald Weidner
Ashley Thompson Advisor: Lars Ehm and Robert Liebermann
Xuebing Wang   Advisor: Baosheng Li
Mineral Physics Institute- Earth and Space Science Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100  Phone: (631) 632-8241