Left to Right: Michael Sly, Maxim Gavrilenko, Rachel Wells, Philip Skemer, Andrew Cross, Yuval Boneh, Martin Pratt, Kelsey Prissel, Michael Krawczynski, Helene Couvy (missing Andrew deJong and Ben Strozewski)
ESPM group | January 2017


The ESPM group uses experimental approaches to study the mechanical and chemical behavior of rocks and minerals. The group is comprised of two labs: the rock deformation lab (Prof. Phil Skemer – PI) and the experimental geochemistry lab (Prof. Mike Krawczynski – PI). Our labs use high pressure and high temperature experimental apparatus to simulate the conditions within Earth and other solar system bodies. Our experimental approach is complemented by state of the art analytical facilities, including electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA), scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).