Yun-Yuan Chang received her B.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) in 2002 and a M.Sc. in material science and engineering from Stanford University in 2008. She received her Ph.D. in mineral physics under the supervision of Steven Jacobsen and Craig Bina at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Her research interests include the influence of defects on properties of minerals and Earth’s deep water cycle.
Dongzhou Zhang received his B.S. in physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. in geophysics under the supervision of Jennifer Jackson at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2014. He is currently the beamline scientist of the Partnership for eXtreme Xtallography program affiliated with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and located at the GeoSoilEnviroCARS at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests include physics and chemistry of the planetary interiors, high-pressure physics, and synchrotron-based X-ray techniques.
Citation: AGU (2015), Chang and Zhang receive the 2015 Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO035577. Published on 18 September 2015.