Jeffrey Pigott received his B.A. in sociology and M.S. in mineral physics from The Ohio State University in 2002 and 2011, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in mineral physics under the supervision of Wendy Panero at The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 2015. He is currently working at Case Western Reserve University as a National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of James Van Orman. His research interests include diffusion and thermodynamic properties of minerals at the extreme pressure-temperature conditions of Earth’s mantle and core.
Dr. Lucas Pimienta received his M.Sc. in Earth sciences from the IPG of Strasbourg and his Eng.D. in Geophysics from the EOST (Strasbourg, France) in 2011. He completed his Ph.D. in rock physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris in 2015, working under the supervision of Yves Guéguen and Jérôme Fortin. He recently received a mobility fellowship to carry out a research project on rocks’ thermal properties at the Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy institute of RWTH-Aachen. His research interests cover the physics and chemistry of rocks.