ecthompson at uchicago.edu
I study material properties under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions to better understand the constitution and evolution of planetary interiors. My current focus is on combining theoretical ab initio calculations and synchrotron-based diamond anvil cell experiments to better constrain the distribution and cycling of hydrogen in the deep Earth.
|University of Chicago||Ph.D. student||Geophysical Sciences|
|University of Chicago||M.S. (2015)||Geophysical Sciences|
|University of New Orleans||B.S. (2013)||Earth & Environmental Sciences|
Publications: R.A. Fischer, A.J. Campbell, B.A. Chidester, D.M. Reaman, E.C. Thompson, J.S. Pigott, V.B. Prakapenka, J.S. Smith. (In press) Equations of state and phase boundary for stishovite and CaCl2 SiO2. American Mineralogist.
B.A. Chidester, O.S. Pardo, R.A. Fischer, E.C. Thompson, D.L. Heinz, C. Prescher, V.B. Prakapenka, A.J. Campbell. (In press) High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs. American Mineralogist.
E.C. Thompson, A.H. Davis, W. Bi, J. Zhao, E.E. Alp, D. Zhang, E. Greenberg, V.B. Prakapenka, and A.J. Campbell. (2018) High-pressure geophysical properties of fcc phase FeHX. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 19, 305-314. [link] [PDF]
E.C. Thompson, B.A. Chidester, R.A. Fischer, D.I. Myers, D.L. Heinz, V.B. Prakapenka, and A.J. Campbell. (2016) Equation of state of pyrite to 80 GPa and 2400 K. American Mineralogist. 101, 1046-1051. [link] [PDF]
|2018–2020||NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|2017||Student Poster Award, COMPRES Annual Meeting|
|2017||UChicago William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago|
|2017||NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Fellowship|
|2016||NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship|
|2015||Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research|
|2014–2017||NSF Graduate Research Fellowship|
|2013–2015||McCormick Fellowship, University of Chicago|