Department of Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Lavina
In November 2015, Sally Lee joined HiPSEC in hopes of learning more about materials under extreme conditions. Under the guidance of Dr. Lavina, Sally has since assisted with a variety of high pressure experiments. These experiments have incorporated single crystal x-ray diffraction, powder x-ray diffraction, laser heating techniques, diamond anvil cells, and more. Her studies have mainly focused on pressure-induced phase transitions in materials and the alterations in material properties brought by these transitions. Sally has also been learning the process of data analysis using software such as GSE_ADA, RSV, and GSAS-II. All research was conducted in HPCAT ID-B and BMD at the Advanced Proton Source in Argonne National Laboratory. Sally will be graduating from UNLV in Spring 2017 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
· Poster presentation at the UNLV Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Forum