Elizabeth (Lily) ThompsonGraduate Student

Research Focus:
Mineral Physics
Hinds 525

Research Interests

I study material properties under high pressure and high temperature conditions to better understand the constitution and evolution of planetary interiors. I am currently working on laser-heated diamond anvil cell experiments to investigate the distribution and cycling of volatiles 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


Thompson, E.C., Campbell, A.J., and Zhenxian, L. (2016) In-situ infrared spectroscopic studies of hydroxyl in amphiboles at high pressure, American Mineralogist, 101, 1046-1051.

Thompson, E.C., Chidester, B.A., Fischer, R.A., Myers, G.I, Heinz, D.L., Prakapenka, V.B., and Campbell, A.J. (2016) Equation of state of pyrite to 80 GPa and 2400 K, American Mineralogist, 101, 706-712.