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EES' Susannah Dorfman is COMPRES Distinguished Lecturer for 2017/18

The Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES) has named EES Assistant Professor Susannah Dorfman as Distinsguished Lecturer for the 2017/18 academic year.  Fellow lecturer for the year is Quentin Williams of University of California, Santa Cruz.


The talks feature topics that highlight high-pressure geoscience research being conducted within the COMPRES community and it's significance for understanding fundamental Earth  and planetary processes. This series was established in 2008 as a means to promote this new and exciting work and its connections to other areas of geoscience, planetary science and related fields. In addition, it helps connect members of related scientific communities in order to bridge gaps in knowlege and identify areas of mutual interest.


COMPRES lecturers are available for presentations during the coming academic year. COMPRES will fund all travel costs for the speaker, including transportation, accommodation and meals. There is no cost to the hosting institution. The host colleges or universities will be expected to arrange the talks and provide local logistical support. If your institution is interested in requesting a visit, please send your request to Carl Agee, President of COMPRES with a copy to Shannon Clark ( and Beth Ha (



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