Hi, nice to meet you!

I speak Mandarin, English, and the language of rocks.

Tianqi Xie / 谢天琪

 谢,  Xie: meaning thanks;  天, Tian: meaning sky;  琪,  Qi: meaning jade

Research Interests:

Mineral evolution: behavior of minerals under high-pressure high-temperature conditions

Planetary surface process: pressure-temperature-time conditions for the formation of impact craters and meteorites

Planetary exploration: automated Raman spectroscopy in future missions

Gem and mineral inclusions

Download CV [2023-09-19] 

Twitter: @xie_tianqi

E–mail: t.xie@usask.ca  

Researchgate  Google Scholar ORCID 

Events since COVID started

Late September -early November, 2023: Synchrotron beamtime at P02.2, PETRA III, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany.

October, 2023: Submit my first NSERC DG and RTI proposal. (not good, but nice try!)

September 1st, 2023: Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan (USask). [USask news]

August, 2023: Got COVID for the  first time. Moving.

July 18-28th, 2023:  Talk at 28th AIRAPT (International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology) and 60th EHPRG  (European High Pressure Research Group)  International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT-2023) and poster for the summer school, Edinburgh, UK, [website] [EHPRG website] 

April, 2023: Judge for the 3 minute thesis competition, SBU.

March, 2023: Synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D, APS (Last one before the big and exciting upgrade APS-U)

January 27th, 2023: Geology Open Night talk, SBU--the impact of the impact: what does feldspar say? [SBU website link] 

Summary of  2022: fabulous!

December 5-11th, 2022: IUCr High pressure workshop, APS  ([website], I got invited for a talk! My photo won Art under Pressure Award!)

November 17th, 2022: Won First Place for Best Talk at SBU postdoc spotlight  [link] [SBU news] 

October, 2022: Synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D& 13BM-C, APS 

September, 2022: European XFEL remote synchrotron beamtime.

September, 2022: Move to Stony Brook University (SBU) as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Geosciences.

August 14-19, 2022: 85th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (MetSoc) in Glasgow, talk at session--IMPACTS I: Impact Glass and Shock deformation features [program link] 

August 11-12, 2022: COMPRES meeting oral presentation.

July, 2022: Move out of the school apartment I stayed since 2014; finally have an in-person convocation!

June, 2022: Synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D& 13BM-C, APS (melt, let's melt!)

March 7-11, 2022: 53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), talk at  session: Celebrating Apollo 16 and 17 Missions [talk video link]. This 10mins talk covered shock features in Apollo 16 samples and their Raman spectra, also my anorthite phase diagram (There is a cat on Paul's screen!!!!). Also, I discussed the difference between Raman spectra of diaplectic glass and anorthite melt in the Q&A session, together with my opinion on the formation of planar deformation features [Q&A session video].

March, 2022: Synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D, APS

Summary of  2021: tried many things, failed many, but still trying.

November, 2021: Volunteer for GAC-MAC London 2021 Joint Annual Meeting, London, Canada

October, 2021: Synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D, APS (broke some diamonds...)

August 31-September 2, 2021: Workshop -- Advances in Synchrotron-Based Research Towards Understanding the Structure, Evolution, and Dynamics of Earth and Planetary Interiors (LOVE it!)

August, 2021: Camping and star gazing at Prince Albert and Bruce Peninsula National Park

June, July, 2021: Remote synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D & 13BM-D, APS

June 14-16, 2021: Canadian Lunar Workshop 2021, Lunar Science from Sample to Orbit, e-Poster session 1 [link]  & 2 [link]

February, 2021: Remote synchrotron beamtime at 13ID-D & 13BM-C, APS

Summary of  2020: many things changed, but I did get my PhD!

December 16th, 2020:  American Geophysical Union Fall meeting (AGU) session, MR021 - Novel Constraints on the Physics, Chemistry, and Transport Properties of Planetary Interiors II Posters  [session link] [abstract link] 

November 3rd, 2020: Defended my PhD thesis (without a sword)! [twitter link] 

August 14th, 2020: COMPRES meeting oral presentation.

February, June, August, October, 2020: In-person/ Remote synchrotron experiment at 13ID-D & 13BM-C, APS [news link] 

2023 Assistant Professor

Department of Geological Sciences

Saskatchewan, SK, Canada

2022 Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Geosciences/Mineral Physics Institute

Stony Brook, NY, USA

2021 Ph.D.

Doctor's Degree in Geophysics

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Supervisors: Dr. Sean R. Shieh, Dr. Gordon R. Osinski

PhD thesis: Raman Spectroscopy and Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Study of Lunar and Terrestrial Plagioclase Feldspar under High-Pressures High-Temperature Conditions

2014 M.Sc.

Master’s Degree in Mineralogy

School of Gemmology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing, China

Supervisors: Xuemei He 何雪梅, Shiqi Wang 王时麒 (Peking University)

MSc thesis: Coloration and Formation Study of Zhanguohong Agate, Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China  

2011 B.Eng.

Bachelor’s Degree in Gemology 

School of Gemmology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing, China 

Supervisor: Xuemei He 何雪梅

BEng thesis: The Role of H2O in the Coloration of Turquoise from Hubei Province, China 

Gemology training

2012, Registered Qualification Certificate of Certified Gemologist, the People's Republic of China (CGC, 中国国家注册珠宝玉石质量检验师

2010, Fellow of the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain (FGA)