Hi, nice to meet you!

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

Tianqi Xie

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 [2022-02-02 version]

Twitter: @xie_tianqi

E–mail: tianqi.xie@stonybrook.edu

Researchgate Google Scholar

Events since COVID started

Dec 6-10th, 2022: IUCr High pressure workshop, APS ([website], I got invited for a talk!)

Nov 17th, 2022: Won best talk at SBU postdoc spotlight [link]

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

September, 2022: European XFEL remote synchrotron beamtime.

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]

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


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)


2011 B.Eng.

Bachelor’s Degree in Gemology

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

Supervisor: Xuemei He 何雪梅


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)