Nan Liu

Senior Research Scientist

  • Title Senior Research Scientist
  • Education Ph.D., Cosmochemistry, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014
    B.S., Environmental Science, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

Nan Liu applies a suite of advanced micro-analytical techniques to understand the stellar origins and formation timing of presolar grains, nucleosynthetic processes in their parent stars, and condensation formation processes in stellar environments.

Her current research interests include supernova and asymptotic giant branch stellar nucleosynthesis, analytical development on isotopic analysis of micron-sized samples, and coordinated microanalyses using different techniques.

Nan Liu obtained her PhD in Cosmochemistry from the University of Chicago (Department of Geophysical Sciences) in 2014. She then spent three years working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science. Before joining IAR, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Washington University, St. Louis.

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