California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Olivia Pardo

Olivia Pardo

Grad Student in Geophysics

BS 2017, Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 361
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-4143
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I work in the Diamond-Anvil Cell Laboratory with Jennifer Jackson investigating the properties of minerals under extreme conditions relevant to planetary interiors. My research has focused on experimentally measuring the electronic, vibrational, and elastic properties of a hydrous, iron-bearing sulfate. I am interested in using synchrotron diamond-anvil cell techniques to identify structural phase transitions, fundamental changes in lattice dynamics, and the effect of iron within a hydrous, sulfur-bearing phase in relation to volatile transport in Earth and other planetary bodies.