Krystle Catalli

  • Program Years: 2007-2011
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Geophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Sang-Heon Shim
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2008)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
    B.S. Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
  • Current Status

  • Status: Technical Lead, X-ray Computed Tomography, Materials Science and Failure Analysis, Apple Inc.
  • Research Area: Geophysics

Publications

C. Gu, K. Catalli, B. Grocholski, L. Gao, E. Alp, P. Chow, Y. Xiao, H. Cynn, W.J. Evans, S.-H. Shim. (2012) Electronic structure of iron in magnesium silicate glasses at high pressure. Geophysical Research Letters 39 (24).

B. Grocholski, K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, and V.B. Prakapenka (2012). Mineralogical effects on the detectability of the post-perovskite boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (7), 2275-2279.

K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, P. Dera, V.B. Prakapenka, J. Zhao, W. Sturhahn, P. Chow, Y. Xiao, H. Cynn, and W.J. Evans (2011). Effects of the Fe3+ spin transition on the properties of aluminous perovskite and new insights for lower-mantle seismic heterogeneities. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 293-302.

K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, V.B. Prakapenka, J. Zhao, and W. Sturhahn (2010). X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy of Fe3+-bearing Mg-silicate post-perovskite at 128-138 Gpa. American Mineralogist, 95, 418-421.

K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, V.B. Prakapenka, J. Zhao, W. Sturhahn, P. Chow, Y. Xiao, H. Liu, H. Cynn, and W.J. Evans (2010). Spin state of ferric iron in MgSiO3 perovskite and its effect on elastic properties. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 289, 68-75.

K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, and V.B. Prakapenka (2009). Thickness and Clapeyron slope of the post-perovskite boundary. Nature, 462, 782-785.

S.-H. Shim and K. Catalli (2009). Compositional dependence of the amorphous-amorphous transition in mantle-related systems, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 283, 174-180.

S.-H. Shim, A. Bengtson, D. Morgan, W. Sturhahn, K. Catalli, J. Zhao, M. Lerche, and V.B. Prakapenka (2009). Electronic and magnetic properties of the postperovskite-type Fe2O3 - Implications for planetary magnetic records and deep interior transitions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 5508-5512.

S. Lundin, K. Catalli, J. Santillan, S.-H. Shim, V.B. Prakapenka, M. Kunz, and Y. Meng (2008). Effect of Fe on the equation of state of mantle silicate perovskite over 1 Mbar, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 168, 97-102.

S.-H. Shim, K. Catalli, J. Hustoft, A. Kubo, V.B. Prakapenka, W.A. Caldwell, and M. Kunz (2008). An experimental study on the crystal structure and thermoelastic properties of
(Mg 0.91,Fe 0.09)SiO3 postperovskite up to 135 Gpa and 2700 K, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 7382-7386.

J. Hustoft, K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, A. Kubo, V.B. Prakapenka, and M. Kunz (2008). Equation of state of NaMgF3 post-perovskite -- Implication for the seismic velocity changes at the lowermost mantle, Geophysical Review Letters, 35, L10309.

K. Catalli, S.-H. Shim, and V.B. Prakapenka (2008). A crystalline-to-crystalline phase transition in Ca(OH)2 at 8 Gpa and room temperature, Geophysical Review Letters, 35, L05312.

K. Catalli and Q. Williams (2005). A high pressure phase transition of calcite-III. American Mineralogist, 90, 1679-1682.

K. Catalli, J. Santillan, and Q. Williams (2005). High-pressure infrared spectroscopic study of PbCO3-cerussite: Constraints on the post-aragonite phase. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 32, 412-417.

J. Santillan, K. Catalli, and Q. Williams (2005). An infrared study of carbon-oxygen bond distance in magnesite from 0 to 60 Gpa. American Mineralogist, 90, 1669-1673.

Awards

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, 2007 - Present

AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award, 2010

Outstanding Student Paper Award, Study of the Earth's Deep Interior, AGU Annual Fall Meeting, 2009

Research Assistantship, MIT, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, 2006 - 2007

Grayce B. Kerr Fellowship, MIT, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science, 2005 - 2006

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention, 2006

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention, 2005

Outstanding Student Award, Association for Women Geoscientists, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2005

UC Santa Cruz Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical and Biological Sciences Division, 2004 - 2005

UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical and Biological Sciences Division, 2004 - 20