Olivia Pardo

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Geophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Jennifer Jackson
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Geophysics, Caltech, 2023
    B.S. Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2017

Current Status

  • Research Area: High pressure physics


Olivia S. Pardo, Vasilije V. Dobrosavljevic, Tyler Perez, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Zhenxian Liu, George R. Rossman, Jennifer M. Jackson. X-ray Diffraction Reveals Two Structural Transitions in Szomolnokite. American Mineralogist, 2022. In press.

E. F. O'Bannon III , O. S. Pardo, P. Soderlin, D. Sneed, M. J. Lipp, C. Park, and Zs. Jenei. Systematic structural study in praseodymium compressed in a neon pressure medium up to 185 GPa. Physical Review B, 2022. In press.

Vasilije V. Dobrosavljevic, Dongzhou Zhang, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Jiyong Zhao, Thomas S. Toellner, Stella Chariton, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Olivia S. Pardo, Jennifer M. Jackson. Melting and phase relations of Fe-Ni-Si determined by a multi-technique approach. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 584. 2022.

Perez, T., Finkelstein, G.J., Pardo, O., Solomatova, N.V., Jackson, J.M. A Synchrotron Moessbauer Spectroscopy Study of a Hydrated Iron-Sulfate at High Pressures. Minerals, 10, 146. 2020.

Thomas Stephan, Reto Trappitsch, Peter Hoppe, Andrew M. Davis, Michael J. Pellin, and Olivia S. Pardo. Molybdenum Isotopes in Presolar Silicon Carbide Grains: Details of s-process Nucleosynthesis in Parent Stars and Implications for r- and p-processes. Astrophysical Journal, 877, 101. 2019.

Chidester B.A., Pardo O.S., Fischer R.A., Thompson E.C., Heinz D.L., Campbell A.J., Prescher C., and Prakapenka V.B. High pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs. American Mineralogist, 103. 10. 2018.

Patrick Boehnke, Elizabeth A. Bell, Thomas Stephan, Reto Trappitsch, C. Brenhin Keller, Olivia S. Pardo, Andrew M. Davis, T. Mark Harrison, and Michael J. Pellin. Potassic, high-silica Hadean crust. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115. 201720880. 2018.

Trappitsch R., Boehnke P., Stephan T., Telus M., Savina M. R., Pardo O., Davis A.M., Dauphas N., Pellin M.J., Huss G.R. New constraints for the low abundance of 60Fe in the early solar system. Astrophysical Journal, 857. L15. 2018.


Degree Honors - University of Chicago: General Honors, Geophysical Sciences (B.S.) With Honors
Dean's List, University of Chicago, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17