Bethany A. Chidester

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis


2017 Ph.D., University of Chicago (Geophysical Sciences)
2011 B.S. University of Toledo (Chemistry)

Research Experience

January 2018–present    Postdoctoral Researcher    Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis
2017–2018                       Postdoctoral Appointee      Dynamic Materials Properties, Sandia National Labs
2012–2017                       Graduate Student                Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Academic Honors

2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award, Mineral and Rock Physics, AGU Fall Meeting
2013–2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
2011 Magna cum laude, University of Toledo
2011 Departmental Physical Chemistry Award, University of Toledo
2009 SMART Grant, University of Toledo
2007–2011 Dean's list, University of Toledo
2006–2010 Lewis J. & Nelle A. Davis Scholarship

Service and selected outreach

Organizer, UC Center for Frontiers in High Energy Density Science monthly meetings
Telescope Facilitator Volunteer, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL 2015-2017
Memberships - American Geophysical Union, American Mineralogist
Journal Reviewer - Geochimica et Cosmochimica ActaAmerican Mineralogist, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Physics and Chemistry of Materials