Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ85721-0077.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (520)626-3845
2004-present Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
2002-2003 M. S. Major in Geosciences, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona
2000-2002 Acquisition of 107/120 credits towards BS degree in Geosciences; University of Arizona
1998-2000 A. A., Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
1991-1995 Bachelor of Arts, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan; Major in Linguistics
Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society of the Two-Year College
Graduate with Honors, A.A. degree
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Scholarship, 2002
Sulzer Earth Science Scholarship, 2003
Chevron Summer Research Scholarship, 2003
Bert Butler Scholarship, 2005
Galileo Circle Scholarship, 2006
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Scholarship, 2006
University of Arizona , Department of Geosciences, Research Assistant – RRUFF project (2005-2006)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summer Internship, Research on high pressure experiment on methane hydrates; Mentor: Dr. Yusheng Zhao (Summer 2004)
University of Arizona , Department of Geosciences, Teaching Assistant in Mineralogy (2002; 2004), Natural Sciences: a Geological Pespective (2003; 2004)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summer Internship, Research on radiation and high-pressure experiments on spinels; Mentor: Dr. Yusheng Zhao (Summer 2003)
University of Arizona , Department of Geosciences, Research Assistant, Development of American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database, Raman Spectrometer and X-ray analysis on minerals (2001-2002)
Wang, Z., Tait, K., Zho, Y., Schiferl, D., Zha, C., Uchida, H., Downs., R.T. (2004) Size-induced reduction of transition pressure and enhancement of bulk modulus of AIN nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108, 11506-11508.
Uchida, H., Lavina, B., Downs, R.T., and Chesley, J. (2005) Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies on spinels from the San Carlos Volcanic Field, Arizona: spinel as geothermometer. American Mineralogist 90, 1900-1908.
Bindi, L., Downs, R.T., Harlow, G.E., Safonov, O.G., Litvin, Y.A., Perchuk, L.L., Uchida, H., and Menchetti, S. (2006) Compressibility of synthetic potassium-rich clinopyroxene: In situ high-pressure single-crystal X-ray study. American Mineralogist 91, 802-808.
Rajan, H., Uchida, H., Bryan, D.L., Swaminathan, R., Downs, R.T., and Hall-Wallace, H. (2006). Building the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database: A recipe for construction of a small internet database. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 397, 73-80.
Righter, K., Sutton, S.R., Newville, M., Le, L., Schwandt, C.S., Uchida, H. , Lavina, B., Downs, R.T. (2006) An experimental study of the oxidation state of vanadium in spinel and basaltic melt with implication for the origin of planetary basalt. American Mineralogist 91, 1643-1656.
Uchida, H., Righter, K., Lavina, B., Nowell, M.W., Wright, S.I., Downs, R.T., and Yang, H. (submitted) Investigation of synthetic Mg1.3V1.7O4 spinel with MgO inclusions: Case study of a spinel with an apparently occupied interstitial site. American Mineralogist.
Uchida, H. and Downs, R.T. (2003) Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies on spinels from the San Carlos Volcanic Field, Arizona. Supplement to Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, A497.
Mooney, P.R., Campbell, C., Dembowski, R., Fischer, T., Kaur, B., Laestch, T., McCarthy, A., Minamyer, C., Norton, M.B., Origlieri, M., Reynard, J., Schmidt, G.R., Schrader, D., Shah, S., Struthers, J., Uchida, H., and Zwick, J. (2005) RRUFF project: Raman spectroscopy database. Program and Abstracts. 33 rd Annual Geodaze Geosciences Symposium. University of Arizona, AZ. April 7-8, 2005.
Schmidt, G.R., Uchida, H., Mooney, P.R., Downs, R.T., and Lu,R. (2005) Oriented crystal studies: Orienting crystals. Program and Abstracts. 33 rd Annual Geodaze Geosciences Symposium. University of Arizona.
Uchida, H., Downs, R.T., and Yang, H. (in press) Crystal chemical investigation of kalsilite from San Venanzo, Italy, using single crystal X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta.
Thermodynamics and kinetics of cation ordering in some natural and synthetic Mg(AlFe 3+) 2O 4 spinels from in situ HT X-ray diffraction. (Martignago et al.)