Zhen Tian

Arts & Sciences: Earth & Planetary Sciences (PhD)
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Zhen is a PhD student working in Isotope Cosmochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. Originally from China, Zhen received her B.S. in Geochemistry at Peking University, China, in 2016. She continued her doctoral journey from August 2016, where she has been applying the high-precision non-traditional K stable isotope measurements to a spectrum of extraterrestrial samples. Zhen especially enjoys utilizing the K isotope tracer for comparing volatile inventories of differentiated planetary bodies (Earth, Mars, the Moon, and asteroid 4-Vesta) in the Solar System to broaden understandings of the volatile depletion processes.