Dan Shim

S.-H. Dan Shim, 심상헌, 沈相憲

I am a mineral physicist. I study materials under extreme conditions of the planetary interiors using experimental and computational methods. I then model the planetary interiors from the materials properties to understand the evolution and dynamics of planets.

I am interested in comparative planetology from mineralogy perspective. I collaborate with planetary scientists and astrophysicists to understand how materials in the deep interiors of planets can affect the chemical and physical evolution of planets.

ASU is an exciting place to conduct such research because of collaborative environment at School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), a new initiative in Materials of the Universe (MOTU), and a NASA-supported NExSS group. I am also a PI of a NExSS team for water-world exoplanet research.

I also develop education contents in open-source computational framework. I enjoy teaching data analysis and computation. I am particularly interested in linking research and education. Some of those materials can be found in the resources section of this website..

Positions held

Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, USA, 2021-present.

Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, USA, 2012-2021.

Visiting Professor, Yonsei University, Korea, 2019.

Visiting Scientist, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France, 2014.

Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2008-2011.

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2003-2007.

Miller Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 2001-2003.

Education

Ph.D. Geosciences, Princeton University, USA, 2001.

M.S. Geological Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea, 1994.

B.S. Geological Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea, 1992.

Teaching

Planetary Materials, Structure of Earth Materials, Introduction to Mineral Physics

Coding for exploration, Python for Earth Science, Python for Graduate Research, Data and Computation

Introduction to Geology

Mineral spectroscopy and crystallography, Phase Transitions in the Mantle

The Core-Mantle Boundary, Volatiles and Ices in Earth and Planets, Hydrogen: From Planetary To Energy Sciences

[Photo by Abigail Weibel]

Contact

SHDShim at ASU dot EDU

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Arizona State University

ISTB4-575, 221

781 E Terrace Road

Tempe AZ 85287-6004

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