1998, Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
1997, M.A. Geophysics, Harvard University
Jie Li studies Earth and planetary materials under high pressures and high temperatures, using multi-anvil apparatus, diamond-anvil cells, micro-analytical instruments, and synchrotron radiation facilities. She is interested in the origin and evolution of terrestrial planets, terrestrial-like moons and asteroids in the solar system. Recent topics include: Light element composition of the Earth's core, Spin state of iron in the Earth's lower mantle, State of Mercury's core and the origin of its magnetic field, Core formation during the early history of the Earth, Formation of the Earth's continental crust.
Experimental constraints on core composition; Li J. and Fei Y. In Treatise on Geochemistry 2nd edition, Vol. 2.14 (ed. H. D. Holland and K. K. Turekian). Elsevier Ltd., (In press).
Thermal equation of state and thermodynamic properties of iron carbide Fe3C to 31 GPa and 1473 K; Litasov K. D., Sharygin I.S., Dorogokupets, P.I., Shatskiy,A., Gavryushkin P.N., Sokolova T.S., Ohtani, E., Li. J., Funakoshi, K., J. Geophys. Res. 2013,118: 1-11, doi 10.1002/2013JB010270.
Nonstoichiometry and growth of some Fe carbides; Walker D., Dasgupta R., Li J., and Buono A., Phys. Chem. Mineral. 2013,166:935-957, doi 10.1007/s00410-013-0900-7.
Carbon in the core: Its influence on the properties of core and mantle; Wood B., Li J., Shahar A. In Carbon in Earth, edited by R. M. Hazen, A. P. Jones and J. A. Baross. 2013, pp. 231-250, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC.
Magneto-elastic coupling in compressed Fe7C3 supports carbon in Earth’s inner core; Chen B., Gao L., Lavina B., Dera P., Alp E. E., Zhao J., and Li J., Geophys. Res. Lett., 2012, 39, L18301, doi:10.1029/2012GL052875.