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CURRICULUM VITAE – Frank Gyngard
 

EDUCATION

o    Ph.D. in Physics, 2009
       Washington University, St. Louis, MO
o    B.S. in Physics with minor in Pure Mathematics, 2003
      Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

 

EMPLOYMENT
o    Research Scientist and NanoSIMS Laboratory Director, Washington University, 2011-2017
o    McDonnell Center for Space Sciences Fellow, Washington University, 2012- 2015
o    Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 2009-2011
o    Graduate Research Assistant, Washington University, 2005-2009

 

SCIENTIFIC WORK

o    Multi-element isotopic studies of terrestrial and meteoritic materials, including H, Li, B, C, O, N, Al, Mg, Si, S, K, Ca, Ti,         Cr, Fe, Ni
o    Determination of cosmic ray exposure ages of individual grains by measuring Li, He, and Ne in large SiC grains
o    Development of automatic particle measurement technique (Autograin) for the NanoSIMS
o    Measurement of D/H ratios in IOM from various meteorites (e.g., Tagish Lake)
o    Principal Investigator, NASA (2013): “Correlated Studies of Isotopes, Chronologies, and Microstructures of Stardust SiC         Grains” NNX13AH08G
o    Co-Principal Investigator, Bright Focus Foundation (2017): “In Vivo Stable Isotope Labeling and Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Aβ Plaque Deposition in Human AD” 
    

INVITED TALKS

o    Gyngard, F. (2008), "The development of automated, high-throughput NanoSIMS measurement techniques and applications to the study of presolar grains", 5th Biennial Geochemical SIMS Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison
o    Gyngard, F. (2013), “Constraining timescales before the formation of the Solar System with grains of stardust”, 12th International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies (OMEG12), Tokyo, Japan

 

SELECTED REFEREED PAPERS

o    Gyngard, F., Jadhav, M., Nittler, L. R., Stroud, R. M., Zinner E. (2018) “Bonanza: An Extremely Large Dust Grain from a Supernova”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 221, 60-86.

o    Gyngard, F., Amari S., Zinner E., Marhas, K. K. (2018) “Correlated Silicon and Titanium Isotopic Compositions of Presolar SiC Grains from the Murchison CM2 Chondrite”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 221, 145-161.

o    Gyngard, F., Zinner E., Nittler L. R., Morgand, A., Stadermann F. J., Hynes, K. M. (2010) “Automated NanoSIMS Measurements of Spinel Stardust from the Murray Meteorite”, Astrophys. J., 717 107-120.

o    Gyngard, F., Amari S., Zinner, E., Ott, U. (2009) “Interstellar exposure ages of large presolar SiC grains from the        Murchison meteorite”, Astrophys. J., 694, 359-366.

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