Michelle Marshall
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

September 2019

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Dr. Marshall graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. There she conducted undergraduate research in observational astronomy. She attended the University of Rochester for graduate work. She conducted research as a Horton fellow at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics in the field of high-energy-density physics under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Boehly and Professor David Meyerhofer, receiving MA and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Rochester in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Her thesis work at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics studied the shock and release behaviors of diamond under conditions relevant to inertial confinement fusion experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Dr. Marshall joined the Dynamic Materials Properties group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a postdoc in 2017, where she continues her research in high-energy-density physics, including equation-of-state and phase-transition measurements of shock- and ramp-compressed materials.