Britany Kulka

Britany Kulka

Postgraduate (DPhil/PhD)

DPhil (PhD) Candidate in Geophysics (Mineral Physics)

I am an international student from the United States (Ohio & Arizona).
I am a member of St Edmund Hall.
My current research focuses on high-pressure, high-temperature studies of bridgmanite with various compositions using diamond anvil cells (DACs) at synchrotron facilities to collect in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD). By merging experimental methods with ab initio DFT calculations, I aim to combine two different approaches to the same questions. I work with both Dr. Hauke Marquardt and Dr. Andrew Walker.

If you are interested in learning more about what I do or are considering applying/accepting a PhD position in the department and want to know what it is like being an international student, please feel free to reach out via email.


MSc (2021), Geological Sciences, SESE, Arizona State University, AZ, USA.
Thesis: Possible Control of Redox Conditions in the Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell

BSc (2019), Earth and Space Exploration (Geological Sciences), SESE, Arizona State University, AZ, USA.
Thesis: The Bridgmanite–Akimotoite–Majorite Triple Point Determined in Large Volume Press and Laser-Heated Diamond Anvil Cell


Curriculum Vitea

St Edmund Hall MCR 2023-2024 T-Shirt Design by Me (Britany Kulka)

Special Edition Wine Label for St Edmund Hall Designed by Me (Britany Kulka)


St Edmund Hall MCR Freshers 2022 T-Shirt Design by Me (Britany Kulka)

Photo of me at my desk on campus doing laser-heated diamond anvil cell (LHDAC) experiments remotely from Argonne National Laboratory (APS, Lemont, IL, USA) during my MSc at ASU, 2020.




*My icon photo is of me holding the mantle and was taken at San Carlos, Arizona, USA.

memento mori