Leslie Hayden


Leslie Ann Hayden         United States Geological Survey 345 Middlefield Rd., MS 910 Menlo Park, CA 94025 lhayden@usgs.gov / 650-329-5257                                                                                                                                                                         Curriculum Vitae Education   2007    Ph.D., Geology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute             Experimental Studies of Equilibrium and Transport Phenomena in the Earth’s Crust and Mantle             2003    B.S., Environmental Geosciences, University of Notre Dame               Professional Experience   1/12 – present  Geologist                     USGS, Menlo Park, CA                                                             Manager, EPMA/SEM facility   5/11 – 1/12      Interim                                     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI                         Manager                       Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL)   9/10 – 5/11      Postdoctoral                 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI                         Fellow                          Experimental Geochemistry & Mineral Physics   11/08 – 9/10    Postdoctoral                 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Researcher                   Experimental Geochemistry & Mineral Physics   1/08 – 11/08    Postdoctoral                 University of California, Los Angeles Scholar                        Experimental Petrology   8/07 – 12/07    Graduate Research       Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY                         Fellow                          Experimental Geochemistry   8/03 – 8/07      Graduate Research       Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY                         Assistant                      Experimental Geochemistry   6/01 – 5/03      Undergraduate             University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN                         Research Student         Solid State & Environmental Chemistry of Heavy Metals     Research Grants and Awards NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, 2008 (declined) Outstanding Student Paper Award, Mineral and Rock Physics, AGU Fall Meeting 2007 Rensselaer Graduate Research Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fall 2007 Master Teaching Assistant Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004 Dr. Raymond C. Gutschick Award, Senior demonstrating the most promise in geological research, University of Notre Dame, 2003                                                                                               Professional Activities   Member, Microscopy Society of America (2011-present) Member, Geochemical Society (2004-present) Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2003-present) Proposal review, NSF EAR Petrology and Geochemistry Program Manuscript review, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geophysical Research Letters, American Mineralogist, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Co-chair, Session MR-54A, “Transport Properties of the Mantle and Core”, AGU Fall Meeting (2011)     Invited Talks   2012    U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program Seminar, Menlo Park CA   2011    University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder CO             Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, New Brunswick NJ   2010    University of Minnesota, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Minneapolis MN University of Michigan, Department of Geological Sciences, Ann Arbor MI University of New Mexico, Institute of Meteoritics, Albuquerque NM University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, Chicago IL   2008    California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena CA Case Western Reserve University, Department of Geological Science, Cleveland OH University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin TX     University of California, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley CA             Boston University, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston MA   2007    University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, Chicago IL             UCLA, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Los Angeles CA             Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany             Brown University, Department of Geological Sciences, Providence RI Research  General Interest Experimental geochemistry, planetary science and petrology High-temperature and/or high-pressure studies of earth and planetary materials Diffusion, reaction kinetics, partitioning Microscopy (SEM, EPMA)   Technical Skills   Instrumentation:  Expert in the use of Cameca SX-100 electron microprobe and JEOL 8800 Superprobe,     high-temperature/pressure solid media apparatuses (piston-cylinder), and ambient pressure furnace systems.   Experienced in the use of Walker-style multi-anvil apparatus, Hitachi S3200 SEM,    JEOL-JXA 8200 electron microprobe, LEO 1430 VP scanning electron microscope, Bruker       APEX single-crystal diffractometer, Rigaku Miniflex powder x-ray diffractometer, and      CAMECA ims 1270 ion microprobe.  Experienced in the installation of a Depths of the Earth QuickPress.      Preparation:  Expert in the use of diamond saws, abrasive and chemical polishing equipment; proficien in metalworking and welding. Computation:  Proficient in standard application software (MS Office, Adobe, etc.); data reduction (Origin®); image analysis (SigmaScan®); programming (MatLab). Languages:  Competent in French.   Other Relevant Experience   Laboratory manager  UCLA, 2008  Case Western Reserve University, 2008-2010 o   Instruct, supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory o   Co-supervise undergraduate research projects