Bethany A. Chidester
Graduate Student
Email: chidesterba at
Office: Hinds 477

Research interests:

I study the physical and chemical properties of materials under high pressure and high temperature conditions, to better understand the constitution, structure, and evolution of the Earth's interior.


Chidester B. A. and Strobel T. A. (2011) The ammonia-hydrogen system under pressure, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 10433.


2011 B.S., University of Toledo (Chemistry)


2012-present Graduate student, University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences
2011-2012 Laboratory technician, University of Toledo, Chemistry Department
2010 Summer scholar, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
2009-2011 Laboratory technician, University of Toledo, Environmental Sciences Department


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2013-2016
Magna cum laude, University of Toledo
Dean's list, University of Toledo
Departmental Physical Chemistry Award, University of Toledo