Alex Meshik

Alex Meshik

​Research Professor of Physics
PhD, Vernadsky Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
research interests:
  • Astrophysics
  • Solar Winds
  • Nano-diamonds

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1105
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Alex Meshik joined the Laboratory for Space Sciences at Washington University in 1996 and became a research professor in 2006. He worked with the capture and analysis of solar wind noble gases for the NASA Genesis Mission.

Meshik also investigates meteoritic nano-diamonds by means of selective laser extraction, studies xenon isotopic anomalies and the origin of fission xenon in the terrestrial atmosphere, applies xenon isotopes for geo- and cosmo-chronology and studies double beta decay of Ba and Te isotopes.