Lin, Mang ("Lin")

PhD Candidate

Stable Isotope Laboratory

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California San Diego


Urey Hall 5110 UCSD

La Jolla CA 92093


Tel: (858)-534-6053

E-mail: m6lin (at)



My name is Lin Mang (family name first) and I go by Lin. I am a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry working with Prof. Mark Thiemens. I am interested in many topics on atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry and cosmochemistry, especially the chemistry and applications of mass-independent isotope effects. The ultimate motive of my research is to understand the origins of all things (life, Earth, the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe).


My PhD thesis project mainly lies at (i) developing and improving analytical technique to measure radiogenic sulfur isotope in natural samples at ultra-high precision and accuracy, (ii) investigating the fundamental physical chemistry of mass-independent fractionation of quadruple sulfur isotopes, and (iii) measuring all sulfur and oxygen isotopes (32S, 33S, 34S, 35S, 36S, 16O, 17O and 18O) in natural samples as chemical fingerprinting to understand a wide variety of natural processes including, but not limited to, (a) stratosphere-troposphere interaction, (b) sulfur oxidation pathways and their reaction rates, (c) snow and glacier melting at the Tibetan Plateau, (d) the evolution of paleo-atmosphere in Archean and the origin of life. My research involves field sampling and analytical measurements, physical chemistry laboratory experiments and modeling works. Before coming to UCSD, my research was focused on the regional air pollution in South China.







Last updated: 6/28/2017





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