Mang ("Lin") Lin, Ph.D.

Stable Isotope Laboratory

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California San Diego


Office: Urey Hall 5110

Tel: (858)-534-6053


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My name is Lin Mang (family name first, the Chinese naming tradition) and I go by Lin. In UCSD, I worked with Prof. Thiemens and was trained as an analytical chemist. I am interested in many topics on atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and astrochemistry, especially the chemistry and applications of mass-independent isotope effects in Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences. The ultimate motive of my research is to understand the origins of all things (life, Earth, the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe). I have obtained my PhD in chemistry and I will start my research in Tokyo Tech as a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow from April 2018 (Host: Prof. Yoshida at School of Materials and Chemical Technology and Earth-Life Science Institute).


My PhD thesis project mainly lies at (i) developing and improving analytical technique to measure a radioactive sulfur isotope (35S) 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 the Archean atmosphere and the origin of life. My research involves field sampling and analytical measurements, laboratory experiments and modeling works. Before coming to UCSD, my research was focused on the regional air pollution in South China.



Last updated: 3/14/2018





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