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 origin of all things (life, Earth, the solar system, our galaxy, and the universe).


My PhD thesis project mainly lies at measuring radioactive 35S and all seven stable (32S, 33S, 34S, 36S, 16O, 17O and 18O) isotopes in sulfate molecules as chemical fingerprinting to (i) understand the interaction of the Earth's upper atmosphere with the ground, (ii) resolve its consequences for the budgets of major species and climate forcing, and (iii) explore the possible origin/mechanism of mass-independent fractionation of sulfur isotopes in the Archean rock record and what it may mean for 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: 4/27/2017





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