dr Lu Yang

National Research Council Canada


Activity at Home University:
Dr. Lu Yang is a senior research officer at National Research Council of Canada (NRC, Ottawa, Canada), leading research in applications of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and multicollector (MC-ICP-MS). A member of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Stable Isotope Reference Material Assessment under the Inorganic Division, and the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights. She is a NRC’s representative at the Isotope Ratio Analysis Working Group of CCQM (Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance) of the BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measures). She is an Editorial Board member of JAAS and Spectroscopy.

Research field:
Her research focuses on the development of the most accurate and precise methodologies for the determination, speciation and isotopic analysis of trace elements using ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS. The isotopic measurements for mercury, germanium, indium, iridium, osmium, hafnium and lead from her lab have been adopted by IUPAC as the best available isotopic composition measurements in the 2013, 2017 and 2019, and the standard atomic weights of mercury, germanium, iridium and hafnium are based on her lab results.  She has published over 125 peer reviewed publications and a book chapter, with H-index of 33.

Activity at CNBCh UW:
Dr Lu Yang will present one lecture during her stay: Applications of MC-ICPMS for high accuracy and precision isotope ratio measurements at NRC

CNBCh UW Research Group:
Analytical Expert Centre

Date of stay:
September  2–7, 2019