Journey

I want to be in the room where it happens.

Here are two short videos of me talking about my feldspar and my laser.

The impact of the impact:

What does the rock say?

2022--5 minutes postdoc spotlight talk in SBU

Are we alone?

Unlock the mystery of the Moon

2018--3 minutes thesis in UWO

My journey of high pressure mineral physics

2022 – now, User of the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Germany

2021, PhD thesis: Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of lunar and terrestrial plagioclase feldspar under high pressures high temperature conditions

2015 – now, High-pressure diamond anvil cell synchrotron X–ray diffraction beam line (13IDD, 13BMC/D) user, GSECARS, Advanced Photon Source, Chicago, IL, USA

2014 – now, Research assistant in High Pressure Mineral Physics Lab, UWO

2011 – 2013, Collaborate project with State Key Laboratory of Super Hard Materials, Jilin University: The Impact of High–Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) Treatment on the Color of HPHT Synthetic Diamonds and Natural Diamonds

HPHT Study of Plagioclase Feldspar

The sparkle of my phase change.

Shock Metamorphism

Diaplectic glass from Mistastin Lake impact structure, Canada

My journey of using and loving Raman spectroscopy.

2022, Supervising project for UWO undergrad internship: Automated Fitting of Raman Signatures for Carbonaceous Material Geothermometry [link]

2019, Raman team lead & Interpretation manager, Science team, CanMoon

2016, Raman team lead, Science team, CSA–CREATE Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission (CanMars)

2014, Master's degree thesis: Study on the Color and Formation of Zhanguohong Agate, Fuxin, Liaoning Province, China

2013 – 2014, Collaborate project with School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University: Study of Moganite in Agate from China

CanMoon Mission


Raman Spectroscopy in Space Exploration


CanMars Mission


My love of gems and minerals

2015, public talk titled “Gems and minerals: culture and science” in London Gem and Mineral Show, London, Canada

2014, Assistant Curator for the Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Beijing Tianzhu Trade Zone Culture Free Port, Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group, China

2013, participate in Treasure Appraisal Program as a Certified Gemologist for gems identification, hosted by China Central Television (CCTV), Xiamen, China

2012, Qualification Certificate of Certified Gemologist in China (CGC, 中国国家注册珠宝玉石质量检验师)

2011, Bachelor's degree thesis: Study of H2O Impact on the Color–forming Mechanism of Turquoise

2010, Fellow of the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain (FGA)

2009 - 2010, Undergraduate Scientific and Technological Innovation Project: Study on Cathodoluminescence Features of Gemstones


Teaching Experience

January 2015 – December 2018, Teaching assistant in University of Western Ontario

  • September – December 2015, 2018: ES1022 Earth Rocks!

  • January–April 2018: ES1023 Planet Earth: Shaken and Stirred

  • September – December 2016, 2017: ES 2240 Catastrophic Events in Earth History

  • January–April 2015, 2016, 2017: ES1089 Earth, Art & Culture

September 2012 – December 2013, Teaching Gemology Courses, Beijing, China


Community service

Reviewer for journals: Minerals; Advances in Space Research.

Volunteering and Outreach Experiences

  • 2021, Volunteer for GAC-MAC London 2021 Joint Annual Meeting, London, Canada

  • 2015 – 2019, volunteering for outreach events of Western University's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), London, Canada

  • 2016, volunteered as audience coordinator in the Meteoritical Society (MetSoc) 79th annual meeting, Berlin, Germany

  • 2015, volunteered as convention ambassador in Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2015 convention, Toronto, Canada

  • 2014, assistant curator for the Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Beijing Tianzhu Trade Zone Culture Free Port, Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group, China

  • 2009, participated in the celebration of 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, China as a marcher of civilian parade “Scientific Development”

  • 2008, Games–time volunteer for Olympic Volleyball Tournament, 2008 Summer Olympic Games (XXIX Olympiad), Beijing, China