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I am a Research Fellow in Critical Mineral Resources, working at the School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin. My current project, which is funded by the Geological Survey of Ireland, is about exploring the energy critical metal potential of Irish Zn-Pb mines and tailings. I am strongly motivated to apply my analytical skills and expert knowledge to develop smart solutions to address challenges such as sustainable use of mineral resources.

Prior to this position I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) and the Geology Department of Trinity College Dublin (2015-2019). My research was focused on methodology development of investigating the abundance of Energy Critical Elements (ECEs) in sulphide ores by novel in-situ micro-analysis, e.g. LA-ICPMS and SEM-EDS.

I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014-2018) and as a research assistant at the Department of Geosciences, Aarhus University, Denmark during 2015. Prior to that, I finished two Ph.D degrees in China (2008-2014) and Denmark (2012-2015), respectively.

My research has been mostly focused on the following areas:

Ore Geology

Fingerprint fluids evolution in ore deposits at geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology scale


Investigation of geochemical cycles and fluid-rock interactions from the earth surface to the deep mantle

Analytical Mineralogy

Use of traditional and advanced analytical methods to reveal interior compositional texture of minerals

Applied Mineralogy

Application of mineralogy and geochemistry in coating and cement industry

Beyond, my research interest also includes Sedimentology, by applying geochemistry for provenance and weathering intensity evaluation and diagnosis of sedimentary processes. Research examples include the Paleoce-Eocene sandstones from the Siri Canyon, North Sea, the Cambrian shales from the Bornholm island, Denmark, and deep-water gravity flow sandstone-mudstone from Eastern China.

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