Research Topics

Research and development of analytical instrument:
 1. Development of mass spectrometor and new technique of signal detection
 2. Study of ion source and interfacing technology
 3. Other analytical instruments combined with MS methods
Applications of analytical instruments: Research of analytical chemistry focusing on MS in various fields including biology, medicine, environment, metallurgy, mineral and security inspection.

MS design

First reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometry in China, micro-second pulsed glow discharge mass spectrometry, cavity thermal ionization isotope mass spectrometry, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry, femtosecond-laser ionization mass spectrometry.

MS methods aiming at solid surface

MS methods based on laser ion source show superiority in analysis of chinaware, single cell, metal fim. Gas assistance plays an important role in laser ion source .

Biomass Spectrometry

Diversified soft-ionization methods are utilized to acquire the signal of biomolecules in mass spectrometry, a Q-TOF plays a crucial part in bioanalysis.

Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Our group is also dedicated to explore the frontier of mass spectrometry. In brief, we attempt to obtain a true label-free molecular imaging of samples, for instance, single cell.

Our Features

Our group works on multiple interdisciplines, including analytical chemistry, mechanics and software engineering. Numerous disciplinary knowledge are combined in mass spectrometry which is a flourishing and powerful tool to handle kinds of scientific problems

Analytical chemistry

Issues of analytical chemistry are studied by MS methods.


2D/3D modeling by sofetware is required and mechanics are employed in the intrument manufacturing.

Software Engineering

A variety of softwares are used to simulate, Program development environment like Labview is operated in data acquisition and processing.

Our Team

Our team consists of one academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, one Special Term Professor and almost twenty graduate students (including PhD candidates and master candidates).

You are welcome to contact us by e-mail if you show great interest in mass spectrometry or are attracted to join us (a few basic requirements are supposed to be achieved). We are willing to discuss scientific issues with you.