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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
1711 Claflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7278 fax

Biotechnology Core Facility
206 Burt Hall
785-532-6297 fax

Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall

Xueying (Sharon) Qin, Ph.D., Instructor
Lead Undergraduate Advisor

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Contact information

Office: 72 Chalmers Hall
Phone: 785-532-3441
Fax: 785-532-7278
E-mail: xqin@ksu.edu


B.S. 2000, Peking University, China
M.S. 2002, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. 2007, University of California, San Diego

Research interests

My research mainly involves 1) development of new single particle mass spectrometry such as ATOFMS, and 2) understanding the chemistry and physics of aerosols in air polution, climate change and human health. I have also previously worked as an Environmental Scientist at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, where I focused on ambient air quality monitoring, modeling and regulation.

Courses taught

BIOCH 265 – Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lecture
BIOCH 265 – Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab
BIOCH 522 – General Biochemistry Lab

Selected publications

X. Qin, KA. Pratt, LG. Shields, SM. Toner, and KA. Prather (2012) Seasonal Comparisons of Single-Particle Chemical Mixing State in Riverside, CA.  Atmospheric Environment, 44, 587–596.

CJ. Gaston, KA. Pratt, X. Qin and KA. Prather (2010) Real-time detection and mixing state of methanesulfonate in single particles at an inland urban location during a phytoplankton bloom.  Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 1566-1572.

LG. Shields, X. Qin, SM. Toner, and KA. Prather (2008) Detection of Ambient Ultrafine Aerosols by Single Particle Techniques during the SOAR 2005 Campaign.  Aerosol Science & Technology, 42, 674-684.

RC. Moffet, X. Qin, T. Rebotier, H. Furutani, and KA. Prather (2008) Chemically segregated optical and microphysical properties of ambient aerosols measured in a single-particle mass spectrometer.  Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 113, 1-11.

X. Qin, and KA. Prather (2006) Impact of Biomass Emissions on Particle Chemistry during the California Regional Particulate Air Quality Study.  International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 258, 142-150.

X. Qin, PV. Bhave, and KA. Prather (2006) Comparison of Two Methods for Obtaining Quantitative Mass Concentrations from Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Measurements. Analytical Chemistry, 78, 6169-6178.

Y. Su, MF. Sipin, MT. Spencer, X. Qin, RC. Moffet, LG. Shields, KA. Prather, P. Venkatachari, CH. Jeong, E. Kim, PK. Hopke, RM. Gelein, MJ. Utell, G. Oberdorster, J. Berntsen, RB. Devlin, and LC. Chen (2006) Real-time Characterization of the Composition of Individual Particles Emitted from Ultrafine Particle Concentrators.  Aerosol Science and Technology, 40, 437-455.

W. Zhao, PK. Hopke, X. Qin, and KA. Prather (2005) Predicting Bulk Ambient Aerosol Compositions from ATOFMS Data with ART-2a and Multivariate Analysis.  Analytical Chimica Acta, 549, 179-187.