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Steve Shen

Steve Shen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Steve Shen has three years of experience in multi-collector mass spectrometry. Joining PNNL as a post-bachelor’s research associate in January 2016, he has been working on various high precision mass spectrometry techniques under the guidance of Dr. Eirik Krogstad. His initial focus was on enhancing ionization efficiency for actinides for Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS), but has since transitioned to both method development of as well as day to day analyses by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Along with Alex Mitroshkov, he is the primary steward of the three NuInstruments multi-collector ICP-MS in the 331 Life Sciences building, and his work supports a broad range of studies ranging from fish ecology to nuclear non-proliferation.

Research Interests

  • Multi-Collector ICP-MS
  • Applied isotopic research
  • Actinides in the environment

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Berkeley

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 - Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2016 - Outstanding Performance Award

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Cantrell K.J., I.I. Leavy, M. Snyder, S.R. Baum, S.D. Shen, B.D. Williams, and S.A. Saslow, et al. 2018. Off-Gas Condensate and Cast Stone Analysis Results. PNNL-27765. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1476714.Off-Gas Condensate and Cast Stone Analysis Results

Subsurface Science & Technology