Yu Quan
Assistant Professor

Professional Experience & Education

Professional History

    2013.10-present: Assistant Professor, Division of Advanced Manufacturing, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    2011.09-2013.09: Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Advanced Manufacturing, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University


    2006.09-2011.07: Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University

    2002.09-2006.07: Bachelor's, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University

Instruction & Advising

Current Courses:

    Modern Sensing Technology; Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Instrumentation

Master's & Ph.D. Advising:

    Mass spectrometer development and applications



    Miniature mass spectrometers; Laser ionization mass spectrometry

Current Projects:

  • Research on development and key technology of a versatile toroidal ion trap analyzer (National Natural Science Fund Project)

  • Research on key technology of miniature biochemical mass spectrometer (Fundamental Research Program of Shenzhen)

Selected Publications:

  1. Yu Q*, Li M, Lu X, Wang X. Geometric optimization of toroidal ion trap based on electric field analysis and SIMION simulation. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2018; 434(60-64.

  2. Tang HB, Yu Q, Qian X, Ni K, Wang XH. Fabricating and Characterizing the Microfluidic Solid Phase Extraction Module Coupling with Integrated ESI Emitters. Micromachines 2018; 9(5).

  3. Yu Q*, Zhang Q, Lu X, et al. Developing a Vacuum Electrospray Source To Implement Efficient Atmospheric Sampling for Miniature Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer. Anal. Chem. 2017; 89(23):12938-12944.

  4. Yu Q*, Zhang J, Ni K, Qian X, Wang X. Characterization and application of a self-aspirating electrospray source with pneumatic-assisted ionization. J. Mass Spectrom. 2017; 52(2):109-115.

  5. Xiang Q, Qian Z, Xinqiong L, Yu Q*, et al. Development of Electrospray/Photoionization Miniature Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer. Chin. J. Anal. Chem. 2017; 45(7):1096-1101.

  6. Lu X, Yu Q*, Zhang Q, et al. Direct Analysis of Organic Compounds in Liquid Using a Miniature Photoionization Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer with Pulsed Carrier-Gas Capillary Inlet. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2017; 28(8):1702-1708.

  7. Lu X, Ni K, Yu Q*, et al. Reducing mass peak instability caused by the phase changes of RF and AC signals in a rectilinear ion-trap analyzer. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2017; 88(3):034103.

  8. Yu Q*, Tang L, Ni K, Qian X, Wang X. Computer simulations of a new toroidal-cylindrical ion trap mass analyzer. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2016; 30(20):2271-2278.

  9. Yu Q*, Jiang T, Ni K, et al. Experimental and simulation investigation of ion transfer in different sampling capillaries. J. Mass Spectrom. 2015; 50(12):1367-1373.

  10. Yu Q*, Diao Z, Ni K, et al. Design and study of an atmospheric pressure ion funnel by computer simulations. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2015; 29(11):1055-1061.

  11. 余泉*, 倪凯, 唐飞, 王晓浩. 毛细管直接进样质谱仪在液体样品分析中的应用. 分析化学 2013; 41(08):1287-1290.

  12. Yu Q, Li L, Hang W, He J, Huang B. Simultaneous Acquisition of Elemental, Fragmental, and Molecular Information on Organometallic Compounds. Anal. Chem. 2011; 83(6):2403-2407.

  13. Yu Q, Li L, Zhu E, et al. Analysis of solids with different matrices by buffer-gas-assisted laser ionization orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometry. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 2010; 25(1155-1158.

  14. Yu Q, Huang R, Li L, et al. Applicability of Standardless Semiquantitative Analysis of Solids by High-Irradiance Laser Ionization Orthogonal Time-of-Fight Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2009; 81(11):4343-4348.

  15. Yu Q, Chen L, Huang R, et al. Laser ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for direct elemental analysis. Trends Anal. Chem. 2009; 28(10):1174-1185.

  16. Yu Q, Cao Z, Li L, et al. Femtogram Detection and Quantitation of Residues Using Laser Ionization Orthogonal Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2009; 81(20):8623-8626.