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Shanshan Yu

Dr. Shanshan Yu's specialty is molecular spectroscopy focused on composition of Earth's atmosphere, planetary atmospheres and the interstellar medium. Her graduate study was mainly on ions and radicals, equipping her with experience in analyzing complex spectra with strong perturbations. She came to JPL as a NPP postdoc in 2008 and became an employee in 2010. As Member of several teams including (1) JPL Molecular Spectroscopy Team; (2) OCO-2 ABSCO Team; (3) OCO-2 and OCO-3 Instrument Calibration Team; (4) Herschel/HIFI Instrument Team; (5) Herschel observations of EXtra-Ordinary Sources (HEXOS) Team; (6) PRobing InsterStellar Molecules with Absorption line Studies (PRISMAS) Team, she has been responsible for (a) providing molecular line parameters for Aura/MLS, OCO-2 and Herschel/HIFI; (b) providing calibration support to OCO-2, OCO-3 and Herschel/HIFI; (c) analyzing Herschel/HIFI's observations. In 2017 she was funded under ROSES/PICASSO to develop the ChiralSpec instrument for studying the "Ocean Worlds" of the outer Solar System (e.g., Enceladus, Europa, and Titan).


Education
  • B.Eng. Optoelectronics, Physics Department, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, (2000)
  • M.Sc. Optics, Physics Department, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, (2003)
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, (2007)

Research Interests
  • THz-IR-Vis-UV spectroscopy of molecules important in Earth's atmosphere, planetary atmospheres and the interstellar medium; PI for the following tasks
    • ROSES/APRA (2013-2016), "Study of NH3 line intensities in the THz and Far-IR region"
    • JPL/R&TD (2016), "Laboratory measurements to enable advances in remote sensing of near-surface CH4 concentrations"
    • JPL/R&TD (2013), "Development of a novel apparatus for simulating the interstellar medium"
  • Instrumentation for measurements of atmospheric composition of Earth and the planets
    • PI: ROSES/PICASSO (2017-2020), "Mllimeter-wave spectrometer for chirality and relative abundance determination of amino acid biomarkers (ChiralSpec)"

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2008-present)
    • Research Scientist (2010-present)
    • NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Scholar (2008-2009)
  • University of Waterloo (2003-2007)
    • Graduate Research Assistant and Postdoc
  • East China Normal University (2000-2003)
    • Graduate Research Assistant

Selected Awards
  • Voyager Award, JPL (2015)
  • Flygare Award, International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (2015)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award to U.S. Herschel HIFI Instrument Team (2014)
  • Peer Reviewing Excellence by Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (2014)
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Molecular spectroscopy (2013-present)
  • JQSRT Young Scientist Awards (2010)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2007-2009)
  • University of Waterloo, Chemistry Department, F.W. Karasek Scholarship (2007)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2006-2007)
  • The University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship (2006-2007)
  • University of Waterloo, Chemistry Department, H.G. McLeod Scholarship (2006)
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2005)

Selected Publications
  1. S. Yu, J.C. Pearson, T. Amano and F. Matsushima, "THz spectroscopy of D2H+", J. Mol. Spectrosco. 331, 6 (2017).
  2. 2. S. Yu, I.E. Gordon and P.N. Roy, "Potentiology and spectroscopy in honor of Robert Le Roy: A preface to the special issue", J. Mol. Spectrosco. 330, 1 (2016).
  3. S. Yu, J.C. Pearson, B.J. Drouin, C.E. Miller, K. Kobayashi and F. Matsushima, "Terahertz spectroscopy of ground state HD18O", J. Mol. Spectrosco. 328, 27 (2016).
  4. S. Yu, J.C. Pearson, B.J. Drouin, T.J. Crawford, A.M. Daly, B. Elliott and T. Amano, “Rotational spectroscopy of vibrationally excited N2H+ and N2D+ up to 2.1 THz”, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 314 (2015) 19.
  5. S. Yu, Brian J. Drouin and C. E. Miller, “High resolution spectral analysis of oxygen. IV. Energy levels, partition sums, band constants, RKR potentials, Franck-Condon factors involving the X 3g, α1Δg, b1g+ states”, J. Chem. Phys. 141 (2014) 174302.
  6. S. Yu and J.C. Pearson, “Terahertz measurements of the hot hydronium ion with an extended negative glow discharge”, Astrophys. J. 786 (2014), 133.
  7. S. Yu, J.C. Pearson and B.J. Drouin, "Terahertz spectroscopy of water in its second triad", J. Mol. Spectrosco. 288 (2013) 7-10.
  8. S. Yu, J.C. Pearson, B.J. Drouin, M.-A. Martin-Drumel, O. Pirali, M. Vervloet, L.H. Coudert, H.S.P. Muller and Sandra Brunken, "Measurement and analysis of new terahertz and far-infrared spectra of high temperature water", J. Mol. Spectrosco. 279 (2012) 16-25.
  9. S. Yu, C.E. Miller, B.J. Drouin and H.S.P. Muller, "High resolution spectral analysis of oxygen. Part I. Isotopically invariant Dunham fits for the X3Σα-, a 1Δα, b 1Σα+ states", J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012) 024304/1-024304/20.
  10. S. Yu, J. C. Pearson, B. J. Drouin, K. Sung, O. Pirali, M. Vervloet, M.-A. Martin-Drumel, C. P. Endres, T. Shiraishi, K. Kobayashi, and F. Matsushima, "Submillimeter-wave and far-infrared spectroscopy of high-J transitions of the ground and v2 =1 states of ammonia", J. Chem. Phys. (2010) 174317/1-174317/14.
  11. S. Yu, B.J. Drouin and J.C. Pearson, "Terahertz spectroscopy of the bending vibrations of acetylene 12C2H2", Astrophys. J. 705 (2009) 786-790.
  12. S. Yu, B.J. Drouin, J.C. Pearson, H.M. Pickett, V. Lattanzi and A. Walters "Terahertz spectroscopy and global analysis of the bending vibrations of acetylene 12C2D2", Astrophys. J. 698 (2009) 2114-2120.
  13. S. Yu, B.J. Drouin, J.C. Pearson and H.M. Pickett, "Terahertz spectroscopy and global analysis of H3O+", Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser. 180 (2009) 119-124.
  14. S. Yu, J-G Wang, P.M. Sheridan, M.J. Dick and P.F. Bernath, "Laser spectroscopy of the A 2π-X 2 ∑ and C 2π-A 2π transitions of SrOD", J. Mol. Spectrosc. 240 (2006) 26-31.
  15. S. Yu, I.E. Gordon, P.M. Sheridan and P.F. Bernath, "Infrared emission spectroscopy of the A4Φi-X 4 Δi and B 4Πi-X 4Δi transitions of CoS", J. Mol. Spectrosc. 236 (2006) 255-259.
  16. S. Yu, A. Shayesteh, P.F. Bernath and J. Koput, "The vibration-rotation emission spectrum of hot BeF2", J. Chem. Phys. 123 (2005) 134303/1-134303/8.
  17. S. Yu, A. Shayesteh and P.F. Bernath, "The vibration-rotation emission spectra of gaseous CdH2 and CdD2", J. Chem. Phys. 122 (2005) 194301/1-194301/6.
  18. S. Yu, A. Shayesteh, D. Fu and P.F. Bernath, "The vibration-rotation emission spectrum of gaseous HZnCl", J. Phys. Chem. A 109 (2005) 4092-4094.
  19. S. Yu, A. Shayesteh, D. Fu and P.F. Bernath, "Infrared and near infrared emission spectra of TeH and TeD", J. Mol. Spectrosc. 230 (2005) 105-116.
  20. S. Yu, D. Fu, A. Shayesteh, I.E. Gordon, D.R.T. Appadoo and P.F. Bernath, "Infrared and near infrared emission spectra of SbH and SbD", J. Mol. Spectrosc. 229 (2005) 257-265.
  21. S. Yu, X. Yang, B. Li, K. Kaniki, S. Wu, Y. Guo, Y. Liu and Y. Chen, "Study of hot bands of the B 2u+ -X 2g+ system of C2- anion", Chinese Physics, 12 (2003) 745-749.

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