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Juan Yao

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Applied toxicology
  • Chemical imaging
  • Microfluidics

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Toxicology, Washington State University
  • B.S., Clinical Medicine, Anhui Medical University, China

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 Of the Year Award for outstanding efforts for the 2017 EED Project Team Award, PNNL
  • 2016 Outstanding Service Award in Emergency Management Award for the support of Chemical Mixture Methodology,DOE
  • 2013 Outstanding Performance Award for the support of Chemical Mixture Methodology, PNNL

PNNL Publications


  • Komorek RE, W Wei, X Yu, EA Hill, J Yao, Z Zhu, and XY Yu. 2017. "In Situ Characterization of Shewanella oneidensis MR1 Biofilms by SALVI and ToF-SIMS." Journal of Visualized Experiments (126):Article No. e55944.  doi:10.3791/55944
  • Yao J, BW Arey, L Yang, F Zhang, RE Komorek, J Chun, and XY Yu. 2017. "In Situ Characterization of Boehmite Particles in Water Using Liquid SEM." Journal of Visualized Experiments (127):Video No. e56058.  doi:10.3791/56058
  • Yao J, D Lao, X Sui, Y Zhou, SK Nune, X Ma, T Troy, M Ahmed, Z Zhu, DJ Heldebrant, and XY Yu. 2017. "Two Coexisting Liquid Phases in Switchable Ionic Liquids." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. PCCP 19(34):22627-22623.  doi:10.1039/C7CP03754F
  • Yao J, Y Zhou, X Sui, D Lao, DJ Heldebrant, Z Zhu, and XY Yu. 2017. "Errata: Switchable 1, 8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene and 1-hexanol ionic liquid analyzed by liquid ToF-SIM." Surface Science Spectra 24(1):018001.  doi:10.1116/1.4978877


  • Ding Y, Y Zhou, J Yao, CJ Szymanski, JK Fredrickson, L Shi, B Cao, Z Zhu, and XY Yu. 2016. "In Situ Molecular Imaging of the Biofilm and Its Matrix." Analytical Chemistry 88(22):11244-11252.  doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03909
  • Veeramany A, SD Unwin, GA Coles, JE Dagle, WD Millard, J Yao, CS Glantz, and SNG Gourisetti. 2016. "Framework for Modeling High-Impact, Low-Frequency Power Grid Events to Support Risk-Informed Decisions." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 18:125-137.  doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.06.008
  • Yao J, Y Zhou, X Sui, D Lao, DJ Heldebrant, Z Zhu, and XY Yu. 2016. "Switchable 1,8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene and 1-hexanol ionic liquid analyzed by liquid ToF-SIMS." Surface Science Spectra 23(1):9-28.  doi:10.1116/1.4948526
  • Zhou Y, J Yao, Y Ding, J Yu, X Hua, JE Evans, X Yu, D Lao, DJ Heldebrant, SK Nune, B Cao, ME Bowden, XY Yu, X Wang, and Z Zhu. 2016. "Improving the Molecular Ion Signal Intensity for In Situ Liquid SIMS Analysis." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 27(12):2006-2013.  doi:10.1007/s13361-016-1478-x



  • Yu XY, CS Glantz, J Yao, H He, AJ Petrocchi, DK Craig, JT Ciolek, and AE Booth. 2013. "Enhancing the Chemical Mixture Methodology in Emergency Preparedness and Consequence Assessment." Toxicology 313(2-3):174-184.  doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2012.10.011


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