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Applied Geology and Geochemistry

Steve Shen

Steve Shen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Steve Shen is a post bachelor’s research associate in the Geosciences group who joined PNNL in January, 2016 after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Atmospheric Science. As an undergraduate, he previously worked under Dr. Robert Rhew in the Atmospheric Biogeochemistry Lab to quantify methyl halide fluxes from various ecosystems with various gas chromatography instruments.

At PNNL, Steve has been working on various mass spectrometry techniques under the guidance of Dr. Eirik Krogstad, with a particular focus on exploratory research in enhancing ionization efficiency of Thermal Ionization instruments, as well as operating Inductively Coupled Plasma instruments to support various projects of both the Geosciences and the Ecology group. He has also contributed time to supporting other projects within the group through non-mass spectrometry related efforts, and has been recognized for his efforts in experimenting with novel chemical tracers for hydraulic fracture characterization.

Research Interests

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • High Precision Analysis in Geochemistry
  • Environmental Remediation

Education and Credentials

  • B.A. May 2015, Atmospheric Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL (June, 2016)


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