Yi Jiao receives his Ph.D.
(June 2021) Congratulations to Dr. Jiao on his completed Ph.D. thesis “The Breathing of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds (HVOCs) from Human-impacted Ecosystems”
Yi Jiao received his Ph.D. this month from the University of California at Berkeley.
His dissertation was titled: The Breathing of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds (HVOCs) from Human-impacted Ecosystems,[escholarship] (https://escholarship.org/uc/item/94k0r1dx).
His dissertation work produced 4 first author papers and 3 additional papers, including:
Jiao, Y., Zhang, W., Kim, J.Y.R., Deventer, M.J., Vollering, J. & Rhew, R.C. (2022) Application of copper(II)-based chemicals induces CH3Br and CH3Cl emissions from soil and seawater. Nature Communications.
Jiao, Y., Acdan, J., Xu, R., Deventer, M.J., Zhang, W. & Rhew, R.C. (2020). Global methyl halide emissions from rapeseed (Brassica napus) using life cycle measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (19), e2020GL089373.
Jiao, Y., Ruecker, A., Deventer, M.J., Chow, A.T. & Rhew, R.C. (2018). Halocarbon emissions from a degraded forested wetland in coastal South Carolina impacted by sea level rise. ACS Earth & Space Chemistry, 2 (10), 955-967.
In addition, Yi was an award winning Graduate Student Instructor, the Lab Safety Manager, and a mentor to a great many undergraduates.
After a brief stint as a post-doctoral researcher in our laboratory, he has moved on to a post-doctoral research position in the outstanding research team of Professor Riikka Rinnan at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Department of Biology.