Miao YU

Contact Information

  • Address

Department of Chemistry University of Waterloo 200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

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Research Interest

POPs, Environmental Processes, Non-targeted Analysis, CSIA, Data Science

Education Background

  • 2010.08 ~ 2016.06, PhD in Environmental Sciences, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences(RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2006.08 ~ 2010.06, Bachelor of Science, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University

Professional Experience

  • 2016.08 ~ now, Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Waterloo, Canada.

Honors & Awards

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2015

  • Merit Student, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2014

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2013

  • Second-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2012

  • Second-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2011

  • The first prize in the group competition in science and technology innovation fund project, Shandong University, 2008

  • Advanced staff in scientific and technical research, Shandong University, 2007

  • Second-class scholarship, Shandong University, 2007

  • Outstanding Minister of Students Union in School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University, 2007-2008

  • Outstanding Member of Students Union in School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University, 2006-2007



  • YU M, LIU J, WANG T, SUN J, LIU R, JIANG G. Metabolites of 2,4,4’-tribrominated diphenyl ether (BDE-28) in pumpkin after in vivo and in vitro exposure [J]. Environ Sci Technol, 2013, 47(23): 13494-501.

  • YU M, LIU J, WANG T, ZHANG A, WANG Y, ZHOU Q, JIANG G. Structure prediction of methyoxy-polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) through GC-MS analysis of their corresponding PBDEs [J]. Talanta, 2016, 152(9-14).

  • YU M, HOU X, Liu Q, Wang Y, Liu J, Jiang G. Evaluation and reduction of the analytical uncertainties in GC-MS analysis using a boundary regression model[J]. Talanta, 2017, 164(141–147).

  • TIAN Y, YU M, CHEN J, LIU C, SHI J, CHEN H, JIANG G. Real Time Online Correction of Mass Shifts and Intensity Fluctuations in Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry [J]. Anal Chem, 2015, 87(24): 11962-6.

  • CHI X, LIU J, YU M, Xie Z, Jiang G. Analysis of bromophenols in various aqueous samples using solid phase extraction followed by HPLC-MS/MS, Talanta, 2017, 164(57-63).

  • Li Y, Hou X, Yu M, Zhou Q, Liu J, Schnoor JL, Jiang G. Dechlorination and chlorine rearrangement of 1, 2, 5, 5, 6, 9, 10-heptachlorodecane mediated by the whole pumpkin seedlings[J]. Environmental Pollution, 2017

  • LIU A, QU G, YU M, LIU Y, SHI J, JIANG G. Tetrabromobisphenol-A/S and Nine Novel Analogs in Biological Samples from the Chinese Bohai Sea: Implications for Trophic Transfer [J]. Environ Sci Technol, 2016, 50(8): 4203-11.

  • SUN J, LIU J, YU M, WANG C, SUN Y, ZHANG A, WANG T, LEI Z, JIANG G. In vivo metabolism of 2,2’,4,4’-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) in young whole pumpkin plant [J]. Environ Sci Technol, 2013, 47(8): 3701-7.

  • LIU A, TIAN Y, YIN N, YU M, QU G, SHI J, DU Y, JIANG G. Characterization of Three Tetrabromobisphenol-S Derivatives in Mollusks from Chinese Bohai Sea: A Strategy for Novel Brominated Contaminants Identification [J]. Sci Rep, 2015, 5:11741.

  • ZHANG H, WANG Y, SUN C, YU M, GAO Y, WANG T, LIU J, JIANG G. Levels and distributions of hexachlorobutadiene and three chlorobenzenes in biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and in soils within and surrounding a chemical plant in China [J]. Environ Sci Technol, 2014, 48(3): 1525-31.

  • SUN J, LIU J, LIU Y, YU M, JIANG G. Reciprocal Transformation between Hydroxylated and Methoxylated Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Young Whole Pumpkin Plants [J]. Environ Sci Technol Lett, 2014, 1(4): 236-41.

  • LIU Q, CHENG M, LONG Y, YU M, WANG T, JIANG G. Graphenized pencil lead fiber: facile preparation and application in solid-phase microextraction [J]. J Chromatogr A, 2014, 1325:1-7.

  • SUN J, LIU J, LIU Q, RUAN T, YU M, WANG Y, WANG T, JIANG G. Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) in biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment plants in China [J]. Chemosphere, 2013, 90(9): 2388-95.

  • LIU R, RUAN T, WANG T, SONG S, YU M, GAO Y, SHAO J, JIANG G. Trace analysis of mono-, di-, tri-substituted polyfluoroalkyl phosphates and perfluorinated phosphonic acids in sewage sludge by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry [J]. Talanta, 2013, 111:170-7.

  • QU G, LIU A, WANG T, ZHANG C, FU J, YU M, SUN J, ZHU N, LI Z, WEI G, DU Y, SHI J, LIU S, JIANG G. Identification of tetrabromobisphenol A allyl ether and tetrabromobisphenol A 2,3-dibromopropyl ether in the ambient environment near a manufacturing site and in mollusks at a coastal region [J]. Environ Sci Technol, 2013, 47(9): 4760-7.

Software Package

Granted Patents


  • Miao YU,2014,Model selection and prediction of retention time of PBDEs on DB-5ms column, 10th conference of bio-medicine chromatograph(China), Weihai, China.(slides,shinyBDE)

  • Miao YU, 2014, Digging the thresholds in environmental data, 2nd Environmental pollution and health forum for Graduate students, Beijing, China.(slides)

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Analysis method for unknown Mono-MeO-PBDEs based on GC-qMS, Chinese Chemical Society: The 18th National Conference on Organic Analysis and Bioanalysis, Shanghai, China

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Organic Stable Isotope Analysis with GC-qMS for PBDEs in a molecular view, Isotopes 2015, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Data visualization of GC-MS and its application in environmental analysis, The 8th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, Guangzhou, China


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Computer Skills

  • I use Tex(lyx) to layout my papers but sometimes I have to use Word and I am skilled at both of them;

  • Most of my data analysis is done under RStudio wiht Knitr and I think repeatability studies are important for every scientist and I know how to use Excle, origin, SPSS, Octave… but I just prefer R;

  • Beamer is simple and Powerpoint is beautiful but recently I found html5 could be used to show a bettter presentation;

  • I use Zotero to manage my literatures and use 4share as webdev for attachment;

  • I learned C when I was a freshman then I also learned S, python and Matlab for simple programming in my research but I think shell is more powerful;

  • I could read stuctured codes and guess the usages of some functions by their names. For most of the time, it works;

  • I tried to learn PS many times and finally chose ImageJ;

  • I am also skilled to get aross the great firewall so never worried about it.

I love open source software!