Xiaolin Hou received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Northwest University (Xi’an, China) in 1988, an M.S. degree in radiochemistry from China Institute of Atomic Energy in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in nuclear analytical chemistry from Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 1997. His dissertation was mainly in the chemical speciation of iodine in environmental and biological samples. In 1998, he joined a group of radioecology and tracer in Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (from 2007 being with Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, and become part of Technical University of Denmark) as a Postdoc. He has been working as a Senior Scientist there since 2003. His primary research interests are speciation of 129I and its application as an environmental tracer, radiochemical analysis of various radionuclides, speciation analysis of radionuclides and trace elements, environmental radiotracer, nuclear spectrometries (liquid scintillation counting, alpha spectrometry, and gamma spectrometry), neutron activation analysis, ICP-MS, radiolabelling and protein adsorption on surface, decommissioning of nuclear faculties. Hou has been the author/coauthor for more than 110 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 6 book chapters, and one monograph. He is a Committee Member of International Nuclear Chemistry Society and the Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry of European Association for Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (EUCheMS). He has been the Editor of INCS News since 2004 and an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry and 3 open journals.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2009