Dr Qin-Qin Lu
Dr. Qin-Qin Lü (q pronounced as ‘ch’) is a research fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Department of Archaeology. As an archaeological scientist, he works on applying physical science methods to understand ancient culture and technology. He is interested in integrating existing and emerging scientific methods to improve the characterisation of inorganic archaeological materials. His recent research focuses on the provenance of ancient glass in relation to inter-regional interactions on the Silk Roads. He is a physicist by training.
He completed his B.Sc. at University of Science and Technology of China, and obtained his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. In his spare time, he enjoys taking hikes in nature.