Materials Characterization


The Materials Characterization Core will open in 2022. The lab will be located in Room B06 in the basement of 245 Beacon Street on the main campus of Boston College. A partial instrument list for the core may include: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD), and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).

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Jing Jin

Jing Jin, Ph.D.

Dr. Jing Jin is a materials scientist who is primarily focused on magnetic nano-materials systems (1D & 2D). She initially joined Boston College as the Assistant Director of Magnetic Resonance Center after completing her Ph.D. from the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut in May 2017 in particular to oversee EPR-related projects. Before that, Jing obtained her B.S. degree in Applied Physics as well as an M.Eng. degree in Material Physics and Chemistry from Tianjin University in China, and M.S. degree in Physics from Clark University in the US. She is currently working towards her M.B.A from the Carroll School of Management at BC, and has recently been appointed the director of the new BC Materials Characterization Core.

Dr. Jin has intensive hands-on experience with many different characterization techniques, including EPR & NMR, as well as XPS, XRD, AFM, FTIR, Raman, surface absorption. She has led/collaborated on work characterizing the properties of many different systems encompassing organic and inorganic materials, polymers, and biomolecules.


Jing Jin, Ph.D. | Director
Materials Characterization Center, Boston College

245 Beacon Street, office 505D / lab B06
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3860
Office Tel: (617) 552-4766 Lab Tel: (617) 552-0873