Agent of change: Dr. Yang Xiuhan

Grace Young smiles at the camera next to a graphic of the periodic table of elements

Expand your horizon, discover your true potential and develop your strengths. I think it is important to really believe in yourself, and you can do well in any field including science and research.

One of the Dow Asia Pacific Analytical Science Team’s experts is Dr. Yang Xiuhan (Grace Yang). Yang is a true game changer who is passionate about teaching and inspiring the next generation of chemists. Learn more about how Yang’s story and her advice to the future chemists.

Dr. Yang Xiuhan (Grace Yang) joined the team in 2006. She believes it is important for younger girls to have the confidence to dream big and work hard. As a girl, Yang didn’t think she would become a scientist one day. But when she discovered her passion in chemistry at college, she never stopped chasing her dream and worked hard toward it.

In 2019, Yang was named the Young Chemist Spokeswoman of Iridium in the Periodic Table nominated by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) to recognize her outstanding contributions in various research areas. To get a bit technical here, these included: separation science, high performance liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy for formulated system analysis. Hopefully, Yang’s development inspires the next generation of chemists to put their passion into action and make dreams come true.