Ziliang Jin received his Ph.D. at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing in 2017. His Ph.D. thesis project was to study the genesis of Skarn-type iron deposits, which supply the highest grade iron ores in China. He also worked as a guest scientist in the GeoForschung Zentrum (GFZ) SIMS lab in Potsdam, Germany, from 2015 to 2017. Since matrix-matched reference materials are critical for SIMS experiments, he worked on the Cameca IMS 1280HR instrument to develop and characterize reference materials, such as the synthetic glass, synthetic olivine, apatite, and calcite. His current research work at ASU focuses on the study of water and hydrogen isotopic compositions in anhydrous minerals from the asteroid Itokawa and ordinary chondrites using the NanoSIMS 50L. He has been assisting in tuning and operating the NanoSIMS instrument in several other projects, such as Li diffusion in zircon and olivine, Li isotope systematics in coal, C isotopic distribution in bee’s brain, etc.