Volume 94 Issue 1 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 4, 2016

Lab Safety: Postdoctoral researcher killed in explosion at Tsinghua University

Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: lab death, explosion, fire, safety, hydrogen

A postdoctoral researcher at Tsinghua University was killed in a Dec. 18 explosion and fire in a chemistry laboratory on the Beijing campus, according to university statements on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

Local media report that the deceased researcher is Xiangjian Meng, 32. He received a Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2014.

“We are deeply saddened by the accident and loss of a . . .

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