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Wugan, Luo

Wugan, Luo
- Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yuquan Rd 19 (A), Shijingshan District,

LUO Wugan (Robert, Luo), Associate Professor
Email: xiahua@ucas.ac.cn
Telephone: 86-10-88256501
Address: Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yuquan Rd 19 (A), Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100049, China
Postcode: 100049

Research Areas

Archaeometallurgical and Archaeological Science;
Scientific Authentication of Ancient Bronzes;
Conservation of Porcelain from South China Sea. 


2003~2008: Ph D
Major in Archaeological Science, University of Science and Technology of China

1999~2003: BA
Major in Cultural relics Conservation, Northwest University.



Work Experience

2008-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Scientific History and Archaeometry, The College of Humanities, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Science.
July 19 to August 15 2010: Participated in the 2010 Zincirli field archaeological season, in the small town of Fevzipasa in the Republic of TURKEY.
Jul 2009 to the end of Aug 2009: Participated in another archeological project of GUCAS in Hebei province, northern China.
Sep 2008 to Dec 2008: Participated in an archeological project of GUCAS, in Henan province, central China.
Oct to Nov 2002: Did one month cultural relics preservation work in Conservation Center of Cultural Relics of Xi’an.

Teaching Experience

2008-present: An Introduction to Archaeometallurgy
2008-present: Primarily authentication and collection of cultural relics

Selected/Recent Publications

  1. D. Mu, Wugan Luo etal. The features as a county of Chu State: chemical and metallurgical characteristics of the bronze artifacts from the Bayilu site, Archaeological and Anthropological sciences, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-018-0596-8.
  2. D. Mu, Wugan Luo* etal. The bronze artifacts from the Yejiashan site and the political presence of the Zhou dynasty in the middle Yangtze Plain: an application of lead isotope analysis, Archaeological and Anthropological sciences, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s12520-017-0478-5.
  3. Wugan Luo, Dadi Li etal. Preliminary study on zinc smelting relics from the linjiangerdui site in Zhongxian County, Chongqing City, Southwest China, Microchemical Journal, 2016.
    4. Zhengfeng Liu, Yingdong Yang and Wugan Luo. A Lead Isotope Study of the Han Dynasty Bronze Artifacts from Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum, Current Analytical Chemistry, 2016.
    5. D. Mu, P. H. Nan, J. Y. Wang, G. D. Song,W. G. Luo*. Metallurgical and Chemical Characterization of Bronze Remains Found at the Houhe Site in Shanxi Province, China. JOM, DOI: 10. 1007/s 11837-015-1463-z.
    6. Xiaopan Fan, Di Mu, Jun Yi, Hongmin Wang,Wugan Luo*. Sourcing copper ores for production of bronzes excavated at Shuangyantang, a Western Zhou (1046–771 BC) site in Chongqing (Southwest China): evidence from lead isotope analysis. Archaeological and Anthropological sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12520-014-0226-z. Published online: 13 January 2015.
    7. Di Mu, Guoding Song, Benxin Cui, Hongmin Wang, Wei Wang, Wugan Luo*. Provenance study on Chinese bronze artefacts of E in the Zhou Dynasty by lead isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 52, December 2014, Pages 515-523.
    8. Wugan Luo, Tao Li, Changsui Wang, Fengchun Huang. Discovery of Beeswax as binding agent on a 6th-century BC Chinese Turquoise-inlaid Bronze sword. Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 39, Issue 5, May 2012, Pages 1227-1237.
    9. Wugan Luo, Yi Si, Hongmin Wang, Ying Qin, Fengchun Huang, Changsui Wang. Leather material found on a 6th B.C. Chinese bronze sword: A technical study. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 79, Issue 5, September 2011, Pages 1630-1633.
    10. Wugan Luo and Tao Li. The use of chromium minerals in the 4th–3rd century BC China? A preliminary study of a bronze Pan unearthed from Jiuliandun Graves, Hubei Province, central southern China. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Volume 43, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages: 303–306.
    11. Wentao Hao, Wugan Luo, Yue Chen and Changsui Wang. Micro-analysis on Chinese over-glaze red decoration of Linshui Kiln from Jin dynasty (1115–1234 ad). Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 224–227, March 2014.
    12. Jan Zhu, Wugan Luo, Dongliang Chen, etc. New insights into the role of Mn and Fe in coloring origin of blue decorations of blue-and-white porcelains by XANES spectroscopy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Issue 1 (2013).
    13. Wugan Luo, Rui Jin, Ying Qin, Fengchun Huang, Changsui Wang. Analysis of the Corrosion Products of the Ancient Bronzes Excavated from Qiaojiayuan Tombs. Applied Physics Research, 2010, 11.
    14. Li Wen-jing, Chen Yue, Li Nai-sheng, Li Bin, Wugan Luo*. A study on quantitative evaluation of damage in conservation of ceramics from Huaguangjiao I shipwreck with ICP-AES. Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp 772-776. March, 2015.
    15. Du Jing-nan, Chen Yue, Li Nai-sheng, Ming Chao-fang, Zhu Jian, Wugan Luo*. Study on Provenance of Kraak Porcelains from Nan ao I Shipwreck. Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp 1746-1750. June, 2015.



May, 2011: XVIIth International Congress of Ancient Bronzes

Current Projects

  1. The Authentication of Ancient Bronzes by Corrosion Products. Found by The Knowledge Innovation Engineering Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. KZCX2-EW-QN607);
    2. The President Fund of GUCAS;
    3. The Conservation of Porcelain from South China Sea, Found by China Postdoctoral Science Special Foundation (201003174).