My current research focuses on Physics of Earth Processes. I am interested in studying the Earth’s dynamic geological processes via advanced physics and mathematics.

My specific research topics include:

Geodynamics and tectonophysics
Marine geology and geophysics
Evolution of the Earth and its societal impact
Geophysical data acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation
Non-linear phenomena and fractals in geosciences

Working Experience
2015- . Qiushi distinguished professor,  Ocean College, Zhejiang University
2008- 2015. Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Tongji University
2013-2015. Co-chief Scientist, International Ocean Discovery Program IODP Expedition 349 (South China Sea)
2007, 12-2008, 2. Shipboard Scientist, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program IODP Expedition 316 (NanTroSEIZE)
2005, 6-7. Visiting Professor, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France,
2003-2008. Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Tongji University
1998-1999. Geophysicist, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Houston, USA

PhD in Geophysics, University of Tulsa, USA,  2002.
MS in Geophysics, University of Houston, USA, 1999.
MS in Geology & Geophysics, Chinese Seismological Bureau, and Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences,  1995.
BS in Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 1992.

Professional Service
Director, Institute of Marine Geology and Resources, Zhejiang University. 2016- .
Editorial board member, Marine Geophysical Research. 2013- .
Vice director, State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology. 2012-2015.
Council member, Chinese Geophysical Society. 2012- .
Editorial board member, Journal of Geodynamics. 2010- .
Member, Science Planning Committee of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).  2010-2011 .
Panel member, Site Survey Panel of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).  2007-2010.
Curator, Marine Geology Library at Tongji University. 2005-2012 .

Postal address
Room 310, Ocean Science Building
Ocean College, Zhejiang University
1 Zheda Road, Zhoushan City 316021
Zhejiang, China


Phone:(86) 139-1855-7379
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