Group leader



Marine Organic Geochemistry Group


Ph.D. ETH Zurich                                                                                                                                                 2011-2016
Advisor: Prof. Timothy I. Eglinton
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution                                                                                                          2015-2015
Visiting scholar, advisor: Dr. Ann McNichol
M.S. China University of Geosciences (Beijing)                                                                                            2008-2010
Advisor: Prof. Nianqiao Fang
B.S. China University of Geosciences (Beijing)                                                                                             2001-2005


Zhufeng Chair Professor, Ocean University of China (OUC)                                                                      2023-present
Executive Director, Innovation Center for Ocean Carbon Neutrality                                                         2022-present
Deputy Director, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory & Technology Ministry of Education  2022-present
Professor, Ocean University of China (OUC)                                                                                                  2019-present
Postdoctoral researcher, Stockholm University                                                                                            2018-2019
Advisor: Prof. Örjan Gustafsson
SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University                                                                                              2017-2018
Advisor: Prof. Ann Pearson
Research assistant, Guangzhou Marine Geology Survey                                                                            2005-2008
China Geological Survey


Distinguished professorship of Shangdong Natural Science Foundation                                        2022.01-2024.12
Title: “Marine Radiocarbon Organic Geochemistry” (No. ZR2021JQ12, 1,000,000 RMB, PI )
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)                                                                        2021.01-2024.12
Title: “Export, transfer, and burial of hadal organic carbon driven by
submarine earthquakes (EXTREME)” (No. 92068207, 2,690,000 RMB, PI )
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)                                                                        2021.01-2024.12
Title: “Investigating transformation, distribution, and burial of sedimentary
organic carbon in marginal seas: Insight from compound specific
radiocarbon analysis” (No. 42076037, 580,000 RMB, PI )
Taishan Junior Scholarship (PI)                                                                                                                2021.01-2025.12
Title: “Marine Carbon Cycles” 500,000 RMB
OUC Junior Innovation Research Group  (lead PI)                                                                                 2020.01-2022.12
Title: “Deep-Ocean Carbon Cycle ” 1,500,000 RMB, (approval rate: 15%, 4/26)
State Key Lab Open Fund                                                                                                                          2020.05-2022.04
State Key Lab of Organic Geochemistry, China (No. SKLOG 202020,  50,000 RMB, PI)
Title: “Source apportionment of black carbon in the hadal sediments”
VR Starting Grant                                                                                                                                        2020.01-2023.12
Swedish Research Council (VR) (No. 201903911, 3,900,000 SEK, PI)
Title: “Burial and reburial of black carbon in the Arctic Ocean”
The only project awarded by this prestigious grant in the field of oceanography, hydrology, and environmental sciences
Research Initiatives                                                                                                                                    2018.02
National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility, WHOI
SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                                                                                 2017.01-2018.06
Swiss National Science Foundation (No. P2EZP2-168878,   72,150 USD, PI)
Title: “Investigating climate impacts on microbial degradation and transformation of sedimentary organic carbon”
Doc. Mobility Fellowship                                                                                                                          2015.03-2015.09
Swiss National Science Foundation (No. P1EZP2-159064,   22,500 USD, PI)
Title: “Determination of 14C age distributions of organic matter in marine sediments by ramped pyrolysis”
State Key Lab Open Fund                                                                                                                         2015.01-2016.12
State Key Lab of Marine Geology, China (No. MGK 1511,   100, 000 RMB, PI)
Title: “Preservation characteristics of crenarchaeol as a marine biomarker in the deep sea sediments from IODP 349, Site U1433, South China Sea”                          


SEA-GOING EXPERIENCE (> 500 days working on the R/Vs)

Japan Trench Paleoseismology, IODP 386                                                                                          2021.04-2022.12
Organic geochemist, R/V Chikyu
Opening of South China Sea, IODP 349                                                                                                2014.01-2014.04
Organic geochemist, R/V JOIDES Resolution
Investigating the life in the hydrothermal vent, Juan de Fuca Ridge expedition
R/V Atlantis & ROV Jason                                                                                                                        2011.07-2011.08
Organic carbon cycle, 973 project, East China Sea
R/V Dongfanghong II                                                                                                                                2013.07
Deploying Ocean Bottom Seismometers, South China Sea
R/V Fendou IV                                                                                                                                            2008.06
Geological location optimization method for drilling platform
South China Sea. R/V Fendou IV                                                                                                            2008.03-2008.05
Estuary of the Pearl River Submarine Cone Penetration Test                                                           2007.11
International cruise submarine topography, group leader, Yellow Sea
R/V Fendou IV                                                                                                                                            2007.08-2007.10
Natural Gas Hydrate Exploration, South China Sea
R/V Fendou IV                                                                                                                                            2007.03-2007.05
Natural Gas Hydrate Exploration South China Sea
R/V Fendou IV                                                                                                                                            2006.08-2006.10
Testing pressure piston corer, South China Sea
R/V Haiyang IV                                                                                                                                           2006.05-2006.06
Hydrographic survey, Gulf of Daya                                                                                                         2006.02-2006.03
Gas Hydrate Survey, CTD water sampling, South China Sea
R/V Haiyang IV                                                                                                                                           2005.09-2005.10


Nature Communications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Limnology and Oceanography, Chemical Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience, Biogeoscience, Marine Chemistry, Deep Sea Research, Journal of Geophysical Research:Ocean,  Organic Geochemistry, Journal of Marine Systems, Frontier in Marine Sciences, Estuaries and Coasts


Geochemical society
European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG)



Co-convenor, 25th Session, Radiocarbon Biogeochemistry, 6th Conference on Earth System
                         Science,07. 2021, Shanghai. China
Co-convenor, Gordon Research Seminar, Organic Geochemistry, 08. 2014, New Hampshire. USA
Co-convenor, Symposium – Microbial Mats, California Institute of Technology, 07.2017,
                        California. USA
Director-in-Chief for 2012 Chinese Spring Festival Gala Evening in Switzerland (audience: > 1000 people, 02.2012, Kunsthaus Zürich, Non-academic activities,).


Marine Organic Biogeochemistry                                                                   April 27-30 2019, Delmenhorst, Germany
International Workshop on Carbon Cycling in Marine Environments,      October 13-15, 2018, Qingdao, China
International Workshop on Organic Carbon Cycles and Biogeochemistry in Marginal Seas
                                                                                                                              October 15-17, 2015, Qingdao, China



“Nobel Prize and Marine Science” at OUC                                                     Fall 2021, 2022
“Earth System Sciences”  at OUC                                                                    Fall 2020, 2021, 2022
“Organic geochemistry and global carbon cycle” (651-4004-00L)
Teaching assistant at ETH Zurich,                                                                  Spring 2013, Spring 2014
“Marine Geology”
Teaching assistant at China University of Geosciences,                            Spring 2009


Dr. Baojin wu (Postdoc. OUC, since 2022.01)
Dr. Jingyu Liu (Postdoc. OUC, 2020, left since 2022.04)
PhD students:
Shen Li (PhD Student, OUC, 2023), Mingzhi Liu (PhD Student, OUC, 2023)
Yongxin Liu (PhD Student, OUC, 2022), Ziyang Yang (PhD Student, OUC, 2022), Yipeng Wang (PhD Student, OUC, 2022)
Siqi Zhao, Mengfan Chu, Xiaoqing Liu (PhD Student, OUC, 2021)
Yangli Che (PhD Student, OUC, 2020), Rui Xiao (PhD Student, OUC, 2020)
Master students:
Guangyang Cheng (OUC, 2023)
Haiyang Zhang, Xinglin Yun, Zhitong Zheng, Lihua Dong (OUC, 2022)
Ling Ma,  Guangjin Zheng, Haiyue Ma, Danxu Guo (OUC, 2021)
Cuimei Xia,  Deju Lin, Weifeng Wu, Simin Wang, Chuanhui Song (OUC, 2020)
Bachelor students:
Minghe Li (OUC, 2022), Mingrui Wang (OUC, 2021)