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Curriculum Vitae


Education
Ph.D. 1995 Brown University (Geophysics)
M.S. 1987 Inst. of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Geophysics)
B.S. 1984 Nanjing University, China (Tectonics and Geophysics)

Professional Appointments
2008- Full Professor, University of Rhode Island
2003-2008 Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
1998-2003 Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
1996-1998 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1994-1996 Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1987-1990 Research Associate, Institute of Petroleum Geology, China

Research Interests
Seismology applied to the study of earth structure; marine geophysics; mid-ocean ridges, hotspots, and dynamics of continental lithosphere.

Honors and Awards
Chang-Jiang Scholar, Chinese Ministry of Education, 2008
Guest Professor, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 2005-present
Visiting Investigator, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1996-present
Postdoctoral Scholar, WHOI, 1994-1996.
Award of the Sigma Xi Society for outstanding research, 1992.

Professional Affiliations
American Geophysical Union
Seismological Society of America
Geological Society of America
International Professionals for the Advancement of Chinese Earth Sciences