Associate Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Dr. Jing received a B.S. in 2000 and a M.S. in 2003, both in Geophysics at Peking University. He then earned his Ph.D. in 2010 in Geophysics at Yale University. After graduate school, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, the University of Chicago, before starting as an Assistant Professor in 2013 in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. In July 2018, he joined the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology as an Associate Professor. He has received several research grants as a PI or Co-I from funding agencies including the US National Science Foundation, US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Dr. Jing studies the physical and chemical properties of Earth and planetary materials under planetary mantle and core conditions and apply these material properties to understanding the structure, composition, and dynamics of Earth and planetary interiors. He conducts high-pressure and high-temperature experiments in large-volume hydraulic presses in his lab and at synchrotron X-ray facilities. His current research focuses on determining the density and sound velocity of silicate melts, iron-alloying liquids, lower-mantle minerals, and subducting slab materials at high pressures through a range of experimental and theoretical approaches. He is currently the Associate Editor of American Mineralogist and Frontiers in Earth Science: Earth and Planetary Materials, and the reviewer of several top Earth science journals.
2010 Ph.D., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, USA
2003 M.S., Department of Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
2000 B.S., Department of Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Jul 2018 - present Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013 Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources
The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
1. Physical and chemical properties of Earth and planetary materials under high-pressure and high-temperature conditions
2. Cycling of water and carbon in the Earth’s deep interior
3. Internal composition, structure, dynamics, and evolution of Earth and other terrestrial planets
4. Application of high-pressure and synchrotron techniques and first-principles computations to Earth, planetary, and materials sciences
1. ESS201 Introduction to Earth and Space Sciences （Spring semesters）
Major foundation course. This course introduces fundamental principles of geophysics, space physics, and planetary sciences, including their theories, methods, and applications. This course will help students understand the basic concepts of earth and space sciences, and provide the basics for further studies.
2. ESS321/ESS5031 Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors (Fall semesters)
Major elective course. Cross listed for both undergraduate and graduate students. This course is a quantitative introduction to the composition, structure, dynamics, and evolution of Earth and other planetary bodies from the perspective of mineral physics. Contents include planetary interior density and pressure, crystal structure and chemistry of planetary materials, equation of state, elasticity and seismic wave velocity, internal structure and composition of Earth and planets, deformation and interior dynamics, transport properties and deep volatile circulation, melting and chemical differentiation of planets.
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The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology was established in December 2016. Prof. Xiaofei Chen, a renowned seismologist and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is appointed as an initiatory departmental head.
The studies in ESS concern the physics of the Earth, geo-space and planets in outer space. Through building up a world-leading program of research and education in Earth and Space Sciences, we strive to conduct the research that would advance our understanding on the complex natural system of Earth and Space, in order to provide science-based solutions to many of the societal challenges of our time: natural hazards, natural energy resources, space exploration, etc. In the meantime, our department offers rigorous hands-on training to students and prepares them to be future leaders in academia, government and industry.
ESS encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines: Geophysics, Space Physics, Satellite Geodesy and Planetary Science. By the end of October 2019, ESS has thirty-one faculty members, including six professors, four associate professors, eleven assistant professors, and ten research assistant professors, including one Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, three Distinguished Young Scholars of National Nature Science Fund, one Excellent Young Scientists of National Science Fund. elcome more talents to join us and work together to build a world-class research and education center for Earth and Space Sciences.