Assistant Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering

Dr. Zhiqiang LIU received his Ph.D in Marine Environmental Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in the year 2013. He worked as a Postdoc Research Associate and then Research Assistant Professor in HKUST from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Liu joined Department of Ocean Science and Engineering in the year 2019 as an assistant professor. His research interests are mainly on the processes governing the coupled cross-scale circulation interactions in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and China Seas and numerical model. Dr. Liu has published 9 peer-viewed research papers in Journal of Geophysical Research-oceans and Journal of Physical Oceanography with over 90 citations by 2018 (Google Scholar).

Personal Profile

Biography

Dr. Zhiqiang Liu’s main research is in the area of general circulation and dynamics of the interactive basin-slope-shelf-estuary circulations in China Seas and their multiple-scale variabilities by integrating field observations and numerical models. Dr. Liu has published 8 peer-viewed SCI journal papers, which has been cited over 70 times.

Educational Background

2013-----Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Science, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

2009-----M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography, Second Institute of Oceanography. State Oceanic Administration, Hang Zhou, PRC

2006-----B.Sc. in Marine Management, Ocean University of China, Qing Dao, PRC

Work Experience

2019-Present-Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

2017-2018-----Research Assistant Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

2015-2017-----Research Associate, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

2013-2015-----Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Research

The interactive basin, slope and shelf circulations in the South China Sea. Estuarine and coastal circulation dynamics in the seas neighboring the great bay area of Guangdong-HongKong-Macau.


Teaching

Physical Oceanography

Numerical Simulation of Ocean Circulation


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Duan, H., C. Wang, Z. Liu, H. Wang, W. Xiao, and J. Xu, 2019: Summer wind gusts modulate transport through a narrow strait, Bohai, China. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106526.

Wang, X., J. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Chen, Y. Ying, Z. Li, D. Xu, Z. Liu, and M. Zhou, 2019: Vertical distribution and diel migration of mesopelagic fishes on the northern slope of the South China Sea. Deep Sea Res. II, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.05.009.

Wang, D., Q. Wang, S. Cai, X. Shang, S. Peng, Y. Shu, J. Xiao, X. Xie, Z. Zhang, Z. Liu, J. Lan, D. Chen, H. Xue, G. Wang, J. Gan, X. Xie, R. Zhang, H. Chen, and Q. Yang, 2019: Advances in research of the mid-deep South China Sea circulation. Sci. Chin, 62, http://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-019-9546-3.

Cai, Z., J. Gan, Z. Liu, C. R. Hui, and J. Li, 2019: Progress on the formation dynamics of the layered circulation in the South China Sea. Prog. Oceang., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102246.

Liu, Z., J. Gan, and X. Wu, 2018: Coupled summer circulation and dynamics between a bay and the adjacent shelf around Hong Kong: Observational and modeling studies. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 6463–6480.

Liu, Z., and J. Gan, 2017: Three-dimensional pathways of watermasses in the South China Sea: A modeling study. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 6039–6054.

Gan, J., Z. Liu, and C. Hui, 2016: A three-layer alternating spinning circulation in the South China Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 2309-2315.

Gan, J., Z. Liu, and L. Liang, 2016: Numerical modeling of intrinsically and extrinsically forced seasonal circulation in the China Seas: A kinematic study. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 4697-4715.

Liu, Z., and J. Gan, 2016: Open boundary conditions for tidally and subtidally forced circulation in a limited-area coastal model using the regional ocean modeling system (ROMS). J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 6184-6203.

Liu, Z., and J. Gan, 2015: Upwelling induced by the frictional stress curl and vertical squeezing of the vortex tube over a submerged valley in the East China Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 2571–2587.

Liu, Z., and J. Gan, 2014: Modeling study of variable upwelling circulation in the East China Sea: Response to a coastal promontory. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1078-1094.

LIu, Z., and J. Gan, 2012: Variability of the Kuroshio in the East China Sea derived from satellite altimetry data. Deep Sea Res. I, 59, 25-36.

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Job Description

The Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) has several immediate postdoc openings in coastal and shelf circulation modeling. We seek highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join Department of Ocean Science and Engineering in Shenzhen (next to Hong Kong), Guangdong Province, China.

Several positions are open for candidates majoring in Physical Oceanography.

Job Description: apply high-resolution regional ocean models, such as ROMS, FVCOM or SCHISM, to conduct modeling research related to coastal and shelf circulation and dynamics, with excellent scientific programing skills and knowledge of high performance computing.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have received a PhD in Physical Oceanography or related discipline within the past five years or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

The selected candidate should demonstrate 1) solid modeling experience and knowledge with state-of-the-art ocean models; 2) strong writing and communication skills with good publication record; 3) strong problem solving skills and ability of working independently; 4) excellent scientific programing skills and knowledge of high performance computing.

Annual Salary

$45,000-$48,000 with benefits.

The annual salary can up to ~$58,000, if the candidate gets the performance-based Presidential Award of SUSTC.

To Apply

Those interested should send their CV including list of publications, a letter of motivation with contact information of three referees to

liuzq@sustech.edu.cn

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