Chair Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering   Research Group

Professor Dr. Chuanlun Zhang received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1994, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1994 to 1998, taught as an assistant professor in the Department of Geology at University of Missouri from 1998 to 2002 and as an associate and full professor (tenured) at the University of Georgia from 2002 to 2014. He also served as a chairprofessor at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology in Tongji University in China from 2008 to 2012. He was invited to join the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in 2017 to lead a program in Microbial Oceanography and Geomicrobiology and serves as the vice chair of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering. Professor Zhang has been dedicating his career to biogeochemical and geomicrobiological research as well as student training for nearly 20 years. He established The Institute of Archaeal Geo-Omics Research in Shenzhen.

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Chuanlun Zhang

Chair Professor, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

Professor Dr. Chuanlun Zhang received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1994, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1994 to 1998, taught as an assistant professor in the Department of Geology at University of Missouri from 1998 to 2002 and as an associate and full professor (tenured) at the University of Georgia from 2002 to 2014. He also served as a chairprofessor at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology in Tongji University in China from 2008 to 2012. He was invited to join the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in 2017 to lead a program in Microbial Oceanography and Geomicrobiology and serves as the vice chair of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering. Professor Zhang has been dedicating his career to biogeochemical and geomicrobiological research as well as student training for nearly 20 years. He established The Institute of Archaeal Geo-Omics Research in Shenzhen.

Website: http://www.tiagor.org/

 

Research

His research interests include the role that microorganisms play in the environment and energy transfer, life evolution and global climate change. His research strength lies in integration of lipid biomarkers, stable isotopes and molecular DNA to study microbial (particularly archaeal) activities in carbon and nitrogen cycles. Major research topics include, but are not limited to, geomicrobiology in ocean trenches, deep subsurface, hot springs and other extreme environments; biogeochemistry associated with marine gas hydrates; genomics of marine and terrestrial archaea; and development and application of climate and environmental proxies.


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Prof. Zhang has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in international journals of earth and life sciences (eg. “Science”, “PNAS”, “NSR”, “Geology”, “Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta”, “ISME J”,“Environ. Microbiol.” ), in which over 170 were indexed by SCI, with over 7700 citations and an H-index of 53 (Google Scholar).

Prof. Zhang had served on the editorial board of the Applied and Environmental Microbiology and is currently on editorial boards for Archaea and SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences. He is the Chief Editor for the Biology of Archaea specialty in Frontiers in Microbiology (FM). In June of 2016, he was elected as the Vice Chair (2018) and Chair (2020) of the Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Biogeochemistry. He was also the Chair of the International Workshop on Geo-Omics of Archaea in 2019.

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  • SUSTech hosts IWGOA 2019

    2019-10-29
  • Professor Chuanlun Zhang hosted ISME 17 Round Table in leipzig, Germany

    2018-08-25
  • Professors in our department were invited to attend Gordon Research Conference(GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry

    2018-07-16

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Department of Ocean Science and Engineering Southern University of Science and Technology 1088 Xueyuan Blvd, Nanshan District, Shen Zhen, Guangdong, China 518055

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Email

zhangcl@sustech.edu.cn

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