Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Professor Chen received a Bachelor’s of Geology and a Masters of Petrology from Changchun Institute of Geology (now Jilin University) in 1985 and 1985, respectively. He then received his Doctorate of Petrology from Peking University in 1991 and, since that year, he has been teaching at Peking University. In September of 2014, he moved to the Hefei University of Technology to help build their isotope laboratory. In 2017, he joined the Southern University of Science and Technology. Long engaged in geology, geochemical teaching, and research work, he has published more than 90 research papers. He has led projects for the National Outstanding Youth Fund, the National Natural Science Focus Fund, the 973 Program (National Basic Research Program), and more than 10 other research projects. In 2014-18, he was the Elsevier Earth and Planetary Science high cited Scholar.
1988-1991, Peking University, Ph.D in petrology
1985-1988, Changchun College of Geosciences (present Jilin University), MS in petrology
1981-1985, Changchun College of Geosciences (present Jilin University), BS in geology
2017.08- Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern Univ. of Science and Technology
2014.09-2017.08 Professor, School of Resources and Environmental Engineering，Hefei Univ. Tech.
1991.07-2014.09 Professor, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking Univ.
1998.09-1999.10 Post-doc fellow, University of Rennes 1, France
2001 -2002 Visiting scholar, University of Rennes 1, France；
2003.11-2004.10 JSPS fellow, Tsukuba Univ., Japan
2006.11-2007.10 Guest professor, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei
2016, Second Prize of State Natural Science Award (R2)；
2009, Outstanding Award of Teaching Skills from Peking Univ.；
2006, The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars；
2004, “Hou Defeng Young Scientist Prize” from the Geochemical Society of China；
Academic Service Experience
2010-present, Editorial Board Member of Lithos, Geoscience Frontiers, and Acta Petrologica Sinica；
(1) Origin, evolution and geodynamic settings of magmatism；
(2) Polymetallic mineralization mechanism associated with granitic rocks；
(3) Isotope geochemistry
(4) Non-traditional stable isotopes of magma-hydrothermal system, continental weathering and marine sediments
1 Principles of Geology
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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.