Professional Appointments:

  • 2018 - present
    • Assistant Professor
    • Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2017 - present
    • Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
    • MOE Key Laboratory of Orogenic Belt and Crustal Evolution, Peking University
  • 2016 - 2017
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    • Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
  • 2015-2016
    • Visiting Lecturer
    • State University of New York, Fredonia

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Geology and Geophysics, 2015

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Thesis research: Metamorphic phase equilibria and diffusion kinetics, and applications to the Taconic-Acadian orogenic belts in New England.

  • M.Phil. - Geology and Geophysics, 2011

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

  • B.S. - Geology, 2009

Peking University, Beijing, China

Senior research: petrology of aegerine-augite elcogite from Southwestern Tianshan, China

grants & awards

  • NSERC Discovery Grant, 2018-2023
  • State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution Open Grant, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018-2020
  • Philip M. Orville Price in recognition of outstanding research in the Earth Science, Yale University, 2016
  • GSA Annual Meeting Student Travel Award, Geological Society of America, 2013
  • William E. Ford Prize to distinguished graduate student in Mineralogy, Yale University, 2012.
  • Frederick C. Stanley Fellowship in Mineralogy, Yale University, 2011-2012.
  • Excellence Award for Graduation, Peking University, 2009.

Teaching experience

  • University of Toronto
    • ESS330/ERS325 Introduction to Geological Field Methods, Summer 2018
  • SUNY Fredonia (2015-2016)
    • GEO431/480 Geochemistry, Spring 2016
    • GEO421 Petrology, Spring 2016
    • GEO165 Geology I: Planet Earth, Spring 2016
    • GEO215 Minerals and Rocks, Fall 2015
    • GEO411 Mineralogy, Fall 2015

Field Experience