B.S., 2007, Geochemistry, Nanjing University, China

M.Phil., 2011, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

Ph.D., 2014, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University


Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 2016-present

Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University, 2014-2016

Professional Society Membership

American Geophysical Union

Geochemical Society

Awards & Grants

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator, 2019-2021

Philip Orville Prize for outstanding research and scholarship in Earth Sciences, Yale University, 2015

Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 2014-2016

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 (declined).

Karl Turekian Prize for excellence in Geochemical studies, Yale University, 2014

Outstanding Overseas Graduate Student, Chinese Scholarship Council, 2014

Schlanger Fellowship, U.S. Science Support Program for Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 2012-2014

Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2014

Graduate student research grants award, Geological Society of America, 2008-2009

Invited Talks

2018: Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University – Galveston;  University of Texas – Austin; Tongji University; Nanjing University; Texas A&M University – Corpus Christie

2017: AGU Fall Meeting Session “Paleoperspectives on Circulation, Winds, and Nutrients: Examples from the Pacific and Indian Oceans I”.

2016: University of Connecticut; Harvard University

2015: V.M. Goldschmidt Meeting Session “Using paleoclimate archives to better understand the Earth’s climate system”

2015: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Bryant University; Nanjing University; Tongji University; Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2014: Texas A&M University

2013: AGU Fall Meeting Session “Reconstructing past carbon cycle perturbations: Novel Developments and Applications

2013: Harvard University

2012: Princeton University


Editorial Board: PLOS One, Geochemical News, Journal of Earth Science

Review manuscripts for:

Journals: Nature, Science Advances, Geology, Earth-Science Reviews, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Organic Geochemistry (Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, Deep Sea Research II, Continental Shelf Research, Quaternary International, Journal of Quaternary Research and Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology

Government Agencies: NSF, EPA

Conference Co-Conveners: 

2018: Theme Leader, Climate of the Past, Present, and Future, V.M. Goldschmidt Meeting, Boston, MA.

2016: Session Greenhouse gases: History, climate impacts and (bio)geochemical cycling, V.M. Goldschmidt Meeting, Yokohama, Japan.

2012: Session Paleotemperature proxies: Processes and comparisons, V.M. Goldschmidt Meeting, Montréal, Canada.