Youxue Zhang visited College of Earth Sciences

  • Published: 2012-04-16
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Professor Youxue Zhang visited College of Earth Sciences,CAS and will teach a course during the spring semester.
Youxue Zhang


                   B.S., Peking University, China, Geology, 1982

                   M.A., Columbia University, Geological Sciences, 1985

                   M. Phil., Columbia University, Geological Sciences, 1987

                   Ph. D., Columbia University, Geological Sciences, 1989


Professional Experiences

                   Postdoctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1988-1991

                   Assistant Professor, The University of Michigan, 1991-1997

                   Associate Professor, The University of Michigan, 1997-2004

                   Professor, The University of Michigan, 2004-present

                     Jiangzuo Professor (Guest Professor), Peking University, 2005

                     Changjiang Jiangzuo Professor (Guest Professor), Peking University, 2006-2007


Academic Awards and Honors

                   F.W. Clarke Medal by the Geochemical Society, 1993

                   Young Investigator, 1994-1999, US NSF

                   Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2005

                   Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), 2005

                   Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America, 2009


Service Awards

                   Community Service Award by the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit, 2002

                   Outstanding Contribution Award by the Chinese Schools Association of the US, 2003

                   Service Award by the Association of University of Michigan Chinese Professors, 2004



                   American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Fellow)

                   American Geophysical Union (AGU)

                   Geochemical Society

                   Geological Society of America (GSA) (Fellow)

                   Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) (Fellow)


Research Interests

                   Gas-driven volcanic and lake eruptions, experimental and theoretical

                   Kinetics and dynamics of geological processes: diffusion, reaction, geospeedometry

                   Geochemical evolution of the mantle, crust, and atmosphere, degassing history

                   Volatiles in melts, glasses, minerals, and the mantle, application of FTIR

                   Experimental petrology, thermodynamics and phase equilibria

                   Methane hydrate in marine environment

                   Moon, meteorites and cosmochemistry

                   Inclusions in minerals

                   Age of the earth