The mission of the CUGW Center for Global Tectonics is to provide a world-class research and educational environment that examines the interaction of the lithosphere, asthenosphere, deep Earth, and how plate tectonic motions and history determines the locations and size of significant Earth Resources. The center boasts a number of world-class researchers in plate tectonics, geophysics, seismology, crustal evolution, mineral deposits, geothermal resources, ground water resources, GIS and remote sensing, and geologic hazards, and more than 40 collaborating international institutions. The center bridges traditional gaps between disciplines and provides an environment for students and researchers to develop projects using integrated global and regional GIS databases, field studies, and models.Award: Chime Bell award
Three Gorges Geohazard Research Center, State Key Lab for Geological Processes and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Education
China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
Mailing Address: Room 413
State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources
388 Lumo Road, Hongshan District,
Wuhan 430074, Hubei Province, China
Award: Chanjiang Scholar & Member 1000 Talents Program
Associate Editor for the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2006-2010), and for Gondwana Research (2010-present)
Building and raising funds for a world-class research and educational environment that examines the interaction of the solid earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and how humans interact with these systems, often resulting in natural hazards and disasters. Responsible for hiring and affiliating a number of top researchers in geology, biology, ecology, climate and atmospheric sciences, chemistry, natural hazards, urban and disaster planning and response, public health, environmental law, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Building educational programs that bridge gaps between disciplines and provide an environment to develop projects using integrated global and regional GIS databases, field studies, and models. Building laboratories to support the above activities.
Research, teaching, advising, and service to the academic community as part of track from assistant, to assocaite prof., to a tenured endowed chair. Main role was to promote internationally recognized interdisciplinary research through talks, funded proposals, publications, and outreach to local communities, and to communicate science to the public through national and international media.