Chuanlun Zhang was born in Juye, Shandong, China, in 1962. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex, USA, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1994 to 1998, he worked as a Postdoc with Drs. Tony Palumbo and Tommy Phelps at the Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Ten, USA. From 1998 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. In 2002, he relocated to University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, serving as an Associate Research Scientist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory until 2007 and as an Associate and Full Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences until 2014. In May 2014, He joined the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, as a National Thousand Talent Program recipient and has been working there until now. His research focuses on microbial and geochemical processes in natural environments by integrating molecular DNA, lipid biomarkers, and stable isotope approaches. Current research projects include carbon and energy metabolisms among Archaea from deep‐sea gas hydrates, terrestrial hot springs, Tibetan lakes, rivers and estuaries, and the deep subsurface. He has published over 100 peer‐review articles with h‐index of 33 as of January 2014. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for the Applied and Environmental Microbiology and China Earth Sciences and the Associated Editor for Frontiers in Microbiology.
Biography Updated on 30 September 2014