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Prof. ZHANG Jian, Jason 張健

Adjunct Professor
  • PhD., The University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • MSc., Peking University, P.R. China, 2003
  • BSc., Peking University, P.R. China, 2000
Academic Employments:
  • 2023 – present: Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2016 – 2023: Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China
  • 2013 – 2015: Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2010 – 2013: Honorary Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2010 – 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2008 – 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:

My primary research focuses on crustal growth, evolution and deformational behavior during the early earth evolution and its geodynamic linkage to the pre-plate tectonics regime. I also focus on structural geology, geochronology and tectonic evolution of global-scale orogens through Archean (>2.5 billion years) to present earth, with interests ranging from microscopic structures to lithosphere-scale tectonics and from field-based study to theoretical modeling. My research interest in economic geology deals with structural controls and modifications of the ore deposits in deformed regions.

Honours and Awards:
  • 2020: Winner of the NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars
  • 2017: Winner of Pearl River Talent Plan of Guangdong Province
Professional Activities:
  • Editor-in-Chief, Precambrian Research (Elsevier)
  • 2019-2021: Associate Editor, Precambrian Research (Elsevier)
  • 2018-2019: Associate Director, University Talent Development Office, SYSU
  • 2016-2020:   Assistant Dean, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, SYSU
  • Structural Geology, Advanced Structural Geology, Precambrian Geology
  • Metamorphic Petrology, Field Course: Methods in Geological Mapping, Global Environmental Change, Solid Earth Dynamics
Selected Recent Publications:
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=DQ9gdkEAAAAJ&hl=zh-TW