Jiasong Fang, Ph.D.Professor of Chemistry
Office: 250 HLC
Education: Ph.D., Oceanography, Texas A&M University; M.S., Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University; B.S., Petroleum Geology and Exploration, Yangtze University; Post-doctoral fellowship, Microbiology, Miami University
Awards: Research Excellence Award, 2003, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Society for Engineering Education and the Universities Space Research Association.
Professional Interests: Organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry and microbiology, chemical oceanography, geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry of deep-sea piezophilic bacteria.
Courses: CHEM 2050, General Chemistry I; CHEM 2051 General Chemistry Lab; CHEM 2053 General Chemistry Lab; BIOL 2050 General Biology; MARS 4060/6060 Geological Oceanography; GEOL 3020 Hydrogeology; MARS 6910 Applications of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; MARS 6910 Applications of Isotopes in Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Marine Science
Research Interests: Dr. Fang integrates research, teaching, student advising and professional and community services in his scholarship. His research is interdisciplinary and includes both laboratory and field studies that integrate earth science and microbiological science to generate both fundamental and applied results in biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, and marine science. His current research is focusing on the following three areas: (1) coastal wetland ecosystem changes resulted from climate change and human land use; (2) lipid biochemistry and carbon and hydrogen isotope biogeochemistry of deep-sea piezophilic bacteria; and (3) the role of deep-sea piezophilic bacteria in the global ocean carbon cycle.
Teaching Interests: Dr. Fang’s teaching emphasizes: (1) innovation in course contents and curriculum development; and (2) academic stimulation through problem-solving and critical thinking. He teaches courses in general chemistry, hydrogeology, oceanography, and special topics related to students’ research.