FangJiasong Fang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office: Hawaii Loa Campus, AC 250
Phone: (808) 236-3555


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


Post-doctoral fellowship, Microbiology, Miami University
Ph.D., Oceanography, Texas A&M University
M.S., Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University
B.S., Petroleum Geology and Exploration, Yangtze University


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.

Personal Interests/Biography:


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.

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.