• Postdoc Free University of Brussels-VUB, Brussels, Belgium, 2018-2020
  • Postdoc NASA Astrobiology Institute at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015-2018
  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015
  • M.S. Geology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2011
  • B.S. Geology, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China, 2008

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Selected publications:

  • Cui+ 2020. Global or local? On the enigmatic origin of the Neoproterozoic Bambuí carbon cycle anomaly, Brazil. Submitted.
  • Cui+ 2020. Primary or secondary? A dichotomy of the strontium isotope anomalies in the Ediacaran strata of Saudi Arabia. Submitted.
  • Cui+ 2019. Sedimentology and chemostratigraphy of the terminal Ediacaran Dengying Formation at the Gaojiashan section, South China. Geological Magazine, 156, 1924–1948.
  • Cui+ 2018. Questioning the biogenicity of the Neoproterozoic superheavy pyrite by SIMS. American Mineralogist, 103, 1362–1400.
  • Cui+ 2018. Searching for the Great Oxidation Event in North America: A reappraisal of the Huronian Supergroup by SIMS sulfur four-isotope analysis. Astrobiology, 18, 519–538.
  • Cui+ 2018. The Neoproterozoic Hüttenberg δ13C anomaly: Genesis and global implications. Precambrian Research, 313, 242–262.
  • Cui+ 2017. Was the Ediacaran Shuram Excursion a globally synchronized early diagenetic event? Insights from methane-derived authigenic carbonates in the uppermost Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology, 450, 59–80.
  • Cui+ 2016. Environmental context for the terminal Ediacaran biomineralization of animals. Geobiology, 14, 344–363.
  • Cui+ 2016. Redox-dependent distribution of early macro-organisms: Evidence from the terminal Ediacaran Khatyspyt Formation in Arctic Siberia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 461, 122–139.
  • Cui+ 2016. Phosphogenesis associated with the Shuram Excursion: Petrographic and geochemical observations from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation of South China. Sedimentary Geology, 341, 134–146.
  • Cui+ 2015. Redox architecture of an Ediacaran ocean margin: Integrated chemostratigraphic (δ13C–δ34S–87Sr/86Sr–Ce/Ce*) correlation of the Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology, 405, 48–62.


Teaching (see more details):

  • The Solar System, guest lecturer, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2020
  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry, guest lecturer, VUB, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
  • Origin of Life & Paleontological Evolution, guest lecturer, VUB, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, lab instructor, University of Maryland, USA, 2012-2014
  • High-Temperature Geochemistry, lab instructor, University of Maryland, USA, 2013-2014
  • Low-Temperature Geochemistry, lab instructor, University of Maryland, USA, 2012
  • Physical Geology, lab instructor, University of Maryland, USA, 2012

Fieldwork: Spain, Australia, China, Canada, USA, Russia (see more details)

Grants: Open reserach grants from the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Graduate student grants from MSA, AAPG, GSA, IAS, SEG, Explorers Club, Sigma Xi (see more details)

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