Awards & Grants

Awards

  • 2018 NASA Astrobiology Institute early career travel grant ($1000) for Astrobiology Grand Tour organized by Australian Centre for Astrobiology
  • 2015 Green Fellowship in Global Climate Change, University of Maryland
  • 2015 Best Talk Award, Graduate Talk Day, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
  • 2014 Best Talk Award, Sino–UK Coevolution of Life and the Planet Summer School, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland
  • 2013 Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland

Grants (after Ph.D.)

  • 2019–2022 Open Research Grant (12000 Chinese yuan) of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS): Proposal – Reconstructing chemostratigraphy of a candidate GSSP for the Terminal Ediacaran Stage (PI: Huan Cui)
  • 2019 FWO Travel Grant for a short stay abroad: Sampling Ediacaran drill cores in the South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2018 NASA Astrobiology Institute early career travel grant ($1000) for Astrobiology Grand Tour organized by Australian Centre for Astrobiology

Graduate student grants

  • 2015 Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) graduate student research grant ($5000): Proposal – Linking authigenic carbonate mineralization to the largest carbon isotope excursion in Earth history
  • 2014 Geological Society of America (GSA) graduate student research grant ($1500): Proposal – Testing the origin of the enigmatic 87Sr/86Sr anomaly in the Ediacaran carbonate successions, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) grants-in-aid program ($3000): Proposal – Reconstructing the biogeochemical C and S cycling for the Ediacaran Dengying Formation, China
  • 2014 International Association of Sedimentologist (IAS) graduate student research grant ($1000): Proposal – Clumped isotope analysis of the Ediacaran authigenic carbonates during the Shuram event
  • 2014 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Grants-in-aid program ($600): Proposal – The Hüttenberg Excursion: C and S isotopic clues to the onset of Cryogenian glaciation?
  • 2014 Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) student research grant ($2000): Proposal – Biogeochemical approaches to understanding Ediacaran and Early Cambrian phosphogenesis in South China
  • 2014 The Explorers Club exploration fund grant ($3000): Proposal – Field investigation of Earth’s oldest methane seep deposits in South China
  • 2014 The Explorers Club Washington Group exploration and field research grant ($3500): Proposal – Searching for early animal skeletons and reconstructing the biogeochemical fuse to the Cambrian Explosion from the Ediacaran Dengying Formation, South China