Professor Guochun Zhao (赵国春） 趙國春
Prof. Zhao's current research interest focuses on applying modern theories and methods of metamorphic petrology, structural geology and geochronology to tackle various geological problems, ranging from microscopic processes of mineral reactions during metamorphism, to macroscopic processes of assembly and breakup of supercontinents in Earth’s history.
Prof. Zhao’s major research findings and outcomes include discoveries of two Paleoproterozoic continent-continent collisional belts (Khondalite Belt and Trans-North China Orogen) in the North China Craton, and the first proposal of global scale 2.0-1.8 billion years old collisional events leading to the assembly of the Paleo-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent Columbia (Nuna).
According to All Databases on the Web of Knowledge from Thomson Reuters, Prof. Zhao’s record in the field of GEOSCIENCES includes 260 papers cited more than 20,000 times (h-index = 77), ranking No. 9 among 3277 top 1% geoscientists. In 2014 and 2015, Prof. Zhao was recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson-Reuters. In addition, Prof. Zhao is the principal investigator of project "Paleoproterozoic amalgamation of the North China Craton and the assembly of the Columbia supercontinent" that won The State Natural Science Award (2nd Prize) in 2014. Also in 2014, Prof. Zhao was elected to be the Fellow of Geological Society of America (GSA) and the President of the International Association of Gondwana Research (IAGR). In 2016, Prof. Zhao was selected as the laureate of 29th Khwarizmi International Award (First Class).
Prof. Guochun Zhao is now the Editor-in-Chief of Precambrian Research, Associate Editor of Gondwana Research and Geoscience Frontiers , and editorial member of Chinese Science Bulletin, Science China (Series D) and Acta Petrologica Sinica.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-12-01||Natural Science Award (First Class): Ministry of Education, China||Research Achievement|
|2005-01-01||Young Researcher Award: China NSFC, 国家海外杰出青年基金 奖||Research Achievement|
|2015-12-01||State Natural Science Award (2nd Class; First Awardee): State Council of P.R.China||Research Achievement|
|2014-08-01||Highly Cited Researcher (2014): Thomson Reuters||Research Achievement|
|2014-06-01||World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014: Thomson Reuters||Research Achievement|
|2014-04-01||Fellow of Geological Society of America (GSA): Geological Society of America (GSA)||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Highly Cited Researcher Award (2015): Thomson Reuters||Research Achievement|
|2015-01-01||State Natural Science Award (2nd Class; First Awardee): State Council of Peoples' Republic of China||Research Achievement|
|2016-03-01||29th Khwarizmi International Award (First Class, Foreign Section): Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)||Research Achievement|
|2015-08-01||Highly Cited Researcher (2015): Thomson Reuters||Research Achievement|
|2016-08-01||Highly Cited Researcher (2016): Thomson Reuters||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||Outstanding Researcher Award (ORA): The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||Cheung Kong (Changjiang) Chair Professorship: Ministry of Education, P.R. China||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||The National Distinguished Expert (Short Term) of The Thousand Talents Plan: Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee， China||Research Achievement|
|2016-12-01||Thousand Talents Plan - Innovative Talents Recruitment Program (Short Term): Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, China||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2001 - present||Member||Geological Society of Hong Kong|
|01/2006 - present||Member of Steering Committee||International Association for Gondwana Research|
|01/2001 - present||Member||American Geophysical Union|
|10/2005 - present||Member||China Chapter of International Association for Gondwana Research|
|01/2000-12/2001||Member||Australian Geological Society|
|02/2009 - present||Member||Guangdong Provincial Society for Mineralogy Petrology and Gechemistry|
|01/2007 - present||Member||Mineralogical Society of America|
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