Geochemistry | September 3, 2019
The Department of Earth Sciences is delighted to announce that Daran Zheng received the Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student (2017-2018). Only 10 of these awards are granted per year across the whole university. Daran is an invertebrate paleontologist who conducted his Ph.D. research with Dr. Su-Chin Chang from October 2015 to September 2018. During his Ph.D. study, he learned geochronology and applied U/Pb and Ar/Ar dating to decipher important events in evolutionary history. Impressively, he has published more than 15 papers, including one in Nature Communications and one in Science Advances, as first author.