Jiasong Fang PH.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

Professor of Chemistry



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

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 2050 General Biology
  • CHEM 2050 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2051 General Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 2053 General Chemistry Lab
  • GEOL 3020 Hydrogeology
  • MARS 4060 Geological Oceanography
  • MARS 6060 Geological Oceanography
  • MARS 6910 Applications of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • MARS 6910 Applications of Isotopes in Ecology, Biogeochemistry, and Marine Science
  • NSCI 7000 Master's Thesis

Professional Interests:

Biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry of the deep ocean and the deep biosphere.

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) piezophilic bacteria and the global ocean carbon cycle; and (3) high-pressure geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry of the deep ocean and the deep biosphere. Projects funded:

2014-2015: Developing a sensitive GC-MS method for the analysis of dipicolinic acid and quantifying bacterial endospores in deep marine subsurface sediment, by the Deep Life Community.

2013-2016 MRI: Acquisition of a Dionex accelerated solvent extractor for biogeochemistry, toxicology, and marine science research at Hawaii Pacific University.

2012-2013 Isolate piezophilic bacteria from the deeply buried Shimokita coalbed and determine stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry of the piezophiles.

2009-2010 Assessing historical changes in the Kawainui Marsh ecosystem: A biogeochemical and paleoecological approach, by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant.

2008-2009 MRI: Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer for marine chemistry and lipid biogeochemistry research at Hawaii Pacific University, by National Science Foundation.


Jiasong Fang


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