Rui Bao

Guest researcher/Post doc
Room: R511
Phone: 08-674 72 71

About me

My research interests lie at the intersection of marine organic geochemistry and isotope geochemistry. My studies were to investigate the carbon cycle dynamics in ocean systems from the molecular level to the global scale, by virtue of the combination of state-of-the-art isotope analytical techniques and molecular biogeochemical approaches.

I received my Ph.D. degree in marine organic geochemistry in April 2017, working with Prof. Timothy I. Eglinton at the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. During my Ph.D. study, I spent six months as a visiting researcher at National Ocean Science Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility (NOSAMS) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). As a postdoctoral fellow, I worked at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University with Prof. Ann Pearson for twenty months. I currently work with Prof. Örjan Gustafsson at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry at Stockholm University as a postdoctoral researcher.

I serve as a reviewer for peer-review journals, Limnology and Oceanography, Biogeoscience, Chemical Geology, Marine Chemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Journal of Marine Systems, Estuaries and Coasts. I have many sea-going experiences (>500 days), for example, International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expedition (R/V JOIDES Resolution), Juan de Fuca Mid-Ocean Ridge expedition (R/V Altantis).

Latest scientific papers

Temporal constraints on lateral organic matter transport along a coastal mud belt

Bao R., Zhao M., McNichol A., Galy V., McIntyre C., Eglinton T.
2019 | Org. Geochem.

Relationships between grain size and organic carbon 14C heterogeneity in continental margin sediments

Bao R., Blattmann T., McIntyre C., Zhao M., Eglinton T.
2019 | Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.

Organic Carbon Aging During Across-Shelf Transport

Bao R., Uchida M., Zhao M., Haghipour N., Montlucon D., McNichol A., Wacker L.,, Hayes J. M., Eglinton T.
2018 | Geophys Res Lett

Influence of Hydrodynamic Processes on the Fate of Sedimentary Organic Matter on Continental Margins

Bao R., van der Voort T., Zhao M., Guo X., Montluçon D., McIntyre C., Eglinton T.,
2018 | Global Biogeochem Cycles

Tectonically-triggered sediment and carbon export to the Hadal zone

Bao R., Strasser M., McNichol A., Haghipour N., McIntyre C., Wefer G., Eglinton T.
2018 | Nat. Commun.

All publications


How human activities affect natural processes that drive the major biogeochemical cycles that ultimately govern the composition of the environment.

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