Geochemist, PI, U. Minnesota
Kang Ding received his Ph.D. degree in geochemistry in 1987 at Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, under the supervision of Dr. Guangzhi Tu. He is currently a senior research associate in University of Minnesota. His field of research involves hydrothermal chemistry with an emphasis on subseafloor systems. These studies are mainly carried out through experimental effort at elevated temperatures and pressures, especially in the supercritical region of water. In past 15 years, he has been involved extensively with deep submergence science for developing and applying in situ chemical sensors to study hydrothermal fluids venting at mid-ocean ridges.