Xun Yu successfully passed PhD thesis defense
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In the afternoon of 18th May, 2016, Ph.D. Candidate Xun Yu defended his doctoral dissertation in Room A205, Zhugongshan Building, NJU. The thesis defense committee members were Prof. Xi-Sheng Xu, Jian-Sheng Qiu, Xiao-Zhi Yang from NJU, Prof. Qun-Ke Xia from ZJU and Prof. Fang Huang from USTC with Prof. Xu as the chairman and A. P. Gang Zeng as the secretary. Yu’s Ph.D. supervisor, Prof. Li-Hui Chen attended this defense together with all members of Rockingmantle Group. Based on his doctoral thesis "Genesis of small-scale flood basalts: Case studies fromChifeng and Xinchang-Shengzhou flood basalts", Yu answered the questions raised by the committee quite well. After the discussion among the thesis defense committee, the doctorate was unanimously conferred on Yu.

Group photo of the oral defense committee with Li-Hui Chen and Xun Yu