Ph.D. in Sedimentology, June 1999, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China. Thesis title: Sedimentology of Tertiary Basins in the Hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for the History and Mechanism of the Plateau Uplift, 263 pages;
M.Sc. in Sedimentology, June 1996, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China. Thesis title: Giabulin Formation Sedimentology and Its Relationship to the Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone in the Xigaze Region, Southern Tibet, 105 pages;
B.Sc. in Geology with major, July 1994, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China. Thesis title: Carbonate Reservoirs of the M51 Member of the Ordovician Majiagou Formation, Southern Shangangling Basin, Northern China, 80 pages.
June 2004 – present, Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University;
January 2003 – May 2004, Associate Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University;
October 2001 – December 2002, Post-Doctor, Laboratoire de Géochimie des Roches Sédimentaires, Université de Paris XI, France;
March – September 2001, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Tongji University;
September 1999 – February 2001, Post-Doctor, Department of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Tongji University.
Tracing Deep-Water Circulation in the South China Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum, Grant No. 40876024, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010, Natural Science Foundation of China, chief.
Monsoon Evolution and Its Implication on Tropical Carbon Cycle, Grant No. 2007CB815906, Jul. 2007-Aug. 2011, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) Project, chief.
Millennial-Scale Climate Events during Last Glacial in the Southern South China Sea and Their Global Significance, Grant No. 40776027, Jan. 2008-Dec.2010, Natural Science Foundation of China, chief.
Millennial-Scale Climate Events during the Last Glacial Cycle in the Northern South China Sea, Grant No. 07SG23, Jan. 2008-Dec.2010, Shanghai Shuguang Program, chief.
Land-Sea Integrated Study of East Asian Monsoon Evolution during Quaternary of Continents Surrounding the South China Sea, Grant No. 07QH14014, Sept. 2007-Sept. 2009, Shanghai Rising-Star Program (Extended), Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, chief.
Liu, Z., Tuo, S., Colin, C., Liu, J.T., Huang, C.-Y., Selvaraj, K., Chen, C.-T.A., Zhao, Y., Siringan, F.P., Boulay, S., Chen, Z., 2008. Detrital fine-grained sediment contribution from Taiwan to the northern South China Sea and its relation to regional ocean circulation. Marine Geology, 255: 149-155.
Liu, Z., Colin, C., Huang, W., Le, K.P., Tong, S., Chen, Z., Trentesaux, A., 2007. Climatic and tectonic controls on weathering in South China and the Indochina Peninsula: clay mineralogical and geochemical investigations from the Pearl, Red, and Mekong drainage basins. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 8, Q05005, doi:10.1029/2006GC001490.
Liu, Z., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Siani, G., Frank, N., Blamart, D., Farid, S., 2005. Late Quaternary climatic control on erosion and weathering in the eastern Tibetan Plateau and the Mekong Basin. Quaternary Research, 63 (3): 316-328.
Liu, Z., Colin, C., Trentesaux, A., Blamart, D., Bassinot, F., Siani, G., Sicre, M.-A., 2004. Erosional history of the eastern Tibetan Plateau since 190 kyr ago: clay mineralogical and geochemical investigations from the southwestern South China Sea. Marine Geology, 209 (1-4): 1-18.
Liu, Z., Zhao, X., Wang, C., Liu, S., Yi, H., 2003. Magnetostratigraphy of Tertiary sediments from the Hoh Xil Basin: implications for the Cenozoic tectonic history of the Tibetan plateau. Geophysical Journal International, 154 (2): 233-252.