Jihua Hao is a senior research scientist at Department of Geochemistry and Planetary Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. He is also an affiliated research scientist at Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. He got his PhD in Geochemistry at Johns Hopkins University from 2012 to 2016. Then, he had two periods of postdoctoral research at University of Lyon 1, France and Rutgers University, USA, respectively.
His research interests include: early earth surface environments, origin and early evolution of life, water chemistry of icy moon oceans, photogeochemistry, and high temperature and pressure aqueous geochemistry.