Zuosheng Yang, 2006 Lockheed Martin World Scholar-in-Residence, from China Ocean University in Qingdao, China visited Texas A&M University for a week from October 18 to 26, 2006. During his visit, he gave two lectures on “The Impact of the Three Gorges Dam on the Coastal Zone of China: A Case Study of Yellow and Yangtze Rivers” and “Suspended Sediment Transportation in the East China Sea”. These lectures were co-sponsored by the College of Geosciences and the International Programs Office on Oct 19 and 24 respectively. Yang is a Distinguished Professor and the Honor Director of the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies at the Ocean University of China (OUC), the premier ocean research institution in China. He has had 45 years of teaching and research experiences and is a well known expert in marine research in China. Yang has served as chairman of five China National Natural Science Foundation research programs and as chief Chinese scientist in a number of China-U.S., China-Japan, China-France collaborative projects. He also served on the academic boards of key Chinese national laboratories including the laboratories of estuarine and coastal studies, coastal and island studies, and the marine deposit and geo-environment. Yang’s research include areas such as marine geology and sedimentology, geochemistry, estuarine and coastal dynamic deposit, and subqueaous geohazards, and others.