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Liu Chuanzhou
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

By using both radiogenic (e.g., Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf and Re-Os) and stable (e.g., Li and O) isotopes, my researches aim to understand the compositional and temporal evolution of the Earth’s upper mantle, e.g., oceanic and continental mantle. A variety of samples have been used, including abyssal peridotites, ophiolitic peridotites and mantle xenoliths.
2007, Ph. D, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2001, B. S.  Jiaozuo Institute of Technology
Professional experience
2014/12- , Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2009/12-2014/12, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010/12-2011/05, Visiting scholar in GEMOC, Macquarie University, Australia
2004/09-2007/02, Exchange student, Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

Research Interests:
Public Services:

  • 2009, National Award for the Best 100 Ph.D Dissertations
  • 2010, Young Scientist of Lu Jiaxi Award , by K.C. Wang Education Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Supported Projects:

The identification and geochemical characteristics of ancient mantle in the Yungbwa ophiolite (NSFC, 2009-2011)

Selected Publication:
  1. Liu, C.Z., Snow, J.E., Hellebrand, E., Brugmann, G., von der Handt, A., Buchl, A., Hofmann, A.W. 2008. Ancient, highly heterogeneous mantle beneath Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean. Nature, 452, 311-316. [PDF]
  2. Liu, C.Z., Snow, J.E., Brugmann, G., Hellebrand, E., Hofmann, A.W.  2009. Non-chondritic HSE budget in Earth’s upper mantle evidenced by abyssal peridotites from Gakkel ridge (Arctic Ocean). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 283, 122-132. [PDF]
  3. Liu, C.Z., Wu, F.Y., Wilde, S.A., Yu, L.J., Li, J.L. 2010. Anorthitic plagioclase and pargasitic amphibole in mantle peridotites from the Yungbwa ophiolite (southwestern Tibetan Plateau) formed by hydrous melt metasomatism. Lithos, 114, 413-422. [PDF]
  4. Liu, C.Z., Wu, F.Y., Chung, S.L., Zhao, Z.D. 2011. Fragments of hot and metasomatized mantle lithosphere in Middle Miocene ultrapotassic lavas, southern Tibet. Geology, 39(10), 923-926.[PDF]
  5. Liu, C.Z., Liu, Z.C., Wu, F.Y., Chu, Z.Y. 2012. Mesozoic accretion of juvenile sub-continental lithospheric mantle beneath South China and its implications: Geochemical and Re–Os isotopic results from Ningyuan mantle xenoliths. Chemical Geology, 291, 186-198. [PDF]
  6. Zhang, Y.L., Liu, C.Z.*, Ge, W.C., Wu, F.Y., Chu, Z.Y. 2011. Ancient sub-continental lithospheric mantle (SCLM) beneath the eastern part of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB): Implications for crust-mantle decoupling. Lithos, 126, 233-247.(corresponding author)[PDF]
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