Ren Liudong


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Ren Liudong, Male, Researcher, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), No. 26 Baiwanzhuang Road, Beijing, 100037, P. R. China, Zip code: 100037

Tel: 010-68999727, E-mail:,

Education Experience

  • 1981~1985, Bachelor, Department of Geology, Peking University
  • 1985~1988, Master of Petrology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)
  • 1993~1997, Doctor of Mineralogy, Petrology and Mineral Deposits, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Professional Experience

1994, assistant researcher of Institute of Geology, CAGS

1999, research fellow of Institute of Geology, CAGS

1.Participated in Chinese Antarctic Expedition organized by the State for four times (7th 1990/1991, 9th 1992/93, 15th 1998/99 and 21st 2004/05)

2.Finding of a combination of borosilicate minerals (Grandidierite-Prismatine-Tourmaline) in Antarctic region;

3.Finding and report of special phosphate minerals (new polytype of wagnerite) in the Antarctic region;

4.Study on formation mechanism of sillimanite and Al2SiO5 mineral polytypes, and relationships between formation of sillimanite and anatexis, and challenge of conventional understandings on the composition of this type of rocks

5.Distinguishing of anhydrous anatexis and hydrous anatexis of high-grade metamorphic rock regions;

6.Understandings on migmatization mechanism, and different settings of amphibolite facies and granulite facies metamorphism, and their possible relations with granite genesis. 

Research interests

  • metamorphism and geological evolution of medium-high grade regions, involving anatexis, migmatization mechanism, granite genesis and properties of Pan-African structures, etc.

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

  1. Awards and Honors3,xxxxxxxIn 2008, honored as “Young Scientific Talent” by the Ministry of Land and Resources
  2. In 2006, awarded the second science and technology prizes of the Ministry of Land and Resources many times

Scientific Research Projects

  1. 2006/01~2008/12, NSFC project: Study on the anatectic melting process of Larsemann Hills, Antarctic.(host)
  2. 2011/01~2013/12, NSFC project: Study of metamorphic geology of Mashan Complex and its comparison with the Prydz Belt, Antarctic.(host)
  3. 2011/01~2013/12, CGS research project: Global comparison of late Archean strata, Asia.(host)
  4. 2016/01~2018/12, CGS second-order geological survey project: geotectonics study of sea and land of China and its adjacent area, and compilation of related maps—study of Pan-Africa tectonics of China and its adjacent area.(host)
  5. 2015~2018, NSFC Project (grant No. 41472172): Distribution of the Pan-African tectonic belt, and properties of the Prydz Belt, East Antarctic Craton.(host)


  1. Ren Liudong, Li Chong, Wang Yanbin, Li Miao, Cai Chunhong. 2016. Two types of metamorphism in the Qinling Complex, Tonghai area, Henan Province. Acta Geologica Sinica, 32 (6): 1596~1610
  2. Ren Liudong, Li Chong, Wang Yanbin, Li Miao, Liu Renyan, Cai Chunhong. 2016. Metamorphic zones and constraining on timing of the major metamorphism event in the Qinling Complex, western Henan Province. Acta Geologica Sinica, 32 (7): 1934~1948
  3. Ren Liudong, Li Chong, Liu Ping. 2016. On constraining the Pan-African high-grade metamorphism time of the Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica. Chinese Journal of Polar Research, 28 (4): 451~461
  4. Ren Liudong, Geng Yuansheng, Du Lilin, Wang Yanbin and Guo Jinjing. 2013. SHRIMP data on zircons from the Wanzi series: constraints on the rock formation time and implications of migmatization at 2.1–2.0 Ga in the Fuping Complex, North China Craton. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 72: 203~215
  5. Ren Liudong, Wang Yanbin, Yang Chonghui, Zhao Ziran, Guo Jinjing, Gao Honglin. 2012. Two types of metamorphism and their relationships with granites in the Mashan Complex. Acta Geologica Sinica, 28(9): 2855~2865
  6. Ren Liudong, Yang Chonghui and Du Lilin. 2012. Petrological implication of the albite rims in the felsic gneisses of the Fuping complex. Acta Geologica Sinica, 86(2): 430~439
  7. Ren Liudong, Geng Yuansheng, Du Lilin, Wang Yanping, Liu Ping, Guo Jinjing. 2011. Anatexis and migmatization of the Puping Complex, North China Craton. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 27 (4): 1056~1066
  8. Ren Liudong, Wang Yanbin, Yang Chonghui, Hanjuan, Jie Hangqiang, Li Linshan. 2010. Metamorphism, migmatization and granites of the Mashan Complex in Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 26(7): 2005~2014
  9. Ren Liudong, Yang Chonghui, Wang Yanbin, Liu Xiaochun, Zhao Yue. 2009. Formation of sillimanite in the high-grade quartzofeldspatic gneiss and its relations with deformation-metamorphism-anatexis: A case study in the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 25 (8): 1937~1946
  10. Ren Liudong, Edward S. Grew, Xiong Ming and Ma Zhesheng. 2003. Wagnerite-Ma5bc, a new polytype of Mg2(PO4)(F,OH), from granulite-facies paragneiss, Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. The Canadian Mineralogist, v41, no.2, 393~411