Zeng Lingsen


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Zeng Lingsen

Address: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Baiwanzhuang Road 26, Beijing, 100037 P.R. China

Email: lzeng1970@163.com

Tel: 86-10-68992875 (office), 86-13161382088 (cell-phone)

Education Experience

  • 2003 California Institute of Technology, Geology.; Ph.D.
  • 1994 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, Tectonophysics.; M.S.
  • 1991 Nanjing University, Nanjing, Structural Geology & Geophysics.; B.S.

Professional Experience

6 / 2014 – present Department of Continental Dynamics, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.; Deputy Head

12 / 2006 – present Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.; Professor 

12 / 2004 – 11 / 2006 Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.; Associated Professor 

9 / 2003 – 12 / 2003 California Institute of Technology.; Research Associated 

7 / 1998 – 9 / 2003 California Institute of Technology.; Graduate student 

6 / 1997 – 6 / 1998 Miami University, USA.; Teaching Assistant 

7 / 1994 – 5 / 1997 Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.; Assistant Professor 

Research interests

  • Crustal anatexis and deep processes in orogenic belts 

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

(1)03/2015: Huang Jiqing Medal for Outstanding Young Geologist, Geological Society of China

(2)11/2014: National Young Investigator, National Science Foundation of China

(3)05/2013: National Program of Ten-thousand Leading Scientist, Ministry of Human Resources and Ministry of Science & Technology, China

(4)11/2009: Outstanding Young Investigator on Tibetan Research, Society of  Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Studies, China

(5)05/2005, Selected into “One Hundred Talent Scientist Program” , Ministry of Land & Resources, China

(6)2001-2002, Koons Field Research Fellowship for excellence in graduate research, Caltech

(7)06/1999, Ian Campell Brunton Award for excellence in Field Geology, Caltech

(8)1998-1999, Continental Oil Company Fellowship, Caltech

Scientific Research Projects


  •     Zeng Lingsen, Li-E Gao, Suohang Tang, Kejun Hou, Chunli Guo, and Guyue Hu, 2015, Eocene Magmatism in the Tethyan Himalaya, Southern Tibet. In Mukherjee, S., Carosi, R., van der Beek, P. A., Mukherjee, B. K. & Robinson, D. M. (eds) Tectonics of the Himalaya. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 412,doi:10.1144/SP412.8

           Zeng Lingsen, Chen ZY., Chen J., 2013. Metamorphic solid salt (KCl-NaCl) in quartzo-feldspathic polyphase inclusions in the Sulu ultrahigh-pressure eclogite. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58, 931-937

           Zeng Lingsen, Li-E Gao, Chunyan Dong, Suohan Tang, 2012, High-pressure melting of metapelite and the formation of Ca-rich granitic melts in the Namche Barwa Massif, Southern Tibet. Gondwana Research, 21, 138–151

           Zeng Lingsen, Li-E Gao, Kejun He, Suohan Tang, Chunli Guo, 2012. Multiple mafic magmatic events along the Tethyan Himalaya: Tracing the life-time of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean. Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 33 (supplement 1), 72-73.

           Zeng Lingsen, Li-E Gao, Jing Liu, Kejia Xie, Guyue Hu, 2012, Coupling of Tectonics and Crustal Anatexis and the Formation of Cenozoic Granites in the Himalayan Collisional Organic Belt. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 45 (Special Issue), 86-87

           Zeng Lingsen, Li-E Gao, Kejia Xie, Jing Liu-Zeng,2011,Mid-Eocene high Sr/Y granites in the Northern Himalayan Gneiss Domes: Melting thickened lower continental crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 303,251-266

           Zeng Lingsen, Liang FH, Paul Asimow, Chen FY and Chen J. 2009, Partial melting of deeply subducted continental crust and the formation of quartzo-feldspathic polyphase inclusions in the Sulu UHP eclogites. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54: 2580-2594

           Zeng Lingsen, Liu J, Gao LE, Xie KJ and Wen L. 2009. Early Oligocene crustal anatexis in the Yardoi gneiss dome, southern Tibet and geological implications. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54(1): 104-112

            Zeng Lingsen, Liang FH, Chen ZY, Liu FL, Xu ZQ. 2009. Metamorphic garnet pyroxenite from the 540-600 m main borehole of the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling (CCSD) project. Tectonophysics, 475: 396-412

           Zeng Lingsen, Liu Jing, Gao Li-E, Kejia Xie. 2009. Early Mesozoic high-pressure metamorphism within the Lhasa Block, Tibet and implications for regional tectonics. Earth Science Frontiers, 2009, 16(2): 140-151

            Zeng Lingsen, Liu, FL., Liang FH., and Chen, FY, 2007, Barite in omphacite-hosted K-feldspar + quartz polycrystalline aggregates from the Sulu eclogites and its implications. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52(21): 2995-3001

            Zeng Lingsen, Paul Asimow and Jason B. Saleeby, 2005, Coupling of Anatectic Reactions and Dissolution of Accessory Phases and the Sr and Nd Isotope Systematics of Anatectic Melts from a Metasedimentary Source, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69,3671-3682.

            Zeng Lingsen, Jason B. Saleeby and Paul Asimow, 2005, Nd isotope disequilibrium during crustal anatexis: A record from the Goat Ranch migmatite complex, southern Sierra Nevada batholith, California, Geology, 33, 53-56.

           Zeng Lingsen, Jason B. Saleeby and Mihai Ducea, 2005, Geochemical characteristics of crustal anatexis during the formation of migmatite at the Southern Sierra Nevada, California, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150, 386-402.

           Zeng LS, Chen J, Gao LE and Chen ZY. 2012. The geochemical nature of apatites in high Sr/Y two-mica granites from the North Himalayan Gneiss Domes, southern Tibet. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 28(9): 2981-2993

           Zeng LS, Gao LE, Hou KJ and Tang SH. 2012. Late Permian mafic magmatism along the Tethyan Himalayan Belt, southern Tibet and tectonic implications. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 28(6): 1731-1740

           Zeng LS, Gao L-E, Yu JJ and Hu GY. 2011. SHRIMP zircon U/Pb dating on ultrahigh pressure rocks from Yangkou: Implications for the timing of partial melting in the Sulu UHP metamorohic belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 27(04): 1085-1094

           Zeng LS, Chen J, Chen ZY, Chen FY and Gao L-E. 2009. K-cymrite in the Sulu UHP eclogites. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 25(9): 2141-2148

           Zeng LS, Liu J, Saleeby J B. 2006, Root zone processes for the formation and evolution of a large-scale granitic batholith: drip tectonics, potassic basaltic magmatism, and responses in near surface processes. Geological Bulletin of China. 25(11):1257-1273

           Zeng LS, Zhan, XC, Liang, FH, Luo, LQ and Xu, ZQ. 2005, He-Ar systematics in the crustal fluids from the Sulu ultrahigh pressure metamorphic terrane:  Inferences from the on-line monitoring of the CCSD drilling mud gas geochemistry. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 21, p.513-520.

            Zeng LS, Xu ZQ, Luo LQ, Zhan XC, Liang FH, Yang JS and Li HB. 2005. 2004 Mw 9.3 Sumatra-Andeman earthquake and gas geochemistry anomalies in CCSD borehole: A possible ultra-remote linkage. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 21, p.521-524. 

            Li-E Gao, Zeng Lingsen, Paul Asimow, 2017. Contrasting geochemical signatures of fluid-absent versus fluid-fluxed melting of muscovite in metasedimentary sources: The Himalayan leucogranites. Geology, 45, 39-42.

           Wang YH, Zeng LS, Gao L-E, Hou KJ, Guo CL, Zhang LF., Wang W., Sun HY., 2017. Neoproterozoic magmatism in eastern Himalayan terrane. Science Bulletin, In press

           Gao, L-E., Zeng, L., Gao, J.H., Shang, Z., Hou K.J., and Wang Q., 2016. Oligocene crustal anatexis in the Tethyan Himalaya, southern Tibet. Lithos, 264, 201-209

           Chunli Guo, Zeng Lingsen, Qiuli Li, Jianming Fu, Tiping Ding, 2016. Hybrid Genesis of Jurassic Fayalite-bearing Felsic Subvolcanic Rocks in South China: Inspired by Petrography, Geochronology, and Sr-Nd-O-Hf Isotopes. Lithos, 264, 175-188

           Wang YY, Zeng LS, Gao L-E, Chen FK, Hou KJ, Wang Q, Zhao LH, Gao JH, 2016. Multiple phases of Cretaceous mafic magmatism in the Gyangze-Kangma area, Tethyan Himalaya, Southern Tibet. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 32: 3572-3596

           Li-E Gao, Zeng LS, Xu ZQ, and Wang L. 2015. Himalaya in the Caledonia Time:A Record from the Malashan-Gyirong area, southern Tibet . Acta Petrologica Sinica, 31,1200-1218

           Gao L-E and Zeng LS., 2014, Miocene high-Ca two-mica granites in the Malashan gneiss dome, southern Tibet: fluxing melting during tectonic transition from compression to extension. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 130, 136-155.

           Wang, YH, Zeng, LS, Gao LE, Zhang LF. and Hou KJ, 2014. Labradonian and Greenvillian orogenic events in the Namche Barwa Massif of the Himalayan orogenic belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 30, 2241-2252 

           Gao L-E., Zeng LS., Hou KJ., Tang SH., Xie KJ., Hu GY., and Wang L., 2013. Episodic crustal anatexis and the formation of Paiku composite leucogranitic pluton in the Malashan Gneiss Dome, Southern Tibet. Chinese Science Bulletin 58:3546-3563.

           Wang L, Zeng LS, Gao L-E, and Chen ZY. 2013. Early Cretaceous high Mg# and high Sr/Y clinopyroxene-bearing diorite in the southeast Gangdese batholith, Southern Tibet. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 29(6): 1977-1994

    Gao L-E,Zeng LS and Xie KJ. 2012. Eocene high metamorphism and anatexis in the Yardoi Gneiss Dome. Chinese Science Bulletin. 57: 639-650

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