He Zhenyu


Details of the Faculty or Staff

He Zhenyu

Address: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

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

Email: ahhzy@163.com

Education Experience

Professional Experience

  • 1 / 2013 – 12 / 2015 Institute of Geology, CAGS.; Associate professor
  • 10 / 2012 – 12 / 2012 Institute of Geology, CAGS.; Assistant professor
  • 8 / 2010 – 9 / 2012 Institute of Geology, CAGS .; post-doctor
  • 7 / 1997 – 9 / 2005 No. 3 exploring team, Anhui coalfield geological bureau, China.; Engineer
  •  12 / 2016 – 11 / 2017 GeoZentrum Nordbayern, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.; Visiting scholar
  •  5 / 2014  GeoZentrum Nordbayern, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.; Visiting scholar

Research interests

General: Zircon geochronology; Petro-geochemistry; Petrogenesis of granites; Metamorphic petrology

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

(1)The Excellent Young Geologists of China Geological Survey (2012)

(2)The Chinese Geological Survey Project (12120115069601): “1: 50000 geological mapping for special subject of the Shaquanzi sheet, Chinese eastern Tianshan” 2015-2017

(3)The Chinese Geological Survey Project (12120114057401): “Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of the central Gangdese magmatic belt” 2015-2016

(4)The National Natural Science Foundation of China (41102028): “Petrogenesis of vast volcanic-intrusive complexes in the coastal Zhejiang-Fujian area: insights from case studies” 2012-2014

(5)China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project (20110490463): “High-pressure granulite facies metamorphism in the northeastern margin of Tarim Craton and its tectonic implications” 2011-2012

(6)The Research Grant from Institute of Geology, CAGS (J1104): “Formation ages, components and tectonic evolution of the Precambrian basements of the Chinese Eastern Tianshan” 2011-2012

Scientific Research Projects


  •     First or corresponding author publications

           Yan, L.-L., He, Z.-Y*. Jahn, B.-M., Zhao Z.-D., 2016. Formation of the Yandangshan volcanic–plutonic complex (SE China) by melt extraction and crystal accumulation. Lithos 266–267, 287–308.

           Lu, T.Y., He, Z.Y*, Zhang, Z.M., Shui, X.F., Yan, L.L., 2016. Magma mixing of the Nyemo post-collisional granite from the Gangdese magmatic belt, Tibet: Evidence of microstructures. Acta Petrologica Sinica 32, 3613–3623 (in Chinese with English abstract).

           Shui, X.F., He, Z.Y*, Zhang, Z.M., Lu, T.Y., 2016. Magma Origin of Early Jurassic Tonalites in the Eastern Gangdese Magmatic Belt, Southern Tibet and Its Implications for the Crustal Evolution of the Lhasa Terrane. Acta geologica sinica 90, 3129–3152 (in Chinese with English Abstract).

             He, Z.-Y., Klemd, R., Zhang, Z.-M., Zong, K.-Q., Sun, L.-X., Tian, Z.-L., Huang, B.-T., 2015. Mesoproterozoic continental arc magmatism and crustal growth in the eastern Central Tianshan Arc Terrane of the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt: Geochronological and geochemical evidence. Lithos, 236-237, 74-89.

           He, Z.Y., Sun, L.X., Mao, L.J., Zong, K.Q., Zhang, Z.M., 2015. Zircon U-Pb and Hf isotopic study of gneiss and granodiorite from the southern Beishan orogenic collage: Mesoproterozoic magmatism and crustal growth. Chinese Science Bulletin 60, 389–399 (in Chinese with English abstract).

            Mao, L.-J., He, Z.-Y.*, Zhang, Z.-M., Klemd, R., Tian, Z.-L., Zong, K.-Q., 2015. Origin and geodynamic significance of the early Mesozoic Weiya LP and HT granulites from the Chinese Eastern Tianshan. Lithos, 239, 142-156.

          Huang, B.T., He, Z.Y.*, Zhang, Z.M., Klemd, R., Zong, K.Q., Zhao, Z.D., 2015. Early Neoproterozoic granitic gneisses in the Chinese Eastern Tianshan: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 113, 339–352.

           Yan Li-Li, He Zhen-Yu*, Liu Lei, Zhao Zhi-Dan, 2015. Magma mixing in the Yandangshan volcanic-intrusive complex, Zhejiang Province: Evidence from feldspar zoning of the mafic microgranular enclave. Geological Bulletin of China, 34 (2/3): 466–473 (in Chinese with English abstract).

            He, Z.Y., Zhang, Z.M., Zong, K.Q., Xiang, H., Chen, X.J., Xia, M.J., 2014. Zircon U–Pb and Hf isotopic studies of the Xingxingxia Complex from Eastern Tianshan (NW China): Significance to the reconstruction and tectonics of the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Lithos, 190–191, 485–499.

            He, Z.Y., Zhang, Z.M., Zong, K.Q., Xiang, H., Klemd, R., 2014. Metamorphic P–T–t evolution of mafic HP granulites in the northeastern segment of the Tarim Craton (Dunhuang block): Evidence for early Paleozoic continental subduction. Lithos, 196–197, 1–13.

             He ZY, Zong KQ, Jiang HY, Xiang H and Zhang ZM, 2014. Early Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the southern Beishan orogenic collage: Insights from the granitoids. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 30(8), 3949-3967 (in Chinese with English abstract).

             Huang, B.T., He, Z.Y.*, Zong, K.Q., Zhang, Z.M., 2014. Zircon U–Pb and Hf isotopic study of Neoproterozoic granitic gneisses from the Alatage area: constraints on the Precambrian crustal evolution in the Chinese Central Tianshan Block. Chinese Science Bulletin, 59 (1), 100-112.

            He, Z.Y., Zhang, Z.M., Zong, K.Q., Dong, X., 2013. Paleoproterozoic crustal evolution of the Tarim Craton: constrained by zircon U-Pb and Hf isotopes of meta-igneous rocks from Korla and Dunhuang. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 78, 54–70.

            Jiang, H.Y., He, Z.Y.*, Zong, K.Q., Zhang, Z.M., Zhao, Z.D., 2013. Zircon U–Pb dating and Hf isotopic studies on the Beishan complex in the southern Beishan orogenic belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica 29, 3949–3967 (in Chinese with English abstract).

            He Zhen-Yu, Zhang Ze-Ming, Zong Ke-Qing, Wang Wei, Santosh M., 2012. Neoproterozoic granulites from the northeastern margin of the Tarim Craton: Petrology, zircon U–Pb ages and implications for the Rodinia assembly. Precambrian Research, 212–213, 21–33.

         He, Z.Y., Xu, X.S., 2012. Petrogenesis of the Late Yanshanian mantle-derived intrusions in southeastern China: Response to the geodynamics of paleo-Pacific plate subduction. Chemical Geology, 328, 208-221.

           He Zhen-Yu, Zhang Ze-Ming, Zong Ke-Qing, Yu Fei, Wang Wei, 2012. Zircon geochronology of Xingxingxia quartz dioritic gneisses: Implications for the tectonic evolution and Precambrian basement affinity of Chinese Tianshan orogenic belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 28(6), 1857–1874 (in Chinese with English abstract).

          He Zhen-Yu, Xu Xi-Sheng, Niu Yao-Ling, 2010. Petrogenesis and tectonic significance of a Mesozoic granite-syenite-gabbro association from inland South China. Lithos, 119, 621–641.

          He Zhen-Yu, Xu Xi-Sheng, Zou Hai-Bo, Wang Xu-Dong, Yu Yao, 2010. Geochronology, petrogenesis and metallogeny of Piaotang granites in the tungsten deposit region of South China. Geochemical Journal, 44, 299–313.

            He Zhen-Yu, Xu Xi-Sheng, Yu Yao, Zou Hai-Bo, 2009. Origin of the Late Cretaceous syenite from Yandangshan, SE China, constrained by zircon U-Pb and Hf isotopes and geochemical data. International Geology Review, 51(6), 556–582.

           He Zhen-Yu, Xu Xi-Sheng, Wang Xiao-Lei, Chen Rong, 2008. Geochronology and geochemistry of shoshonitic volcanics in southern Jiangxi Province. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 24 (11), 2524–2536 (in Chinese with English abstract).

          He Zhen-Yu, Xu Xi-Sheng, Chen Rong, Xing Guang-Fu, 2007. The genesis of middle Jurassic Syenite-gabbro in Southern Jiangxi Province and their geological significance. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23 (6), 1457–1469 (in Chinese with English abstract).

            Coauthor publications

             Zong, K., Klemd, R., Yuan, Y., He, Z., Guo, J., Shi, X., Liu, Y., Hu, Z., Zhang, Z., 2017. The assembly of Rodinia: The correlation of early Neoproterozoic (ca. 900 Ma) high-grade metamorphism and continental arc formation in the southern Beishan Orogen, southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). Precambrian Research 290, 32-48.

          Zeng, G., He Z.-Y., Li Z., Xu X.-S., Chen L.-H., 2016. Geodynamics of paleo-Pacific plate subduction constrained by the source lithologies of Late Mesozoic basalts in southeastern China. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 10189–10197.

             Yuan, Y., Zong, K., He, Z., Klemd, R., Liu, Y., Hu, Z., Guo, J., Zhang, Z., 2015. Geochemical and geochronological evidence for a former early Neoproterozoic microcontinent in the South Beishan Orogenic Belt, southernmost Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Precambrian Research 266, 409-424.

           Zhang, Z., Xiang, H., Dong, X., Ding, H., He, Z., 2015. Long-lived high-temperature granulite-facies metamorphism in the Eastern Himalayan orogen, south Tibet. Lithos 212, 1-15.

            Dong, X., Zhang, Z.M., Liu, F., He, Z.Y., Lin, Y., 2014. Late Paleozoic intrusive rocks from the southeastern Lhasa terrane, Tibetan Plateau, and their Late Mesozoic metamorphism and tectonic implications. Lithos 198–199, 249-262.

              Zhang, Z.M., Dong, X., Xiang, H., He, Z.Y., Liou, J. G., 2014. Metagabbros of the Gangdese arc root, south Tibet: Implications for the growth of continental crust. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 143, 268-284.

               Zong, K.Q., Liu, Y., Zhang, Z.M., He, Z.Y., Hu, Z., Guo, J., Chen, K., 2013. The generation and evolution of Archean continental crust in the Dunhuang block, northeastern Tarim craton, northwestern China. Precambrian Research, 235, 251–263.

              Zong, K.Q., Zhang, Z.M., He, Z.Y., Hu, Z.C., Santosh, M., Liu, Y.S., Wang, W., 2012. Early Palaeozoic high-pressure granulites from the Dunhuang block, northeastern Tarim Craton: Constraints on continental collision in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 753–768.

              Zhang, Z.M., Dong, X., Santosh, M., Liu, F., Wang, W., Yiu, F., He, Z.Y., Shen, K., 2012. Petrology and geochronology of the Namche Barwa Complex in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis, Tibet: Constraints on the origin and evolution of the north-eastern margin of the Indian Craton. Gondwana Research, 21, 123–137.

            Zhang, Z.M., Dong, X., Liu, F., Lin, Y., Yan, R., He, Z.Y., Santosh, M., 2012. The making of Gondwana: Discovery of 650 Ma HP granulites from the North Lhasa, Tibet. Precambrian Research, 212–213, 107–116.

           Xu Xi-Sheng, Zhang Ming, Zhu Kong-Yang, Chen Xiao-Ming, He Zhen-Yu, 2012. Reverse age zone of zircon formed by metamictisation and groundwater leaching. Lithos, 150, 256–267.

              Xu X.S., Griffin W.L., Ma X., O’Reilly S.Y., He Z.Y., Zhang C.L., 2009. The Taihua group on the southern margin of the North China craton: further insights from U-Pb ages and Hf isotope compositions of zircons. Mineralogy and Petrology, 97, 43–59.

                Xu X.S., O’Reilly S.Y., Griffin W.L., Wang X.L., Pearson N.J., He Z.Y., 2007. The Crust of Cathaysia : age, assembly and reworking of two Terranes. Precambrian Research, 158, 51-78.

              Chen Z.H., Xing G.F., Guo K.Y., Dong Y.G., Chen R., Zeng Y., Li L.M., He Z.Y., Zhao L., 2009. Petrogenesis of keratophyes in the Pingshui Group, Zhejiang: Constraints from zircon U-Pb ages and Hf isotopes. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54 (9), 1570-1578.

         Xu X.S., Lu W.M., He Z.Y., 2007. Age and generation of Fogang granite batholith and Wushi diorite-hornblende gabbro body. Science in China (Series D), 50 (2), 209-220.

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