Dong Hanwen


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Dong Hanwen

Address: Associate Professor, Structural geology and Tectonics, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences 

No. 26, Baiwanzhuang Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037,


Phone: 010-88334886

Education Experience

  • 9 / 2011 – 6 / 2011 Structure Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Science.; Ph.D.
  • 9 / 2008 – 6 / 2011 Mineralogy Petrology & Metallogeny, China University of Geosciences (Beijng).; M.S.
  • 9 / 2004 – 6 / 2008 Geology, Chang’an University.; B.S.

Professional Experience

1 / 2017 – present Associate Professor, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

7 / 2014 – 12 / 2016 Assistant Professor, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences 

Research interests

  • My research interest mainly focuses on structural geology and tectonics, particularly concerning deformation, tectonic evolution and construction of the Himalayan orogen belt. I use geologic field mapping integrated with microstructural analyses, petrofabric, geo-/thermo-chronological data, to constrain the geometries, kinematics and time of structures and their linkages with regional tectonic processes. 

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

Scientific Research Projects

  (1)Tectonic evolution of the Medog shear zone, the Namche Barwa Syntaxis: Constraints form fabric kinematics and thermochronology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, (No. 41502196)

  (2) Active Timing and Tectonic Evolution of the Luobusa-Langxian thrust", Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS) Research Fund (J1623)

  (3) Hot Collisional Orogenic Kynamics: Deformation, Metamorphism and Partial Melting for Exhumation Process of the Great Himalaya Complex (Central Nepal), National Natural Science Foundation of China, (No. 41430212)


  • First author or corresponding author

           Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin. 2016. Kinematics, fabrics and geochronology analysis in the Médog shear zone, Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis. Tectonophysics. 667: 108–123

         Yuanku Meng, Hanwen Dong, Yuan Cong, Zhiqin Xu, Hui Cao. 2016. The early-stage evolution of the Neo-Tethys ocean: Evidence fromgranitoids in the middle Gangdese batholith, southern Tibet. Journal of Geodynamics, 94–95: 34–49 (corresponding author)  

          Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin, et al. 2016. Genesis and geological significance of early Jurassic gabbro in Medog area, the eastern part of the Gangdese magmatic belt. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 32 (12): 3624-3634

          Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin, et al. 2016. Active Timing and Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Segment of the Great Counter Thrust. Acta Geologica Sinica, 11:3011-3022

         Hanwen Dong , Zhiqin Xu, Yuan Li, Zhao Liu, Huaqi Li. 2015. The Mesozoic metamorphic–magmatic events in the Medog area, the eastern Himalayan syntaxis: constraints from zircon U–Pb geochronology, trace elements and Hf  isotope compositions in granitoids. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 104(1): 61-74.

         Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin, Li Yuan, Liu Zhao. 2014. Characteristics of the Medog shear zone in the East Himalayan Syntaxis and its tectonic significance. Acta Petrologica Sinica. 030 (08), 2229-2240.

         DONG Hanwen, XU Zhiqin, LI Yuan and LIU Zhao. 2014. Pressure-temperature evolution of the Metapelites in the Motuo area, the Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis. 88(2), 544-557.

         Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin, Li Yuan, Liu Zhao. 2014. Zircon LA-ICP-MS U-Pb Dating of the Triassic Anatexis at Mutuo, the Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis. Geotectonica et Metallogenia. 38 (2): 398-407.

          Dong Hanwen, Xu Zhiqin,  Li Yuan, Liu Zhao, Li Zhonghai. 2013. Petrogenesis of high Sr/Y granite in Motuo area of Namche Barwa Syntaxis: Constraints from geochemistry, zircon U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotopic compositions. . Acta Petrologica Sinica. 29 (6): 2013-2023.


          Xu Zhiqin, Wang Qin, Li Zhonghai, Li Huaqi, Cai Zhihui, Liang Fenghua, Dong Hanwen, Cao Hui, Chen Xijie, Huang Xuemeng, Wu Chan, Xu Cuiping. 2016. Indo-Asian Collision: Tectonic Transition from Compression to Strike Slip. Acta Geologica Sinica, 90 (1), 1-23.

          Wu Chan, Xu Zhiqin, A.A.G.WEBB, Dong Hanwen, Cao Hui, Cheng Zhanzhan. 2016. The Relationship between the Xianshuihe Fault Zone and Yala Snow Mountain Gneiss Dome in the Songpan-Ganzi Orogenic Belt. Acta Geologica Sinica, 90 (11), 2982-2998.

        Zhiqin Xu, Qin Wang, ZhihuiCai, HanwenDong, Huaqi Li, Xijie Chen, Xiangdong Duan, Hui Cao,Jing Li, Jean-Pierre Burg. 2015. Kinematics of the Tengchong Terrane in SE Tibet from the late Eocene to early Miocene: Insights from coeval mid-crustal detachments and strike-slip shear zones. Tectonophysics, 665:127–148.

          Zhi-Qin Xu, Yildirim Dilek, Jing-Sui Yang, Feng-Hua Liang, Fei Liu, Deng-Zhu Ba, Zhi-Hui Cai , Guang-Wei Li, Han-Wen Dong, Shao-Cheng Ji. 2015. Crustal structure of the Indus–Tsangpo suture zone and its ophiolites in southern Tibet. Gondwana Research 27: 507–524

    Li Huaqi, Xu Zhiqin, Wang Ruirui, Dong Hanwen, Sun Zaibo, Huang Xuemeng. 2013. Petrogenesis and Tectonic Significance of Late Jurassic Granite in the Bomi-Chayu region, eastern Tibet. Acta Petrologica Sinica,  29 (6), 2024-2032.

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