Ma Xuxuan


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Ma Xuxuan

Address: Male, 1986-10-08, Assistant researcher, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences 

No. 26, Baiwanzhuang Rd, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, China


Phone: 15901003962, 010-68995044;

Education Experience

  • 9 / 2014 – 12 / 2016 Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China.; post-doctorate
  • 09 /2011 – 7 / 2014 School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.; doctoral candidate
  • 9 / 2012 – 9 / 2013 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florida (US), Florida, USA.; visiting student
  • 9 / 2009 – 7 / 2011  School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China,; master candidate
  • 9 / 2005 – 7 / 2009 Faculty of Resources Exploration and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China.; B.S. 

Professional Experience

12 / 2016 – present Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China.; Assistant researcher

Research interests

  • Magmatic Fabrics, Structural Geology, Petrotectonics

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

2016 Second Prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education, Project Name: The Formation and Evolution of Precambrian Blocks in Xinjiang, Principal Persons Completing the Project: Wenbin Zhu, Liangshu Shu, Bo Wang, Xuxuan Ma

2015 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Jiangsu province 

2015 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Nanjing University

2013 National Scholarship for Doctoral Candidates, Nanjing University

2012 Pan Xueping Scholarship, Nanjing University

2012 Excellent Oral Report, The 5th National Conference on Tectonics, Wuhan

2011 Excellent Postgraduate Student, Nanjing University

2011 Pan Xueping Scholarship, Nanjing University  

2011 Excellent Poster, The 4th National Conference on Tectonics, Nanjing

Scientific Research Projects

(1)Youth Fund of Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016.01-2018.12, Neoproterozoic magmatic events in the Central Tianshan block, NW China, in progress, presider

(2)China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Specially Funded), 2016.07-2017.12, The constraints of differential exhumation of the Gangdese magmatic belt, South Tibet on the preservation of the porphyry deposits: insights from Al-in-Hornblende barometry, in progress, presider

(3)China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (General Project, Second Class), 2015.05-2016.09, The intra-arc extensional magmatism of the Gangdese magmatic arc during the early Late Cretaceous, concluded, presider

(4)Discretionary Fund of State Key Laboratory for Continental Tectonics and Dynamics, 2015.05-2017.05, The Formation of Gneiss Domes and Its Tectonic Significance in Nymo County at Southern Margin of Gangdise, in progress, presider 

(5)Profession Fund of The Ministry of Land and Resources, The Tectonic Environment and Prospecting Potential of “The Main Subduction-Collision Metallogenic Belt” in Middle Sector in Southern Tibet, 201511022, 2015.01-2017.12, in progress, participant 

(6)Engineering Project of China Geological Survey, 12120115026801, 2015.01-2017.12, A Comprehensive Investigation into Tectonic Setting of Geological Corridor and Major Metallogenic Belt of Tibet-Gangdese Terrane, in progress, participant 

(7)National Basic Research Program of China 973 Project (Continental Dynamics of The Central Asian Orogenic Belt and Its Metallogeny), 2007CB411301, The Subeject of Ancient Continental Block Disintegration and Metallogenic Material Accumulation, 2007/07-2012/07, concluded, participant 


  •            1-Ma, X.X., Xu, Z.Q., Meert, J., Santosh, M., 2017. Early Jurassic intra-oceanic arc system of the Neotethys Ocean: constraints from andesites in the Gangdese magmatic belt, south Tibet. Island Arc, accepted.

                2-Ma, X.X., Meert, J.G., Xu, Z.Q., Zhao, Z.B., 2017. Evidence of magma mixing identified in the Early Eocene Caina pluton from the Gangdese Batholith, southern Tibet. Lithos 278-281, 126-139.

                 3-Ma, X.X., Xu, Z.Q., Chen, X.J., Meert, J.G., He, Z.Y., Liang, F.H., Meng, Y.K., Ma, S.W., 2017. The origin of the volcanic rocks of the Yeba Formation in the Gangdese magmatic belt, South Tibet. Journal of Earth Science 28, 265-282.

                4-Ma, X.X., Xu, Z.Q., Meert, J.G., 2016. Eocene slab breakoff of Neotethys as suggested by dioritic dykes in the Gangdese magmatic belt, southern Tibet. Lithos 248-251, 55-65.

             5-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Jahn, B.M., Zhu, W.B., Faure, M., 2012. Precambrian tectonic evolution of Central Tianshan, NW China: constraints from U–Pb dating and in situ Hf isotopic analysis of detrital zircons. Precambrian Research 222, 450-473.

              6-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., Li, J.Y., 2012. Detrital zircon U–Pb geochronology and Hf isotope data from Central Tianshan suggesting a link with the Tarim Block: implications on Proterozoic supercontinent history. Precambrian Research 206-207, 1-16.

              7-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., Li, J.Y., 2013. Paleoproterozoic collisional orogeny in Central Tianshan: assembling the Tarim Block within the Columbia supercontinent. Precambrian Research 228, 1-19.

               8-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Meert, J.G., Li, J.Y., 2014. The Paleozoic evolution of Central Tianshan: Geochemical and geochronological evidence. Gondwana Research 25, 797-819.

               9-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., Li, J.Y., 2013. Petrogenesis and tectonic significance of an early Palaeozoic mafic-intermediate suite of rocks from the Central Tianshan, northwest China. International Geology Review 55, 548-573.

                 10-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Meert, J.G., 2015. Early Permian slab breakoff in the Chinese Tianshan belt inferred from the post-collisional granitoids. Gondwana Research 27, 228-243.

            11-Ma, X.X., Shu, L.S., Meert, J.G., Xu, Z.Q., 2014. The fingerprint of Precambrian basement in the Chinese Central Tianshan: evidence from inherited/xenocrystic zircons of magmatic rocks. Geological Magazine 1-8.

              12-Wu Y., Ma X.X.*, Zhang, Z.P., et al, 2016. Geochemical Features of the Nyainqentanglha Group in the Western Lhasa Terrane, Western Tibet and Their Tectonic Significance. Acta Geologica Sinica 90, 3081-3098 (in Chinese with English abstract).

           13-Xu, Z.Q., Ma X.X., 2015. The Chinese Phanerozoic Gneiss Domes: Subduction-Related Type, Collision-Related Type and Combination Type of Subduction-Collision. Acta Petrologica Sinica 31, 3509-3523 (in Chinese with English abstract).

              14-Xu, Z.Q., Fu, X.F., Ma, X.X., Qi, X.X., Wu, C., Hou, L.W., Zhao, Z.B., 2016. The Gneiss Domes in Tibetan Plateau and Their Potential for Prospecting. Acta Geologica Sinica 90, 2971-2981 (in Chinese with English abstract).

                15-Xu, Z.Q., Zhao, Z.B., Peng, M., Ma, X.X., Li, H.Q., Zhao, J.M., 2016. On “An Orogenic Plateau”. Acta Petrologica Sinica 32, 3557-3571 (in Chinese with English abstract).

               16-Xu, Z.Q., Yang, J.S., Hou, Z.Q., Zhang, Z.M., Zeng, L.S., Li, H.B., Zhang, J.X., Li, Z.H., Ma, X.X., 2016. The Progress in The Study of Continental Dynamics of the Tibetan Plateau. Geology of China 43, 1-42 (in Chinese with English abstract).

             17-Meng, Y.K., Xu, Z.Q., Santosh, M., Ma, X.X., Chen, X.J., Guo, G.L., Liu, F., 2016. Late Triassic crustal growth in southern Tibet: evidence from the Gangdese magmatic belt. Gondwana Research 37, 449-464.

             18-Meng, Y.K., Xu, Z.Q., Chen, X.J., Ma, X.X., He, Z.Y., Zhang, X.S., 2015. Zircon Geochronology and Hf Isotopic Composition of Eocene Granite Batholith from Xaitongmoin in Middle Gangdise and its Geological Significance. Geotectonica et Metallogenia 39, 933-948 (in Chinese with English abstract).

             19-Shu, L.S., Zhu, W.B., Wang, B., Wu, C.Z., Ma, D.S., Ma, X.X., Ding, H.F., 2013. The formation and evolution of ancient blocks in Xinjiang. Geology in China 40, 43-60 (in Chinese with English abstract).

        20-Chen, X.J., Shu, L.S., Ma, X.X., 2012. Geochemical Features and Tectonic Significances of Weiya Ophiolitic Mélange and Mafic Granulite, Xinjiang. Geological Journal of China Universities 18, 661-675 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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