Bei Chen

Technical Officer - SHRIMP

2016 - 2022: 

Ph.D. student

Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University

Thesis Proposal: Growth of the Presented Continental Crust

2013 - 2016:

M.S. in Geochemistry

State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research highlights: Cenozoic magmatic rocks in the Yunnan area, Eastern Tibet.

2009 - 2013:

B.S. in Geology

Colloge of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, China

Research Highlights: The Study of Paleoarchean Granitic Rocks and Their Fabric Feature in Taili Area, Liaoning Province.


Research interests

1. Growth of the presented continental crust using an integration data of U-Pb, O and Lu-Hf isotopes of detrital zircons. 

2. Oxygen isotopic variations of the Archean zircon.


Chen, B., Long, X.P., Wilde, S.A., Yuan, C., Wang, Q., Xia, X.P. and Zhang, Z.F. (2017) Delamination of lithospheric mantle evidenced by Cenozoic potassic rocks in Yunnan, SW China: A contribution to uplift of the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Lithos 284, 709-729.

Chen, B., Long, X.P., Yuan, C., Wang, Y.J., Sun, M., Xiao, W.J., Cai, K. and Huang, Z.Y. (2015) Geochronology and geochemistry of Late Ordovician-Early Devonian gneissic granites in the Kumishi area, northern margin of the South Tianshan Belt: Constraints on subduction process of the South Tianshan Ocean. J. Asian Earth Sci. 113, 293-309.

Huang, Z., Long, X., Kröner, A., Yuan, C., Wang, Y., Chen, B. and Zhang, Y. (2015) Neoproterozoic granitic gneisses in the Chinese Central Tianshan Block: Implications for tectonic affinity and Precambrian crustal evolution. Precambrian Res. 269, 73-89.

Huang, Z., Long, X., Yuan, C., Sun, M., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y. and Chen, B. (2016) Detrital zircons from Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks in the Yili Block: Constraints on the affinity of microcontinents in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Gondwana Research 37, 39-52.