Dr Ting Cheng

Laboratory Manager, J7 Boron Lab


  • 09/2006 – 07/2010  Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Hefei University, China
  • 09/2010 – 07/2016  Master-PhD in Geochemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
  • 09/2013 – 10/2014  Visiting PhD student in Geochemistry, Australian National University (ANU)
  • Doctoral Thesis: “Hf-Fe isotopic system analytical method and its geological applications in Tengchong lavas”

Professional Experience

  • 07/2016 – 07/2019: Postdoctortoral Fellow, Beijing SHRIMP Center, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)
  • 03/2017 – 07/2019: Visiting Postdoctortoral Fellow, Radiogenic Isotope Facility, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Research Topic: Methodology of carbonate U-Pb dating by LA-MC-ICPMS and related applications

Research interests

  • Establishing separation and purification methods of isotopic systems
  • Instrumental operation such as (LA)-(MC)-ICP-MS
  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Environmental Geochemistry


  • Cheng T., Zhao J.X., Feng Y.X., Pan W.Q., Liu D.Y. (2020) In-situ LA-MC-ICPMS U-Pb dating method for low-uranium carbonate minerals. Chin Sci Bull, 65: 150-154, doi: 10.1360/TB-2019-0355 (in Chinese, English Abstract)
  • Hu A.P., Shen A.J., Liang F., Zhao J.X., Luo X.Y., Feng Y.X., Cheng T. (2020) Application of laser in-situ U-Pb dating to reconstruct the reservoir porosity evolution in the Cambrian Xiaoerbulake Formation, Tarim Basin. Oil and Gas Geology., 41(1): 37-49 (in Chinese, English Abstract)
  • Shen A.J., Hu A.P., Cheng T., Liang F., Pan W.Q., Feng Y.X., Zhao J.X. (2019) Laser ablation in situ U-Pb dating and its application to diagenesis-porosity evolution of carbonate reservoirs. Petrol. Explor. Develop., 46(6): 1127-1140
  • Shen A.J., Hu A.P., Cheng T., Liang F., Pan W.Q., Feng Y.X., Zhao J.X. (2019) Laser Ablation Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry in situ U-Pb dating and its application to diagenesis-porosity evolution of carbonate reservoirs. Petroleum Exploration and Development, Petrol. Explor. and Develop., 46(6): 1-13 (in Chinese, English Abstract)
  • Cheng T., Nebel O., Wu J., Sossi P.A., Siebel W., Chen F. (2018) On the trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotope composition of sub-continental lithospheric mantle underneath SW China: a re-assessment of late Cenozoic Tengchong lavas. Chemical Geology, 489: 46-60
  • Cheng T., Nebel O., Sossi P.A., Chen F. (2015) Assessment of hafnium and iron isotope compositions of Chinese national igneous rock standard materials GSR-1 (granite), GSR-2 (andesite) and GSR-3 (basalt). Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 386: 61-66
  • Cheng T., Nebel O., Sossi P.A., Chen F. (2014) Refined separation of combined Fe-Hf from rock matrices for isotope analyses using AG-MP-1M and Ln-Spec chromatographic extraction resins. MethodsX, 1: 144-150
  • Yang Y.-Z., Long Q., Siebel W., Cheng T., Hou Z.-H., Chen F. (2014) Paleo-Pacific subduction in the interior of eastern China: Evidence from adakitic rocks in the Edong-Jiurui district. Journal of Geology, 122: 77-97
  • Guo J.Q., Zhao X.S., Cheng T., Ren Z. et al.. (2014) The instruction book of Yunnan 1:50000 regional geological survey (Chapters written, in Chinese). Project Number: 1212011120590
  • Ning P.S., Long Q., Cheng T., Hu Z.P., Chen F. (2013) Geochemistry and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic composition of late Mesozoic intermediate-basic rock in Western Shandong block. Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment, 35(4):1-15 (in Chinese, English Abstract)
  • Zhao X.L., Cheng T., Zhao X.S. (2012) A discussion about reusing the name of “Xie Yu Guan” terrain.Geology of Shanxi, 30(1):1-5 (in Chinese, English Abstract)