Ziyi Zhu


2013 - 2017 BSc China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2017- current PhD student, RSES, ANU

Research interests

I`m very interested in using trace element composition in zircons to indicate their source rock types. For example, phosphorus in zircons could be used to indicate their derivation from sedimentary (S-) type source.

I`m also very interested in using combined U-Pb, O and Hf isotopes in zircons to unravel the history of crustal evolution.


Zhu Z, Campbell IH, Allen CM, Burnham AD. S-type granites: Their origin and distribution through time as determined from detrital zircons. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2020 Apr 15;536:116140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116140