CURRICULUM VITAE                                                 


Qiang MA


MOST Visiting Assistant Research Fellow



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Academic Background:


BSc, Geochemistry, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Jun. 2008

PhD, Mineralogy and Petrology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Jun. 2013


Research interests:


My interests include the evolution of continental crust and the formation of big mantle wedge. In detail my current research is focused on the following topics: petrogenesis of adakitic rocks and high-Mg andesites, timing of lower crustal delamination beneath the North China Craton, and timing of stagnated slab and big mantle wedge in East Asian.


Research experiences:


2016-Present 2015-Present 2013-Present

Engaged in research project of constraint on the time of stagnation and flattening of slab along the mantle transition zone in East Asian

Engaged in research project of constraint on the time of lower continental crust recycling (North China Craton)

Engaged in research project of petrogenesis of intraplate high-Mg andesites and adakitic rocks under Professor Yigang Xu’s supervision.

2010-2015           Engaged in research project of Phanerozoic evolution of lower crust beneath the North China Craton (igneous rocks and their xenoliths Part), under Professors Jianping Zheng and Yigang Xu’s supervisions.

2008-2013           Engaged in research project of destruction North China craton (Mesozoic volcanic rocks Part), under Professor Jianping Zheng’s supervision.

2011-2013           Established the analysis method for major and trace elements of geological samples by XRF




1.  Ma Q, Xu YG, Zheng JP, Griffin WL, Hong LB & Ma L. Coexisting early Cretaceous high-Mg andesites and adakitic rocks in the North China Craton: The role of water in intraplate magmatism and cratonic destruction. Journal of Petrology 57, 1279-1308.

2.  Ma Q, Xu YG, Zheng JP, Sun M., Griffin WL, Wei Y, Ma L & Yu XL, 2016. High-Mg adakitic rocks and their complementary cumulates formed by crystal fractionation of hydrous mafic magmas in a continental crustal magma chamber. Lithos 260, 211-224.

3.  Ma Q, Zheng JP, Xu YG, Griffin WL & Zhang RS, 2015. Are continental adakites derived from thickened or foundered lower crust? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 125-133.

4.  Ma Q, Zheng JP, Griffin WL, Zhang M, Tang HY, Su YP & Ping XQ, 2012. Triassic adakiticrocks in an extensional setting (North China): melts from the cratonic lower crust. Lithos 149, 159-173.

5.   Ma Q & Zheng JP. 2009. In-suit U-Pb dating and Hf isotopic ananlyses of zircons in the volcanic rock of the Lanqi Formation in the Beipiao area, western Liaoning Province. Acta Prtrologica Sinica 25, 3287-3297 (In Chinese with English abstract).

6.   Xie W, Luo ZY, Xu YG, Chen YB, Hong LB, Ma L & Ma Q, 2016. Petrogenesis and geochemistry of the Late Carboniferous rear-arc (or back-arc) pillow basaltic lava in the Bogda Mountains, Chinese North Tianshan. Lithos 244, 30-42.

7.   Wei Y, Zheng JP, Su YP, Ma Q & Griffin WL, 2015. Lithological and age structure of the lower crust beneath the northern edge of the North China Craton: Xenolith evidence. Lithos 216217, 211-223.

8.   Li XY, Zheng JP, Ma Q, Xiong Q, Griffin WL & Lu JG, 2014. From enriched to depleted mantle: Evidence from Cretaceous lamprophyres and Paleogene basaltic rocks in eastern and central Guangxi Province, western Cathaysia block of South China. Lithos 184-187, 300-313

9.   Wang D, Zheng JP, Ma Q, Griffin WL, Zhao H & Wong J, 2013. Early Paleozoic crustal anatexis in the intraplate Wuyi-Yunkai orogen, South China. Lithos 175-176, 124-145

10. Zheng JP, Griffin WL, Ma Q, O’Reilly SY, Ping XQ, Tang HY, Zhao JH, Su YP & Yu CM, 2012. Accretion and reworking beneath the North China Craton. Lithos 149, 61-78.

11. Su YP, Zheng JP, Griffin WL, Zhao JH, Tang HY, Ma Q & Lin XY, 2012. Geochemistry and geochronology of Carboniferous volcanic rocks in the eastern Junggar terrane, NW China: Implication for a tectonic transition. Gondwana Research 22, 1009-1029.


Academic Referee:


Prof. Yigang XU, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, and Prof. Jianping ZHENG, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), and