George Shing Ka’i Ma    Postdoctoral Fellow

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E-mail: georgema@earth.sinica.edu.tw / georgema@gate.sinica.edu.tw


Specialty: solid earth geochemistry, igneous petrology


EDUCATION

  • PhD (2010), The University of Hong Kong; Thesis title: Petrology of Mesozoic–Cenozoic volcanic rocks in northwestern Syria; Supervisor: John Malpas

  • BSc (2005, 1st honour), Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong; Honorary thesis: Origin of igneous rocks at Cape D’Aguilar, SE Hong Kong; Supervisor: John Malpas

 

EXPERIENCES

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica (May 2011-present)

  • Senior Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong (Nov 2010-Apr 2011)

  • Research Assistant I, The University of Hong Kong (Mar 2010-Oct 2010)

  • Geologist, Southern Gold (Cambodia) Ltd. (Feb 2010-Mar 2010)

  • Demonstrator (Teaching Assistant), The University of Hong Kong (Sept 2005-Jul 2009)

  • Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong (Nov 2004-Mar 2005)

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • AGU (American Geophysical Union)

  • MSA (Mineralogical Society of America)

  • Geochemical Society

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award, The University of Hong Kong (2009-2010)

  • Travel Grant, CRGC, The University of Hong Kong (2009)
  • Small Project Funding, CRGC, The University of Hong Kong (2008-2010); with J. Malpas

  • Small Project Funding, CRGC, The University of Hong Kong (2006-2008); with J. Malpas and C. Xenophontos

  • Conference Travel Grant, CRGC, The University of Hong Kong (2006)

  • Postgraduate studentships, HKU - 2005-2009

  • Dean’s Honours List, HKU - 2005, 2004, 2003 (three times)

  • Hui Yin Hing Scholarships, HKU - 2004

  • Yung Foundation Prizes in Earth Science, HKU - 2004, 2003 (two times)


ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Continental intraplate/flood volcanism (Syria, Deccan, Emeishan, Panjal)

  • Longevity of mantle heterogeneity, perspectives from Re-Os isotopes in base-metal sulphides/alloys (Cyprus, Siberia, Tibet)

  • Thermal and chemical evolution of subcontinental lithospheric mantle (Syria, Siberia, Tibet)

  • Granitoids and associated mafic enclaves from E. Cambodia

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Articles:

Shellnutt, J.G., Ma, G.S.-K., and Qi, L. Platinum-group elemental chemistry of the Baima and Taihe Fe-Ti oxide bearing gabboric intrusions of the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China (under review).

Bhattacharya, S.K., Ma, G.S.-K. and Matsuhisa, Y. Oxygen isotope evidence for crustal contamination in Deccan Basalts. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry (in press).

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J. Gao, J.-F., Wang, K.-L., Qi, L. and Xenophontos, C. (2012). Platinum-group element geochemistry of intraplate basalts from the Aleppo Plateau, NW Syria. Geological Magazine. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756812000696 (in press).

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Suzuki, K., Lo, C.-H., Wang, K.-L., Iizuka, Y. and Xenophontos, C. (2013) Evolution and origin of the Miocene intraplate basalts on the Aleppo Plateau, NW Syria. Chemical Geology. 335, 149-17.

Tam, P.Y., Zhao, G., Sun, M., Li, S., Iizuka, Y., Ma, G.S.-K., Yin, C., He, Y. and Wu, M. (2012). Metamorphic P–T path and tectonic implications of medium-pressure pelitic granulites from the Jiaobei massif in the Jiao-Liao-Ji Belt, North China Craton. Precambrian Research. 220-221, 177-191.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C., Suzuki, K. and Lo, C.-H. (2011). Early Cretaceous volcanism of the Coastal Ranges, NW Syria: crustal contamination and magma genesis. Lithos. 126, 290-206.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. and Chan, G.H.-N. (2011). Petrogenesis of latest Miocene–Quaternary continental intraplate volcanism along the northern Dead Sea Fault System (Al Ghab–Homs Volcanic Field), western Syria: evidence for lithosphere–asthenosphere interaction. Journal of Petrology. 52, 401-430.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. and Chan, G.H.-N. (2011). Corrigendum: A correction to Petrogenesis of latest Miocene–Quaternary continental intraplate volcanism along the northern Dead Sea Fault System (Al Ghab–Homs Volcanic Field), western Syria: evidence for lithosphere–asthenosphere interaction. Journal of Petrology. 52, 1048.

Other publications:

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. and Chan, G.H.-N. (2011). The significance of metasomatic amphibole veins in the genesis of the intraplate lavas in NW Syria. URL: http://www.mantleplumes.org/Syria.html

Conference abstracts:

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Suzuki, K., Lo, C.-H., Wang, K.-L., Iizuka, Y. and Xenophontos, C (2012). Heterogeneous mantle sources of the alkaline-tholeiitic intraplate basalts from the Aleppo Plateau, NW Syria. 22nd V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Montreal.

Chien, Y.-H., Wang, K.-L., Chung, S.-L., Ma, G.S.-K., Iizuka, Y., Kuzmin, M., Vorontsov, A. and Ivanov, A. (2012) Geochemical characteristics of mantle xenoliths from Vitim volcanic zone in SE Siberia. Geological Society of Taiwan Annual Meeting.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C., Suzuki, K. and Lo, C.-H. (2011). Origin of the Early Cretaceous continental intraplate volcanism, NW Syria: melting of a metasomatised lithospheric mantle. AGU Fall meeting, abstract# T51H-2456.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. Suzuki, K. and Lo, C.-H. and (2011). Mantle metasomatism and formation of alkali basaltic magmas: implications from the geochemistry of the Early Cretaceous Coastal Ranges basalts, NW Syria. In: Wang, K.-L., Lee, D.-C., Jahn, B.-M. and Kuzmin, M.I. (eds.) 2nd Taiwan-Russia Joint Symposium on factors of cyclic and catastrophic changes of the environment and climate: evolution of the lithosphere, volcanism, orogeny and cosmic events, p. 31.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Suzuki, K., Lo, C.-H. and Xenophontos, C. (2011).  40Ar/39Arages, chemical and Nd-Sr-Os isotopic compositions of the Miocene intraplate volcanic rocks on the Aleppo Plateau, NW Syria: significance of crustal contamination and metasomatic component in the source. AOGS meeting, Taiwan.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. and Chan, G.H.-N. (2011). The significance of metasomatic amphibole veins in the genesis of the intraplate lavas in NW Syria. GIG-HKU joint workshop.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J., Xenophontos, C. and Suzuki, K (2010). Metasomatic origin for the genesis of the latest Miocene–Quaternary intraplate basalts in NW Syria. AGU Fall meeting.

Chan, G.H.-N., Searle, M., Aitchison, J. and Ma, G.S.-K. (2007) Geochemistry and tectonic significance of peridotites from the Kiogar ophiolite, SW Tibet. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract. Geochimica et Coschimica Acta. A157.

Ma, G.S.-K., Malpas, J. and Xenophontos, C. (2007). Geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of alkali basalts from the Al Ghab region, westerm Syria. In: Moumani, K., Shawabkeh, K., Al-Malabeh, A. & Abdelghafoor, M. d. (eds.) Sixth International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology incorporating the Ninth International Conference of Jordanian Geologists Association. Amman, Jordan, p. 68.

Ma, G.S.-K. and Malpas, J. (2005) The origin of igneous rocks at Cape D’Aguilar, SE Hong Kong. In: Switzer, A.D and Duzgoren-Aydin, N.S. (eds.) Conference on Recent Advances in Geological Research of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Mouth Region. p. 31.

last update: Nov 2012