Kwan-Nang Pang

Assistant Research Fellow

Institute of Earth Sciences

Academia Sinica

Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan

Email: knpang_at_earth.sinica.edu.tw

Phone: (886)-2-27839910 (ext. 614)

 


Education

2007        Ph.D. in Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

                Advisors: Drs. Mei-Fu Zhou and John G. Malpas

2003        B.Sc. in Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Research

I use geochronology, elemental and isotopic geochemistry, petrology and petrologic modeling to investigate geologic problems. My main research interests include how are magmatic and tectonic processes related in orogenic belts, mechanisms driving intraplate magmatism, petrogenetic processes responsible for the compositional diversity of magmas, and magma chamber processes responsible for magma differentiation. I am particularly interested in how do compositions of continental crust and mantle evolve in space and time, how did the continental crust grow to its present size, and how does the Earth behave as a unique "Earth system". Specific topics are as follows:

  • Orogenic magmatism in the Alpine-Himalayan belt
  • Continental intraplate magmatism (e.g. large igneous provinces, LIPs)
  • Layered intrusions and magmatic ore deposits
  • Petrogenesis of Fe-Ti-P-rich rocks
  • Magma-wallrock interaction and potential environmental impact

 


Employment

10/2014 to present     Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan

4/2009 9/2014        Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

6/2008 2/2009        Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratoire de Géodynamique des Chaînes Alpines (LGCA), Maison des géosciences, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

9/2007 2/2008        Research assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

9/2003 8/2007        Teaching assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

 


Awards

Post-doctoral Fellow Academic Publication Prize, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2013

Best student oral presentation award, The Eighth Biennial SGA Meeting, Beijing, China, 2005

Hong Kong Institute of Quarrying Thesis Prize, Institute of Quarrying, Hong Kong Branch, 2003

Yung Foundation Prizes in Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2001, 2003

Hui Yin Hing Scholarship, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2002

Awardee of attendance for the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, 2002

Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, 2001, 2002, 2003

 


Professional activities

Solicited journal reviews: Journal of Petrology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Chemical Geology, Lithos, Economic Geology, Mineralium Deposita, Gondwana Research, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Geoscience Frontiers, Ore Geology Reviews, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Island Arc, Tectonophysics

3 5/2015       Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Science, University of Washington, USA

5/2011               Convenor (with Dr. Te-Hsien Lin) Session V3: General Geochemistry. 2011 Geological Annual Congress, Chinese Taipei Geophysical Society & Geological Society of Taiwan, Taipei

6/2010               Convenor (with Dr. J. Gregory Shellnutt) Session V22A: Large Igneous Provinces: Recent Developments and Ways Forward. Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei

2009 2011    Elsevier's Innovation Explorer program

12/2004             Editor (with Drs. J. Gregory Shellnutt and Mei-Fu Zhou) Proceedings of the IGCP479 Hong Kong Workshop Recent Advances in Magmatic Ore Systems in Mafic-ultramafic Rocks

 


Publications

 

[19] Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Wang, F., Kamenetsky, V.S., Lee, H.-Y., 2015. Quaternary high-Mg ultrapotassic rocks from the Qal'eh Hasan Ali maars, southeastern Iran: petrogenesis and geodynamic implications. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi:10.1007/s00410-015-1183-y

 

[18] Pang, K.-N., Shellnutt, J.G., Zhou, M.-F., 2015. The Panzhihua intrusion, SW China. In: Charlier, B., Namur, O., Tegner, C., Latypov, R. (eds.). Layered Intrusions, Springer, pp. 435-464.

 

[17] Namur, O., Abily, B., Boudreau, A., Blanchette, F., Bush, J.W.M., Ceuleneer, G., Charlier, B., Donaldson, C.H., Duchesne, J.C., Higgins, M.D., Morata, D., Nielsen, T.F.D., O'Driscoll, B., Pang, K.N., Peacock, T., Spandler, C., Toramaru, A., Veksler, I.V., 2015. Igneous layering in basaltic magma chambers. In: Charlier, B., Namur, O., Tegner, C., Latypov, R. (eds.). Layered Intrusions, Springer, pp. 75-152

 

[16] Su, B.-X., Gu, X.-Y., Deloule, E., Zhang, H.-F., Li, Q.-L., Li, X.-H., Vigier, N., Tang, Y.-J., Tang, G.-Q., Liu, Y., Brewer, A., Pang, K.-N., Mao, Q., Ma, Y.-G., 2015. Potential orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and olivine reference materials for in situ lithium isotope determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2014.00313.x

 

[15] Su, B.-X., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Pang, K.-N., Chen, L., Ji, W.-Q., Brewer, A., Ying, J.-F., Khatib, M.M., 2014. Composition and structure of the lithospheric mantle beneath NE Iran: Constraints from mantle xenoliths. Lithos, 202-203, 267-282.

 

[14] Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Chiu, H.-Y., Li, X-.H., 2014. On the magmatic record of the Makran arc, southeastern Iran: Insights from zircon U-Pb geochronology and bulk-rock geochemistry. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, 2151-2169.

 

[13] Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Khatib, M.M., Mohammadi, S.S., Chiu, H.-Y., Chu, C.-H., Lee, H.-Y., Lo, C.-H., 2013. Eocene-Oligocene post-collisional magmatism in the Lut-Sistan region, eastern Iran: Magma genesis and tectonic implications. Lithos, 180-181, 234-251.

 

[12] Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Lin, Y.-C., Lee, H.-Y., Lo, C.-H., Khatib, M.M., 2013. Iranian ultrapotassic volcanism at ~11 Ma signifies the initiation of post-collisional magmatism in the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone. Terra Nova, 25, 405-413.

 

[11] Pang, K.-N., Zhou, M.-F., Chung, S.-L., Qi, L., Chu, C.-H., Lee, H.-Y., 2013. Petrology and geochemistry at the Lower zone-Middle zone transition of the Panzhihua intrusion, SW China: implications for differentiation and oxide ore genesis. Geoscience Frontiers, 4, 517-533.

 

[10] Pang, K.-N., Arndt, N.T., Svensen, H., Planke, S., Polozov, A., Polteau, S., Iizuka, Y., Chung, S.-L., 2013. A petrologic, geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic study on contact metamorphism and degassing of Devonian evaporites in the Norilsk aureoles, Siberia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165, 683-704.

 

[9]    Zarrinkoub, M.H., Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Khatib, M., Mohammadi, S., Chiu, H.-Y., Lee, H.-Y., 2012. Zircon U-Pb ages and geochemical constraints on the origin of the Birjand ophiolite, eastern Iran. Lithos, 154, 392-405.

 

[8]    Shellnutt, J.G., Pang, K.-N., 2012. Petrogenetic implications of mineral chemical data for the Permian Baima igneous complex, SW China. Mineralogy and Petrology, 106, 75-88.

 

[7]    Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Zarrinkoub, M.H., Mohammadi, S.S., Yang, H.-M., Chu, C.-H., Lee, H.-Y., Lo, C.-H., 2012. Age, geochemical characteristics and petrogenesis of Late Cenozoic intraplate alkali basalts in the Lut-Sistan region, eastern Iran. Chemical Geology, 306-307, 40-53.

 

[6]    Shellnutt, J.G., Wang, K.-L., Zellmer, G.F., Iizuka, Y., Jahn, B.-M., Pang, K-.N., Qi, L., Zhou, M.-F., 2011. Three Fe-Ti oxide ore-bearing gabbro-granitoid complexes in the Panxi Region of the Permian Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China. American Journal of Science, 311, 773-812.

 

[5]    Anh, T.V., Pang, K.-N., Chung, S.-L., Lin, H.-M., Tran, T.H., Tran, T.A., Yang, H.-J., 2011. The Song Da magmatic suite revisited: A petrologic, geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic study on picrites, flood basalts and silicic volcanic rocks. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 42, 1341-1355.

 

[4]    Pang, K.-N., Zhou, M.-F., Qi, L., Shellnutt, J.G., Wang, C.Y., Zhao, D., 2010. Flood basalt-related Fe-Ti oxide deposits in the Emeishan large igneous province, SW China. Lithos, 119, 123-136.

 

[3]    Pang, K.-N., Li, C., Zhou, M.-F., Ripley, E.M., 2009. Mineral compositional constraints on petrogenesis and oxide ore genesis of the Panzhihua layered gabbroic intrusion, SW China. Lithos, 110, 199-214.

 

[2]    Pang, K.-N., Li, C., Zhou, M.-F., Ripley, E.M., 2008. Abundant Fe-Ti oxide inclusions in olivine from the Panzhihua and Hongge layered intrusions, SW China: evidence for early saturation of Fe-Ti oxides in ferrobasaltic magma. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156, 307-321.

 

[1]    Pang, K.-N., Zhou, M.-F., Lindsley, D.H., Zhao, D., Malpas, J., 2008. Origin of Fe-Ti oxide ores in mafic intrusions: Evidence from the Panzhihua intrusion. Journal of Petrology, 49, 295-313.


Last updated on 11 September 2015