Name Sergei Skuzovatov


Tel.: +886-2-2783-9910 ext. 516


Fax.: +886-2-2783-9871




Research interests: Geochemistry; Isotope geochemistry; Metamorphic petrology









B.Sc., 2003-2007, Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Geology & Geophysics Department (Novosibirsk, Russia), Major in Geochemistry;

M.Sc., 2007-2009, Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Geology & Geophysics Department (Novosibirsk, Russia), Major in Petrology;

Ph.D., 2009-2012, Novosibirsk State University (NSU) & Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM SB RAS) (Novosibirsk, Russia). Graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and Mineralogy.


Working experience


2006-2012, Research Assistant, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM), Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (Novosibirsk, Russia);

2010-2012, Professor Assistant (part-time), Geology & Geophysics Department, Novosibirsk State University (GGD NSU) (Novosibirsk, Russia);

2012 – present, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Geochemistry (IGC), Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (Irkutsk, Russia);

2017-2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan)


Peer-reviewed publications


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Wang, K.-L., Dril, S.I., Iizuka, Y., Lee, H.-Y. Geochemistry, zirconology and tectonic implications of “hot” metasedimentary sequences of the South Muya block, northeastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Precambrian Research, in prep.


Zedgenizov, D.A., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Griffin, W.L., Ragozin A.L., Kalinina, V.V. Composition and evolution of diamond-forming fluids: insights from cloudy, coated and cubic diamonds from the Nyurbinskaya kimberlite pipe (Siberian craton). In prep.


Sun, J., Kostrovitsky, S.I., Tappe, S., Liu, C.-Z., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Matsyuk, S., Wu, F.-Y. Mantle sources of kimberlites through time: a U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope study of zircon megacrysts from the Siberian diamond fields. Chemical Geology, under review.


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Shatsky, V.S., Dril, S.I. Geochemistry and whole-rock Nd-Sr-O isotope composition of eclogites and associated rocks from the Zamtyn-Nuruu area (SW Mongolia): crustal contribution and relation to Neoproterozoic subduction-accretion events. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, under review.


Shatsky, V.S., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Ragozin, A.L., Dril, S.I. The nature of protolith for the Kokchetav massif eclogites (Kazakhstan): geochemical and isotopic evidence. Doklady Earth Sciences, submitted.


Dril, S.I., Noskova Yu.V., Wang K.-L., Belyaev, V., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Grigoriev D.A., Belkov D.A., 2017. Geochronology and Sr-Nd isotope geochemistry of Late Paleozoic collisional granitoids of Undinsky complex (Eastern Transbaikal region). Geodynamics & Tectonophysics 8(3), 455-459. 10.5800/GT-2017-8-3-0261


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Noskova, Yu.V., Dril, S.I., Wang, K.-L., Iizuka, Y., 2017. Geochemistry, zircon U-Pb geochronology, Nd-Hf isotopic characteristics and tectonic implications of the South Muya block metasediments (northeastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt). Geodynamics & Tectonophysics 8(3), 565-568. 10.5800/GT-2017-8-3-0292


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Zedgenizov, D.A., Rakevich, A.L., 2017. Spectroscopic constraints on growth of Siberian mixed-habit diamonds. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172(6):46. 10.1007/s00410-017-1366-9


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Shatsky, V.S., Dril, S.I., 2017. High-pressure mafic granulites of the South Muya block (Central Asian Orogenic Belt). Doklady Earth Sciences 473(2), 423-426. 10.1134/S1028334X17040067


Chugaev, A.V., Budyak, A.E., Chernyshev, I.V., Shatagin, K.N., Oleinikova T.I., Tarasova, Yu.I., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., 2017. Sources of clastic material of the Neoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks of the Baikal-Patom belt, Northern Transbaikalia: evidence from Sm-Nd isotope data. Geochemistry International 55(1), 60-68. 10.1134/S0016702916120028


Tarasova, Yu.I., Sotskaya, O.T., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Vanin, V.A., Kulikova, Z.I., Budyak, A.E., 2016. Mineralogical and geochemical evidence for multi-stage formation of the Chertovo Koryto deposit. Geodynamics & Tectonophysics 7(4), 663-677. 10.5800/GT-2016-7-4-0227


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Zedgenizov, D.A., Howell, D., Griffin, W.L., 2016. Various growth environments of cloudy diamonds from the Malobotuobia kimberlite field (Siberian craton). Lithos 265, 96-107. 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.04.013.


Kostrovitsky, S.I., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Yakovlev, D.A., Sun, J., Nasdala, L., Wu, F., 2016. Age of the Siberian craton crust beneath the northern kimberlite fields: insights to the craton evolution. Gondwana Research 39, 365-385. 10.1016/


Budyak, A.E., Goryachev, N.A., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., 2016. Geodynamic background for large-scale mineralization in the southern environs of the Siberian craton in the Proterozoic. Doklady Earth Sciences 470(2), 1063-1066. 10.1134/S1028334X1610010X


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Wang, K.-L., Shatsky, V.S., Buslov, M.M., 2016. Geochemistry, zircon U-Pb age and Hf isotopes of the North Muya block granitoids (Central Asian Orogenic belt): constraints on petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of felsic magmatism. Precambrian Research 280, 14-30. 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.04.015.


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Sklyarov, E.V., Shatsky, V.S., Wang, K.-L., Kulikova, K.V., Zarubina, O.V., 2016. Granulites of the South-Muya block (Baikal-Muya Foldbelt): age of metamorphism and nature of protolith. Russian Geology and Geophysics 57(3), 451-463. 10.1016/j.rgg.2016.03.007.


Shatsky, V.S., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Ragozin, A.L., Sobolev, N.V., 2015. Element mobility in continental subduction zones: Evidence from the Kokchetav massif UHP-complex. Russian Geology and Geophysics 56(7), 1016-1034. 10.1016/j.rgg.2015.06.004.


Shatsky, V.S., Malkovets, V.G., Belousova, E.A., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., 2015. Evolution history of the Neoproterozoic eclogite-bearing complex of the Muya dome (Central Asian Orogenic Belt): constraints from zircon U-Pb age, Hf and whole-rock Nd isotopes. Precambrian Research 261, 1-11. 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.01.013.


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Zedgenizov, D.A., Rakevich, A.L., Shatsky, V.S., Martynovich, E.V., 2015. Multiple growth events in diamonds with cloudy microinclusions from the Mir kimberlite pipe: evidence from the systematics of optically active defects. Russian Geology and Geophysics 56(1-2), 330-343. 10.1016/j.rgg.2015.01.024.


Shatsky, V.S., Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Ragozin, A.L., Dril, S.I., 2014. Evidence of Neoproterosoic continental subduction in the Baikal-Muya Fold belt. Doklady Earth Sci. 459(1), 1442-1445. 10.1134/S1028334X14110166.


Skuzovatov, S.Yu., Zedgenizov, D.A., Ragozin A.L., Shatsky, V.S., 2012. Growth medium composition of coated diamonds from the Sytykanskaya kimberlite pipe (Yakutia). Russian Geology and Geophysics 53(11), 1197-1208. 10.1016/j.rgg.2012.09.006.


Skuzovatov, S.Y., Zedgenizov, D.A., Shatsky, V.S., Ragozin, A.L., Kuper, K.E., 2011. Composition of cloudy microinclusions in octahedral diamonds from the Internatsional’naya kimberlite pipe (Yakutia). Russian Geology and Geophysics 52(1), 85-96. 10.1016/j.rgg.2010.12.007.