Research Projects

  • Experiments on Fe-Ni-S Liquid with Silicate Solids under Mantle Conditions: Implications for Deep Carbon, Primordial Components and LLSVPs.
  • Fe-Ni-S-C-Si-O-H System under High Pressure: Phase Relations, Electrical and Thermal Properties.
  • Formation and Destruction of Cratons.
  • Diamond: Origin, Inclusion Minerals, Gemology and Artificial Synthesis.
  • Composition and Structure of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere: Present and Past.

Technical Expertise

  • Electron Microprobe Analysis;
  • Piston Cylinder & Multi-Anvil;
  • MatLab & MELTS.


  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2016 (Advisor: Marc Hirschmann)
  • M.S. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 2011 (Advisor: Hongfu Zhang)
  • B.S. China University of Geosciences (Beijing) 2007 (Advisor: Xuehui Yu)