Faculty and Staff
SUN Weidong
Title: Professor
Research Field: Marine geology, Petrology, Isotope geochemistry
Department: Center of Deep Sea Research
Tel/Fax: 0532-82865092

2016- Professor, Center of Deep Sea Research, Qingdao Institute of Oceanology, CAS, Qingdao, China
2010-16 Professor, Director, CAS Key Lab of Mineralogy and Metallogeny, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, Guangzhou, China
2010-11 Professor, Vice Director, State Key Lab of Isotope Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, Guangzhou, China
2006- Director, National Large Instrument Center-Guangzhou Mass Spectrometer Center.
2004-10 Professor, Vice Director, CAS Key Lab of Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, Guangzhou, China
2003-04 A.V. Humboldt Postdoc, Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
1997-99 Staff member, University of Science and Technology of China


1999-03 Ph.D. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
1991-94 M.Sc. University of Science and Technology of China. Hefei, P.R. China
1986-91 B.Sc. University of Science and Technology of China. Hefei, P.R. China


Professional Memberships

Geochemical Society
American Geophysical Union
Society of Economic Geologists
Society of Mineralogy Petrology and Geochemistry
Geological Society of China


Research Interests
My specialty is the field of trace element and isotope geochemistry and geochronology with research interests that include: the subduction factory, mechanisms of crust formation and mineralization; the behavior of chalcophile elements and mineralization; origin of mantle plume, orogenic belts. Published more than 260 peer reviewed papers, including Nature, Scientific Reports, Geochimica et Cosmochimca Acta, Earth Planetary Science Letters, Geology, Economic Geology etc. with a total citation of more than 4000 times, h-index of 38.


Honors and Awards
2016 Leading Talent, Ministry of Human Resources, China
2013 Nanyue 100 Outstanding Scientists
2010 National Natural Science Award, second class (Personal Ranking 4th)
2008 Science and Technology Award, Anhui Province, first class (PR 3rd)
2006 “Hou Defeng” Young Scientist award
2005 Natural Science Foundation of China "Outstanding Young Scientist"
2005 Chinese Academy of Sciences "100 Talented Scientist" Professorship
2003-04 "Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship"


Selected Publications
1. Sun, W. D., Williams, I.S., and Li, SG. Carboniferous and Triassic eclogites in the western Dabie Mountains, east-central China: evidence for protracted convergence of the North and South China Blocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20 (2002), 873-886.
2. Sun, W.D., et al., Release of gold-bearing fluids in convergent margin magmas prompted by magnetite crystallization. Nature, 2004. 431(7011): p. 975-978.
3. Sun, W.D., et al., Enhanced mantle-to-crust rhenium transfer in undegassed arc magmas. Nature, 2003. 422(6929): p. 294-297.
4. Sun, W. D., Binns, R. A., Fan, A. C., Kamenetsky, V. S., Wysoczanski, R., Wei, G. J., Hu, Y. H., Arculus, R. J. Chlorine in submarine volcanic glasses from the eastern Manus basin. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(6) (2007), 1542-1552.
5. Sun, W. D., Ding, X., Hu, Y. H., Li, X. H. The golden transformation of the Cretaceous plate subduction in the west Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 262(3-4) (2007): 533-542. (ESI Highly Cited)
6. Sun, W. D., Hu, Y. H., Kamenetsky, V. S., Eggins, S. M., Chen, M., and Arculus, R. J. Constancy of Nb/U in the mantle revisited. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (2008), 3542-3549.
7. Sun, W. D., Ling, M. X., Yang, X. Y., Fan, W. M., Ding, X., Liang, H. Y. Ridge subduction and porphyry copper-gold mineralization: An overview. Science in China (Earth Science), 53 (2010), 475-484. (ESI Highly Cited)
8. Sun, W.D., Liang, H.Y., Ling, M.X., Zhan, M.Z., Ding, X., Zhang, H., Yang, X.Y., Li, Y.L., Ireland, T.R., Wei, Q.R., Fan, W.M., 2013b. The link between reduced porphyry copper deposits and oxidized magmas. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 103, 263-275. (ESI Highly Cited)
9. Sun, W.D. et al., 2015b. Porphyry deposits and oxidized magmas. Ore Geology Reviews, 65: 97-131. (ESI Highly Cited)
10. Sun, W.-d., Hawkesworth, C.J., Yao, C., Zhang, C.-c., Huang, R.-f., Liu, X., Sun, X.-l., Ireland, T., Song, M.-s., Ling, M.-x., Ding, X., Zhang, Z.-f., Fan, W.-m., Wu, Z.-q., 2017a. Carbonated mantle domains at the base of the Earth's transition zone. Chemical Geology.