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He Huaiyu
Highest Education  
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  Geochronology and Noble gas
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
Huaiyu He

Key Laboratory of the Earth's Deep Interior, CAS 2008-present
State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution 2005-2008

Ph.D.: Geochemistry, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, 2001
M.Sc.: Petrology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) 1998
B.S.: Oil Production Engineering, University Of Petroleum(East China) 1993

Positions Held
Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS 2012-present
Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS 2006-2012
Assistant Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS 2004-2005

Research Interests:
  1. The timing of geological events: The reliable radioisotopic ages are crucial to our understanding of geomagnetic reversals, global stratigraphic correlation, and paleoenvironmental and paleoceanographic changes. My current research focuses on the timing of earliest appearance of many important vertebrate groups and angiosperms in China and the timeing of the Cretaceous Normal Superchron.
  2. Noble gases: A wealth of fundamental information about the Earth and solar system is derived from the study of noble gases. My current research centers on the use of noble gases as tracers of geological fluids.
Public Services:


2011 Chinese Geological Union Golden Hammer Prize
2008 Houdefeng Award

Supported Projects:
Geochronology and paleomagnetic study of ISEA, CNS (National Natural Scientific Foundation of China, 2006. 1-2008. 12)


Symbol '*' and the first author indicate the Corresponding author


  1. Huaiyu He, Xiaolin Wang, Qiang Wang, Shunxing Jiang, Xin Cheng, Jialiang Zhang, Zhonghe Zhou and Zikui Zhao Yangen Jiang, Fangming Yu, Chenglong Deng, Jinhui Yang, and Rixiang Zhu. SIMS zircon U–Pb dating of the Late Cretaceous dinosaur egg-bearing red deposits in the Tiantai Basin, southeastern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2013), 62: 654-661.
  2. Fei Su, Yan Xiao, Huaiyu He*, Benxun Su, Ying Wang , Rixiang Zhu. He and Ar isotope geochemistry of pyroxene megacrysts and mantle xenoliths in Cenozoic basalt from the Changle-Linqu area in western Shandong. Chinese Science Bulletin, inpress.
  3. Alexei Ivanov, Huayiu He, LiekunYang, Viktor Ryabov, Artem Shevko, Stanislav Palesskii, Irina Nikolaeva. Siberian Traps large igneous province: Evidence for two flood basalt pulses around the PermoTriassic boundary and in the Middle Triassic, and contemporaneous granitic magmatism.
    Earth Science Reviews (2013), 122:58-76.
  4. MingTian Zhu, LianChang Zhang, GuangWu, Huaiyu He, MinLi Cui. Fluid inclusions and He/Ar isotopes in pyrite from the Yinjiagou deposit in the southern margin of the North China Craton: A mantle connection for poly-metallic mineralization.
    Chemical Geology (2013), 351:1-14.


  1. Huaiyu He, Jimin SUN, Qiuli Li & Rixiang Zhu. New age determination of the Cenozoic Lunpola Basin, central Tibet. Geological Magzine, (2012), 149(1): 141-145.
  2. Huaiyu He, Chenglong Deng, Pujun Wang, Yongxin Pan, Rixiang Zhu Toward age determination of the termination of the Cretaceous Normal Superchron. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystem, (2012), doi:10.1029/2011GC003901


  1. Huaiyu He;, Chenglong Deng, Yongxin Pan, Tao Deng, Zhaohua Luo, Jimin Sun, Rixiang Zhu New 40Ar/39Ar dating results from the Shanwang Basin, eastern China: constraints on the age of the Shanwang Formation and associated biota. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., (2011), 187: 66-75.
  2. Huaiyu He, Rixiang Zhu, John Saxton Noble gas isotopes in corundum and peridotite xenoliths from the eastern North China Craton: Implication for comprehensive refertilization of lithospheric mantle Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., (2011), 189: 185-191.
  3. Xiaohui Fu, Yongliao Zou, Yongchun Zheng, Huaiyu He, Ziyuan Ouyang Noble Gas Diffusion Mechanism in Lunar Soil Simulant Grains: Results from 4He+ Implantation and Extraction Experiments. Journal of Earth Science, (2011), 22(5), 566-577.
  4. Huafeng Qin, Huaiyu He, Qingsong Liu, Shuhui Cai Palaeointensity just at the onset of the Cretaceous normal superchron. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, (2011),187(3-4), 199-211.


  1. Yan Liu, Jun Deng, Guanghai, Taijin Lu, Huaiyu He, Yi-Nok Ng, Chonghui Shen, Liqiang Yang, Qingfei Wang. Chemical Zone of Nephrite in Alamas, Xinjiang, China Resource Geology, 2010, 60(3):249-259.


  1. Alexei Ivanov, Huaiyu He, LiekunYang, Irina Nikolaeva, Stanislav Palesskii. 40Ar/39Ar dating of intrusive magmatism in the Angara-Taseevskaya syncline and its implication for duration of magmatism of the Siberian traps. J. Asian Earth Sciences, (2009), 35:1-12.
  2. RiXiang Zhu, XianHua Li, XianGuang Hou, YongXin Pan, Fei Wang, ChengLong Deng, Huaiyu He. SIMS U-Pb zircon age of a tuff layer in the Meishucunsection, Yunnan, southwest China: Constraint on the age of the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 52(9): 1385-1392. 


  1. Huaiyu He, Yongxin Pan, Lisa Tauxe, Huafeng Qin, and Rixiang Zhu Toward age determination of the Barremian–Aptian boundary (M0r) of the Early Cretaceous. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., (2008), 169: 41-48.
  2. Fei Wang, Rixiang Zhu, Liekun Yang, Huaiyu He and ChingHua Lo. 40Ar/39Ar analyses on Quaternary K–Ar standard BB-24: Evaluations. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, (2008), 270(1-2): 16-22.
  3. Qiuli Li, Fukun Chen, Xianghui Li, Fei Wang and Huaiyu He. Single grain Rb–Sr isotopic analysis of GA-1550 biotite, LP-6 biotite and Bern-4M muscovite 40Ar–39Ar dating standards. Geochemical Journal, (2008), 42: 263-271.
  4. Rixiang Zhu, Yongxin Pan, Huaiyu He, Huafeng Qin, Shoumai Ren Palaeomagnetism and 40Ar/39Ar age from a Cretaceous volcanic sequence in the Inner Mongolia, China: Implications for the field variation during the Cretaceous normal Superchron.
    Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., (2008), 169: 59-75.


  1. Wang Fei, Lu Xinxiang, Chinghua Lo, Wu Fuyuang, Huaiyu He, Liekun Yang, Rixiang Zhu.  Post-collisional, potassic monzonite-minette complex (Shahewan) in the qinling mountains (central China): 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, petrogenesis, and implications for the dynamic setting of the qinling orogen. J. Asian Earth Sciences, (2007), 31:153-166. 


  1. H. Y. He, X. L. Wang, F. Jin, Z. H. Zhou, F. Wang, L. K. Yang, X. Ding, A. Boven and R. X. Zhu. 40Ar/39Ar dating of the early Jehol Biota from Fengning, Hebei Province, northern China. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystem, (2006), 7, doi:10.1029/2005GC001083.
  2. H. Y. He, X. L. Wang, F. Jin, Z. H. Zhou, F. Wang, L. K. Yang, X. Ding, A. Boven and R. X. Zhu. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Lujiatun Bed (Jehol Group) in Liaoning, northeastern China. Geophysical Research Letters, (2006), 33, L04303, doi:10.1029/2005GL025274.
  3. Huang, B.C., J.D.A. Piper, H.Y. He, C.X. Zhang, and R.X. Zhu.
    Paleomagnetic and geochronological study of the Halaqiaola basalts, southern margin of the Altai Mountains, northern Xinjiang: constraints on neotectonic convergent patterns north of Tibet. J. Geophys. Res., (2006), 111, B01101, doi:10.1029/2005JB003890,.
  4. Wang Fei, He Huaiyu, Zhu Rixiang, Sang Haiqing, Wang Yinglan and Yang Liekun. Intercalibration of international and domestic 40Ar/39Ar dating standards. Science in China, series D, ( 2006), 49 (5 ): 461- 470.
  5. Fei Wang, Zicheng Peng, Rixiang Zhu, Huaiyu He, and Liekun Yang. Petrogenesis and magma residence time of lavas from Tengchong volcanic field (China): Evidence from U series disequilibria and 40Ar/39Ar dating Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystem, (2006), 7(1), Q01002, doi:10.1029/2005GC001023
  6. Wang Fei, He Huaiyu, Zhu Rixiang, Yang Liekun, Sang Haiqing and Wang Yinglan. Laser step-heating 40Ar/39Ar dating on young volcanic rocks. Chinese Science Bulletin, ( 2006), 51(23): 2892-2896.
  7. Guo Zhengfu, Liu Jiaqi , Han Jingtai, He Huaiyu, Dau Guoliang and You Haitao. Effect of gas emissions from Tianchi volcano (NE China) on environment and its potential volcanic hazards. Science in China, series D, (2006), 49 (3): 304-310. 


  1. He H. Y., X. L. Wang, Z. H. Zhou, R. X. Zhu, F. Jin, F. Wang, X. Ding, and A. Boven. Reply to Liu and Liu’s comment on ‘40Ar/39Ar dating of ignimbrite from Inner Mongolia, north eastern China, indicates a post-Middle Jurassic age for the overlying Daohugou Bed?’. Geophysical Research Letters, (2005), 32(12), L12315, doi:10.1029/2005GL022787.
  2. Zhengfu Guo, Jan Hertogen, Jiaqi Liu, Paul Pasteels, Ariel Boven, Lea Punzalan, Huaiyu He, Xiangjun Luo and Wenhua Zhang. Potassic Magmatism in Western Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, SE Tibet, China: Petrological and Geochemical Constraints on Petrogenesis. Journal of Petrology, (2005), 46(1): 33-78.
  3. Alexei V Ivanov, Sergei V. Rasskazov, Gennady D. Feoktistov, Huaiyu He, Ariel Boven. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Usol’skii sill in the southeastern Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province: evidence for long-lived magmatism. Terra Nova, (2005), 17: 203-208.
  4. Shi R P, Hill M J, Zhu R X, He H Y, Shaw J. 40Ar/39Ar dating and preliminary paleointensity determination on a single lave flow from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., (2005), 152: 78-89.
  5. Baochun Huang, John D.A. Piper, Yongcheng Wang, Huaiyu He, Rixiang Zhu Paleomagnetic and geochronological constraints on the post-collisional northward convergence of the southwest Tian Shan, NW China. Tectonophysics, (2005), 409(1-4), 107-124.
  6. WANG Xiaolin, ZHOU Zhonghe, HE Huaiyu, JIN Fan, WANG Yuanqing, ZHANG Jiangyong, WANG Yuan, XU Xing, ZHANG Fucheng. Stratigraphy and age of the Daohugou Bed in Ningcheng, Inner Mongolia Chinese Science Bulletin, (2005), 50(20): 2369-2376.
  7. Huihua Zhang, Huaiyu He, Jianghai Wang, Guanghong Xie. 40Ar/39Ar chronology and geochemistry of high-K volcanic rocks in the Mangkang basin,Tibet. Science in China, series D, (2005), 48(1): 1-12.


  1. He H.Y., X.L. Wang, Z.H. Zhou, F. Wang, A. Boven, G.H. Shi, and R.X. Zhu . Timing of the Jiufotang Formation (Jehol Group) in Liaoning, northeastern China and its implications. Geophysical Research Letters, (2004), 31(12), L12605, doi: 10.1029/2004GL019790.
  2. He H.Y. , X.L. Wang, Z.H. Zhou, R.X. Zhu, F.Jin, F. Wang, X. Ding, and A. Boven. 40Ar/39Ar dating of ignimbrite in Inner Mongolia, northeastern China indicates a post-Middle Jurassic age for the overlying Daohugou Bed. Geophysical Research Letters, (2004), 31(20), L20609, doi: 10.1029/2004GL020792.
  3. HE Huaiyu, WANG Fei, SANG Haiqing, WANG Yinglan, BOVEN Ariel & ZHU Rixiang . Ultra-violet laser probe measurement of 40Ar/39Ar age profile in phlogopite. Chinese Science Bulletin, (2004), 49(18), 1949-1952.
  4. Ruiping Shi, Huaiyu He, Rixiang Zhu and Yongxin Pan. ISEA reversed event in the Cretaceous Normal Super-Chron (CNS): 40Ar/39Ar dating and paleomagnetic results. Chinese Science Bulletin, (2004), 49(9): 926-930


  1. Huaiyu He, Zhengfu Guo, Songshan Wang, Jie Hao, Qiang Liu, and Boven Ariel. 40Ar/39Ar Age of Lamprophyres at Pishan at the SW Margin of Tarim Terrene, NW China. ACTA Geonica Sinica, (2003), (1), 36-43.


  1. Zhengfu Guo, Jiaqi Liu, Shuzhen Sui, Qiang Liu, Huaiyu He and Yunyan Ni.  The mass estimation of volatile emission during 1199-1200 AD eruption of Baitoushan volcano and its significance. Science in China, series D, (2002), 45(6): 530-539.
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