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Education and Appointments:
Gao Jun

Personal Data
Name: Jun Gao
Day of birth: October 18,1966
Nationality: Chinese
Marital status: Married, one son

In September 1983, I started undergraduate studies in the Geology Department of the Changchun Geological College in northeastern China. After obtaining my Bachelor degree in the summer of 1987, I passed the Masters examination and studied in the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. In July 1993, I recieved a Ph.D. in Geology from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. Prof. Xiao Xuchang was my thesis advisor. Thesis title: Plate tectonics and geodynamics of the orogeny of the Southwest Tianshan Mountains.

October 1993 ~ September 1995, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geology, Peking University.
    Main emphasis of research: ophiolites, HP rocks, thrusts, strike-slip faults and tectonics of the Tianshan orogenic belt.
October 1995 ~ October 1996, Associate researcher (Associate Professor), Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.
    Main emphasis of research: high pressure-low temperature metamorphic rocks in the Tianshan orogenic belt.
November 1996 ~ December 2000, Researcher (Professor), Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.
    Main emphasis of research: eclogites, blueschists and tectonics of the Chinese Tianshan orogenic belt.
January 2001 ~ present, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
    Main emphasis of research: fluids within a paleo-subduction zone- evidence from the Tianshan Subduction Complexes.

Research Interests:
Application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology and fluid geology on problems associated with continental tectonics.
Public Services:

  • October 1996: “ Second Prize for Science and Technology” sponsored by the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of China.
  • April 1997: “ Outstanding Individual Prize for Science and Technology” sponsored by the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of China.
  • May 1997: “ Funds for Cross-Century Outstanding Talents Plan” sponsored by the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of China.
  • January 1998: “Golden Hammer Prize “ sponsored by the Geological Society of China.
  • September 1998: “Prize of Science and Technology for Chinese Youth” sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology.
  • January 2008: “Most cited paper prize” sponsored by LITHOS of Elsevier Publisher.

Supported Projects:
  1. January, 1995 ~ December, 1997, Project “Formation environment and uplift mechanism of blueschists, Tianshan, Xinjiang”, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (49402036).
  2. January, 1997 ~ December, 2000, Project “Relationship between meta-morphism and tectonic evolution of the western Tianshan high/ultra-high metamorphic belt”, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (49632240).
  3. January, 2000 ~ December, 2002, Projec “Study on the fluid feature of high-pressure metamorphic rocks in western Tianshan Mountains, NW China”, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (49972079).
  4. January, 2001 ~ December, 2003, Project “Fluid activity within the subduction and collision orogenic process”, supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  5. January, 2002 ~ December, 2006, Project “Central-Asia type orogenesis and metallogenesis in western China”, State Key Project for Basic Research of China.
  6. January, 2005 ~ December, 2007, Project “Petrological processes during subductional and collisional orogenesis ”, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China
  7. July, 2007 ~ December, 2010, Project “Orogenesis and metallogenesis of the continental margins in northwestern China”, State Key Project for Basic Research of China.

Selected Publication:
1.    Gao, J., Klemd, R., Long, L.l., Xiong, X.M., Qian, Q., 2009. Adakitic signature formed by fractional crystallization: an interpretation for the Neo–Proterozoic meta–plagiogranites of the NE Jiangxi ophiolitic mélange belt, South China. Lithos, 110, 277-293.
2.    Gao, J., Long, L.L., Klemd, R., Qian, Q., Liu, D. Y., Xiong, X. M., Su, W., Liu, W., Wang, Y. T., Yang, F. Q., 2009. Tectonic evolution of the South Tianshan Orogen, NW China: geochemical and age constraints of granitoid rocks. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98, 1221–1238..
3.    Gao, J., John, T., Klemd, R., Xiong, X., 2007. Mobilisation of Ti–Nb–Ta during subduction: evidence from rutile–bearing segregations and veins hosted in eclogites, Tianshan, NW China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71,4974–4996.
4.    Gao, J., Long, L.L., Qian, Q., Huang, D.Z., Su ,W., Klemd, R., 2006. South Tianshan: a late Paleozoic or a Triassic Orogen. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(5), 1049–1061.
5.    Gao, J. and Klemd, R., 2003. Formation of HP-LT rocks and their tectonic implications in the western Tianshan Orogen, NW China: geochemical and age constraints. Lithos, 66, 1-22.
6.    Gao, J., Klemd, R., 2001. Primary fluids entrapped at the blueschist to eclogite transition: evidence from the Tianshan metasubduction complexes in north- western China. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 142, 1–14.
7.    Gao, J., Klemd, R., Liu, S.W., 2000. Eclogitization of glaucophanites by fluid infiltration. Science in China (D), 43 (supplement), 144–155.
8.    Gao, J., Zhang, L., Liu, S., 2000. The 40Ar/39Ar age record of formation and uplift of the blueschists and eclogites in the western Tianshan Mountains. Chinese Science Bulletin, 45(11), 1047–1051.
9.    Gao, J., Klemd, R., 2000. Eclogite occurrences in the western Tianshan high–pressure belt, Xinjiang, western China. Gondwana Research, 3(1),33–38.
10.   Gao, J., Klemd, R., Zhang, L., 1999. P–T path of high pressure–low temperature rocks and tectonic implications in the western Tianshan Mountains (NW China). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 17(6),621–636.
11.   Gao, J., Li, M.S., Xiao, X.C., Tang, Y.Q., He, G.Q., 1998. Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Tianshan Orogen, northwestern Chica. Tectonophysics, 287, 213–231.
12.   Gao, J., He, G.Q., Li, M.S., Tang, Y.Q., Xiao, X.C., Zhao, M., Wang, J., 1995. The mineralogy, petrology, metamorphic PTDt trajectory and exhumation mechanism of blueschists, South Tianshan, northwestern China. Tectonophysics, 250, 151–168.
13.   Qian, Q., Gao, J., Klemd, R, He, G.Q., Xiong, X.M., Long, L.L., Liu, D.Y., Xu, R.H., 2009. Early Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Chinese South Tianshan Orogen: constraints from SHRIMP zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of basaltic and dioritic rocks from Xiate, NW China. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98, 551–569.
14.   Su, W., Zhang, M., Redfern, S.A., Gao, J., Klemd, R., 2009. OH in zoned amphiboles of eclogite from the western Tianshan NW-China. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98, 1299–1309.
15.   John, T., Klemd, R., Gao, J., Garbe–Sch?nberg, C., 2008. Trace–element mobilization in slabs due to non–steady–state fluid–rock interaction: constraints from an eclogite–facies transport vein in blueschist (Tianshan, China). Lithos, 103,1–24.
16.   Straaten, F., Schenk, V., John, T., Gao, J., 2008. Blueschist–facies rehydration of eclogites (Tian Shan, NW–China): Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the subduction channel. Chemical Geology, 255, 195–219.
17.   Klemd, R., Brocker, M., Hacker, B. R., Gao, J., Gans, P., Wemmer, K., 2005, New age constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the high–pressure /low–temperature belt in the western Tianshan Mountains, NW China. The Journal of Geolgy, 113, 157–168.
18.   Long, L.L., Gao, J., Qian, Q., Xiong, X.M., Wang, J.B., Wang, Y.W., Wang, L.J., Gao, L.M., 2008. Geochemical chacteristics and tectonic setting of Carboniferous volcanic rocks from Yili region, western Tianshan. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 24(4), 699–770 (in Chinese with English abstract).
19.   Long, L.L., Gao, J., Wang, J.B., Qian, Q., Xiong, X.M., Wang, Y.W., Wang, L.J., Gao, L.M., 2008. Geochemistry and SHRIMP zircon U–Pb age of post–collisional granites in the southwest Tianshan Orogenic Belt of China: Example from the Heiyingshan and Laohutai. Acta Geologica Sinica, 82(2), 415–424.
20.   Qian, Q., Xu, S.L., He G.Q., Klemd, R., Xiong, X.M., Long, L.L., Gao, J., 2007. Elemental geochemistry and tectonic significance of Cambrian basalts from the northern side of the Nalati Mountain. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23(7),1708–1720 (in Chinese with English abstract).   
21.   Long, L.L., Gao, J., Xiong, X.M., Qian, Q., 2007. Geochemistry and geo- chronology of granitoids in Bikai region, southern Central–Tianshan mountains, Xinjiang. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23(4), 719–732.
22.   Qian, Q., Gao, J., Xiong ,X.M., Huang, D.Z., Long, L.L., 2006. Petrogenesis and tectonic settings of Carboniferous volcanic rocks from north Zhaosu, western Tianshan Mountains: constraints from petrology and geochemistry. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(5), 1307–1323 (in Chinese with English abstract).   
23.   Long, .LL., Gao, J., Xiong, X.M., Qian, Q., 2006. The geochemical characteristics and the age of the Kule Lake ophiolite in the southern Tianshan. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(1), 65–73 (in Chinese with English abstract).
24.   Huang, D.Z., Gao, J., Zhang, J.J., Zhang, D.X., Dai, T.G., 2006. Study on oxygen isotope of high–pressure veins and host–rocks from western Tianshan in China:implications for deep fluids flow and the characteristic of subduction. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(1), 74–82 (in Chinese with English abstract).
25.   Su, W., Gao, J., Klemd, R., Xiong, X. M., 2006. Hydrous component in the garnet of eclogites from the Western Tianshan. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(5), 1380–1386 (in Chinese with English abstract)
26.   Xiong, X.M., Gao, J., Klemd, R. Huang, D.Z., 2006. Composition of hydrous fluids released by dehydration of oceanic island basalts during subduction:Constraints from the eclogite–facies high–pressure veins in the western Tianshan, NW China. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 22(1), 103–114 (in Chinese with English abstract) .
27.   Huang, D.Z, Gao, J., Dai, T.G., 2005. Constraints of REE and trace elements of high–pressure–veins and host rocks in western Tianshan on origin of deep fluids in paleosubduction zones. Journal of Central South University of Technology, 12 (2), 192–198.
28.   Huang, D.Z., Gao, J., Dai, T.G., Zou, H., Xiong, X., Klemd, R., 2005. Origin of the deep fluids in the paleosubduction zones in western Tianshan: evidences from Pb– and Sr–isotope compositions of high–pressure veins and host rocks. Science in China (D), 39, 835–844.
29.   Klemd, R., Schroter, F., Will, T., Gao, J., 2002, PT–evolution of glaucophane –clinozoisite bearing HP–LT rocks in the western Tianshan orogen, NW China. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20, 239–254.
30.   Zhang, L.F., Gao, J., Ekebair, S. and Wang, Z.X., 2001. Low temperature eclogite facies metamorphism in Western Tianshan, Xinjiang. Science in China (D), 44(1), 85–93.
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