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Chen Yi
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
2003.07 B.S., Geology, Chinese University of Geosciences
2008.07 Ph.D., Metamorphic petrology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
Professional Employment:
2008.07-2010.12, Post-doc, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
2011.02-2018.12, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
2019.01-present, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS

Research Interests:

HP-UHP metamorphism, subduction zone recycling processes, thermodynamic modeling in high-grade metamorphic rocks.

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Supported Projects:
  1. Metamorphism of mafic-ultramafic rocks from Maowu, Dabie UHP belt: implications for the interactions between the mantle wedge and slab-derived fluids (Grants No. 40902023), 2010.01-2012.12.
  2. Origin and metamorphic evolution of ultramafic rocks during subduction of Neotethys ocean (Grants No. XDB03010202), 2012.07-2017.06.
  3. Filtration of HREEs and HFSEs in the lower margin of a cold mantle wedge: Implications for the geneses of arc lavas (Grants No.40902023), 2014.01-2017.12.
  4. Modification of Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle by deep continental subduction (Grants No.2015CB856103), 2015.01-2019.12.
  5. Metamorphic effects of continental lithosphere subduction in the eastern and western Himalayan syntaxes (Grants No.41490614), 2015.01-2019.12.
  6. Metamorphic Petrology (Grants No.41822202), 2019.01-2021.12

Selected Publication:

Research Gate 

Publication (First author and corresponding author):

24. Chen, Y., 2019. Different metamorphic records between subduction initiation and mature subduction. Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, 38(3), 490–498.

23. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Chen, S., Li, Y.B., 2019. Garnetite and pyroxenite in the mantle wedge formed by slab-mantle interactions at different melt/rock ratios. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 6504-6522. (corresponding author)

22. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Zhang, D., Jia, L.H., Guo, S., 2019. Minor elements in olivine inspect the petrogenesis of orogenic peridotites. Lithos, 344–345, 207–216. (corresponding author)

21. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., 2019. Sodium in olivine as a potential pressure indicator for orogenic dunite. Science Bulletin, doi: 10.1016/j.scib.2019.10.007. (corresponding author)

20. Zhang, D., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Su, B., Jia, L.H., Guo, S., 2019. Progress and challenge of electron probe microanalysis technique. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 35(1), 261–274. (corresponding author)

19. Chen, Y., Huang, F., Shi, G.H., Wu, F.Y., Chen, X., Jin, Q.Z., Su, B., Guo, S., Sein, K., Nyunt, T.T., 2018. Magnesium isotope composition of subduction zone fluids as constrained by jadeitites from Myanmar. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 7566–7585.

18. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, 2018. Making Cratonic Lithospheric Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 7688–7706. (corresponding author) 

17. Chen, Y., Chen, S., Su, B., Li, Y.B., Guo, S., 2018. Trace element systematics of granulite facie rutile. Journal of Earth Science, 43(1), 127-149.

16. Chen, Y., Su, B., Chu, Z.Y., 2017. Modification of an ancient subcontinental lithospheric mantle by continental subduction: Insight from the Maowu garnet peridotites in the Dabie UHP belt, eastern China. Lithos, 278-281, 54-71.

15. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2017. Dolomite dissociation indicates ultra-deep (>150 km) subduction of a garnet-bearing dunite block (the Sulu UHP terrane). American Mineralogist, 102, 2295-2306 (corresponding author).

14. Wang, J., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Li, Q.L., Ma, Y.G., Shi, Y.H., Song, C.Z., 2017. Electron microprobe trace element analysis of rutile. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 33(6), 1934-1946 (corresponding author).

13. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Chu, Z. Y., Liu, J. B., Gao, Y. J., 2016. Carbonatitic metasomatism in orogenic dunites from Lijiatun in the Sulu UHP terrane, eastern China. Lithos, 262, 266-284 (corresponding author).

12. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2016. Origins of orogenic dunites: Petrology, geochemistry, and implications. Gondwana Research, 29, 41-59 (corresponding author).

11. Chen, Y., Su, B., Guo, S., 2015. The Dabie-Sulu orogenic peridotites: Progress and key issues. Science China Earth Science, 58, 1679-1699.

10. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Wu, T. F., Guo, S., 2013. Exhumation of oceanic eclogites: thermodynamic constraints on pressure, temperature, bulk composition and density. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31, 549-570.

9. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Wu, Y.W., Guo, S., Su, B., Liu, J.B., 2013. Hydration and dehydration in the lower margin of a cold mantle wedge: implications for crust-mantle interactions and petrogeneses of arc magmas. International Geology Review, 55, 1506-1522.

8. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Guo, S., Wu, T.F., Liu, J.B., 2013. Multistage metamorphism of garnet orthopyroxenites from the Maowu mafic-ultramafic complex, Dabieshan UHP terrane, eastern China. International Geology Review, 55, 1239-1260.

7. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Su, B., Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2013. Metamorphism and metasomatism of the Dabie-Sulu orogenic peridotites. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58, 2294-2299.

6. Chen, Y., Ye, K., 2013. Exhumation of subducted oceanic crust: Key issues and discussion. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 29, 1461-1478.

5. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2008. Quantitative P-T-X constraints on orthopyroxene-bearing high-pressure granulites in felsic-metapelitic rocks: evidence from the Huangtuling granulite, Dabieshan Orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 1-15.

4. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2007. Research progress in petrogenesis of orthopyroxene-bearing high-pressure granulites, Chinese Science Bulletin, 52, 2682.

3. Chen, Y., Ye, K., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2006. Multistage metamorphism of the Huangtuling granulite, Northern Dabie Orogen, eastern China: implications for the tectonometamorphic evolution of subducted lower continental crust. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24, 633-654.

2. Chen, Y., Ye. K. & Wu, C. M., 2005. Reviews on applying common-used geothermobarometers for eclogite. Acta Petrologica sinica, 21, 1067–1080.

1. Chen, Y., Jin, Z. M., Ou, X. G., Jin, S. Y., Xu, H. J., 2004. Deformation features of gneisis and UHP eclogite from ductile shear zone and its relation with seismic velocity anisotropy: Evidence from core samples at depth of 680 ~ 1200m of CCSD. Acta Petrologica sinica, 20, 97–108.

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