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Hu Sen
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Cosmochemistry, Planetary Sciences
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2000-2004: B.Sc., Geophysics, China University of Petroleum; 
  • 2004-2010: Ph.D., Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS; 
  • 2010-2014: Postdoctoral Research, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS; 
  • 2015.1-2021.12: Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS;
  • 2021.12-now: Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS;
  • 2016.11-2017.1, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, visiting scholar.

Research Interests:
  1. Space weathering and spectra interpretation 
  2. Evolution histories of the Moon and Mars 
  3. Analytical techniques of nanoSIMS 50L
Public Services:


Supported Projects:
Micrometeorite impact simulation and its application in spectra interpretation of Chang’E-1 (supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2014)



  1. Gu, L., S. Hu, M. Anand, X. Tang, J. Ji, B. Zhang, N. Wang and Y. Lin (2022). "Occurrence of tuite and ahrensite in Zagami and their significance for shock-histories recorded in Martian meteorites." Am Min. Accepted.
  2. Walton, C. R., O. Shorttle, S. Hu, A. S. Rae, J. Jianglong, A. ?ernok, H. Williams, Y. Liu, G. Tang and Q. Li (2022). "Ancient and recent collisions revealed by phosphate minerals in the Chelyabinsk meteorite." Nature Communication Earth and Environment. Accepted.


  1. Hu, S., H. He, J. Ji, Y. Lin, H. Hui, M. Anand, R. Tartèse, Y. Yan, J. Hao and R. Li (2021). "A dry lunar mantle reservoir for young mare basalts of Chang’e-5." Nature 600(7887): 49-53.
  2. Changela, H. G., E. Chatzitheodoridis, A. Antunes, D. Beaty, K. Bouw, J. C. Bridges, K. A. Capova, C. S. Cockell, C. A. Conley and E. Dadachova (2021). "Mars: new insights and unresolved questions." International Journal of Astrobiology 20(6): 394-426.
  3. Hao, J. L., W. Yang, S. Hu, R. Y. Li, J. L. Ji, H. G. Changela and Y. T. Lin (2021). "Submicron spatial resolution Pb-Pb and U-Pb dating by using a NanoSIMS equipped with the new radio-frequency ion source." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 36(8): 1625-1633.
  4. Lin, H., S. Li, Y. Lin, Y. Liu, Y. Wei, W. Yang, Y. Yang, S. Hu, X. Wu and R. Xu (2021). "Thermal modeling of the lunar regolith at the Chang'E‐4 landing site." Geophysical Research Letters 48(6): e2020GL091687.
  5. Liu, S., Q. Zhou, Q. Li, S. Hu and W. Yang (2021). "Chang’e-5 samples reveal two-billion-year-old volcanic activity on the Moon and its source characteristics." Science China Earth Sciences 64(12): 2083-2089.
  6. Wang, N., G. Wang, T. Zhang, L. Gu, C. Zhang, S. Hu, B. Miao and Y. Lin (2021). "Metallographic Cooling Rate and Petrogenesis of the Recently Found Huoyanshan Iron Meteorite Shower." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 126(9): e2021JE006847.
  7. Zhang, T., S. Hu, N. Wang, Y. Lin, L. Gu, X. Tang, X. Zou and M. Zhang (2021). "Formation mechanisms of ringwoodite: clues from the Martian meteorite Northwest Africa 8705." Earth, Planets and Space 73(1): 1-18.


  1. Hu, S., Y. Li, L. Gu, X. Tang, T. Zhang, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Lin and H. Changela (2020). "Discovery of coesite from the martian shergottite Northwest Africa 8657." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 286: 404-417.
  2. Hu, S., Y. Lin, M. Anand, I. Franchi, X. Zhao, J. Zhang, J. Hao, T. Zhang, W. Yang and H. Changela (2020). "Deuterium and 37Chlorine Rich Fluids on the Surface of Mars: Evidence From the Enriched Basaltic Shergottite Northwest Africa 8657." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 125(9): e2020JE006537.
  3. Hu, S., Y. Lin, J. Zhang, J. Hao, A. Yamaguchi, T. Zhang, W. Yang and H. Changela (2020). "Volatiles in the martian crust and mantle: Clues from the NWA 6162 shergottite." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 530: 115902.
  4. Lin, H., Z. He, W. Yang, Y. Lin, R. Xu, C. Zhang, M.-H. Zhu, R. Chang, J. Zhang and C. Li (2020). "Olivine-norite rock detected by the lunar rover Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA-impact melt pool." National Science Review 7(5): 913-920.
  5. Lin, H., Y. Lin, Y. Wei, R. Xu, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, S. Hu, W. Yang and Z. He (2020). "Estimation of Noise in the In Situ Hyperspectral Data Acquired by Chang’E-4 and Its Effects on Spectral Analysis of Regolith." Remote Sensing 12(10): 1603.
  6. Lin, H., Y. Lin, W. Yang, Z. He, S. Hu, Y. Wei, R. Xu, J. Zhang, X. Liu and J. Yang (2020). "New insight into lunar regolith‐forming processes by the lunar rover Yutu‐2." Geophysical Research Letters 47(14): e2020GL087949.
  7. Lin, H., R. Xu, W. Yang, Y. Lin, Y. Wei, S. Hu, Z. He, L. Qiao and W. Wan (2020). "In situ photometric experiment of lunar regolith with visible and near‐infrared imaging spectrometer on board the Yutu‐2 lunar rover." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 125(2): e2019JE006076.
  8. Lin, H., Y. Yang, Y. Lin, Y. Liu, Y. Wei, S. Li, S. Hu, W. Yang, W. Wan and R. Xu (2020). "Photometric properties of lunar regolith revealed by the Yutu-2 rover." Astronomy & Astrophysics 638: A35.
  9. Lin, Y., Y. Zhang, S. Hu, Y. Xu, W. Zhou, S. Li, W. Yang, Y. Gao, M. Li and Q. Yin (2020). "Concepts of the Small Body Sample Return Missions-the 1 st 10 Million Year Evolution of the Solar System." Space Science Reviews 216(4): 1-22.
  10. Wang, S. and S. Hu (2020). "Hydrogen Isotopic Variations in the Shergottites." Geosciences 10(4): 148.
  11. Xing, W., Y. Lin, C. Zhang, M. Zhang, S. Hu, B. A. Hofmann, T. Sekine, L. Xiao and L. Gu (2020). "Discovery of reidite in the lunar meteorite Sayh al Uhaymir 169." Geophysical Research Letters 47(21): e2020GL089583.
  12. Yang, Y., H. Lin, Y. Liu, Y. Lin, Y. Wei, S. Hu, W. Yang, R. Xu, Z. He and Y. Zou (2020). "The effects of viewing geometry on the spectral analysis of lunar regolith as inferred by in situ spectrophotometric measurements of Chang'E‐4." Geophysical Research Letters 47(8): e2020GL087080.


  1. Hu, S., Y. Lin, J. Zhang, J. Hao, W. Xing, T. Zhang, W. Yang and H. Changela (2019). "Ancient geologic events on Mars revealed by zircons and apatites from the Martian regolith breccia NWA 7034." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54(4): 850-879.
  2. Stephant, A., M. Anand, H. Ashcroft, X. Zhao, S. Hu, R. Korotev, S. Strekopytov, R. Greenwood, E. Humphreys-Williams and Y. Liu (2019). "An ancient reservoir of volatiles in the Moon sampled by lunar meteorite Northwest Africa 10989." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 266: 163-183.


  1. Gu, L. X., B. Zhang, S. Hu, T. Noguchi, H. Hidaka and Y. T. Lin (2018). "The discovery of silicon oxide nanoparticles in space-weathered of Apollo 15 lunar soil grains." Icarus 303: 47-52.
  2. Ji, J., S. Hu, Y. Lin, Q. Zhou and Y. Xiao (2018). "Petrography, mineral chemistry and shock metamorphism of the Mangui meteorite." Chinese Science Bulletin 64(5-6): 579-587.


  1. Feng, L., M. Miyahara, T. Nagase, E. Ohtani, S. Hu, A. El Goresy and Y. Lin (2017). "Shock-induced PT conditions and formation mechanism of akimotoite-pyroxene glass assemblages in the Grove Mountains (GRV) 052082 (L6) meteorite." American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials 102(6): 1254-1262.


  1. Hao, J.-L., W. Yang, Y. Luo, S. Hu, Q.-Z. Yin and Y.-T. Lin (2016). "NanoSIMS measurements of trace elements at the micron scale interface between zircon and silicate glass." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 31(12): 2399-2409.
  2. Hu, S., Y. Lin, W. Yang, W.-R. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Hao and W. Xing (2016). "NanoSIMS imaging method of zircon U-Pb dating." Science China Earth Sciences 59(11): 2155-2164.
  3. Yang, W., Y. Lin, J. Hao, J. Zhang, S. Hu and H. Ni (2016). "Phosphorus-controlled trace element distribution in zircon revealed by NanoSIMS." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171(3): 28.
  4. Zhang, A.-C., Q.-L. Li, H. Yurimoto, N. Sakamoto, X.-H. Li, S. Hu, Y.-T. Lin and R.-C. Wang (2016). "Young asteroidal fluid activity revealed by absolute age from apatite in carbonaceous chondrite." Nature communications 7(1): 1-6.
  5. Zhang, J., Y. Lin, W. Yang, J. Hao and S. Hu (2016). "Micro-scale (~ 10 μm) analyses of rare earth elements in silicate glass, zircon and apatite with NanoSIMS." International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 406: 48-54.


  1. Hu, S., Y. Lin, J. Zhang, J. Hao, W. Yang and L. Deng (2015). "Measurements of water content and D/H ratio in apatite and silicate glasses using a NanoSIMS 50L." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30(4): 967-978.
  2. Hu, S., Y.-T. Lin, B. Liu, W. Yang, Z.-P. He and W.-F. Xing (2015). "Reflectance calibration and shadow effect of VNIS spectra acquired by the Yutu rover." Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics 15(9): 1587.
  3. Yang, W., S. Hu, J. Zhang, J. Hao and Y. Lin (2015). "NanoSIMS analytical technique and its applications in earth sciences." Science China Earth Sciences 58(10): 1758-1767.
  4. Zhang, J., W. Yang, S. Hu, Y. Lin, G. Fang, C. Li, W. Peng, S. Zhu, Z. He and B. Zhou (2015). "Volcanic history of the Imbrium basin: A close-up view from the lunar rover Yutu." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(17): 5342-5347.


  1. Hu, S., Y. Lin, J. Zhang, J. Hao, L. Feng, L. Xu, W. Yang and J. Yang (2014). "NanoSIMS analyses of apatite and melt inclusions in the GRV 020090 Martian meteorite: Hydrogen isotope evidence for recent past underground hydrothermal activity on Mars." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 140: 321-333.
  2. Lin, Y., A. El Goresy, S. Hu, J. Zhang, P. Gillet, Y. Xu, J. Hao, M. Miyahara, Z. Ouyang and E. Ohtani (2014). "NanoSIMS analysis of organic carbon from the Tissint Martian meteorite: Evidence for the past existence of subsurface organic‐bearing fluids on Mars." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 49(12): 2201-2218.
  3. Lin, Y., L. Feng, J. Hao, Y. Liu, S. Hu, J. Zhang and W. Yang (2014). "Sintering nano-crystalline calcite: a new method of synthesizing homogeneous reference materials for SIMS analysis." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 29(9): 1686-1691.
  4. Zhang, J., Y. Lin, W. Yang, W. Shen, J. Hao, S. Hu and M. Cao (2014). "Improved precision and spatial resolution of sulfur isotope analysis using NanoSIMS." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 29(10): 1934-1943.


  1. Li, Q., W. Yang, Y. Liu, G.-q. TANG, J.-l. HAO, J.-c. ZHANG, S. HU, X.-c. ZHAO, Y.-l. CHEN and X.-l. CHU (2013). "Ion microprobe microanalytical techniques and their applications in earth sciences." Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 32(3): 310-327.
  2. Lin, Y., S. Hu, B. Miao, L. Xu, Y. Liu, L. Xie, L. Feng and J. Yang (2013). "Grove Mountains 020090 enriched lherzolitic shergottite: A two‐stage formation model." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48(9): 1572-1589.


  1. Hu, S. and Y. Lin (2012). "Space weathering simulation and spectrum decoding." Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 31(2): 128-135.
  2. Yang, W., Y.-T. Lin, J.-C. Zhang, J.-L. Hao, W.-J. Shen and S. Hu (2012). "Precise micrometre-sized Pb-Pb and U-Pb dating with NanoSIMS." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 27(3): 479-487.


  1. Feng, L., Y. Lin, S. Hu, L. Xu and B. Miao (2011). "Estimating compositions of natural ringwoodite in the heavily shocked Grove Mountains 052049 meteorite from Raman spectra." American Mineralogist 96(10): 1480-1489.
  2. Hu, S., L. Feng and Y. Lin (2011). "Petrography, mineral chemistry and shock metamorphism of Yamato 984028 lherzolitic shergottite." Chinese Science Bulletin 56(15): 1579-1587.
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