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QI Chao
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2004.09 – 2008.07 B.S. Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • 2009.08 – 2014.10 Ph.D. University of Minnesota, MN, USA.
  • 2014.12 – 2017.06 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 2017.07 – 2018.07 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, MN, USA..
  • 2018.09 – present Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

Research Interests:
  1. Interactions between microstructure and plastic deformation in water ice.
  2. Rheological behaviors of ice under terrestrial and planetary conditions (with rock particles or chemical impurities).
  3. Rheological behaviors and microstructural evolutions of partially molten rocks/ice.
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Supported Projects:

  1. Qi, C., Stern, L. A., Pathare, A., Durham, W. B., & Goldsby, D. L. (2018). Inhibition of grain boundary sliding in fine-grained ice by intergranular particles: Implications for planetary ice masses. Geophysical Research Letters, 45.
  2. Qi, C., & Kohlstedt, D. L. (2018) Influence of compaction length on base-state melt segregation in torsionally deformed partially molten rocks. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., 19,
  3. Craw, L., Qi, C., Prior, D. J., Goldsby, D. L. & Kim, D. (2018) Mechanics and microstructure of deformed natural anisotropic ice. Journal of Structural Geology, 115, 152-166.
  4. Qi, C., Hansen, L. N.,Wallis, D., Holtzman B. K., & Kohlstedt, D. L. (2018) Crystallographic preferred orientation of olivine in sheared partially molten rocks: the source of the “a-c switch”. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., 19, doi:10.1002/2017GC007309.
  5. Qi, C., Goldsby, D. L. & Prior, D. J. (2017) The down-stress transition from cluster to cone fabrics in experimentally deformed ice. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 471, 136-147, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.008.
  6. Hansen, L. N., Qi, C., & Warren, J. M. (2016) Olivine anisotropy suggests Gutenberg discontinuity is not the base of the lithosphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(38), 10503-10506.
  7. Qi, C., Kohlstedt, D. L., Katz, R. F., & Takei, Y. (2015). Experimental test of the viscous anisotropy hypothesis for partially molten rocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(41), 12616-12620.
  8. Pommier, A., Leinenweber, K., Kohlstedt, D. L., Qi, C., Garnero, E. J., Mackwell, S. J., & Tyburczy, J. A. (2015). Experimental constraints on the electrical anisotropy of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system. Nature, 522(7555), 202-206.
  9. Qi, C., Zhao, Y. H., & Kohlstedt, D. L. (2013). An experimental study of pressure shadows in partially molten rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 382, 77-84.
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