Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54-8206
Fax: +49 6221 54-4805


Isotope Geology and Petrology

Dr. Shuang-Qing LiShuang Qing Li Original



Institute of Earth Sciences

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236

D-69120 Heidelberg

Room: 402
+49 6221 54-6021
+49 6221 54-4805 (secretariat)



Research interests and projects


  • Volcanism of NE China
  • Sedimentary provenance study
  • Radiogenic and non-traditional stable isotope



Academic career and professional employment

Since 04/2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Heidelberg University
12/2017 – 12/2018 Associate Research Scientist, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China
09/2015 – 12/2017 Postdoctoral Associate, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China
08/2009 – 09/2015 Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China
11/2012 – 10/2013 Visiting scholar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
09/2005 – 07/2009 B.Sc., University of Science and Technology of China



Grants / Awards

2018 Fellow – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2015 CAS Zhu Li Yuehua Scholarship of Outstanding Doctoral Award
2015 Excellent Student of High Education in Anhui Province
2015 Outstanding Graduate in University of Science and Technology of China
2014 Foundation for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis
2012 National Graduate Fellowship
2012 “Excellent Prize” of the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010 Dankong Scholarship of USTC for Graduate Students







Li, S. Q., Schmitt, A. K., Chen, F. (2021). Early Cretaceous mafic–intermediate dykes in the Dabie orogen as indicators for post-collisional lithosphere removal. Lithos, 388-389, 106065,




Li, S.-Q., He, S., Chen, F. (2020). Provenance changes across the mid-Cretaceous unconformity in basins of northeastern China: Evidence for an integrated paleolake system and tectonic transformation. GSA Bulletin,


Khaksar, T., Rashidnejad-Omran, N., Chen, F., Song, S.-G., Li, S.-Q., Ghaderi, M. (2020). Zircon U-Pb Ages and Magmatic History of the Kashan Plutons in the Central Urumieh-Dokhtar Magmatic Arc, Iran: Evidence for Neotethyan Subduction during Paleogene-Neogene. Journal of Earth Science 31(1), 53–68,




He, S., Li, X.-H., Zhang, H.-F., Li, S.-Q., Chen, F. (2019). Constraints of zircon U-Pb and biotite Rb-Sr ages and P-T conditions on the emplacement and uplifting of the Late Mesozoic Jinan gabbro, eastern North China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 183, 103972,


Li, S. Q.*, Wang, Y., He, J. F., Chen, F., Siebel, W. (2019): Early Cretaceous rift-related volcanism in the Songilao Basin, NE China - A geochemical study. International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2017.1395300.




Zhang, H., Li, S. Q.*, He, J. F., Xue, Y. Y., Hou, Z. H., Chen, F. (2018): Late Triassic evolution of the South Qinling orogenic crust: evidence from zircon U-Pb ages and geochemistry of migmatite and granite of the Wulong granitoid suite, central China. Lithos 296-299, 129-141.




Xia, Y., Li, S. Q., Huang, F. (2017): Iron and zinc isotope fractionation during magmatism in the continental crust: evidence from bimodal volcanic rocks from Hailar Basin, NE China. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 213, 35-46.


Hieu, P. T., Li, S. Q.*, Yu, Y., Thanh, N. X., Dung, L. T., Tu, V. L., Siebel, W., Chen, F. (2017): Stages of late Paleozoic to early Mesozoic magmatism in the Song Ma belt, NW Vietnam: evidence from zircon U–Pb geochronology and Hf isotope composition. International Journal of Earth Sciences 106, 855-874.


Yang, Y. Z., Wang, Y., Ye, R. S., Li, S. Q., He, J. F., Siebel, W., Chen, F. (2017): Petrology and geochemistry of Early Cretaceous A-type granitoids and late Mesozoic mafic dikes and their relationship to adakitic intrusions in the lower Yangtze River belt, Southeast China. International Geology Review 59, 62-79.




Cong, F., Li, S. Q.*, Lin, F. C., Shi, M. F., Zhu, H. P., Siebel, W., Chen, F. (2016): Origin of Zircon Megacrysts from Cenozoic Basalts in Northeastern Cambodia: Evidence from U-Pb Age, Hf-O Isotopes, and Inclusions. The Journal of Geology 124, 221-234.


Zou, H., Ma, M., Fan, Q., Xu, B., Li, S. Q., Zhao, Y., King, Jr. D.-T. (2016): Genesis and open-system evolution of Quaternary magmas beneath southeastern margin of Tibet: Constraints from Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotope systematics. Lithos 272-273, 278-290.


Hu, R., Wang, W., Li, S. Q., Yang, Y. Z., Chen, F. (2016): Sedimentary environment of Ediacaran sequences of South China: Trace element and Sr-Nd isotope constraints. The Journal of Geology 124, 769-789.


Hu, R., Li, S. Q.*, Wang, W., Chen, F. (2016): Source characteristics of tillite the Nantuo Formation in three Gorges, northern Yangtze Block: evidences from zircon ages and geochemical composition. Earth Science 41(10), 1630-1654 (in Chinese with English abstract).


Xie, Q. L., Li, S. Q.*, He, J. F., Chen, F. (2016): Geochemistry of Early Cretaceous Intermediate-mafic Dykes in the Susong Terrene, the Dabie Orogenic Belt. Journal of Earth Science and Environment 38, 835-848 (in Chinese with English abstract).


Xie, Q. L., Li, S. Q.*, Fang, B. W., Zhang, H., Chen, F. (2016): Zircon ages and geological significances of Early Cretaceous intermediate-mafic dykes in the Susong terrene of the Dabie orogenic belt. Journal of Earth Science and Environment 38, 318-333 (in Chinese with English abstract).




Li, S. Q., Yang, Y. Z., Xie, Q. L., Chen, F. (2015): Age constraints on late Mesozoic lithospheric extension and origin of felsic volcanic rocks from the Songliao basin, NE China. The Journal of Geology 123, 153-175.


Ali, K., Kröner, A., Hegner, E., Wong, J., Li, S. Q., Gahlan, H., Abu-El-Ela, F. (2015): U-Pb zircon geochronology and Hf-Nd isotopic systematics of Wadi Beitan granitoid gneisses, South Eastern Desert, Egypt. Gondwana Research 27, 811-824.




Li, S. Q.*, Hegner, E., Yang, Y. Z., Wu, J. D., Chen, F. (2014): Age constraints on late Mesozoic lithospheric extension and origin of bimodal volcanic rocks from the Hailar basin, NE China. Lithos 190, 204-219.


Ali, K., Jeon, H., Andresen, A., Li, S. Q., Harbi, H. M., Hegner, E. (2014): U–Pb zircon geochronology and Nd–Hf–O isotopic systematics of the Neoproterozoic Hadb adh Dayheen ring complex, Central Arabian Shield, Saudi Arabia. Lithos 206-207, 348-360.




Hieu, P. T., Chen, F., Nguyen, T. B. T., Nguyen, C. Q., Li, S. Q. (2013): Geochemistry and zircon U-Pb ages and Hf isotopic composition of Permian alkali granitoids of the Phan Si Pan zone in northwestern Vietnam. Journal of Geodynamics 69, 106-121.




Li, S. Q., Chen, F., Zhu, X. Y., Siebel, W., Shan, X. L., Sun, X. M. (2012): Late Mesozoic tectonic evolution of the Songliao basin, NE China: evidence from detrital zircon ages and Sr-Nd isotopes. Gondwana Research 22, 943-955.




Wang, F., Chen, F., Siebel, W., Li, S. Q., Peng, P., Zhai, M. G. (2011): Zircon U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotopic composition of the Hongqiyingzi Complex, northern Hebei Province: New evidence for Paleoproterozoic and late Paleozoic evolution of the northern margin of the North China Craton. Gondwana Research 20, 122-136.


Zhu, X. Y., Chen, F., Li, S. Q., Yang, Y. Z., Nie, H., Siebel, W., Zhai, M. G. (2011): Crustal evolution of the North Qinling terrain of the Qinling Orogen, China: Evidence from detrital zircon U-Pb ages and Hf isotopic composition. Gondwana Research 20, 194-204.




Li, S. Q., Yang, X. Y., Qu, W. J., Chen, F., Sun, W. D. (2010): Molybdenite Re-Os age and metallogeny of the Yueheping skarn molybdenum deposit in Ningshan, southern Qinling. Acta Petrologica Sinica 26, 1479-1486 (in Chinese with English abstract).


Yang, L., Chen, F., Yang, Y. Z., Li, S. Q., Zhu, X. Y. (2010): Zircon U-Pb ages of the Qinling Group in Dafeng area: Recording Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic magmatism and Early Paleozoic metamorphism in the North Qinling terrain. Acta Petrologica Sinica 26, 1589-1603 (in Chinese with English abstract).




Qi, J. P., Song, Y. W., Li, S. Q., Chen, F. (2009): Single-grain Rb-Sr isotopic composition of the Xigou Pb-Zn-Ag deposit, Luanchuan, Henan province. Acta Petrologica Sinica 25, 2843-2854 (in Chinese with English abstract).



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