Dr. Zuo, Xuran

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Dr. Zuo, Xuran

Assistant Lecturer

Dr. Xuran Zuo received her BSc degree from University of Lille 1 in 2009, MSc degree from University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6) in 2010, and PhD degree from HKU in 2015. Trained as a geologist and modeler, she is most interested in the evolution of subduction zones, and the tectono-thermal history of South China Block and South China Sea. Her research tools include numerical and analog geodynamic modeling, and the low-temperature thermochronology. Apart from teaching BSc and MSc courses, she is also serving as assistant director of the MSc programme in applied geosciences and committee member of Geological Society of Hong Kong.

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EASC1403    Geological heritage of Hong Kong
EASC2401    Fluid/solid interactions in earth processes
EASC2409    Regional field studies
EASC4966    Earth sciences internship
EASC6004    Field geology of Hong Kong
GEOS7010    Geology principles and practice
GEOS7021    Geological fieldwork I
GEOS7033    Geology of Hong Kong
GEOS7035    Intermediate geology


Selected Publications:

  1. Zuo X., Chan L.S., Gao J-F, 2017. Compression-extension transition of continental crust in a subduction zone: A parametric numerical modeling study with implications on Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Cathaysia Block. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171536. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171536.
  2. Zuo X., Chan L.S., 2015. Initiation of extension in South China continental margin during the active-passive margin transition: kinematic and thermochronological constraints. EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April 2015.
  3. Agard P., Zuo X., Funiciello F., Bellahsen N., Faccenna C., Savva D., 2014. Obduction: why, how and where. Clues from analog models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 393 (2014), 132-145.
  4. Zuo X., Chan L.S., 2012. Numerical modeling of temporal sequence of fault development in the Cathaysian Block during the Late-Mesozoic crustal extension. 34th International Geologcial Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5-10 August 2012.
  5. Ouzgaït M. , Averbuch O. , Vendeville B. C., Zuo X. and Minguely B., 2010. The negative tectonic inversion process: insights from seismic sections along the northern France Variscan thrust front and analogue modeling experiments. Expanded abstract, GeoMod Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 September 2010, 4 pages.