Prof Sun, Min

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Prof. Sun, M


Professor Min Sun obtained his B Sc degree from Peking University in 1982 and then he worked in Canada for his M Sc and Ph D degrees (both from UBC) and PDF research (Saskatchewan). He came to HKU in 1994 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2006. 

Professor Min Sun teaches courses in Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry. At HKU, he worked on geochemical projects on North China Craton, South China Craton, and paleo-climate reconstruction using coral proxy. Now he is mainly working on the Central Asian Orogenic Belt.

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EASC1402    Principles of geology
EASC2407    Mineralogy
EASC2409    Regional field studies
EASC3402    Petrology
EASC3409    Igneous and metamorphic petrogenesis
EASC3416    Advanced geochemistry and geochronology
EASC3999    Directed studies in earth sciences
EASC4999    Earth sciences project
GEOS8219    Igneous and metamorphic petrology
GEOS8220    Mineralogy and geochemistry

Selected Publications

  1. Sun, M., Armstrong, R.L., and Lambert, R. St J., 1992. Petrochemistry and Sr, Pb, and Nd isotopic geochemistry of Early Precambrian rocks, Wutaishan and Taihangshan areas, China. Precambrian Research, 56, 1-31.
  2. Sun, Y.L., Sun M., Wei G.J., Lee T., Nie, B.F., 2004. Strontium contents of a Porites coral collected from the Xisha Island, South China Sea: A proxy for sea surface temperature of the twentieth century, Paleoceanography, 19, PA2004, 1-10.
  3. Xia X, Sun M, Zhao G, Wu F, Xu P, Zhang J, Luo Y. 2006. U-Pb and Hf isotopic study of detrital zircons from the Wulashan khondalites: Constraints on the evolution of the Ordos Terrane, Western Block of the North China Craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 241,581-593.
  4. Sun M., Yuan C., Xiao W., Long X., Xia X, Zhao G., Lin S., Wu F.,  Kröner A., 2008. Zircon U–Pb and Hf isotopic study of gneissic rocks from the Chinese Altai: progressive accretionary history in the early to middle Palaeozoic. Chemical Geology, 247, 352-383.
  5. Sun M., Chen N., Zhao G., Wilde S.A., Ye K., Guo J., Chen Y., Yuan C., 2008. U-Pb zircon and Sm-Nd isotopic study of the Huangtuling granulite, Dabie-Sulu belt, China: implication for the Paleoproterozoic tectonic history of the Yangtze Craton. American J. of Science, 308, 469-483.