Prof. Zhao, G C

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Prof. Zhao, Guochun


Professor Guochun Zhao holds a Ph.D. degree from Curtin University (Western Australia). His current research interest focuses on applying modern geological theories and methods to tackle various geological problems, ranging from microscopic processes of mineral reactions during metamorphism to macroscopic processes of assembly and breakup of supercontinents in Earth’s history. Prof. Zhao’s major scientific findings include recognition of two Paleoproterozoic continent-continent collisional belts (Khondalite Belt and Trans-North China Orogen) in the North China Craton and global-scale 2.1-1.8 Ga continent-continent collisional events that led to the assembly of Paleo-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent Columbia (Nuna). Prof. Zhao is now the Editor of Precambrian Research.

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EASC3402    Petrology
EASC3409    Igneous and metamorphic petrogenesis
EASC3412    Earth resources
EASC4406    Earth dynamics & global tectonics
GEOS7010    Geology principles and practice
GEOS8221    Earth Resources
GEOS8219    Igneous and metamorphic petrology

Selected Publications

  1. Zhao, G.C., Cawood, P.A. Precambrian Geology of China. Precambrian Research 222-223, 13-54.[2012]  DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2012.09.017
  2. Zhao, G.C., Sun, M., Wilde, S.A., Li, S.Z. Late Archean to Paleoproterozoic evolution of the North China Craton: key issues revisited. Precambrian Research, 136 177-202. [2005] DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2004.10.002 
  3. Zhao, G.C., Sun, M., Wilde, S.A., Li, S.Z. A Paleo-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent: Assembly, growth and breakup. Earth-Science Reviews 67, 91-123. [2004] DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2004.02.003 
  4. Zhao, G.C., Cawood, P.A., Wilde, S.A., Sun, M., A review of the global 2.1–1.8 Ga orogens: implications for a pre-Rodinian supercontinent. Earth-Science Reviews 59, 125-162. [2002] DOI: 10.1016/S0012-8252(02)00073-9
  5. Zhao, G.C., Wilde, S.A., Cawood, P.A., Sun M., Archean blocks and their boundaries in the North China Craton: lithological, geochemical, structural and P-T path constraints and tectonic evolution. Precambrian Research 107, 45–73. [2001] DOI: 10.1016/S0301-9268(00)00154-6