Jian Chang

Personal Profile

College of Geosciences


Associate Professor


Research Areas

[1] Sedimentary basin thermal historical reconstruction;

[2] Low temperature thermal chronology method and application;

[3] Sediment source analysis;

[4] Hydrocarbon accumulation mechanism

Research Projects

[1] National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Project "Low-temperature thermochronological constraints of Keping thrust overshoot belt structure-thermal evolution in the northwest margin of Tarim Basin" (2015-2017, chair)

[2] National Oil and Gas Major Special Sub-topic "Temperature and Pressure Conditions for the Formation of Deep and Ancient Large Gas Fields" (2016-2020, Chair)

[3] PetroChina Science and Technology Innovation Project "Evolution of Deep Carbonate Rock Thermobaric Field in Tarim Basin and Its Control Effect on Oil and Gas Accumulation" (2017-2019, Chair)

[4] "Low temperature thermal chronological constraints of tectonics-thermal evolution of the northern margin of the Tarimku car depression" (2014-2017, chair)

[5] Sinopec Western Research Center Project "Research on Extra-deep Temperature and Pressure Field in Typical Areas of Tarim Basin" (2018-2019, Research Backbone)

[6] Sinopec Northwest Oilfield Project, "Study on Hydrocarbon Accumulation Differences and Main Control Factors in Different Ordovician Fault Zones in Shunbei Area" (2018-2019, Research Backbone)

[7] PetroChina North China Oilfield Project, "Hydrocarbon Accumulation Power and Advantageous Migration Direction of Key Submersible Mountain Belt in the Hebei-Zhongshan Depression" (2015-2016)

[8] PetroChina Liaohe Oilfield Project "Research on the Accumulation Mechanism of Hydrocarbons in the Sino-New Proterozoic of Western Liaoning" (2018-2019, participating)


[1] Chang Jian, Glorie Stijn, Qiu Nansheng, et al. 2021. Late Miocene (10~6Ma) rapid exhumation of the Chinese South Tianshan: implications for the timing of aridification in the Tarim Basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL090623. [SCI, Nature Index

[2] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng, Liu Shuai, et al. 2019. Post-Triassic multiple exhumation of the Taihang Mountains revealed via low-T thermochronology: implications for the paleo-geomorphologic reconstruction of the North China Craton. Gondwana Research, 68: 34-49.[SCI]

[3] Chang Jian, Li Dan, Kyle Min, et al. 2019. Cenozoic deformation of the Kalpin fold-and-thrust belt, southern Chinese Tian Shan: insights from low-T thermochronology and sandbox modeling. Tectonophysics, 766, 416-432. [SCI]

[4] Chang Jian, Tian Yuntao, Qiu Nansheng. 2017. Mid-Late Miocene deformation of the northern Kuqa fold-and-thrust belt (southern Chinese Tian Shan): an apatite (U-Th-Sm)/He study. Tectonophysics, 694: 101-113. [SCI]

[5] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng, Zhao Xianzheng, et al. 2018. Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectono-thermal reconstruction of the western Bohai Bay Basin (East China) with implications for hydrocarbon generation and migration. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 160: 380-395. [SCI]

[6] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng, Li Jiawei. 2012. Tectono-thermal evolution of the northwestern edge of the Tarim Basin in China: constraints from apatite (U-Th)/He thermochoronology. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 61: 187-198. [SCI]

[7] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng, Xu Wei. 2017. Thermal regime of the Tarim Basin, Northwest China: a review. International geology review, 59(1):45-61. [SCI]

[8] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng, Song Xinying et al. 2016. Multiple cooling episodes in the Central Tarim (Northwest China) revealed by apatite fission track analysis and vitrinite reflectance data. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105:1257-1272. [SCI]

[9] Chang Jian, Qiu Nansheng. 2012. Closure temperature of (U-Th)/He system in apatite obtained from natural drillhore samples in the Tarim Basin and its geological significance. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(26): 3482-3490.

[10] Chang Jian, Brown, R. W., Yuan Wanming, et al. 2014. Mesozoic cooling history of the "Bachu Uplift" in the Tarim Basin, China: Constraints from zircon fission-track thermochronology. Radiation Measurement, 67: 5-14. [SCI]