Department of Geology

Jing Sun

Associate Professor

Office location: Earth science 716


Geochemistry, Petrology, Geology


University of California, Santa Barbara (Visiting scholar, 2018-2019)

Major: Geochemistry

Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academic of Sciences (Ph.D., 2015)

Major: Geochemistry

Frankfurt University, Germany (DAAD visiting student, 2013-2014)

Major: Geochemistry

Jilin University (B.A., 2009)

Major: Resources Exploration Engineering


My research covers several aspects of Petrology and Geochemistry, with a focus on evolution of lithospheric mantle and starting time of Plate tectonic. I have worked on research projects in the Siberian craton, North China Craton, Greenland (the list seems to grow by the year). I’ve recently been working on origin of eclogites from Obn kimberlite, Siberian craton.


Sun, J., Liu, Zh, Zhang, S., Li, XG., Qi, JF., 2017. Large-scale removal of lithosphere underneath the North China Craton in the Early Cretaceous: Geochemical constraints from volcanic lavas in the Bohai Bay Basin. Lithos, 292-293: 69-80.

Sun, J., Liu, CZ., Kostrovitsky, SI., Wu, FY., Yang, JH., Chu, ZY., Yang, YH., Kalashnikova, T., 2017. Composition of the Lithospheric Mantle 1 in the Northern part of Siberian Craton: Constraints from Peridotites in the Obnazhennaya Kimberlite. Lithos, 294-295: 383-396.

Sun, J., Tappe, S., Liu, CZ., Kostrovitsky, SI., Wu, FY., 2018. Mantle sources of kimberlites through time: a U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope study of zircon megacrysts from the Siberian diamond fields. Chemical Geology. 479:228-240.

Sun, J., Liu, CZ., Wu, FY., Tappe, S., Kostrovitsky, SI., Wu, FY., Yakovlev, D., Yang, YH., Yang, JH., 2014. Repeated kimberlite magmatism beneath Yakutia and its relationship to Siberian flood volcanism: Insights from in situ U–Pb and Sr–Nd perovskite isotope analysis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404(0): 283-295.

Sun, J., Liu, CZ., Wu, FY., Yang, YH., Chu, ZY., 2012. Metasomatic origin of clinopyroxene in Archean mantle xenoliths from Hebi, North China Craton: Trace-element and Sr-isotope constraints. Chemical Geology, 328: 123-136.


Mineralogy; Petrology