Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology, High-Temperature Geochemistry
Ph.D. Baylor University 2003
M.S. Baylor University
B.S. Nanjing University, China
My career interest is mineralogy, volcanology and igneous petrology, and geochemistry. I started my geology career as an economic geologist and then keep working on high temperature geochemistry. My research focuses on mineral chemistry and trace element geochemistry of silicic systems. My work involves both field and laboratory analysis for the selected targets.
R.J. Stern, K.A. Ali, M. Ren, G.H. Jarrar, R.L. Romer, M. I. Leybourne, M.J. Whitehouse, K.I. Khadir, 2016, Cadomian (560Ma) crust buried beneath the northern Arabian Peninsula: Mineral, chemical, geochronological, and isotopic constraints from NE Jordan xenoliths, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 436, 31-42
Wang, J. Chen, M. Ren, 2016, Hydrothermal zircon geochronology: Age constraint on Nanling Range tungsten mineralization (Southeast China), Ore Geology Reviews, 74, 63-75
S-M. Thomas, K. Wilson, M. Koch-Müller, E.H. Hauri, C. McCammon, S.D. Jacobsen, J. Lazarz, D Rhede, M. Ren, N. Blair, and S. Lenz, 2015, Quantification of water in majoritic garnet, American Mineralogist, 100, 1084–1092
Wu, J. Hu, M. Ren, W. Gong, Y. Liu, J. Yan, 2014, Petrography and zircon U–Pb isotopic study of the Bayanwulashan Complex: Constrains on the Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Alxa Block, westernmost North China Craton. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 94:226–239.
M.K. Azer, M.A. Obeid, M. Ren, 2014, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of late Ediacaran (605–580 Ma) post-collisional alkaline rocks from the Katherina ring complex, south Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 93, 229–252
GEOL 777: Instrumental Techniques in Geology