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Tianyu Chen, PhD

Please contact me if you are looking for a PhD or postdoc position and are interested in joining my research group


教育背景 Educational Background

2010. 10 – 2013. 12 德国基尔大学GEOMAR海洋所,地球科学博士学位(海洋地质/古海洋),并获最优等学位荣誉 (summa cum laude, 1 in 22)
2007. 09 – 2010. 10 南京大学地球科学与工程学院,海洋地球化学硕博连读 
2003. 09 – 2007. 06 南京大学地球科学与工程学院,地球化学学士学位

2010. 10 – 2013. 12, PhD in Earth Sciences (Marine Geology/Paleoceanography), awarded With Distinction (summa cum laude, 1 in 22), GEOMAR, University of Kiel, Germany. 

2007. 09 – 2010. 10, Master-PhD joint program in Isotope Geochemistry, Nanjing University, China. 

2003. 09 – 2007. 06, Undergraduate in Geochemistry, Nanjing University, China.

工作经历 Work Experience

2017. 09 –    南京大学地球科学与工程学院,教授
2014. 03 – 2017. 05    英国布里斯托尔大学地球科学院,Senior Research Associate

2017. 09 –    School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Professor of Geochemistry
2014. 03 – 2017. 05    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Senior Research Associate

学术兼职 Academic Service

2018.09- 《Earth and Planetary Science Letters》杂志编委

2018.09- Editorial member of Earth and Planetary Science Letters 

研究方向 Research Direction


I'm a geochemist working on the application of various kinds of isotopes (radioactive: U-Th, 14C, radiogenic Nd-Sr-Pb-Hf and stable isotopes such as Fe, Re isotopes) in understanding the carbon and trace element cycling of the ocean from orbital time scale to abrupt climate events. My research fields include (1) the reconstruction of Quaternary paleoceanography and global climate change based on deep sea corals and marine sediments; (2) the geochemistry and geochronology of U-Th-Ra-Pb decay chains of carbonates and detrital zircons; (3) trace metal cycling in the marine system. 

获奖与荣誉 Honors and Awards


National Excellent Young Scientists Fund (2018, Duration: 2019.01-2021.12)

Petersen基金会优秀博士论文奖, GEOMAR,德国 (2014)

Petersen Prize for Outstanding PhD thesis (2014)

欧洲大洋钻探联合会 (ECORD) 奖学金 (2013)

ECORD Scholarship (2013)

留学基金委公派出国资助 (2010-2013)

CSC Scholarship (2010-2013) 


NJU Scholarship (National Scholarship 2004 &2005 &2006; Special Prize of Jiangsu Public Transport Ltd 2011)

主要论著 Publications



陈天宇, 蔡平河, 李伟强, 杨涛, 凌洪飞, 季峻峰. 2019. 大洋溶解铁的物质来源及其同位素示踪. 海洋地质与第四纪地质, 39: 46–57


Wei, G.Y., Chen, T., Poulton, S., Lin, Y.B., He, T., Shi, X., Chen, J., Li, H., Qiao, S., Liu, J., Li, D., Ling, H.F., 2021. A chemical weathering control on the delivery of particulate iron to the continental shelf. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Actahttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.05.058

Li, C., Shen, J., Zhang, J., Lei, P., Kong, Y., Zhang, J., Tang, W., Chen., T., Xiang, X., Wang, S., Zhang, W., Zhong, H., 2021. The silver linings of mercury: Reconsideration of its impacts on living organisms from a multi-timescale perspective. Environment International, 155, 106670, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2021.106670

Zhu, C., Chen, T.*, Zhao L.*, 2021. Magnesium partitioning into vaterite and its potential role as a precursor phase in foraminiferal Mg/Ca thermometer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 567, 116989, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116989

He, M., Chen, T., Liu, X., Yang, Y.N., Xia, X., Yang, Q., He, P., Di, J., Zhang, Y., Wei, G., 2021. Accurate in situ oxygen isotopic analysis at high resolution by secondary ion mass spectrometry shows the potential of aragonite as a reference material. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometryhttps://doi.org/10.1039/D1JA00072A

Dong, L.H., Wei, W., Yu, C.L., Hou, Z.H., Zeng, Z., Chen, T., Huang, F., 2021. Determination of Vanadium Isotope Compositions in Carbonates Using an Fe Coprecipitation Method and MC-ICP-MS. Analytical Chemistry,  93, 19, 7172–7179, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04800

Li, T., Robinson, L.F., Chen, T., Wang, X.T., Burke, A., Rae, J.W.B., Pegrum-Haram, A., Knowles, T.D.J., Li, G.J., Chen, J., Ng, H.C., Prokopenko, M., Rowland, G.H., Samperiz, A., Stewart, J.A., Southon, J., Spooner, P.T., 2020. Rapid shifts in circulation and biogeochemistry of the Southern Ocean during deglacial carbon cycle events. Science Advances, 6, eabb3807

Chen, T.*, Robinson, L.F., Burke, A., Claxton, L., Hain, M.P., Li, T., Rae, J.W.B., Stewart, J., Knowles, T.D.J., Fornari, D.J., Harpp, K.S., 2020. Persistently well-ventilated intermediate-depth ocean through the last deglaciation. Nature Geosciencehttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0638-6

Wilson, D.J., Struve, T., van de Flierdt, T., Chen, T., Li, T., Burke, A., Robinson, L.F., 2020. Sea-ice control on deglacial lower cell circulation changes recorded by Drake Passage deep-sea corals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 544, 116405

Liu, R.L., Guo, B., Wang, M.Y., Li, W.Q., Yang, T., Ling, H.F., Chen, T.*, 2020. Isotopic fingerprinting of dissolved iron sources in the deep western Pacific since the late Miocene, Science China Earth Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-020-9648-6

Liu, R.L., Wang, M.Y., Li, W.Q., Shi, X.F., Chen, T.*, 2020. Dissolved Thorium Isotope Evidence for Export Productivity in the Subtropical North Pacific During the Late Quaternary. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2019GL085995

Wei, G.Y., Wei, W., Wang, D., Li, T., Yang, X.P., Shields, G.A., Zhang, F.F., Li, G.J., Chen, T., Yang, T., Ling, H.F., 2020. Enhanced chemical weathering triggered an expansion of euxinic seawater in the aftermath of the Sturtian glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 539, 116244

Chen, T.*, Li, W.Q., Guo, B., Liu, R.L., Li, G.J., Zhao, L., Ji, J.F., 2020. Reactive iron isotope signatures of the East Asian dust particles: Implications for iron cycling in the deep North Pacific. Chemical Geology, 531, 119342

Chen T.*, L.F. Robinson, 2019, Millennial to centennial changes in deep ocean ventilation during the last deglaciation, PAGES Magazine, 27, 50-51, https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.27.2.50 (invited non-peer reviewed Perspective)

Wei, G.Y., Ling, H.F., Shields, G.A., Chen, T., Lechte, M., Chen, X., Qiu, C., Lei, H.L., Zhu, M.Y., 2019. Long-term evolution of terrestrial inputs from the Ediacaran to early Cambrian: Clues from Nd isotopes in shallow-marine carbonates, South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 535, 109367

Pratt, N., Chen, T., Li, T., Wilson, D.J., van de Flierdt, T., Little, S.H., Taylor, M.L., Robinson, L.F., Rogers, A.D., Santodomingo, N., 2019. Temporal distribution and diversity of cold-water corals in the southwest Indian Ocean over the past 25,000 years. Deep-Sea Research Pt I ,149, 103049

Li L., Chen J., Chen T., Chen Y., Hedding W.D., Li G., Li L., Li T., Robinson L.F., West A.J., Wu W., You CF., Zhao L., Li G.,2018. Weathering dynamics reflected by the response of riverine uranium isotope disequilibrium to changes in denudation rate, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 500, 136-144

Rae J. W. B., Burke A., Robinson L. F., Adkins J. F., Chen T., Cole C., Greenop R., Li T., Littley E. F. M., Nita D. C., Stewart J. A. & Taylor B. J., 2018. CO2 storage and release in the deep Southern Ocean on millennial to centennial timescales, Nature, 562, 569–573

Wei W., Frei R., Chen T., Klaebe R., Liu H., Li D., Wei GY, Ling HF, 2018. Marine ferromanganese oxide: A potentially important sink of light chromium isotopes? Chemical Geology, 495, 90-103

Ng H.C., Robinson L.F., McManus J.F., Mohamed K.J., Jacobel A.W., Ivanovic R.F., Gregoire L.J., Chen T., 2018. Coherent deglacial changes in western Atlantic Ocean circulation. Nature communications, 9, 2947

Wang, XT, Sigman, DM, Prokopenko, M, Adkins, JF, Robinson, L, Hines, SK, Chai, J, Garcia, aM, Chen, T & Haug, GH, 2017. ‘Deep-sea coral evidence for lower Southern Ocean surface nitrate concentrations during the last ice age’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, 3352-3357.

Chen, T.*, Robinson L.F., Beasley M., Claxton L., Andersen M., Gregoire L.J., Wadham J., Fornari D.J., Harpp K., 2016. Ocean mixing and ice-sheet control of seawater 234U/238U during the last deglaciation, Science, 354, 626-629.

Chen, T.*, Robinson L.F., Burke A., Southon J., Spooner P., Morris P.J., Ng H. C., 2015. Synchronous Centennial Abrupt Events in the Ocean and Atmosphere during the Last Deglaciation, Science, 349,1537-1541.

Spooner P., Chen, T., Robinson L.F., Coath C.D., 2015. Uranium-Series Dating of Carbonates by Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry, Quaternary Geochronology, 31, 28-39, doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.10.004.

Chen, T.*, Stumpf, R., Frank, M., Bełdowski J., and Staubwasser M., 2013. Contrasting geochemical cycling of hafnium and neodymium in the central Baltic Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 123, 166-180, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.09.011.

Chen, T.*, Rempfer J., Frank, M., Stumpf R., and Molina-Kescher M., 2013. Upper ocean vertical supply: a neglected primary factor controlling the distribution of neodymium concentrations of open ocean surface waters?Journal of Geophysical Research-oceans, 118, 3887-3894, doi: 10.1002/jgrc.20288.

Jiang F.-Q., Frank, M., Li T., Chen, T., Xu Z., and Li A., 2013. Asian dust input in the western Philippine Sea: Evidence from radiogenic Sr and Nd isotopes. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystemsdoi: 10.1002/ggge.20116.

Chen, T.*, Li G., Frank, M., and Ling, H.-F., 2013. Hafnium isotope fractionation during continental weathering: implications for the generation of seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationships. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 916-920, doi: 10.1002/grl.50217.

Chen, T., Ling, H.-F., Hu, R., Frank, M., and Jiang, S.-Y., 2013. Lead isotope provinciality of central North Pacific Deep Water over the Cenozoic. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14, 1523-1537, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20114.

Chen, T.*, Frank, M., Haley, B. A., Gutjahr, M., and Spielhagen, R. F., 2012. Variations of North Atlantic inflow to the central Arctic Ocean over the last 14 million years inferred from hafnium and neodymium isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 353–354, 82-92.

Chen, T., Ling, H.-F., Frank, M., Zhao, K.-D., and Jiang, S.-Y., 2011. Zircon effect alone insufficient to generate seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationships. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 12, Q05003, doi: 10.1029/2010gc003363.

Hu, R., Chen, T., and Ling, H.-F., 2012. Late Cenozoic history of deep water circulation in the western North Pacific: Evidence from Nd isotopes of ferromanganese crusts. Chinese Science Bulletin57, 4077-4086, doi: 10.1007/s11434-012-5322-9.

Chen, T., Ling, H.-F., and Hu, R., 2011. Neodymium isotopes distribution and transport in the central North Pacific deep water. Chinese Science Bulletin 56, 2243-2250, doi: 10.1007/s11434-011-4452-9.