Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University

YU Mengming


  Mengming Yu Postdoctor

Office Lingang Ocean building 318


Email: yumm@gig.ac.cn


Mailing AddressSchool of Ocean and Earth   Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China


2007.09-2011.06Yangtze University, Geochemistry, B.Sc

2012.09-2015.07University of Chinese Academy of Sciences/Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Engineering in Geology, M.Sc

2015.08-2018.06University of Chinese Academy of Sciences/Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Ph.D


2017.07- Postdoctor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University

2011.07-2012.08: Assistant Geological Engineer, Sichuan Institute of Nuclear Geology

Research interests

1. Tectonics-sedimentology-magmatism associated with the opening and closing of marginal seas

2. Element fluxes of subduction zone


Origin and evolution of the Huatung Basin: Zircon U/Pb dating and Hf-O isotopes study (41676048), 2017.01-2020.12, 0.71 million, NSFC - General Project, Yi Yan;

Eocene-Miocene stratigraphy in central and south Palawan: implication for the tectonic evolution of the southeastern margin of the South China Sea (41606068), 2017.01-2019.12, 0.2 million, NSFC -Youth Science Fund Project, Wen-Huang Chen;

Evolution of sediment provenances and sedimentary system of the Taiwan Strait since the Late Mesozoic (U1505231), 2016.01-2019.12, 2.15 million, NSFC - Key Project, Chi-Yue Huang;

Neogene Forearc sedimentation in response to active Taiwan arc-continent collision (41472093), 2015.01-2018.12, 1.08 million, NSFC - General Project, Chi-Yue Huang;

Cenozoic stratigraphy of Palawan-Mindoro, Philippines: Window into rifting of the South China Sea (41476036), 2015.01-2018.12, 1 millionNSFC - General Project, Yi Yan;

Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic study for Cenozoic adakitic lavas in Baguio region, Luzon: implications for process of eastward-subduction of the South China Sea (41406058)2015.01-2017.12, 0.26 million, NSFC -Youth Science Fund Project, Haiquan Liu;

Taiwan Tertiary stratigraphy, paleoenvironment and sedimentology response to South China Sea tectonic evolution from opening to closure (91128211), 2012.01-2015.12, 3.5 million, NSFC - Key Project, Chi-Yue Huang;

Geological characteristics of the Huatung Basin and its tectonic relationship with the Taiwan orogen and the Luzon arc (GZH201200601), 2013.01-2016.12, 1 millionFund of Land and Natural Resources, Chi-Yue Huang;

Basic geological characteristics of the Huatung Basin: Relic of Neotethys? 2012.01-2015.12, 1 million, 135 Programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chi-Yue Huang.


  1. Yu, M., Yan, Y., Huang, C. Y., Zhang, X., Tian, Z., Chen, W. H., & Santosh, M. (2018). Opening of the South China Sea and Upwelling of the Hainan Plume. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(6): 2600-2609.

  2. Huang, C. Y., Chen, W. H., Wang, M. H., Lin, C. T., Yang, S., Li, X., Yu, M., Liu, C. S., Hsieh, Y. H., & Harris, R. (2018). Juxtaposed sequence stratigraphy, temporal-spatial variations of sedimentation and development of modern- forming forearc Lichi Mélange in North Luzon Trough forearc basin onshore and offshore eastern Taiwan: An overview. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.01.015

  3. Chen, W. H., Huang, C. Y., Yan, Y., Dilek, Y., Chen, D., Wang, M. H., Zhang, X., Lan, Q., & Yu, M. (2017). Stratigraphy and provenance of forearc sequences in the Lichi Mélange, Coastal Range: Geological records of the active Taiwan arc-continent collision. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122(9), 7408-7436.

  4. Lan, Q., Yan, Y., Huang, C. Y., Santosh, M., Shan, Y. H., Chen, W., Yu, M., & Qian, K. (2016). Topographic architecture and drainage reorganization in Southeast China: Zircon U-Pb chronology and Hf isotope evidence from Taiwan. Gondwana Research, 36, 376-389.

  5. Zhang, X., Cawood, P. A., Huang, C. Y., Wang, Y., Yan, Y., Santosh, M., Chen, W., & Yu, M. (2016). From convergent plate margin to arc-continent collision: Formation of the Kenting Mélange, Southern Taiwan. Gondwana Research, 38, 171-182.

  6. Yu, M., Yan, Y., Huang, C. Y., Liu, H., Zhang, X., Lan, Q., Chen, W. H. & Qian, K. (2015). Philippine ophiolites and their tectonic significance. Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology, 35(6), 53-71. (Chinese with English abstract)

  7. Chen, W. H., Huang, C. Y., Lin, Y. J., Zhao, Q., Yan, Y., Chen, D., ... & Yu, M. (2015). Depleted deep South China Sea δ13C paleoceanographic events in response to tectonic evolution in Taiwan–Luzon Strait since Middle Miocene. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 122, 195-225.

  8. Lan, Q., Yan, Y., Huang, C. Y., Clift, P. D., Li, X., Chen, W., ... & Yu, M. (2014). Tectonics, topography, and river system transition in East Tibet: Insights from the sedimentary record in Taiwan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(9), 3658-3674.

  9. Zhang, X., Yan, Y., Huang, C. Y., Chen, D., Shan, Y., Lan, Q., ... & Yu, M. (2014). Provenance analysis of the Miocene accretionary prism of the Hengchun Peninsula, southern Taiwan, and regional geological significance. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 85, 26-39.


Merit student of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (the 2013-2014 & 2015-2016 academic year)


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