Research Group: Cosmochemistry


Cosmochemistry is the study of extraterrestrial materials aimed at understanding the nature of Solar System bodies, including the planets, their natural satellites, and small bodies.

An important goal is to increase our understanding of the chemical origin of the Solar System and the processes by which its planets and small bodies have evolved to their present states.

Our team is conducting research in the following fields:

  • Formation and differentiation of planetesimals
  • Chronological and mineralogical records of impacts on planets
  • Lunar magmatism
  • Mineralogical records of Martian and the Earth’s paleoenvironment

Team Members:






ssi Academic ShaolinLi 60x85

Li, Shao Lin

Assistant Professor
(Group Head)

  • Mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of lunar samples;
  • Mineralogical and chronological records of impacts in asteroidal meteorites;



Tang, Chi Pui

Assistant Professor

  • Meteorite;
  • First-Principles Calculation;


SSI Academic dupeixin 60x85

Du, Pei Xin

Assistant Professor

  • Comparative Planetology;
  • Planetary Geology;
  • Astrochemistry;


SSI Academic JinZiliang 60x85

Jin, Zi Liang

Assistant Professor

  • Material migaration in solar system;
  • Volatiles in solar system objects;
  • Applications of ion probes in planetary science;


SSI Academic LiuJing

Liu, Jing

Assistant Professor

  • Water-rock interaction;
  • Mineralogy of natural Fe- and Mn-rich specimen and their implication to paleoenvironment
  • Growth and phase transformation of nanominerals


SSI Manager JinLei 60x85

Jin, Lei


  • Cosmochemistry and Geochemistry of Trace Elements;
  • Development and Application of LA_ICPMS;


 SSI Academic SkyBeard 60x85

Sky Beard

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Geochemistry of Space Materials;
  • Geochronology and Mineral Identification;


SSI pic ZuoHongYan

Zuo, Hong Yan

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Microbe-Mineral Interaction;



Leong, Pak Kin

PhD Student


Zhou, Yu Xin

Master Student


Zhang, Yu

Master Student


Wang, Tian

Master Student


Yang, Pu

Master Student


Xiang, Xin Yi

Master Student