Head: HU Ruizhong (Ph.D., professor)
Executive Vice Head: BI Xianwu (Ph.D., professor)
Vice Heads: ZHOU Guofu (Ph.D., professor), SONG Xieyan(Ph.D., professor), HUANG Zhilong(Ph.D., professor)
1. Basic background
With the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in December 2005, the SKLODG is under construction on the basis of the Key Laboratory of Ore Deposit Geochemistry CAS, which was officially approved by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for opening to outside in 1989. The laboratory has obtained a number of academic achievements including the First Class Prize and the Second Class Prize of the National Natural Sciences Award. The laboratory, with its long-term research accumulation and recent development, has formed its own research predominance and characteristics in the research field of solid mineral resources in China, and is one of the important bases for scientific research and associated professional education in the field of mineral resources in China.
2. Research orientations, objectives and contents
Responding to the national strategic demands and aiming at the international research frontiers, in accordance with the unique geological background, the ore deposit geochemistry is mainly to study the processes of activation, mobilization, enrichment and mineralization of ore-forming elements in various geological activities, to reveal the enrichment and metallogenetic mechanisms and regularities of chemical elements under various geodynamic background, to establish new theories of metallogenesis and new methods for mineral resource exploration, and to provide scientific basis for the exploration and comprehensive utilization of mineral resources and the environmental rehabilitation of mines.
The laboratory has undertaken a large number of important research projects since 1989. The main projects include the National “973” Project “Large-scale Metallogenesis and Prognosis of Large Metallogenic Areas” and the National Climbing Project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Key Projects, the Distinguished Young Scholars Projects, and the Normal Projects funded by NSFC, the Major Projects and the Key Projects funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the “One Hundred Talent Plan” Projects funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
3. Operation and Administration
The head of the SKLODG is in charge of its operation under the principle of “opening, communication, collaboration, and competition” and the administrative model that the job positions are set depending on demands and competition. The laboratory possesses a powerful research potential with advanced experimental apparatus. At the end of 2005, there are 53 staff members, including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18 professors (including 12 supervisors for PhD students), and 20 associate professors and senior engineers. There are over 100 graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows in the laboratory. Therefore, the laboratory has a solid and excellent research group with rational age and knowledge structure.