​​​​​Orogenic Architecture and Crustal Growth 

from Accretion to Collision

IGCP 662
6. Prof. Wenjiao XIAO
Prof. Wenjiao Xiao (China)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Leading and directing Chinese working groups to make a comparative study of accretionary orogenesis of the CAOB with Tethyan and other orogens.

    Born in 1967, Wenjiao obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Geology, CAS, in 1995, and undertook post-doctoral research at the Institute of Geophysics, CAS, during 1995-1997. He specialized in tectonics and structural geology. He is currently Deputy Director of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Professor of Tectonics at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS. His major research interests include plate tectonics of orogenic collages and continental crust, structural analysis of ophiolites and accretionary complexes, sedimentary basins, and metallogeny in association with orogenesis in the Tethys and Central Asia. He was in charge of the Chinese National 973 project “Continental geodynamics and metallogeny of the CAOB (2007-2011)” and was co-chief of IGCP 592 " Continental construction in Central Asia ". Wenjiao is now in charge of the Key Project of NSFC "Structures, deformation and ages of high-grade metamorphic terranes, ophiolites, and accretionary complexes in the Beishan Orogen " (2013-2017) and he is chief scientist of the National Key R&D Program of China “Deep Structure and Ore-forming Process of Main Mineralization systems in West North China Orogen” (2017-2020). He published ~300 scientific papers in both domestic and international journals. Wenjiao is listed as globally the No. 66 top-ranking earth scientist, with ~10358 SCI citations and has an H index of 50. He has been involved in collaboration with numerous geologists internationally, and organized and edited 14 special issues in international journals. He is now a GSA Fellow, and was Associate Editor and is now on the editorial boards of Geological Society of America Bulletin, Journal of the Geological Society, Episodes, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Gondwana Research and Terra Nova. He obtained the Second Award of National Natural Science Award of China (2012), the First Award of Science and Technology Award of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China (2012), and the Huang Jiqing Award of the Geological Society of China (2010). 
Key publications include:
    1. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Sun, S., Li, J.L., Huang, B.C., Han, C.M., Yuan, C., Sun, M., Chen, H.L., 2015. A tale of amalgamation of three collage systems in the Permian-Middle Triassic in Central Asia: Oroclines, sutures and terminal accretion. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 43, 477-507.
    2. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Allen, M., Han, C.M., 2013. Paleozoic multiple accretionary and collisional tectonics of the Chinese Tianshan orogenic collage. Gondwana Research, 23, 1316-1341.
    3. Xiao, W.J., Huang, B.C., Han, C.M., Sun, S., Li, J.L., 2010. A review of the western part of the Altaids: A key to understanding the architecture of accretionary orogens. Gondwana Research 18, 253-273.
    4. Xiao, W.J., Mao, Q.G., Windley, B.F., Qu, J.F., Zhang, J.E., Ao, S.J., Guo, Q.Q., Cleven, N.R., Lin, S.F., Shan, Y.H., Li, J.L., 2010. Paleozoic multiple accretionary and collisional processes of the Beishan orogenic collage. American Journal of Science, 310, 1553-1594.
    5. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Huang, B.C., Han, C.M., Yuan, C., Chen, H.L., Sun, M., Sun, S., Li, J.L., 2009. End-Permian to mid-Triassic termination of the accretionary processes of the southern Altaids: implications for the geodynamic evolution, Phanerozoic continental growth, and metallogeny of Central Asia. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98, 1189-1287.
    6. Xiao, W.J., Han, C.M., Yuan, C., Sun, M., Lin, S.F., Chen, H.L., Li, Z.L., Li, J.L., Sun, S., 2008. Middle Cambrian to Permian subduction-related accretionary orogenesis of North Xinjiang, NW China: implications for the tectonic evolution of Central Asia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 32, 102-117.
    7. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Badarch, G., Sun, S., Li, J.L., Qin, K.Z., Wang, Z.H., 2004. Palaeozoic accretionary and convergent tectonics of the southern Altaids: implications for the lateral growth of Central Asia. Journal of the Geological Society, London 161, 339-342.
    8. Xiao, W.J., Zhang, L.C., Qin, K.Z., Sun, S., Li, J.L., 2004. Paleozoic accretionary and collisional tectonics of the Eastern Tianshan (China): Implications for the continental growth of central Asia. American Journal of Science 304, 370-395.
    9. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Hao, J., Zhai, M.G., 2003. Accretion leading to collision and the Permian Solonker suture, Inner Mongolia, China: termination of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Tectonics 22, 1069.
    10. Xiao, W.J., Windley, B.F., Chen, H.L., Zhang, G.C., Li, J.L., 2002. Carboniferous-Triassic subduction and accretion in the western Kunlun, China: implications for the collisional and accretionary tectonics of the northern Tibetan plateau. Geology 30, 295-298.