Talent details

Name:Houqi Wang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Associate Professor
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Address:Bldg. 3, No. 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments


Ph.D in Structural Geology, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA, 2015 

B.S. in Geology, China University of Geosciences (Beijng), Beijing, CHINA, 2008 


Oct. 2020-present    Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 

Jan. 2019-Oct. 2020   Assistant Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS 

Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017  Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, USA 

Oct. 2015-Dec. 2018  Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS 

Research Interest

Initial time and suturing process of India-Eurasia continental collision in southern Tibet, Pakistan and Indo-Burma Ranges;

Regional structural deformation and tectonic evolution of collisional thrust and strike-slip fault system;

Evolution of accretionary complex during Neo-Tethys oceanic subduction process;

Uplift history of Tibetan Plateau and the environmental impacts;

Field mapping, Multi-geochronology, Provenance analysis of sedimentary rocks, etc.

Selected Publications

(Selected Publication in Recently 5 years) 


21) Wang, H.-Q.*, Ding, L., Cai, F.-L., Sun, Y.-L., Li, S., Yue, Y.-H., Fan, S.-Q., Guo, X.-D., Qasim, M., 2020. The latest Jurassic protoliths of the Sangsang mafic schists in southern Tibet: Implications for the spatial extent of Greater India. Gondwana Research, 79: 248-262.

20) Xiong, Z., Ding, L.*, Spicer, R.A., Farnsworth, A., Wang, X., Valdes, P.J., Su, T., Zhang, Q., Zhang, L., Cai, F., Wang, H., Li, Z., Song, P., Guo, X., Yue, Y., 2020. The early Eocene rise of the Gonjo Basin, SE Tibet: From low desert to high forest. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 543: 116312.

19) Clinkscales, C.*, Kapp, P., Wang, H., 2020. Exhumation history of the north-central Shanxi Rift, North China, revealed by low-temperature thermochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 536: 116146.

18) Li, Z., Ding, L.*, Zaw, T., Wang, H., Cai, F., Yao, W., Xiong, Z., Sein, K., Yue, Y., 2020. Kinematic evolution of the West Burma block during and after India-Asia collision revealed by paleomagnetism. Journal of Geodynamics, 134: 101690.


17) Li, S., Guilmette, C., Yin, C.*, Ding, L., Zhang, J., Wang, H., Baral, U., 2019. Timing and mechanism of Bangong-Nujiang ophiolite emplacement in the Gerze area of central Tibet. Gondwana Research, 71: 179-193.

16) Guo, X.*, Ding, L., Cai, F., Wang, H., Yue, Y., 2019. Subduction and accretion process of the western segment of the Yarlung Zangbo suture zone in Zhongba area, Tibet (in Chinese with English abstract). Chinese Journal of Geology, 54 (4): 1031-1047.


15) Wang, H.-Q.*, Ding, L., Kapp, P., Cai, F.-L., Clinkscales, C., Xu, Q., Yue, Y.-H., Li, S., Fan, S.-Q., 2018. Earliest Cretaceous accretion of Neo-Tethys oceanic subduction along the Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone, Sangsang area, southern Tibet. Tectonophysics, 744: 373-389.

14) Xu, Q.*, Ding, L., Spicer, R.A., Liu, X., Li, S., Wang, H., 2018. Stable isotopes reveal southward growth of the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau since the Paleocene. Gondwana Research, 54: 50-61.

13) Qasim, M., Ding, L.*, Khan, M.A., Jadoon, I.A.K., Haneef, M., Baral, U., Cai, F., Wang, H., Yue, Y., 2018. Tectonic Implications of Detrital Zircon Ages From Lesser Himalayan Mesozoic-Cenozoic Strata, Pakistan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19 (5): 1636-1659.


12) Wang, H.-Q.*, Ding, L., Cai, F.-L., Xu, Q., Li, S., Fu, J.-J., Lai, Q.-Z., Yue, Y.-H., Li, X., 2017. Early Tertiary deformation of the Zhongba–Gyangze Thrust in central southern Tibet. Gondwana Research, 41: 235-248.

11) Ding, L.*, Maksatbek, S., Cai, F., Wang, H., Song, P., Ji, W., Xu, Q., Zhang, L., Muhammad, Q., Upendra, B., 2017. Processes of initial collision and suturing between India and Asia. Science China Earth Sciences, 60 (4): 635-651.

10) Ding, L.*, Spicer, R.A.*, Yang, J.*, Xu, Q., Cai, F., Li, S., Lai, Q., Wang, H., Spicer, T.E.V., Yue, Y., Shukla, A., Srivastava, G., Khan, M.A., Bera, S., Mehrotra, R., 2017. Quantifying the rise of the Himalaya orogen and implications for the South Asian monsoon. Geology, 45 (3): 215-218.

9) Li, S.*, Ding, L., Xu, Q., Wang, H., Yue, Y., Baral, U., 2017. The evolution of Yarlung Tsangpo River: Constraints from the age and provenance of the Gangdese Conglomerates, southern Tibet. Gondwana Research, 41: 249-266.

8) Yao, W.*, Ding, L., Cai, F., Wang, H., Xu, Q., Zaw, T., 2017. Origin and tectonic evolution of upper Triassic Turbidites in the Indo-Burman ranges, West Myanmar. Tectonophysics, 721: 90-105.


6) Ding, L.*, Qasim, M.*, Jadoon, I.A.K., Khan, M.A., Xu, Q., Cai, F., Wang, H., Baral, U., Yue, Y., 2016. The India–Asia collision in north Pakistan: Insight from the U–Pb detrital zircon provenance of Cenozoic foreland basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 455: 49-61.

5) Cai, F.*, Ding, L., Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Wang, H., Xu, Q., Zhang, L., 2016. Late Triassic paleogeographic reconstruction along the Neo-Tethyan Ocean margins, southern Tibet. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 435: 105-114.


4) Ding, L.*, Xu, Q., Yue, Y., Wang, H., Cai, F., Li, S., 2014. The Andean-type Gangdese Mountains: Paleoelevation record from the Paleocene–Eocene Linzhou Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392: 250-264.


3) Cai, F.*, Ding, L., Wang, H., Yue, Y., Lai, Q., 2013. Provenance of the Upper Paleocene to Early Eocene strata, Gyantze, south Tibet: Implications for early Himalaya thickening (in Chinese with English abstract). Chinese Journal of Geology. 48, 2: 435-448.


2) Cai, F.*, Ding, L., J.Leary, R., Wang, H., Xu, Q., Zhang, L., Yue, Y., 2012. Tectonostratigraphy and provenance of an accretionary complex within the Yarlung-Zangpo suture zone, southern Tibet: Insights into subduction-accretion processes in the Neo-Tethys. Tectonophysics, 574-575: 181-192.


1)      Fan, S.-q., Shi, R.-d.*, Ding, L., Liu, De.-l., Huang, Q.-s., Wang, H.-q., 2010, Geochemical characteristics and zircon U-Pb age of the plagiogranite in Gaize ophiolite of central Tibet and their tectonic significance (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Petrologica Et Mineralogica, 29, 5: 467-478.