人员简介-肖智勇

Dr. Zhiyong Xiao

Associate Professor

Planetary Environmental and Astrobiological Research Laboratory

School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University

xiaozhiyong@mail.sysu.edu.cn

 

EMPLOYMENT

2019/10–Present SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY      Associate Professor

2014/01–2019/10 CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSCIENCES (WUHAN)      Associate Professor

2016/01–2019/12 MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  Adjunct Associate Professor

2018/10–2019/02   UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG       Visiting Scholar

2014/10–2015/10  UNIVERSITY OF OSLO  Postdoc Fellow

2015/10–2017/10 UNIVERSITY OF OSLO   Guest Researcher

EDUCATION

2008/09-2013/12 CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSCIENCES (WUHAN)         Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China

2010/09-2012/09 LUNAR AND PLANETARY LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA     Tucson, Arizona, USA

2006/03-2008/07 HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China

2004/09-2008/07 CHINA UNIVERSITY OF GEOSCIENCES (WUHAN) Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on the surface evolution of terrestrial bodies in the Solar System. I take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the physics behind planetary surface processes and unlock the geological history, using knowledge gained from field investigation, geomorphology, mineralogy and petrology, laboratory geochemical analyses, and numerical simulation. Besides research duties in lunar and deep space missions (e.g., geological context analyses for the Chinese Chang’e-3-4-5 missions, and volatile-related landforms on Mercury for the MESSENGER mission), my primary research interest is impact cratering, which mainly contains three parts: (1) calibrate the age dating technique using impact crater populations and study the cratering history on the terrestrial bodies; (2) decipher unknown high-strain-rate processes during impact cratering based on morphology and topography of impact craters and numerical modelling; (3) search for potential impact craters in China, especially the source crater of the Australasian Strewn Field of tektites and microtektites.

TEACHING

Spring 2014: Structural Geology (CUG), undergraduate students and international students, English

Spring 2016/2017/2018/2019: Planetary Geology and Geochemistry (CUG), Graduate students, Chinese

Spring 2017/2018: Planetary Surface Processes (MUST), Graduate students,  English

STUDENT AND POST-DOC RESEARCH MENTORYING

Minggang Xie (post-doc)  |  Crater population and impact history  |  2017- 2019

Yuzhen Cai (post-doc)  |  Surface Topography of  terrestrial planets  |  2019- Present

Chunyu Ding (associate researcher)  |  Radar detection of  terrestrial planets  |  2017- Present

Yiren Chang (PhD student)  |  Secondaries on the Moon  | 2018-Present

Dajiang Lu (PhD student)  |  Target properties and small craters  |  2018-Present

Jiang Pu (PhD student)  |  Tektites from the Australasian Strewn Field  |  2019- Present

Yichen Wang (MS student)  |  Crater population on the Moon |  2017-Present

Pan Yan (MS student)  |  Microtektites from the Australasian Strewn Field  |  2018-Present

Yizhen Ma (MS student)  |  Searching for potential impact craters  in China  |  2019-Present

4 undergraduate students are currently working in my research group.

MISSION INVOLVEMENT

NASA MESSENGER, team member on the Geology Discipline Group, 2011-2013

CNSA Chang’E-3, core scientific member

CNSA Chang’E-4, core scientific member

CNSA First Mars Mission, team member on the radar group

FUNDING

  • 2011/01–2012/09: MErcury Surface, Space ENviroment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER). NASA Discovery Program undercontracts NAS5-97271 (to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory) and NASW-00002 (to the Carnegie Institution of Washington). Participate under the supervising of Professor Robert G. Strom
  • 2013/09–Present: Chang’E-3 Core Science Team Member. Surface Morphology Group and the Petrology and GeochemistryGroup. Co-Principle Investigator
  • 2015/01–2017/12: Effect of target volatiles on ejection angles: Indications from the morphology and distribution of secondary craters on Mercury. National Natural Science Foundation of China. Fund: RMB 250,000. Project Number: 41403053. Principle Investigator.
  • 2015/01–2017/12: Possiblyof impact structures within China mainland remote sensing of potential impact structures. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Project Number: CUGL150405. Fund: RMB 300,000. Principle Investigator.
  • 2018/01–2021/12: The formation mechanism of dark spots on Mercury. National Natural Science Foundation of China. Fund: RMB 690,000. Project Number:41773063. Principle Investigator.
  • 2018/01-2020/12: Impact cratering, impact crater population, and impact craters in China.Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Project Number: CUG180601. Fund: RMB 450,000. Principle Investigator.
  • 2018/01-2020/12: Spatial distribution of tektites in China: Implications for nuclear blast process.Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Fund: RMB 100,000. Principle Investigator.

PEER REVIEW PAPERS (*corresponding author, # students mentored)

  • ZhiyongXiao*, Hangyu Fan, Zuoxun Zeng, and Guangming Dai. 2009. The Application of Shadow Moiré Method and GIS in the Three-dimensional Reconstruction of Stylolities. Journal of Jilin University (Earth Science Edition) (in Chinese). 39 (3): 555–558.
  • 肖智勇*,樊航宇,曾佐勋,戴光明. 影像云纹法及GIS在缝合线三维重构中的应用. 2009.吉林大学学报(地球科学版), 39 (3), 555–558.
  • Hangyu Fan,Zhiyong Xiao, and Zuoxun Z 2009. Three-dimensional morphology model and provenance of stylolites in Tieshan Area, Daye City. Geoscience (in Chinese). 23 (3), 447–455.
  • 樊航宇,肖智勇,曾佐勋. 湖北大冶铁山地区缝合线三维形态模拟及其成因分析.现代地质. 2009. 23 (3), 448–455.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng. New Progress of research on the lunar magnetic field. Chinese J. (in Chinese), 2010, 25(3): 804–808,doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-2903.2010.03.010.
  • 肖智勇*,曾佐勋. 月球磁场研究新进展. 地球物理学进展. 25(3): 804–808, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-2903.2010.03.010.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng, Long Xiao, Wenzhe Fa, and Qian Huang.2010. Origin of pit chains in the floor of lunar Copernican craters. Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 53(12): 2145– DOI: 10.1007/s11433-010-4174-z.
  • 肖智勇*,曾佐勋,肖龙,法文哲,黄倩. 月球哥白尼纪撞击坑底部链状坑的成因.中国科学:物理学 力学 天文学. 2010, 40 (11), 1326–1342.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng.The effect of lunar-dust movement to the lunar magnetic field. Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 2012, 27(2): 522–527,doi: 10.6038/j.issn.1004-2903.2012.02.015.
  • 肖智勇*,曾佐勋. 带电月尘活动对月球磁场的影响. 地球物理学进展. 2012, 27(2): 522–527, doi: 10.6038/j.issn.1004-2903.2012.02.015.
  • David T. Blewett, Nancy L. Chabot, Brett W. Denevi, Carolyn M. Ernst, James W. Head, Noam R. Izenberg, Scott L. Murchie, Sean C. Solomon, Larry R. Nittler, Timothy J. McCoy, Zhiyong Xiao, David M. H. Baker, Caleb I. Fassett, Sarah E. Braden, Jürgen Oberst, Frank Scholten, Frank Preusker, Debra M. Hurwitz. 2011.Hollows on Mercury: MESSENGER Evidence for Geologically Recent Volatile-Related Activity. Science, 333: 1856–
  • James W. Head, Clark R. Chapman, Robert G. Strom, Caleb I. Fassett, Brett W. Denevi, David T. Blewett, Carolyn M. Ernst, Thomas R. Watters, Sean C. Solomon, Scott L. Murchie, Louise M. Prockter, Nancy L. Chabot, Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, Jennifer L. Whitten, Timothy A. Goudge, David M. H. Baker, Debra M. Hurwitz, Lillian R. Ostrach, Zhiyong Xiao, William J. Merline, Laura Kerber, James L. Dickson, Jürgen Oberst, Paul K. Byrne, Christian Klimczak, Larry R. Nittler. Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER. Science, 333: 1853–1856.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, and Robert G. Strom. Problems determining relative and absolute ages using the small crater population. Icarus, 2012, 220(1), 254–267, org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.05.012.
  • David  T. Blewett, William  M. Vaughan, Zhiyong  Xiao, Nancy  L. Chabot, Brett W. Denevi, Carolyn  M. Ernst, Jörn Helbert, Mario D’Amore, Alessandro Maturilli, James W. Head, Sean C. Solomon. 2013. Mercury’s hollows: Constraints on formation and composition from analysis of geological setting and spectral reflectance. Journal of Geophysics Research, 118, 1–20, doi: 10.1029/2012JE004174.
  • Debra M. Hurwitz, James W. Head, Paul K. Byrne, Zhiyong Xiao, Sean C. Solomon, Maria Zuber, David E. Smith, and Gregory A. Neumann. 2012. Investigating the origin of candidate lava channels on Mercury observed in MESSENGER data: Theory and observations. Journal of Geophysics Research, 118, 471–486, doi: 10.1029/2012JE004103.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng¸Ning Ding, Jamie Molaro. 2013. Mass wastingon the Moon: How active is the lunar surface? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 376, 1–11, http://dx.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.015.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Robert G. Strom, David T. Blewett, Paul K. Byrne, Sean C. Solomon, Scott L. Murchie, Ann L. Sprague, Deborah L. Domingue, Jörn Helbert. 2013. Dark spots on Mercury: A distinctive low-reflectance material and its relation to hollows. Journal of Geophysics Research, 118, 1752–1765,doi: 10.1002/jgre.20115.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Goro Komatsu. 2013. Impact craters with ejecta flows and central pits on Mercury. Planetary and Space Science, 82, 62–78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.03.015.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Goro Komatsu. 2013. Reprint of: Impact craters with ejecta flows and central pits on Mercury. Planetary and Space Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.07.001.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Robert G. Strom, Zuoxun Zeng. 2013. Mistakes in using crater size-frequency distributions to estimate planetary surface ages. Earth Science(in Chinese), 38 (1), 145–160, doi: 10.3700/dqkx.2013.S1.000.
  • 肖智勇*,Robert G. Strom, 曾佐勋. 2013. 撞击坑统计技术在行星表面定年的应用中的误区. 地球科学,38 (1), 145–160, doi: 10.3700/dqkx.2013.S1.000.
  • Qian Huang, Zhiyong Xiao, Long Xiao. Ancient primary crust beneath the Aristarchus Plateau: Constraints from gravity and topography data. Planetary and Space Science, 89, 189–193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.09.016.
  • Qian Huang, Long Xiao, Jinsong Ping, Zhiyong Xiao, Le Qiao, Jiannan Zhao. Density and lithospheric thickness of lunar shield volcano: Marius Hills(in Chinese). Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 2013, 43(11), 1395–
  • 黄倩,肖龙,平劲松,肖智勇,乔乐,赵建楠. 月球Marius Hills盾形火山密度和岩石圈弹性厚度. 中国科学: 物理学 力学 天文学. 2013, 43(11), 1395–1402.
  • Timothy A. Goudge, James W. Head, Laura Kerber, Noam R. Izenberg, David T. Blewett, Brett W. Denevi, Deborah L. Domingue, Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, Jörn Helbert, Gregory M. Holsclaw, William E. McClintock, Scott L. Murchie, Gregory A. Neumann, Mark S. Robinson, David E. Smith, Robert G. Strom, Zhiyong Xiao, Maria T. Zuber, and Sean C. Solomon.2014. Global Inventory and Characterization of Pyroclastic Deposits on Mercury: New Insights into Pyroclastic Activity from MESSENGER Orbital Data. Journal of Geophysics Research, in press, doi: 10.1002/2013JE004480.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng,Goro Komatsu. 2014. A global inventory of central pit craters on the Moon: Distribution, morphology, and geometry. Icarus, 227, 195–
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Robert G. Strom, Clark R. Chapman¸ James W. Head, Christian Klimczak, Lillian R. Ostrach, Jörn Helbert, Piero D’Incecco. Comparisons of fresh complex impact craters on Mercury and the Moon: Implications forcontrolling factors in impact excavation processes. Icarus, 228, 260–275, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.10.002.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng,Zhiyong Li, David Blair, Long Xiao. 2014. Cooling fractures in impact melt deposits on the Moon and Mercury: Indications of cooling solely by thermal radiation. Journal of Geophysics Research, 119, 1496–1515, doi:10.1002/2013JE004560.
  • Qian Huang, Zhiyong Xiao, Long Xiao. 2014. Subsurface structures of large volcanic complexes on the nearside of the Moon: A view from GRAIL gravity. Icarus, 243, 48–57.
  • Robert G. Strom, Renu Malhotra, Zhiyong Xiao, Takashi Ito, Fumi Yoshida, Lillian R. Ostrach. 2015. The inner solar system cratering record and the origin of the impacting objects. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 15, 407–434.
  • Maria Teresa Brunetti, Zhiyong Xiao, Goro Komatsu, Silvia Peruccacci, Fausto Guzzetti. 2015. Large rock slides in impact craters on the Moon and Mercury. Icarus, 260, 289 – 300, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.014.
  • Maria E. Banks, Zhiyong Xiao, Thomas R. Watters, Robert G. Strom, Sarah E. Braden, Clark R. Chapman, Sean C. Solomon, ChristianKlimczak, Paul Byrne. 2015. Duration of activity on lobate-scarp thrust faults on Mercury. Journal of Geophysics Research, 120(11), 1751-1762, doi:10.1002/2015JE004828.
  • Long Xiao, Peimin Zhu, Guangyou Fang, Zhiyong Xiao, Yongliao Zou, Jiannan Zhao, Na Zhao, Yuefeng Yuan, Le Qiao, Xiaoping Zhang, Hao Zhang, Jiang Wang, Jun Huang, Qian Huang, Qi He, Bin Zhou, Yicai Ji, Qunying Zhang, Shaoxiang Shen, Yuxi Li, Yunze Gao. 2015. A young multilayered terrane of the northern Mare Imbrium revealed by Chang’E-3 mission. Science, 347 (6227), 1226–1229.
  • Jiannan Zhao, Jun Huang, Le Qiao, Zhiyong Xiao, Qian Huang, Jiang Wang, Qi He, Long Xiao.2015. Geologic characteristics of the Chang’E-3 exploration region. Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 57 (3), 569–576.
  • Shangzhe Zhou#, Zhiyong Xiao*, Zuoxun Zeng, 2015.Impact Craters with Circular and Isolated Secondary Craters on the Continuous Secondaries Facies on the Moon. Journal of Earth Science, 26(5), 740– doi:10.1007/s12583-015-0579-y.
  • Yu Yang#, ZhiyongXiao*, Xiaoming Xu, Wei Chen, Zuoxun ZENG. 2015. The significance of multiscale analysis in the study of Copernican-aged tectonic features on the Moon (in Chinese). Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 45 (3), 39601-039601.
  • 杨屿#, 肖智勇*, 许晓明, 陈维, 曾佐勋. 多尺度分析在月球表面哥白尼纪构造形迹研究中的重要性. 中国科学: 物理学 力学 天文学, 2015, 45(3): 039601.
  • Zhiyong Xiao*, Stephanie C. Werner. Size–frequency distribution of equilibrated crater populations on the Moon, Journal of Geophysics Research, 120 (12), 2277–2292, doi: 10.1002/2015JE004860.
  • Xiao L, Qiao L, Xiao Z Y, et al. Major scientific objectives and candidate landing sites suggested for future lunar explorations (in Chinese). SciSin-Phys Mech Astron, 2016, 46: 029602, doi: 10.1360/SSPMA2015-00507.
  • 肖龙,乔乐,肖智勇,黄倩,何琦,赵健楠,薛竹青,黄俊. 2016. 月球着陆探测值得关注的主要科学问题及着陆区选址建议. 中国科学:物理学 力学 天文学, 46 (2): 029602.
  • Wenzhe Fa, Yuzhen Cai, Zhiyong Xiao, Wei Tian. 2016. Topographic roughness of the northern high latitudes of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimeter data. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), 3078–3087, doi: 1002/2016GL069868.
  • Xiao, Z.*, N. C. Prieur, and S. C. Werner (2016), The self-secondary crater population of the Hokusai crater on Mercury, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7424–7432, doi:10.1002/2016GL069868.
  • Xiao, Z.* (2016), Size-frequency distribution of different secondary crater populations: 1. Equilibrium caused by secondary impacts, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 121, 2404–2425, doi:10.1002/2016JE005139.
  • Blewett, D. T., C. Stadermann, H. C. Susorney, C. M. Ernst, Z. Xiao,et al. (2016), Analysis of MESSENGER high-resolution images of Mercury’s hollows and implications for hollow formation, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 121, 1798–1813, doi:10.1002/2016JE005070.
  • Qiao, L., Xiao, Z., Zhao, J., Xiao, L., 2016. Subsurface structures at the Chang’e-3 landing site: Interpretations from orbital and in-situ imagery data. Journal of Earth Science, 27(4): 707-715.
  • L. Xiao, J. Wang, Y. Dang, Z. Cheng, T. Huang, J. Zhao, Y. Xu, J. Huang, Z. Xiao, G. Komatsu. 2017. A new terrestrial analogue site for Mars research: The Qaidam Basin, Tibetan Plateau (NW China). Earth Science Reviews, 164, 84 – 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.11.003.
  • Z.Xiao*, Q Huang, Z. Zeng, L. Xiao (2017), Small graben in the southeastern ejecta blanket of the lunar Copernicus crater: Implications for recent shallow igneous intrusion on the Moon. Icarus, 298, 89-97,       http://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2017.02.014.
  • Xu, X.#, Kenkmann, T.*, Xiao, Z.*, Sturm, S., Metzger, N., Yang, Y., Weimer, D., Krietsch, H. and Zhu, M.-H. (2017), Reconnaissance survey of the Duolun ring structure in Inner Mongolia: Not an impact structure. Meteorit Planet Sci, 52: 1822–1842. doi:10.1111/maps.12890.
  • Banks, M. E., , Xiao, S. E., Braden, N. G., Barlow, C. R., Chapman, C. I., Fassett, and S. S., Marchi (2017), Revised constraints onabsolute age limits for Mercury’s Kuiperian and Mansurian stratigraphic systems, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122, 1010–1020, doi:10.1002/2016JE005254.
  • Yuan*, P. Zhu, N. Zhao, L. Xiao, E. Garnero, Z. Xiao, J. Zhao, L. Qiao (2017), The 3-D geological model around Chang’E‐3 landing site based on lunar penetrating radar Channel 1 data, Geophysical Research Letters 44 (13), 6553-6561.
  • C. Prieur*#, T. Rolf, R. Luther, K. Wünnemann, Z. Xiao, S. C. Werner (2017), The effect of target properties on transient crater scaling for simple crater, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122(8), 1704–1726, doi:10.1002/2017JE005283.
  • Xie, M.#, Zhu, M.-H., Xiao, Z., Wu, Y., & Xu, A. (2017). Effect of topography degradation on crater size-frequency distributions: Implications for populations of small craters and age dating. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(20), 10,171–10,179,https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075298.
  • Xiao*, Z. Chen, J. Pu, X. Xiao, Y. Wang, J. Huang (2018). Hailar crater – A possible impact structure in Inner Mongolia, China. Geomorphology, 306, 128 –140, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.01.020.
  • Huang, J., Xiao, Z., Flahaut, J., Martinot, M., Head, J., Xiao, X., et al. (2018). Geological characteristics of Von Kármán crater, northwestern South Pole‐Aitken Basin: Chang’E‐4 landing site region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123, 1684–170 https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005577.
  • Xiao*(2018), On the importance of self-secondaries. Geoscience Letters, 5, 17, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40562-018-0116-9.
  • Wang#, L. Xiao, D. Reiss, H. Hiesinger, J. Huang, Y. Xu, J. Zhao, Z. Xiao, and G. Komatsu (2018). Geological Features and Evolution of Yardangs in the Qaidam Basin, Tibetan Plateau (NW China): A Terrestrial Analogue for Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets,123, 2336–2364. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005719.
  • Deng#, Li F., Yan J., Xiao Z., and J.A.P. Rodriguez. (2018), Buried impact features on Mercury as revealed by gravity data, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005801.
  • Pu#, Xiao Z.*, Huang C., Xiao L. (2018). Non-impact origin of the Baisha structure in Hainan Province, China. Journal of Earth Science, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-018-0887-0.
  • Yan#, Z. Xiao*, Y. Ma, Y. Wang, J. Pu (2019). Formation mechanism of the Lidang circular structure in the Guangxi Province. Earth and Planetary Physics, 3(4), 298 – 304.

BOOK

  • Zhiyong Xiao, Zuoxun Zeng, and Robert G. Strom. 2014.Comparison between Copernican-aged Geological Activity on the Moon and Kuiperian-aged Geological Activity on Mercury (in Chinese). China University of Geoscience Press, Wuhan, China.

SELECTED AWARDS

  • Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by CAST, China Association for Science and Technology, 2016
  • Early Career Researcher Distinguished Lecture, AOGS, 2017
  • MESSENGER Group Achievement Award, NASA, 2018

SERVICES

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
  • Reviewerfor: Nature Communication, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Geomorphology, Icarus, Scientific Reports, Journal of Earth Sciences, Science China, etc.