Research interests:


·         Search for evidence of short-lived nuclides in primitive meteorites

·         Petrographic and mineralogical study of carbonaceous chondrites;

·         Investigation of oxygen isotopic compositions of CAIs and chondrules of chondrites;

·         Trace element geochemistry of silicate inclusions from IAB and IIE irons;

·         Mineralogical and geochemical studies of lunar and martian meteorites



Hsu W., Guan Y., and Wang Y. (2011) Al-Mg systematics of hibonite-bearing Ca,Al-rich inclusions from Ningqiang. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, 719-728.

Zhang A., Hsu W., Li X., Ming H., Li Q., Liu Y., and Tang G. (2011) Impact melting of Dhofar 458 lunar meteorite: Evidence from polycrystalline texture and decomposition of zircon. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, 103-115.

Zhang A., Hsu W., Floss C., Li X., Li Q., Liu Y., and Taylor L. A. (2010) Petrogenesis of lunar meteorite Northwest Africa 2977: Constraints from in situ microprobe results. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45, 1929-1947.

Zhang A., Guan Y., Hsu W., Liu Y., and Taylor L. A. (2010) Origin of a metamorphosed lithic clast in CM chondrite Grove Mountains 021536. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45, 238-245.

Zhang A. and Hsu w.* (2009) Refractory inclusions and Al-rich chondrules in Sayh Al Uhaymir 290 CH chondrite: Petrography and Mineralogy. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 787-804.

Zhang A. and Hsu w.* (2009) Petrography, mineralogy, and bulk chemistry of lunar meteorite Dhofar 1180.  Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 1265-1286.

Wang Y. and Hsu W.* (2009) Petrology and mineralogy of the Ningqiang carbonaceous chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, 763-780.

Hsu Weibiao, Zhang A., Bartoschewitz R., Guan Y., Ushikubo T., U. Krähenbühl, Niedergesaess R., Pepelnik R., Reus U., Kurtz T., Kurtz P. (2008) Petrography, mineralogy, and geochemistry of lunar meteorite Sayh al Uhaymir 300, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 43, 1363-1381.

Hsu Weibiao, Guan Y., Leshin L. A., Ushikubo T., Wasserburg G. J. (2006) A Late Episode of Irradiation in the Early Solar System: Evidence from Extinct 36Cl and 26Al in Meteorites, Astrophysical Journal 640, 525-529.

Hsu Weibiao, Guan Y., Hua X., Wang Y., Leshin L. A., Sharp T. G. (2006) Oxygen isotopes and origin of opaque assemblages in the Ningqiang carbonaceous chondrite, Earth & Planetary Science Letters 243, 107-114.

Hsu Weibiao (2005) Ion Microprobe: Techniques and Applications in Cosmochemistry and Geochemistry, Geological Journal of China Universities 11, 239-252.

Hsu Weibiao (2005) Mn-Cr systematics of pallasites, Geochemical Journal 39, 311-316.

Hsu Weibiao (2004) Ion probe study of silicate inclusions from the Colomera (IIE) iron meteorite: The rare earth element perspective.  Acta Geologica Sinica 78, 1060-1074.

Hsu Weibiao, Guan Y., Wang Henian, Leshin L. A., Wang Rucheng, Zhang Wenlan, Chen Xiaoming, Zhang Fusheng, Lin Chengyi (2004) The lherzolitic shergottite Grove Mountains 99027: Rare earth element microdistributionMeteoritics & Planetary Science 39, 701-709.

Hsu Weibiao (2003) Short-lived radionuclides in the early solar system - A meteoritic perspective of the solar system formation, Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, 27 (4): 365-373.

Hsu Weibiao (2003) Minor element zoning and trace element geochemistry of pallasites, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38, 1217-1241.

Hsu Weibiao (2003) Rare earth element geochemistry and petrogenesis of Miles (IIE) silicate inclusions, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, 4807-4821.

Takeda H., Hsu Weibiao, and Huss G. R. (2003) Mineralogy of silicate inclusions of the Colomera IIE iron and crystallization of Cr-diopside and alkali feldspar from a partial melt, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta  672269-2288.

Hsu Weibiao, Huss G. R., and Wasserburg G. J. (2003) Al-Mg systematics of CAIs, POI, and ferromagnesian chondrules from NingqiangMeteoritics & Planetary Science 3835-48.

Hsu Weibiao, Wasserburg G. J., and Huss G. R. (2000) High time resolution by use of the 26Al chronometer in the multistage formation of a CAI, Earth & Planetary Science Letters 182, 15-29.

Hsu Weibiao, Huss G. R., and Wasserburg G. J. (2000) Ion Probe Measurements of Os, Ir, Pt, and Au in Individual Phases of Iron Meteorites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 64, 1133-1147.

Hsu Weibiao and Crozaz G. (1998) Mineral chemistry and the origin of enstatite in unequilibrated enstatite chondrites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 62, 1993-2004.

Hsu Weibiao (1998) Geochemical and petrographic studies of oldhamite, diopside, and roedderite in enstatite meteorites, Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences 33, 291-302.

Hsu Weibiao and Crozaz G. (1997) Ion microprobe study of the Pomozdino and Peramiho eucrites, Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences 32, 271-280.

Hsu Weibiao and Crozaz G. (1997) Mineral chemistry and petrogenesis of eucrites: II. Cumulate eucrites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 61, 1293-1302.

Hsu Weibiao and Crozaz G. (1996) Mineral chemistry and petrogenesis of eucrites: I. Non-cumulate eucrites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 60, 4571-4591.




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