Xu Chu

Assistant Professor

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

I am a hard-rock petrologist interested in the rock records of orogenic dynamics and the geochemical processes that transport heat and materials in the lithosphere. I work on a range of topics, with the aim of improving fundamental theories for petrolofic thermodynamics and kinetics, and advancing modeling efforts to reveal the geologic histories documented by natural rocks. My projects integrate field-based studies, experimental petrologym and numerical simulations, and apply the petrologic tools to field areas of various geologic settings.


Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
M.Phil., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
B.S., Geology, Peking University, 2009