XU Huiru

Associate Professor

Institute of Geophysics & Geomatics, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Education and Appointments:

2005.09-2009.06, B. Sc., Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2009.09-2015.07, Ph. D., Geodynamics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS

2013.12-2014.12, Joint PhD student, University of Florida

Research grants:

1. Paleomagnetic intensity during Proterozoic and its implication for the early earth evolution, funded by NSFC (2020-2023, grant No. 41974078)

2. Paleomagnetic study of the Precambrian mafic dykes, funded by NSFC (2017-2019, grant No. 41604059)

3. Magnetic fabric studies of Paleoproterozoic Xiong’er volcanic rocks in southern margin of the North China craton, funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015-2017, grant No. 2015M582295)

Current Research Interest:

1. Paleomagnetism

2. Rock physical properties

3. Paleointensity

Professional Experience:

2015.07-2017.10, Post-doctor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2017.10-2019.11, Lecturer, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2019.12-present, Associate professor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Selected Publications (* author for correspondence):

Xu H.-R.*, T. Yang, M. J. Dekkers, P. Peng, S.-H. Li, C.-L. Deng, R.-X. Zhu, 2020. Magma flow pattern of the 1.78 Ga dyke swarm of the North China Craton during the initial assembly of the Supercontinent Nuna/Columbia: Constraints from rock magnetic and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies, Precambrian Research, 345, 105773.


Yang T.*, J.-Y. Chen, H.-R. Xu, and M. J. Dekkers, 2019. High-Velocity Friction Experiments Indicate Magnetic Enhancement and Softening of Fault Gouges During Seismic Slip, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(1), 26-43.


Yang T.*, X.-X. Zhao, K. Petronotis, M. J. Dekkers, H.-R. Xu, 2019. Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) of Sediments From Holes U1480E and U1480H, IODP Expedition 362: Sedimentary or Artificial Origin and Implications for Paleomagnetic Studies, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(11), 5192-5215.


Sun L., C.-L. Deng*, X.-M. Wang, Q. Li, H.-F. Qin, H.-R. Xu, Y.-F. Kong, B.-L. Wu, S.-Z. Liu, R.-X. Zhu, 2018. Magnetostratigraphic dating of the late Miocene Baogeda Ula Formation and associated fauna in central Inner Mongolia, northern China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 505, 243-255.


Xu H.-R.*, Z.-Y. Yang, P. Peng, K.-P. Ge, Z.-M. Jin, R.-X. Zhu, 2017. Magnetic fabrics and rock magnetism of the Xiong'er volcanic rocks and their implications for tectonic correlation of the North China Craton with other crustal blocks in the Nuna (Columbia) supercontinent. Tectonophysics, 712-713, 415-425.


Xu H.-R.*, Z.-Y. Yang, P., Peng, Joseph G. Meert, R.-X. Zhu, 2014. Paleo-position of the North China craton within the supercontinent Columbia: Constraints from new paleomagnetic results. Precambrian Research 255, Part 1, 276-293.