Research Areas

Earth surface processes using cosmogenic nuclides


​1981-1985, Department of Technical Physics, Beijing University, B. Sc.
 1985-1988, Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, M.Sc.
 1993-1996, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Ph. D.


Work Experience
1995-1997, Fellow of JSPS in the Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
 1997-1999, Fellow of Alexander vor Humboldt Foundation (AvH) in the Institute of Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Kolen University, Germany
 1999-2001, Postdoctor in the Space Science Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, USA
 2000- to now, Professor in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing, China


  1. Kong P., Jia Jun, Zheng Yong, 2013. Cosmogenic 10Be/26Al burial dating of the Paleolithic at Xihoudu, North China. Journal of Human Evolution 64, 466-470.
  2. Kong P., Zheng Y., Caffee M.W., 2012. Provenance and time constraints on the formation of the first bend of the Yangtze River. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13, Q06017, doi:10.1029/2012GC004140.
  3. Kong P., Zheng Y., Fu B., 2011. Cosmogenic nuclide burial ages and provenance of Late Cenozoic deposits in the Sichuan Basin: Implications for Early Quaternary glaciations in east Tibet. Quaternary Geochronology 6, 304-312.
  4. Kong P., Na C., Brown R., Fabel D., Freeman S., Xiao W., Wang Y., 2011. Cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al dating of paleolake shorelines in Tibet. J. Asian Earth Sci. 41, 263-273.
  5. Kong P., Fink D., Na C., Xiao W., 2010. Dip-slip rate determined by cosmogenic surface dating on a Holocene scarp of the Daju fault, Yunnan, China. Tectonophysics 493, 106-112.
  6. Kong P., Huang F., Liu X., Fink D., Ding L., Lai Q., 2010. Late Miocene ice sheet elevation in Grove Mountains, East Antarctica, inferred from cosmogenic 21Ne-10Be-26Al. Global Planet. Change 72, 50-54.
  7. Kong P., Ding L., Lai Q., Huang F., 2010. Cosmogenic 21Ne concentrations and exposure ages of summit bedrocks in Grove Mountains, Antarctica. Sci. China 53 D, 518-521.
  8. Kong P., Na C., Fink D., Zhao X., Xiao W., 2009. Moraine dam related to late Quaternary glaciation in the Yulong Mountains, southwest China, and impacts on the Jinsha River. Quat. Sci. Rev. 28, 3224-3235.
  9. Kong P., Fink D., Na C., Huang F., 2009. Late Quaternary glaciation of the Tianshan, Central Asia, using Cosmogenic 10Be surface exposure dating. Quat. Res. 72, 229-233.
  10. Kong P., Granger D.E., Wu F., Caffee M.W., Wang Y., Zhao X., Zheng Y., 2009. Cosmogenic nuclide burial ages and provenance of the Xigeda paleo-lake: implications for evolution of the Middle Yangtze River. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 278, 131-141.
  11. Kong P., Su W., Li X., Spettel B., Palme H., Tao K., 2008. Geochemistry and origin of metal, olivine clasts and matrix of Dongujimqin mesosiderite. Meteor. Planet. Sci. 43, 451-460.
  12. Kong P., Fabel D., Brown R., Freeman S., 2007. Cosmic-ray exposure age of Martian meteorite GRV99027. Sci. China 50 D, 1521-1524.
  13. Kong P., Na C., Fink D., Huang F., Ding L., 2007. Cosmogenic 10Be inferred lake-level changes in Sumxi Co Basin, Western Tibet. J. Asian Earth Sci. 29, 698-703.
  14. Kong P., Na C., Fink D., Ding L., Huang F., 2007. Erosion in the northwest Tibet from in situ produced cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al in bedrocks. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 32, 116-125.
  15. Kong P., Xie X., 2003. Redistribution of elements in heavily shocked Yanzhuang chondrite. Meteor. Planet. Sci. 38, 739-746.
  16. Kong P., Deloule E., Palme H., 2000. REE-bearing sulfide in Bishunpur, a highly unequilibrated ordinary chondrite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 177, 1-7.
  17. Kong P., Palme H., 1999. Compositional and genetic relationships between chondrules, chondrule rims, metal and matrix in the Renazzo chondrite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63, 3673-3682.
  18. Kong P., Ebihara M., Palme H., 1999. Distribution of siderophile elements in CR chondrites: Evidence for evaporation and recondensation during chondrule formation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63, 2637-2652.
  19. Kong P., Ebihara M., Palme H., 1999. Siderophile elements in martian meteorites and implications for core formation in Mars. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63, 1865-1875.
  20. Kong P., Ebihara M., Xie X., 1998. Reevaluation of formation of metal nodules in ordinary chondrites. Meteor. Planet. Sci. 33, 993-998.
  21. Kong P., Tadashi M., Ebihara M., 1997. Compositional continuity of enstatite chondrites and implications for heterogeneous accretion of the enstatite chondrite parent body. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, 4895-4914.
  22. Kong P., Ebihara M., 1997. Reproducibility of elemental concentrations for JB-1, a GSJ rock reference sample, with special reference to Mo, W and Ta. Geochem. J. 31, 339-344.
  23. Kong P., Ebihara M., 1997. The origin and nebular history of the metal phase of ordinary chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, 2317-2329.
  24. Kong P., Ebihara M., Nakahara H., 1996. Determination of 18 siderophile elements including all platinum group elements in chondritic metals and iron meteorites by instrumental neutron activation. Anal. Chem. 68, 4130-4134.
  25. Kong P., Ebihara M., 1996. Metal phases of L chondrites: Their formation and evolution in the nebula and in the parent body. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 60, 2667-2680.
  26. Kong P., Ebihara M., 1996. Distribution of W and Mo in ordinary chondrites and implications for nebular and parent body thermal processes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 137, 83-93.
  27. Kong P., Ebihara M., Nakahara H., Endo K., 1995. Chemical characteristics of metal phases of the Richardton H5 chondrite. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 136, 407-419.
  28. Kong P., Chai C.F., Mao X.Y., Ma S.L., 1991. Chemical species of iridium and other trace elements in the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary clays and their implications. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem.151, 201-211.
  29. Kong P., Chai C.F., 1990. A new selective chemical dissolution procedure for chemical speciation studies of anomalous iridium in geological samples. Chem. Geol. 82, 51-56.
  30. Kong P., Chai C.F., 1989. A new quantitative radiochemical separation procedure to determine Ir at 10-12 g/g level in geological samples by a long chain primary amine extraction. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 130, 321-331.