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Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
121 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8668
(845) 365-8155


Fields of interest: 
Isotope geochemistry (Pb, Sr, Nd, Hf, Li isotopes), submarine geology (mid-ocean ridge system), convergent margin processes, mantle evolution, paleoclimate, geochronology

 1. Use major, trace and isotope tracers to evaluate source and processes that control the composition of terrestrial magmas.


3. Application of isotope tracers in the reconstruction of past climate and ocean circulation.


2. Geochronology. Main tools, K-Ar, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf isotope systems and Sr isotope in microfossils.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Columbia University
Peking University

Selected Publications:

Comprehensive refertilization of lithospheric mantle beneath the North China Craton: further Os-Sr-Nd isotopic constraints Zhang, H.F.; Goldstein, S.L.; Zhou, X.H.; Sun, M.; Cai, Y. Journal of the Geological Society 03/2009 Volume: 166 p.: 11 (2009)
Evolution of subcontinental lithospheric mantle beneath eastern China: Re-Os isotopic evidence from mantle xenoliths in Paleozoic kimberlites and Mesozoic basalts Zhang, H. F.; Goldstein, S. L.; Zhou, X. H.; Sun, M.; Zheng, J. P.; Cai, Y. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Mar Volume: 155 Issue: 3 p.: 271-293 (2008) DOI 10.1007/s00410-007-0241-5
Effects of prolonged flat subduction on the Miocene magmatic record of the central Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt Mori, L.; Gomez-Tuena, A.; Cai, Y.; Goldstein, S. L. Chemical Geology Oct 15 Volume: 244 Issue: 3-4 p.: 452-473 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.07.002
Hf isotopes as the key for distinguishing slab melting in arcs: The case of the Mexican Volcanic Belt Goldstein, S. L.; Cai, Y.; Langmuir, C. H.; LaGatta, A.; Straub, S. M.; Gomez-Tuena, A.; Del Pozzo, A. L. M. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Aug Volume: 71 Issue: 15 p.: A340-A340 (2007)
Isotope Geochemistry of Gakkel Ridge basalts and origin of a "DUPAL" signature Goldstein, S. L.; Soffer, G.; Langmuir, C. H.; Lehnert, K.; Cai, Y.; Michael, P. Ofioliti 09/2006 Volume: 31 Issue: 2 (2006)