Dr. Chun-Kit Lai

Senior Assistant Professor


Educational Qualifications: BSc (HKU), MPhil (HKU), PhD (CODES,Australia)

Research Interests

  • Economic Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Plate tectonic reconstruction
  • Orogenic gold deposits
  • Porphyry copper deposits
  • SE Asia geology
  • Central Asian Orogenic Belt


  • SG 2203/4303 Geochemistry
  • SG 4311 Ore Deposits and Economic Geology


  • Xia, X.P., Nie, X.S., Lai, C.K., Wang, Y.J., Long, X.P., Meffre, S., 2016. Where was the Ailaoshan Ocean and when did it open: A perspective based on detrital zircon U–Pb age and Hf isotope evidence. Gond. Res. 36, 488-502.
  • Halpin, J., Tran, H.T., Lai, C.K., Meffre, S., Crawford, A.J., Khin Zaw, 2016. U–Pb zircon geochronology and geochemistry from NE Vietnam: A ‘tectonically disputed’ territory between the Indochina and South China blocks. Gond. Res. 34, 253-273.
  • Kyaw Linn Oo, Khin Zaw, Myitta, Day Wa Aung, Meffre, S., Lai, C.K., 2015. Unroofing history of the Cretaceous–Eocene magmatic arc in Myanmar: Evidence from petrography, geochemistry and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of the Pondaung sandstones, southern Chindwin Basin. JAES 107, 172-194.
  • Lai, C.K., Meffre, S., Crawford, A.J., Khin Zaw, Xue, C.D., Halpin, J., 2014. The Western Ailaoshan Volcanic Belts and their SE Asia connection: A new tectonic model for the Eastern Indochina Block. Gond. Res. 26, 52-74.
  • Lai, C.K., Meffre, S., Crawford, A.J., Khin Zaw, Halpin, J., Xue, C.D., Salam, A., 2014. The Central Ailaoshan Ophiolite and modern analogues. Gond. Res. 26, 75-88.