Zhang Benren, male, Han nationality, is a native of Huaiyuan, Anhui Province. He graduated from Nanjing University in 1952 and received a postgraduate degree from the Beijing College of Geoscience in 1956.
During the early 1980s, Zhang Benren combined the study of the geochemistry of mineralizing belts with the aerial basement rock geochemical measurement. He made breakthroughs in finding single minerals and evaluated the abnormal liminations by the abnormity of geochemical examination at that time. He created several applications for solving the geologic and mineralizing problems with the measuring data of basement rock.
From the late 1980s to 1991, Zhang proposed a new theory and method of aerial geochemistry on the basis of aerial lithosphere for the aerial geochemical study of Qinling-Bashu area, which combined the study of aerial lithosphere and aerial structure, petrology, and mineral science and deepened the knowledge of the aerial lithosphere evolvement, structural development, and the diagenetic and mineralizing law.
Since 1992, Zhang has addressed the structural division and evolvement of the Qinling Mountains