Zheng Wang

School of Earth System Science

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Rm 308, Building No.16

Brief Introduction

Zheng, Wang is a "Peiyang scholar" professor of the School of Earth System Science at Tianjin University. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China with a B.S. degree in 2004, and from Trent University (Canada) with a PhD degree in 2010. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Toronto, and has worked as a research associate at Arizona State University. His research area is metal stable isotope geochemistry. Particularly, he focuses on the mechanism of metal isotope fractionation, the application of mercury isotopes in tracing the biogeochemical cycle of mercury, and the application of metal isotopes as proxies to understand the evolution of Earth's environment and life. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers on top journals such as PNAS, Nature Communications, Environmental Science and Technology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, with more than 2000 citations. His current research projects are: 1. the isotope fractionation of metals (Hg, Sn) during photochemical reactions; 2. reconstruction of the co-evolution history of Earth and life using redox sensitive metal isotopes (e.g., Hg, Re, Mo); 3. tracing the sources, transport and transformation of contaminants in soil environments using stable isotopes. He received the 18th "Hou Defeng" young scientist award from the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Education Background
  • Doctoral degree| Trent University| 2010
  • Bachelor’s Degree| University of Science and Technology| 2004
Research Interests
  • The mechanism and environmental application of metal stable isotope fractionation
    The biogeochemical cycle of Hg
    The co-evolution of Earth's environment and life
    Development of new isotope systems and analytical technique
Positions & Employments
  • 2018.11-Now

     School of Earth System Science, Tianjin University | 教授 
  • 2015.12-2018.10

     Arizona State University | Research Scientist 
  • 2012.6-2015.12

     University of Toronto | 博士后 
  • 2010.4-2012.6

     Oak Ridge National Laboratory | 博士后 
Academic Achievements