Professor Xuan-Ce Wang
Research Center for Earth System Science,
Chenggong District, Kunming, 650500, PR China
· Ph.D. in Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2008
· M.Sc. in Geochemistry, China University of Geosciences, 2004
· B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology, China University of Geosciences, 2001
· ARC Future Fellowship, 2014-present
· Curtin ECR highest Research Performance Index, 2013
· ARC Early Career Start-up Award for Researchers (equivalent to DECRA) through the ARC Centre of Excellence in Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) 2010-2013
· Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s Scholarship, 2008; awarded to outstanding PhD graduates with great potential in science nation-wide
· 2019-present, Professor, Yunnan University
· 2014-2019, Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow, Curtin University
· 2010-2013, Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) and Curtin University
· 2009- 2010, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University jointly funded with UWA
· 2008-2009, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Geology and Geophysics (CAS)
Honorary Research Positions
· 2014-Present, Adjunct Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
· 2014-Present, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
· 2015-Present, Adjunct Professor, Chang’an University, China
· 2018-Present, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (CAS), China
· SCOPUS: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=35241368200
· Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=1n1yk1IAAAAJ&hl=en
· Website: www.researchgate.net/profile/Xuan-Ce_Wang
· Linking Earth’s deep volatile cycling with geodynamics, magmatism, and surface feedback
This project is the focus of my ARC Future Fellowship and has generated 27 papers published in high-ranking international journals (as of September 2018), such as Nature Communications, Chemical Geology, Precambrian Research, and Lithos. My research has demonstrated that deep volatile cycling played a key role in the breakup of supercontinents, the formation of LIPs, and large-scale post-orogenic magmatism associated with the growth and evolution of Phanerozoic continental crust. Specifically, new evidence from the project has linked destruction of the keels of ancient cratons (i.e., the North China Craton) and deep CO2 recycling, and provided evidence for ancient reservoirs still preserved within the mantle with a key role played by stagnant slabs in the mantle transition zone (MTZ) (Nature Communications 2015). I have a holistic view of Earth processes in the context of the supercontinent cycle, and my research covers a wide range of tectonic settings, ranging from typical intraplate to late- and post-orogenic settings and various magma types from typical mantle-derived (continental flood basalts) to crustal rocks (granitoids). The ultimate goal is to formulate a self-consistent model to understand volatile behaviour under the conditions that existed on the early Earth and their transition into the plate tectonic regime.
· Ancient Reservoirs in the Mantle-Crust system
This project has demonstrated that primordial signatures of early Earth processes during the first 300 million years of Earth’s history are preserved today. This work was undertaken on the oldest rocks in China (3.8 Ga Anshan gneisses, utilising 142Nd-143Nd) and the Cenozoic Hainan plume, and Baffin Bay basalts (utilising combinations of Pb, Sr, Nd and Os). These results suggest that early heterogeneities in the mantle have not been obliterated by mixing over the last four billion years.
· Crust-mantle dynamics and mantle evolution
I have been involved in several important case studies related to the mechanism of building juvenile continental crust, including work on the Alxa Block, Central Asian Orogenic, Tibet plateau, North China Craton and South China Craton. I am the first researcher to provide high-temperature petrological evidence for the hypothesized Rodinia superplume, which played a key role in the breakup of the supercontinent Rodinia. My work also identified remnants of an 820-810 Ma continental flood basalt province, providing new insights into the late-Neoproterozoic mantle thermochemical structure and melting processes beneath the South China Block, leading to the development of an integrated plume-lithosphere interaction model for the ca. 825–760 Ma basalts. I recently extended my research to include mafic dykes in Western Australia through identification of potential new large igneous provinces, including one first-authored and three co-authored papers (with PhD student J. Camilla Stark).
· Potential surface feedback to deep volatile cycling
Hydrothermal fluid-oceanic crust interaction is the natural laboratory to characterize and quantify the water-rock interaction processes on early Earth, and to improve our understanding of the evolution of primitive hydrosphere. This research investigates the volatile storage capacity of altered oceanic crust and the influence of alteration and metamorphism on chemical and isotope compositions of pre-subduction slabs. Pilot projects (Chinese Academy of Science project, 2018-2019; National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2019-2022) investigate both inorganic geochemical variations and organic geochemical features to identify key parameters that control organic-inorganic interactions during seawater-oceanic crust interactions. Findings from this research can be directly applied to decipher the initial geochemical composition of oceanic crust before its subduction and may also reveal the possible mechanism for the origin of life.
We also study the behaviour of metal elements and isotopes in petroleum systems and aims to develop a multi-isotope approach for direct dating of hydrocarbons and their source rocks, and to establish new proxies for oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations in petroleum reservoirs. This integrated, novel analytical protocol has been applied to Proterozoic and Paleozoic sedimentary basins in Australia and China. The main deliverable will be new protocols and guidelines for end-users with wide application in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, bringing long-term benefits and competitive advantages to Australia’s petroleum industry. This work also attracts attention and support from PetroChina, Sinopec and local companies (e.g. Armour Energy limited).
· Analytical Geochemistry
I have considerable expertise in analytical geochemistry of trace elements, and radiogenic (e.g., Re-Os, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf) and stable (e.g. Mg-O) isotopes. I also have extensive experience in isotopic analysis and application of cutting-edge analytical techniques to address fundamental Earth Science questions in crust-mantle dynamics, mantle evolution, and planetary differentiation. I spend at least three months each year on laboratory work, including sample preparation, mineral separation, purification, and analyses including major element analyses using XRF, trace element analyses using ICPMS, isotopic analyses using MC-ICPMS and TIMS, and in-situ geochemical analyses using LA-ICPMS/MC- ICPMS, Cameca IMS 1280 ion microprobe, and EMPA.
In the last five years, I have contributed to the design and improvement of chemical procedures for the determination of Mo, Cr, Re-Os, and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopes and their microbeam analysis. To study Earth process and differentiation of the terrestrial planets, I have developed a precise protocol for analysis of short-lived 146Sm-142Nd isotopes in collaboration with my former colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This technique allows better than 5 ppm (2SD) external precision for the isotopic ratios of 142Nd/144Nd.
My current project involves development of an in situ method for determination of olivine Mg isotopes through collaborating with key staff from SIMS facilities at both UWA and Beijing.
Research Funding and Resources
Over the past five years I have received the equivalent of ~$3.0 M in competitive research funding as a leading CI as follows:
· “Age and origin of the magmatism along the transgressional Australian-Pacific plate boundary”, Australian Antarctic Science Program, $220k, 2017-2019, Co-CI.
· “Petrogenesis of late Carbonaceous mafic rocks in Inner Mongolia: linking geodynamics and mineral deposit”, sub-project of the Major Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China “The tectonics evolution of Paleo-Asian Ocean and its mineral deposit processes”, 2017-2020, $160k, sub-project Lead CI
· Direct dating of marine carbonate hydrocarbon system using authigenic pyrite Rb-Sr isotopes, supported by China University of Petroleum, 2017-2018, Funding: $50k, Lead CI
· ‘Measurement of Re-Os isotopes in reservoir bitumen’ support from PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, 2016. Funding: $70k, Lead CI
· “Authigenic pyrite Rb-Sr dating of hydrocarbon generation” support from Sinopec, the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, 2018, $60k, Lead CI.
· “Roles of deep-Earth fluid cycling in the generation of intra-continental magmatism”, funded under ARC Future Fellowship, 2014-2018. Funding: $760k (ARC) + $720k (Curtin), Sole CI
· ARC Early Career Start-up Award for Researchers through the CCFS, 2011-2013. Funding: $375k, Sole CI
· “A seed project for chemical geodynamic research team” support from Chang’an University, 2016-2017, funding: $60k, Lead CI
· ‘Deep-Earth geodynamics and surface environment and resources response’, support from Chang’an University, 2017-2020. Funding: $500k, Lead CI
· ‘Integrated studies of 146Sm-142Nd and 147Sm-143Nd for Archean komatiites in Western Australia and 3.6-3.8 Ga Anshan TTG in the North China Craton’, support from National Science Foundation of China, 2014-2017. Funding: $135k, Co-CI
· ‘The petrogenesis of the Leiqiong flood basalts: Implication for Hainan Plume’, support from National Science Foundation of China, 2012-2015. Funding: $140k, Co-CI
· ‘Detecting the recycled components in the source of the Late Cenozoic Chifeng continental flood basalts: Constraints from Pb-Os isotopes’, support from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, 2013-2014. Funding: $36k, Lead CI
· ‘Characteristics of Phanerozoic sub-continental lithospheric mantle of the Yangtze Craton constrained by basalts and lamproites’, support from National Science Foundation of China, 2010-2012. Funding: $80k, Co-CI
· ‘Petrogenesis of Cenozoic flood basalts in Inner Mongolia and their mantle dynamic implications’, support from National Science Foundation of China, 2009-2011. Funding: $33k, Lead CI
· ‘Petrogenesis of Hainan basalts’, Curtin University pilot study grant, 2009-2011. Funding: $25k, Lead CI
Publications and media
· 86 publications in refereed international journals (>50 in journals with IF >3.0); more than 10 additional papers have been submitted or are currently under revision
· 14 first-author papers and 5 corresponding-author papers, most of them in highly-ranked international journals including 1 in Nature Communications, 2 in Geology, 1 in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, and 1 in the Journal of Petrology
· 20 papers were rated as the Most-Downloaded/-Read Articles and 3 papers are ranked as highly-cited papers by The ISI web of Knowledge
· 4159 ISI citations with an h-index of 29 in Scopus and 5119 with h-index of 32 and i10-index of 54 in Google Scholar (Nov 2018)
· Research Gate RG Score: 38.56 (>955%) in June. 2018
· My research on magmatic records of supercontinent cycles (2007, Geology 35, 1103–1106; 2008, GSA Bulletin120, 1478-1492) was highlighted by NatureChina as breakthrough scientific discoveries “Rocks discovered in south China may end the debate about what caused the supercontinent Rodinia to break up” for Geology paper (http://www.nature.com/nchina/2008/080110/full/nchina.2007.286.html); and “Researchers have found evidence that a magma plume under South China contributed to the break–up of the supercontinent Rodinia” for GSA Bulletin paper (http://www.nature.com/nchina/2008/081008/full/nchina.2008.235.html).
· Sciencetrends highlighted my work on early Earth differentiation with title ‘Unlocking Early Earth Processes By Examining Ancient Rocks From The North China Craton’ (https://sciencetrends.com/unlocking-early-earth-processes-examining-ancient-rocks-north-china-craton/)
· My research on terrestrial planet differentiation (Wang et al., 2013, Precambrian Research 238, 52–60) was highlighted by website of Geobulletin as “A New Model for how the Newly Formed Earth's Crust, Mantle and Core Differentiated”
· My research on oxygen isotopes (Wang et al., 2011, 39, 735-738) received high commendation by a leading stable isotope geochemist Ilya Bindeman: “the study by Wang et al. (2011) challenges the long-rooted argument of a syn-glacial origin of the Dabie-Sulu protolith and opens up more realistic and general scenarios of depletions happening in a long-lived intracontinental rift zone, and shows that invoking the Neoproterozoic glaciation may not be necessary.” (Bindeman, 2011, Geology, 39, 799-800)
I have developed a strong network of collaborators over the past 10 years. I regularly work and publish with a range of early to late career geoscientists in China at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (IGGCAS) and Guangzhou (GIGCAS), especially the State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry where I am an Adjunct Professor; Peking University; the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan and Beijing; Northwest University and Chang’an in Xi’an, especially the School of Earth science and Resources where I am an Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Geochemistry Institute; Guilin University of Technology in Guilin. I work with Profs Jian-Xin Zhou and Sue Golding and Dr Yue-Xing Feng at the University of Queensland; and Profs Simon Wilde, Kliti Grice, Chris Elders, and Assoc. Prof. Fred Jourdan of Curtin University; Prof. Birger Rasmussen, A/Prof Matthew Kilburn and Dr Laure Martin at UWA; Dr. Michael T.D. Wingate and Dr Yongjun Lu at GSWA; Dr Allan Wilson at the University of Johannesburg; Dr Jukka Konnunaho at the Geological Survey of Finland; and Prof Dr Mudlappa Jayananda at the University of Hyderabad (India). I also maintain strong links with my previous postgraduate students and this facilitates my work in Tibet and the North China Craton.
Supervision and Teaching
· 2010-2013 (completed, Curtin-based): co-supervised Drs Wei-Hua Yao, Chong-Jin Pang, Li-Feng Meng on geochemistry and geochronology and co-authored three research papers in Lithos
· 2013-present (Curtin-based)
1. Principal supervisor, Curtin-based PhD students (3)
o Shaojie Li (planning to submit thesis in August 2019 with two research papers currently under review)
o YanYang Wang (planning to submit thesis early next year, with one paper to be submitted to Lithos shortly)
o Qiang Jiang (2017-2020, will be transferred to Fred Jourdan for principal supervision)
2. Co-supervisor, Curtin-based PhD students (1)
o J. Camilla Stark (PhD thesis submitted in June with four papers published and three of these co-authored with myself)
3. Collaborative HDR student supervision
o Zong-Ying Huang (2015, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Curtin, PhD)
o Rong Xu (2017, Curtin-China University of Geosciences, PhD)
o Lu-Ya Wu (2018, Curtin-China University of Geosciences, PhD)
o Xu-Sheng Deng (2018, Curtin- China University of Geosciences, PhD)
o Yi-Ning Li (2018, Curtin-Northwest University, Master degree)
o Jin Luo (2018, Curtin-Northwest University, Master degree)
4. Chang’an University-based Principal supervisor
o Kai Lei (2017-2020, Master degree)
o Zhi-Xin Liu (2016-2019, Master degree)
o Xing Zhao (2018-2021, Master degree)
o Kail Lei (2016-2017, Bachelor, honor student-driven research project)
5. Non-Curtin based co/associate supervisor
o Chong-Jin Pang (PhD, Curtin-CAS joint degree, obtained double degrees, one in sedimentology at Curtin, and the other is geochemistry at CAS, completed in 2015, I am supervised his geochemistry thesis at GAS)
o Ya-Nan Yang (PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Beijing, completed in 2015)
o Tao Cen (PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Guangzhou, completed in 2015);
o En-Tao Liu (PhD, UQ-based, 2016, completed in 2016);
o Hao-Yu Yan (Master degree, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Guangzhou, completed in 2017)
o Pv-Liang Lv (PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Guangzhou, completed in 2017);
o Jing-Xiong Cheng (current PhD student, Chinese Academy of Sciences-Guangzhou, 2017-2021)
· Principal supervisor of Postdoctoral Fellows in my team and mentor of key team members
o Dr Zhen Li (Feb 2016-Fe 2018), fully supported by my ARC Future fellowship project
o J. Camilla Stark (August 2018-present), fully supported by my ARC Future fellowship project
o Dr Jiaxi Zhou (2017-2018, UQ-based, co-supervised with Professor Jian-Xin Zhao), supported by China Scholarship Council
o Dr. Tao Wu (2016-2018, UQ-based, co-supervised with Professor Jian-Xin Zhao), supported by China Overseas Postdoctoral Scholarship and my ARC Future fellowship project
o Associate Professor Chongjin Pang at Guilin University of Technology (Guilin, China, my previous PhD student)
o Dr Liyan Tian at Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (CAS)
o Dr Siyu Hu at CSIRO Mineral Resources (Kensington, Western Australia)
o Dr Xijuan Tan and Associated Professor Jun-Feng Liu at Chang’an University
o Dr Ya-Nan Yang and Dr Zong-Ying Huang at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (CAS), my previous PhD students
· Mentor for ARC Discovery, DECRA and Future Fellow Projects for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin
· Mentor for NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) and other projects through my honorary Research Positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences (Guangzhou and Sanya) and Chang’an University
o 30 hours of lectures for a short course on igneous geochemistry at Peking University, including 9 lectures (about 3 hours each) and two research Seminars, Oct-Nov 2016. The short course was attended by 40 Early Career Researchers and PhD students.
o 48 hours semester course ‘Introduction of Geology and Geochemistry’ for first-year undergraduate students and 40 hours ‘Advanced Geochemistry’ for second year undergraduate students, September 2017, College of Earth Science, Guilin University of Technology.
o 24 hours semester course ‘Application of geochemical and isotopic analyses for geotectonic reconstruction for third-year undergraduate students and 20 hours invited seminars ‘Using geochemical data in igneous petrology’ for staff and post-graduate students, September 2018
o Contributed to the design a geochemistry lecture for HDR students at the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (CAS) and the School of Earth Science and Resources, Chang’an University.
o Organiser and co-conductor of a three-day international workshop on chemical geodynamics and resources at Xi’an, 21-23 September. This workshop was attended by more than 70 people, including 20 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, Guangzhou, and Guiyang), China University of Geosciences (Beijing and Wuhan), China university of Petroleum (Qingdao), Northwest University, Chang’an University, CSIRO and Curtin University, and about 50 Early and Senior Career Researchers and HDR students.
o Provided a 3-lecture short course for ECRs and HDR students at Chang’an University, November 2016 and September 2017
o Delivered 3-4 Research Talks per year to ECRs and HDR students at the Department of Applied Geology at Curtin University
o Delivered a short course or lecture to my team members (PhD students, visiting student/staff, and postdoctoral fellows) on a monthly basis during the last five years
o Organised a workshop (2-3 days) each year in China for early career research and HDR students
Leadership in Earth Science and Community Service
· I hold Adjunct Professor positions at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (CAS), the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering (CAS), Chang’an University in Xi’an, and University of Queensland. I am currently planning joint degrees and HDR exchange student programs with these universes and institutions.
· My research on early Earth evolution involves collaborators from Australia, India, South Africa, Finland and China. My other research interests in China, include the South China Block, North China Craton, Centre Asian Orogenic Belt and the Tibetan Plateau.
· Leading an international collaborative research program on the development of a multiple isotope approach for direct dating of hydrocarbons and their source rocks, and to establish new proxies for oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations in petroleum reservoirs. My leadership capacity includes: a) giving Invited and Keynote talks at the China University of Petroleum (Beijing, 2013, 2014 and 2015); the Petroleum Geology Research Centre and the CNPC Key Laboratory for Basin Structure and Hydrocarbon Accumulation (2013 and 2014); International Petroleum Resource conference (2013); Sinopec (Wuxi, 2017), and China University of Petroleum (Qingdao, 2016 and 2017); b) attracting industry Funding: $140k and $200k (2016-2019); and c) nomination as a CI in the ARC Centre of Excellence Expression of Interest for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Source Rocks at Curtin.
· Leading Australia-China joint Earth and Planetary Sciences Youth Council. I initiated and currently lead the Centre. Our mission is to advance research and education of Chinese Earth Sciences and to promote interdisciplinary scientific collaboration between China and Australia. (www.apypag.com).
· I have established strong and sustainable research linkages with external organizations in both Australia and China, as detailed above.
· CI/leader in 2015 of petroleum geochronology research, which is a major component of Petroleum Systems Evolution. This has made a significant contribution to the ARC COE of Interest for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Source Rock Science (led by Prof Kliti Grice at Curtin University).
· Strategic planning – as an external Advisory Board Member, contributed to the development of a 5-year strategic plan for geochemistry at the School of Earth Science and Resources, Chang’an University.
· Participation as an onshore scientist in IODP Expedition 368 (International Ocean Discovery Program).
· Mentor of ECRs within the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Curtin University (Applied Geology) for nationally and internationally competitive grants.
· Active assessor for both national (ARC) and international (China and US) competitive grants.
· Guest Editor of a special issue of Lithos on the Central Asian Orogenic Belt.
· Frequent peer reviewer (average of 20-30 manuscripts per year) for over 10 high-ranking international journals, including Nature, Science, Nature Geoscience, Geology, Nature Communications, Journal of Geophysical Research, Chemical Geology, Earth& Planetary Science Letters, Precambrian Research, Lithos, Contributions to Mineralogy & Petrology, Journal of Petrology, Geological Magazine, Island Arc, Geological Journal, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Chinese Science Bulletin and Science in China Series D.
· Regular attendance at events hosting international delegates and visitors, including promotion of Earth Science research at Curtin and collaboration in research and postgraduate student training.
· Training of international visiting students working on geochemistry and geochronology.
· Assessed Honors student theses within the Department of Applied Geology at Curtin.
Research Assessment and Administration
· Expert Assessor, ARC Discovery, Future Fellowship, and Linkage programs, 2015-present
· International Expert Assessor, National Science Foundation of China program, 2012-present.
· International Expert Assessor, Chang’an University, strategic plan for Earth Science, 2015-present
· Expert Assessor: nominated by The University of Western Australia to review candidates for 2016 ARC Future Fellowship
· Assessor: PhD theses for Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chang’an University, and Peking University, 2014-present
Research Seminars and presentations
· Invited Research Seminars, ‘Earth’s deep volatile cycling and the generation of large-scale intraplate magmatism’, Southern University of Science and Technology, 5 Jan 2018
· Invited Research Seminars, ‘New perspectives on the evolution of the terrestrial silica reservoirs’, Zhejiang University, 18-20 November 2017
· Keynote talk at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), ‘Earth’s Deep Volatile Cycling, Material Circulation, and Geodynamics’, 14-16 November 2017
· keynote talk at the international workshop on chemical geodynamics and Earth’s resources, ‘Characterization and isotope dating of source rocks and hydrocarbon generation for exploration targeting’, 21-23 September 2017
· Invited Research Seminars, Wuxi Research Institute of Petroleum Geology (SINOPEC), ‘Characterization and isotope dating of source rocks and hydrocarbon generation for exploration targeting’, 19 September 2017
· Invited Research Seminars, ’the role of Earth’s Deep Volatile Cycling in Earth geodynamic system’, Nanjing University, 18 September 2017
· Invited talk, ‘the linking between formation of felsic continental crust and deep Earth volatile cycling’, Institute of Geology and Geophysics (CAS, Beijing), 28 March 2017
· Invited Research Seminars, ‘Direct dating of hydrocarbon processes using multiple isotope systems’, China University of petroleum (Qingdao), 4-5 May 2017
· Invited talk at 2016 Goldschmidt conference, ‘Differentiation of the early silicate Earth
· as recorded by 142Nd-143Nd in 3.8-3.0 Ga samples from the Archean Anshan Complex, North China Craton’, June 2016
· Invited Research Seminars, Institute of Geochemistry (Guiyang), August 2016
· Invited Research Seminars and lectures, ‘Roles of deep-Earth fluid cycling in generating large-scale intra-continental magmatism’, Chang’an University, 2-8 November, 2016
· Invite Research Seminars, ‘Do supercontinent-superplume cycles control the growth and recycling of continental crust?’, Peking University, 26 Oct, 2016
· Invited to give one-month lecturer course, ‘Using geochemical data in igneous petrology’, Peking University, 7 Oct-7 Nov, 2016
· Invited Research Seminars, Peking University, April 2014; April, 2015
· Invited Research Seminars, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, September 2016, April 2015, April, 2014, and Sept 2011
· Invited Research Seminar, ‘Using geochemical data in igneous petrology’, Chang’an University and Northwest University, May, 2015
· Invited Research Seminars, ‘Roles of deep-Earth fluid cycling in generating large-scale intra-continental magmatism’, the University of Queensland, May 2014
· Invited keynote talk on 6th International Symposium on Hydrocarbon Accumulation Mechanisms and Petroleum Resources Evaluation, ‘Direct dating of hydrocarbon processes using multiple isotope systems’, Beijing, 26-28th, September, 2013
· Invited keynote talk, ‘Re-Os dating of the Shengli River marine oil shale, North Tibet‒A development method for directly dating crude oil’, International Workshop on Basin Evolution and Hydrocarbon Charge Geochronology, PetroChina, Beijing, 22nd, September, 2013
Refereed Journal Articles
# First author was a PhD student or ECR in my group at the time research was undertaken; *Corresponding author. Regularly updated list of publications can be found at
1. #Zhou J-X, Luo K, Wang X-C, Wilde SA, Wu T, Huang Z-L, 2018. Ore genesis of the Fule Pb-Zn deposit and its relationship with the Emeishan Large Igneous Province: Evidence from mineralogy, bulk COS and in situ S-Pb isotopes. Gondwana Research, 54: 161-179. (IF = 8.235).
2. #Stark, J. C., Wang, X.-C., Li, Z.-X., Denyszyn, S. W., Rasmussen, B., and Zi, J.-W., 2018, 1.39 Ga mafic dyke swarm in southwestern Yilgarn Craton marks Nuna to Rodinia transition in the West Australian Craton: Precambrian Research. DOI: ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.08.014
3. #Zhou, J-X, Wang, X.C., Wilde, SA, Luo, K., Huang, Z.L., Wu, T., 2018. New insights into the metallogeny of the Nayongzhi MVT Zn-Pb deposit in Guizhou Province (South China): Evidence from geology, bulk C-O-S and in situ S-Pb isotopes. American Mineralogist 103, 91–108. (IF=2.021)
4. #Stark, JC, Wang X-C, Denyszyn, SW, Li, Z-X, Rasmussen, B, Zi, J-W, et al. Newly identified 1.89 Ga mafic dyke swarm in the Archean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia suggests a connection with India. Precambrian Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.12.036 (In-press).(IF = 5.664)
5. # Stark, J.., Wang, X.-C., Li, Z.-X., Rasmussen, B., Sheppard, S., Zi, J.-W., Clark, C., Hand, M., Li, W.-X., 2018. In situ U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of a 1.13 Ga mafic dyke suite at Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: the end of the Albany-Fraser Orogeny. Precambrian Research. 310: 76-92.
6. #Wu, T., Zhou, J.-X., Wang, X.-C., Li, W.-X., Wilde, S.A., Sun, H.-R., Wang, J.-S., Li, Z., 2018. Identification of ca. 850 Ma high-temperature strongly peraluminous granitoids in southeastern Guizhou Province, South China: A result of early extension along the southern margin of the Yangtze Block. Precambrian Research 308, 18-34.
7. *#Li, Z., Wang, X.-C., Wilde, S. A., Liu, L., Li, W.-X., and Yang, X., 2018, Role of deep-Earth water cycling in the growth and evolution of continental crust: Constraints from Cretaceous magmatism in southeast China: Lithos, v. 302-303, p. 126-141.
8. *Li, C.-F., Wang, X.-C., Wilde, S. A., Li, X.-H., Wang, Y.-F., and Li, Z., 2017, Differentiation of the early silicate Earth as recorded by 142Nd-143Nd in 3.8–3.0Ga rocks from the Anshan Complex, North China Craton: Precambrian Research, v. 301, p. 86-101. (IF = 5.664, corresponding author)
9. Li, C. F., L. J. Feng, X. C. Wang, S. A. Wilde, Z. Y. Chu, and J. H. Guo. 2017. "A low-blank two-column chromatography separation strategy based on a KMnO4 oxidizing reagent for Cr isotope determination in micro-silicate samples by thermal ionization mass spectrometry." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32 (10): 1938-1945. (IF=3.379)
10. Liu, E., Wang, H., Tonguç Uysal, I., Zhao, J.-x., Wang, X.-C., Feng, Y., and Pan, S., 2017, Paleogene igneous intrusion and its effect on thermal maturity of organic-rich mudstones in the Beibuwan Basin, South China Sea: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 86, p. 733-750. (IF=2.888)
11. *Li, W.-X., Li, X.-H., Wang, X.-C., and Yang, D.-S., 2017, Petrogenesis of Cretaceous shoshonitic rocks in the northern Wuyi Mountains, South China: A result of the roll-back of a flat-slab? Lithos 288, 125-142. (IF = 4.482, citations)
12. Huang, Z., Long, X., Wang, X.-C., Zhang, Y., Du, L., Yuan, C., and Xiao, W., 2017, Precambrian evolution of the Chinese Central Tianshan Block: Constraints on its tectonic affinity to the Tarim Craton and responses to supercontinental cycles. Precambrian Research, v. 295, p. 24-37. (IF = 5.664, I citation)
13. *Lyu, P.-L., Li, W.-X., Wang, X.-C., Pang, C.-J., Cheng, J.-X., and Li, X.-H., 2017, Initial breakup of supercontinent Rodinia as recorded by ca 860–840 Ma bimodal volcanism along the southeastern margin of the Yangtze Block, South China: Precambrian Research, v. 296, p. 148-167. (IF = 5.664; 2 citations)
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