Zhengrong Wang

Zhengrong Wang
Yale University
Department of Geology and Geophysics
210 Whitney Ave.
P.O. Box 208109
New Haven
Fields of interest
Mantle geochemistry, theoretical study of isotope fractionation theory and its application to geological problems, developing paleoproxies to study paleoclimate, trace element geochemistry
Description of scientific projects
My principle research focuses on the understanding of the nature and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and their interaction over geologic time. His basic approach is to use the principles of stable isotope fractionation and element partitioning, in conjunction with various analytical and experimental techniques. Currently, I am working on a number of projects, including developing paleoproxies to study paleoclimate using metal isotope and element ratios, studying Mg isotope composition of terrestrial materials, studying the source and dynamics of mantle heterogeneity using oxygen isotopes, and so forth.