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Education and Appointments:


PhD Professor in Geochronology & Geochemistry
Director of Ar/Ar and (U-Th)/He Geochronology Laboratory

Curriculum Vitae
Education and Experiences

  • Bachelor in Geology, 1986, Northwest University, China;
  • Master in Geochemistry, 1989, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau, China.
  • Ph.D. in Geochronology and Geochemistry, 1999, Institute of Geology, China Seismological Bureau.
  • Postdoc in Geochronology, 2002, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professional Activities

  • Research assistant, 1990 -1992, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Assistant Professor, 1993 -1995, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Associate Professor, 1999 - 2003, Geology and Seismology Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Associate Professor, 2003 - 2005, Geology and Geophysics Institute, Chinese Science Academy
  • Professor, 2005- , Geology and Geophysics Institute, Chinese Science Academy

2000, Fellowship, Taiwan National University, Taiwan
1999, Visiting scholar, South California University, USA
1994, Visiting scholar, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

Research Interests:

Dr. Wang’s research interests involve geochronology, thermochronology and their applications to various problems in geochemistry and geology. Improving geochronologic methods and capabilities is another focus. Currently Wang is researching into chronology and petrogenesis of continental magmatism, Quaternary volcanism dating and development of the standards in 40Ar/39Ar dating. (U-Th)/He Geochronology is developed and relative reseaches are new foci.

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40Ar/39Ar and (U-Th)/He Geochronology Laboratory of IGGCAS is an open geochronometer globally, focussing on dating and thermochronology of various geological systems.

Public Services:

  1. The First Award of Science and Technology of Liaoning Province, 1998;
  2. Research Fellowship of Taiwan University, 2000;
  3. The Secnd Award of Antarctic Research of State Oceanic Administration, 2010;
  4. Distinguished Young Scientist of National Natural Science Foundation, 2010.

Supported Projects:
 12 national projects were done or are going on in past 10 years.

Selected Publication:
Journal papers selected:
  1. Wang Yinzhi, Wang Fei, Shi Wenbei, Yang Liekun and Wu Lin, 2020. Timing and Processes of Ore Formation in the Qingchengzi Polymetallic Orefield, Northeast China: Evidence from 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology. Acta Geologica Sinica, 94(3): 789–800.
  2. Wang, F., Wenbei Shi, Weibin Zhang, Liekun Yang, and Yinzhi Wang, 2020. Multiple Phases of Mountain Building on the Northern Tibetan Margin. Lithosphere 20201,1-16.
  3. Shi, WenbeiWang, FeiYang, Liekun2020. Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of basic-felsic dikes in the Sulu Orogen, Shandong Peninsula, China: Evidence for the destruction of the southeastern North China Craton. GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL   
  4. Srivastava, Rajesh K.Wang, FeiShi, Wenbei, 2020. Nature of Cretaceous dolerite dikes with two distinct trends in the Damodar Valley, eastern India: Constraints on their linkage to mantle plumes and large igneous provinces from Ar-40/Ar-39 geochronology and geochemistry. LITHOSPHERE 12(1) : 40-52 
  5. Srivastava, Rajesh K.Wang, FeiShi, Wenbei, 2020. Substantiation of R_eunion plume induced prolonged magmatic pulses (ca. 70.5–65.5 Ma) of the Deccan LIP in the Chhotanagpur Gneissic Complex, eastern India:Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. J. Earth Syst. Sci. 129 (96).
  6. Wenbei Shi, Fei Wang, Lin Wu, Liekun Yang, Yinzhi Wang and Guanghai Shi 5 Geologically Meaningful 40Ar/39Ar Ages of Altered Biotite from a Polyphase Deformed Shear Zone Obtained by in Vacuo Step-Heating Method: A Case Study of the Waziyü Detachment Fault, Northeast China. Minerals 2020(10),1-19.
  7. Wang, F., Shi, W.B., Guillou, H., Zhang W.B., Yang, L.K., Wu, L., Wang, Y.Z., Zhu, R.X., 2019, A new unspiked K‐Ar dating approach using laser fusion on microsamples. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 33: 587-599.
  8. Wenbei Shi, Fei Wang, Lin Wu, Liekun Yang, Weibin Zhang, Yinzhi Wang, 2018. A prolonged Cenozoic erosional period in East Kunlun (Western China): Constraints of detrital apatite (U-Th)/He ages on the onset of mountain building along the northern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 151,54-61.
  9. Yinzhi Wang, Fei Wang, Lin Wu, Wenbei Shi, Liekun Yang, 2018. (U-Th)/He thermochronology of metallic ore deposits in the Liaodong Peninsula: Implications for ore field evolution in northeast China. Ore Geology Reviews 92, 348-365.
  10. Wang F., Wenbei Shi, Weibin Zhang, Lin Wu, Liekun Yang, Yinzhi Wang, Rixiang Zhu, 2017. Differential growth of the northern Tibetan margin: evidence for oblique stepwise rise of the Tibetan Plateau. Scientific Reports 7, 41164; doi: 10.1038/srep41164[PDF]
  11. Wang, F., Feng, H.L., Shi, W.B., Zhang, W.B., Wu, L., Yang, L.K., Wang, Y.Z., Zhang, Z.G., Zhu, R.X., 2016. Relief history and denudation evolution of the northern Tibet margin: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar and (U–Th)/He dating and implications for far-field effect of rising plateau. Tectonophysics 675: 196-208. [PDF]
  12. Wang, F., F. Jourdan, C.-H. Lo, S. nomade, H. Guillou, R.X. Zhu, L.K. Yang, W.B. Shi, H.L. Feng, L. Wu, S.H. Sang, 2014. YBCs: A new standard for 40Ar/39Ar dating. Chemical Geology, 388: 87-97, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.09.003 [PDF] 
  13. Wang, F., Q.C. Wang, W. Lin, L. Wu, W. Shi, H. Feng, R.X. Zhu, 2014. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the North China and Yangtze Cratons: New constraints on Mesozoic cooling and cratonic destruction under East Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119: 3700-3721, doi:10.1002/2013JB010708 
  14. Wang, F., W.B.Shi, R.X. Zhu, 2014. Problems of modern 40Ar/39Ar geochronology: Reviews. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 30(2): 326-340
  15. Yang, L., F. Wang, H., Feng, L. Wu, W. Shi, 2014. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of Holocene volcanic activity at Changbaishan Tianchi volcano, Northeast China. Quaternary Geochronology 21:106-114, 
  16. Wu, L., F. Wang, W. Lin, Q.Wang, L. Yang, W. Shi, H. Feng, 2014. Rapid cooling of the Yanshan Belt, northern China: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology and implications for cratonic lithospheric thinning. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 90: 107-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.04.017  
  17. Wang, F., Zhu, R.X., Hou, Q.L., Zheng, D.W., Yang, L.K.,  Wu, L., Shi, W.B., Feng, H.L., Sang, H.Q., Zhang, H.Y., Liu, Q., 2013. 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronology on Central China Orogen: Cooling, Uplift and Implications for the Orogeny Dynamics. In: F. Jourdan, D.F. Mark, C. Verati  Eds., 40Ar/39Ar dating: from geochronology to thermochronology, from archaeology to planetary sciences. Geological Society, London, Special Publications v.378:189-206,doi 10.1144/SP378.3. London: Oxford Press. 
  18. Wang F., 2012. 40Ar/39Ar dating on millennial volcanic ejecta: lasing on the top pumic of Tianchi Crater, Changbaish. Northeast ChinaQuaternary International, 279-280: 526  
  19. Wang Fei, Zheng Xiang-Sheng, Jong I.K.Lee, Won Hie Choe, Noreen Evans, Zhu Ri-Xiang, 2009. An 40Ar/39Ar geochronology on a mid-Eocene igneous event on the Barton and Weaver peninsulas: Implication for the dynamic setting of the Antarctic Peninsula. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10(12): Q12006, doi: 10.1029/2009GC002874.  
  20. Wang Fei, Zhu Ri-Xiang, Yang Lie-Kun, He Huai-Yu, Lo Ching-Hua, 2008. 40Ar/39Ar analyses on Quaternary K-Ar standard BB-24: Evaluations. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 270:16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijms.2007.11.002  
  21. Wang Fei, Lu Xinxiang, Chinghua Lo, Wu Fuyuang, Huaiyu He, Liekun Yang, Rixiang Zhu, 2007.  Post-collisional, potassic monzonite-minette complex (Shahewan) in the qinling mountains (central China): 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, petrogenesis, and implications for the dynamic setting of the Qinling orogen. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 31, 153-166 .  
  22. Wang Fei, Zhou Xin-Hua, Zhang Lian-Chang, Ying Ji-Feng, Zhang Yu-Tao, Wu Fu-yuan, Zhu Ri-Xiang, 2006. Late Mesozoic volcanism in the Great Xing’an Range (NE) China: Timing and implications for the dynamic setting of NE Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251: 179-198.  
  23. Wang Fei, Peng Zicheng, Zhu Rixiang, He Huaiyu and Yang Liekun, 2006. Petrogenesis and magma residence time of lavas from Tengchong volcanic field (China): Evidence from U series disequilibria and 40Ar/39Ar dating. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 7(1): Q01002, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001023.   
  24. Wang Fei, He Huai-Yu, Zhu Ri-Xiang, Sang Hai-Qing, Wang Ying-Lan and Yang Lie-Kun, 2006. Intercalibration of internatioal and domestic 40Ar/39Ar dating standards. Science in China ,Series D, 49(5): 461-470.  
  25. Wang Fei, He Huaiyu, Zhu Rixiang, Yang Liekun, Sang Haiqing, Wang Yinglan, 2006. Laser step-heating 40Ar/39Ar dating on young volcanic rocks. Chinese Science Bulletin, 51:2892-2896.  
  26. Wang Fei, 2006. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology on volcanic rocks in Great Xing'an Range, Northeast China. Month paper of 12: 25-38.  
  27. Wang Fei, Li Hongchun, Zhu Rixiang, Qin Feizhou, 2004. Late Quaternary downcutting rates of the Qianyou River from U/Th speleothem dates, Qinling mountains, China. Quaternary Research, 62, 194-200.   
  28. Wang Fei, Ching-hua Lo, Li Qi, Wan Jinglin, Zheng Dewen, Lidaming, Wang Erqi, 2004. Onset timing of significant unroofing around Qaidam basin, northern Tibet, China: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar and FT thermochronology on granitoids. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 24, 59-69.   
  29. Wang Fei, Li Hongchun, Zhu Rixiang, Hu Yutai, 2002. Downcutting and uplifting in the middle part of Qinling Orogenic belt during the Late Quaternary. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47: 1556-1560.  
  30. Wang Fei, Peng Zicheng, Chen Wenji, Wang Zhaorong, Yang Jiwu, 2000. High-precision thermal ionization mass spectrometry dating of young volcanic rochs by using U-series method. Chinese Science Bulletin, 45(1): 83-86. 
  31. Wang Fei, Ching-hua Lo, Li Qi, Wan Jinglin, Zheng Dewen, Wang Erqi, 2002. Unroofing around Qaidam Basin of northern Tibet at 30 Ma: constraints from40Ar/39Ar  and FT thermochronology on granitoids. Science in China, Series B, 45: 70-83   
  32. Wang Fei, W.J. Chen, Z.C. Peng, Q.Li, 2001. Activity of Cangbaishan Tianchi Volcano since Late Pleistocene: The constraint from geochronology of high precision U-series TIMS method. Geochimica, 30(1): 88-94


         Chen, W.J., F.J. Ji, F. Wang (ed), 1999. Dating on young geological systems. Beijing: Seismology Press.

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