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SHI Wenbei
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  1. 2004.09-2008.07, B.Sc. Chinese University of Geosciences (Beijing).
  2. 2008.09-2014.06, M.Sc. Chinese University of Geosciences (Beijing).
  3. 2011.09-2014.07, Ph.D. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  4. 2014.07-2020.12, Engineer, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  5. 2021.01-present, Associate Senior Engineer. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

40Ar/39Ar geochronology, thermochronology and geological applications

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Supported Projects:
  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China, (Grant No. 41903050). 2020.01-2022.12
  2. The Experimental Technology Innovation Fund of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant NO. T201904), 2019.01-2021.12

Selected Publication:
  1. Shi, W.-B., Wang, F., Wu, L., Yang, L.-K., Wang, Y.-Z., Shi, G.-H., 2020. 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, 10, 648; doi:10.3390/min10080648.
  2. Shi, W.-B., Wang, F., Yang, L.-K., Wu, L., Zhang, W.-B., Wang, Y.-Z., 2020. 40Ar/39Ar dating of basic–felsic dikes in the Sulu Orogen, Shandong Peninsula, China: Evidence for the destruction of the southeastern North China Craton, Geological Journal, 55:5574–5593.
  3. 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.
  4. Wang, F., Wenbei Shi, Weibin Zhang, Liekun Yang, and Yinzhi Wang, 2020. Multiple Phases of Mountain Building on the Northern Tibetan Margin. Lithosphere 2020(1),1-16.
  5. Srivastava, Rajesh K.; Wang, Fei; Shi, 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.
  6. Srivastava, Rajesh K.; Wang, Fei; Shi, 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).
  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. Shi, W.-B., Wang, F, Yang, L.-K., Wu, L., Zhang, W.-B., 2018. Diachronous growth of the Altyn Tagh Mountains: Constraints on propagation of the northern Tibetan margin from (U-Th)/He dating [J]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(7): 6000-6018.
  9. Shi, W.-B., Wang, F., Wu, L., Yang, L.-K., Zhang, W.-B., Wang, Y.-Z., 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Wu L, Wang F, Shan JN, Zhang WB, Shi WB and Feng HL. 2016. (U-Th)/He dating of international standard Durango apatite. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 32(6): 1891-1900 (in Chinese with English abstract).
  14. Feng Huile, Wang Fei, Shi Wenbei .2016.Extraneous argon in HP-UHP metamorphic rock. Chinese Journal Of Geology, 51(4): 1261-1276 (in Chinese with English abstract).
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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,
  18. 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.
  19. Shi Wenbei, Wu Lin, Feng Huile, Yang Liekun, Wang Fei, 2014. In situ laser 40Ar/39Ar dating: application and prospect. Chinese Journal of Geology, 49(4): 1216~1231(in Chinese with English abstract).
  20. 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.
  21. Wu Lin, Yang Liekun, Shi Wenbei, Wang Fei,. 2010, Actualities and problems of 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology. Chinese Journal of Geology, 45(3), 905-916(in Chinese with English abstract).
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