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Professional Title: Professor
Office Location:Rm 308, Building No.16

Wang Zheng joined Tianjin University in November, 2018 and is currently a "Peiyang Scholar" professor in the Institute of Surface Earth System Science. He received his PhD degree on mercury isotope geochemistry from Trent University in Canada in 2010. He then did his post-doc research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory of USA and University of Toronto in Canada. Before coming to Tianjin University, he was a research scientist in the School of Earth and Space Exploration in Arizona State University.

His research focuses on metal stable isotope geochemistry, including the mechanism, application and environmental impacts of metal stable isotope fractionation, and the biogeochemical cycle of metals. He has published over 20 peer reviewed papers in journals such as PNAS, Nature Geosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.

Academic Honors & Awards
2013.08 : Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of Canada (funded by NSERC)
2007.01 : Dean's Scholarship, Trent University
2005.01 : Graduate Scholarship, Trent University
2018.11~2019.01, Institute of Surface-Earth System Science, Tianjin University, Professor,.
2015.12~2018.10, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Research Scientist,.
2012.06~2015.12, University of Toronto, Postdoc,.
2010.04~2012.06, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Postdoc,.
2005.01~2010.05, Trent University, PhD,.
2000.09~2004.07, University of Science and Technology of China, B.S.,.

The mechanism and environmental application of metal stable isotope fractionation

The biogeochemical cycle of Hg

Development of new isotope systems and analytical technique

Selected Publications
Ionov, D. A.; Qi, Y. H.; Kang, J. T.; Golovin, A. V.; Oleinikov, O. B.; Zheng, W.; Anbar, A. D.; Zhang, Z. F.; Huang, F., 2019, Calcium isotopic signatures of carbonatite and silicate metasomatism, melt percolation and crustal recycling in the lithospheric mantle, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.12.023,.
Bu, W.; Ni, Y.; Steinhauser, G.; Zheng, W.; Zheng, J.; Furuta, N., 2018, The role of mass spectrometry in radioactive contamination assessment after the Fukushima nuclear accident, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 33, 519-546,.
Zheng, W.*; Demers, J.; Lu, X.; Bergquist, B. A.; Anbar, A. D.; Blum, J. D.; Gu, B*., 2018, Mercury stable isotope fractionation during abiotic dark oxidation in the presence of thiols and natural organic matter, Environ. Sci. Technol., ES&T cover paper, ACS Editor Choice, 10.1021/acs.est.8b05047,.
Zheng, W.*; Gilleaudeau, G. J.; Kah, L. C.; Anbar, A. D., 2018, Mercury isotope signatures record photic zone euxinia in the Mesoproterozoic ocean, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 115, 10594-10599,.
Demers, J. D.; Blum, J. D.; Brooks, S. C.; Donovan, P.; Riscassi, A. L.; Miller, C. L.; Zheng, W.; Gu, B., 2018, Hg isotopes reveal in-stream processing and legacy inputs in East Fork Poplar Creek, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 20, 686-707,.
Yang, S.; Kendall, B.; Lu, X.; Zhang, F.; Zheng, W., 2017, Uranium isotope compositions of mid-Proterozoic black shales: Evidence for an episode of increased ocean oxygenation at 1.36Ga and evaluation of the effect of post-depositional hydrothermal fluid flow, Precambrian Res., 298, 187-201,.
Zheng, W.*; Obrist, D.; Weis, D.; Bergquist, B. A., 2016, Mercury isotope compositions across North American forests, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 30, 1475-1492,.
Chen, J.; Hintelmann, H.; Zheng, W.; Feng, X.; Cai, H.; Wang, Z.; Yuan, S.; Wang, Z., 2016, Isotopic evidence for distinct sources of mercury in lake waters and sediments, Chem. Geol., 426, 33-44,.
Yin, R.; Krabbenhoft, D. P.; Bergquist, B. A.; Zheng, W.; Lepak, R. F.; Hurley, J. P., 2016, Effects of mercury and thallium concentrations on high precision determination of mercury isotopic composition by Neptune Plus multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 31, 2060-2068,.
Zheng, W.; Xie, Z.; Bergquist, B. A., 2015, Mercury Stable Isotopes in Ornithogenic Deposits As Tracers of Historical Cycling of Mercury in Ross Sea, Antarctica, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 7623-7632,.
Zheng, W.; Lin, H.; Mann, B. F.; Liang, L. Y.; Gu, B. H., 2013, Oxidation of dissolved elemental mercury by thiol compounds under anoxic conditions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 12827-34,.
Hu, H. Y.; Lin, H.; Zheng, W.; Tomanicek, S. J.; Johs, A.; Feng, X. B.; Elias, D. A.; Liang, L. Y.; Gu, B. H., 2013, Oxidation and methylation of dissolved elemental mercury by anaerobic bacteria, Nat. Geosci., 6, 751-754,.
Hu, H. Y.; Lin, H.; Zheng, W.; Rao, B.; Feng, X. B.; Liang, L. Y.; Elias, D. A.; Gu, B. H., 2013, Mercury reduction and cell-surface adsorption by Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 10922-30,.
Zheng, W.*; Liang, L. Y.; Gu, B. H., 2012, Mercury reduction and oxidation by reduced natural organic matter in anoxic environments, Environ. Sci. Technol., 46, 292-299,.
He, F.; Zheng, W.; Liang, L. Y.; Gu, B. H., 2012, Mercury photolytic transformation affected by low-molecular-weight natural organics in water, Sci. Total Environ., 416, 429-435,.
Schaefer, J. K.; Rocks, S. S.; Zheng, W.; Liang, L. Y.; Gu, B. H.; Morel, F. M. M., 2011, Active transport, substrate specificity, and methylation of Hg(II) in anaerobic bacteria, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108, 8714-8719,.
Zheng, W.*; Hintelmann, H., 2010, Nuclear field shift effect in isotope fractionation of mercury during abiotic reduction in the absence of light, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 4238-4245,.
Zheng, W.*; Hintelmann, H., 2010, Isotope fractionation of mercury during its photochemical reduction by low-molecular-weight organic compounds, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 4246-4253,.
Gantner, N.; Hintelmann, H.; Zheng, W.; Muir, D. C., 2009, Variations in stable isotope fractionation of Hg in food webs of Arctic lakes, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 9148-9154,.
Zheng, W.*; Hintelmann, H., 2009, Mercury isotope fractionation during photoreduction in natural water is controlled by its Hg/DOC ratio, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 6704-6715,.
Zheng, W.*; Foucher, D.; Hintelmann, H., 2007, Mercury isotope fractionation during volatilization of Hg(0) from solution into the gas phase, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 22, 1097-1104,.