Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Wang Xianfeng

Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment

Assoc Prof Wang Xianfeng

Xianfeng WANG is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Division of Earth Sciences, the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He is also appointed as a Principal Investigator with the Climate Change group at the Earth Observatory of Sciences. He obtained his B.A. and M.S. degrees in Earth Sciences at Nanjing University in China and received a Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Minnesota, US. Prior to joining NTU, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and held a position as a research associate at the University of Minnesota. Xianfeng was recently awarded a Singapore NRF Fellowship.
Research Interests
Climate Science
Isotope Geochemistry
Ocean Chemistry
Current Projects
  • 2,000-Year Hydroclimate History Of Myanmar: A Perspective From Highly Resolved Cave Carbonates
  • Anthropogenic lead in the atmosphere - Isotopes for source apportionment
  • Atmospheric Organic Aerosol In The Changing Environment Of Southeast Asia
  • Ba Isotope
  • Indian monsoon variability
  • Large Scale Weather Dynamics During 2015 Haze Period In Singapore
  • Late Quaternary moisture isotopic fractionation and Asian monsoon dynamics
  • Myanmar Speleothem
  • Quantifying Asian monsoon changes during the Late Quaternary by using triple oxygen isotopes in speleothems
  • Tools for Managing Tropical Peatlands and Controlling Haze in Southeast Asia
  • Tracing Early Trading in Singapore Using Geochemical Fingerprints and Artificial Intelligence on Archaeological Artefacts
  • Tracking Hydro-Climate Variation In The Tropical Indo-Pacific With Highly Resolved Cave Records
  • Tracking Hydro-Climate Variation in the Tropical Indo-Pacific with Highly Resolved cave Records
Selected Publications
  • Chiang HW, Lu Y, Wang X, Lin K, Liu X. (2019). Optimizing MC-ICP-MS with SEM protocols for determination of U and Th isotope ratios and 230Th ages in carbonates. Quaternary Geochronology , 50, 75–90.
  • Chawchai, S., Liu, G., Bissen, R., Jankham, K., Paisonjumlongsri, W., Kanjanapayont, P., Chutakositkanon, V., Choowong, M., Pailoplee, S. & Wang, X. (2018). Stalagmites from western Thailand: preliminary investigations and challenges for palaeoenvironmental research. Boreas , 47(1), 367-376.
  • Das, Reshmi; Khezri, Bahareh; Srivastava, Bijayen; Datta, Subhajit; Sikdar, Pradip K.; Webster, Richard D.; Wang, Xianfeng. (2015). Trace element composition of PM2.5 and PM10 from Kolkata - a heavily polluted Indian metropolis. ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION RESEARCH, 6, 742-750.
  • Cai, Yanjun; Fung, Inez Y.; Edwards, R. Lawrence; An, Zhisheng; Cheng, Hai; Lee, Jung-Eun; Tan, Liangcheng; Sheng, Chuan-Chou; Wang, Xianfeng; Day, Jesse A.; Zhou, Weijian; Kelly, Megan. (2015). Variability of stalagmite-inferred Indian monsoon precipitation over the past 252,000 y. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 112, 2954-2959.
  • Shen, C.-C., K.-S. Li, K. Sieh, D. Natawidjaja, H. Cheng, X. Wang, R.L. Edwards, D.D. Lam, Y.-T. Hsieh, T.-Y. Fan, A.J. Meltzner, F.W. Taylor, T.M. Quinn, H.-W. Chiang, and K.H. Kilbourne. (2008). Variation of initial 230Th/232Th and limits of high precision U-Th dating of shallow-water corals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , 72(17), 4201-4223.

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