Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow
Continental crust; isotope geochemistry; mantle-crust evolution; geochronology; mass spectrometry
B.S., Geology, China University of Geosciences, Beijing (2013)
M.S., Geology, Washington State University, Pullman (2015)
Ph.D., Geology, Washington State University, Pullman (2018)
Da Wang's research interests focus on how continental crust evolved from the perspective of isotope geochemistry. His Ph.D. research integrates ages and multiple isotope systems of different minerals in the same samples, in order to extract the rich histories recorded in complex rocks. These include Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd systematics of garnet, accessary minerals, and whole rocks. Wang has applied this approach in the eastern North China craton, one of the least stable Archean cratons on Earth, to investigate the processes that modified continental cratons on Earth in order to investigate the processes that modified continental lithosphere.
Wang's long term research goals include understanding the formation, evolution, and stabilization of continents on early Earth. He plans to integrate U-Pb ages and 146,147Sm - 142,143Nd isotope systems of titanite and monazite in some of the oldest rocks on Earth.