Huapei Wang (王华沛)-首页-中国地质大学(武汉)行星科学研究所



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Huapei Wang (王华沛)

Contact Information

Professor, Planetary Science Institute

School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences

388 Lumo Road, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, P. R. China



Jan 2014      Ph.D. Geological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

             (Dissertation defensed Aug 2013)

Jul 2007 B.Sc. Solid Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China


2013- 2016   Postdoctoral research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

2017- present      Professor, Planetary Science Institute, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Principal Research Interests

Early solar system magnetism, planetary dynamos and planetesimal differentiation and evolution

Recover high-fidelity paleomagnetic field intensity records from meteorites and lunar rocks

Develop reliable paleomagnetic intensity experimental techniques and analyze global data

Characterize magnetic nanoparticles by rock magnetic techniques and synchrotron X-ray microscopy

Design and manufacture paleomagnetic experimental instruments

Teaching Experience and Student Advising

2015- 2016   Co-advisor for Saied Mighani (MIT graduate) on Lunar Dynamo Field

2015      Advisor for Zhiyuan Cai (MIT exchange student from USTC) on instrumentation

2014- 2016   Advisor for Brynna G. Downey (MIT undergraduate) on Angrite Paleomagnetism

2011      Instructor, short course on "Introduction to Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism",

             South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Guangzhou, China, May 23-27

2010             Teaching Assistant, Introductory Geophysics, Rutgers University

2010                Group Leader, short course on "Evolution and Geodynamics of the Oceanic Lithosphere" Tongji University, Shanghai, China, August 2-6.

2009, 2010   Instructor, Introductory Geology Lab, Rutgers University

Awards and Funding

2015- 2018      Lead-writer of funded NASA Planetary Major Equipment grant entitled “A Gas-Mixing Thermal Demagnetizer” as an attachment of “Investigating the Ancient Lunar Dynamo” (PI: Ben Weiss; $85,000)

2015- 2018      Cowriter and major participant of NASA Solar System Workings grant NNX15AL62G entitled “Investigating the Ancient Lunar Dynamo” (PI: Ben Weiss; $504,000)

2013             Earth and Planetary Sciences Chair Award, Rutgers University

2012             Richard K. Olsson Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University

2011- 2016      Cowriter and major participant of NSF grant EAR-1113569 entitled “Paleointensity of the time-averaged geomagnetic field at the Equator” (PI: Dennis Kent; $245,086)

2011, 2012   U.S. Visiting Student Fellowships, Inst. for Rock Magnetism, Univ. of Minnesota

2011- 2012   Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

(with $28,000 NSF grant SAF-11-02 entitled “Paleomagnetic Inclination Flattening Error Corrections of IODP/ODP/DSDP Cores by Comparing Inclination Distributions to the TK03.GAD Model: Implications for Paleo-Latitudes and Plate Tectonics”)

2011             Special Study Opportunity Travel Award, Graduate School New Brunswick, Rutgers

2010             Student Travel Award, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

2008- 2009   Rutgers Fellowship for Academic Excellence

2007- 2008   Rutgers University Fellowship

2006            Challenge Cup Research Contest, Second Prize, Peking University

2006            Chinese Academy of Sciences Scholarship in Geophysics, Peking University

2003- 2006 Tsang Hin Chi Scholarship, Peking University

2005            Award for Exceptional Creativity, Peking University  (top 1%)

2004             Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University  (top 5%)

Peer-Reviewed (and in press/review/revision/prep) Journal Publications

11. Tikoo, S. M., B. P. Weiss, D. L. Shuster, C. Suavet, H. Wang and T. L. Grove (2017), A three-billion-year history for the lunar dynamo, Sci. Adv. (in review)

10. Wang, H., D. V. Kent and H. Qin (2017), Ambiguity of the partial thermoremanent magnetization check to detect thermal alteration in Thellier-series paleointensity experiments, (J. Geophys. Res. –Solid Earth, in revision)

9. Weiss B. P., H. Wang, T. G. Sharp, J. Gattacceca, D. L. Shuster, B. G. Downey, J. Hu, R. R. Fu, A. T. Kuan, C. S. Suavet, A. J. Irving, J. Wang and J. Wang (2017), A Nonmagnetic Differentiated Early Planetary Body, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. (in press)

8. Kent, D. V., L. Lanci, H. Wang and J. D. Wright (2017), Enhanced magnetization of the Marlboro Clay as a product of impact-induced soil pyrogenesis at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. (in re-review)

7. Wang, H., B. P. Weiss, X.-N. Bai, B. G. Downey, J. Wang, J. Wang, C. S. Suavet, R. R. Fu and M. E. Zucolotto (2017), Lifetime of the solar nebula constrained by meteorite paleomagnetism, Science, 355, 623-627

6. Wang, H., D. V. Kent and P. Rochette (2015), Weaker axially dipolar time-averaged paleomagnetic field based on multidomain-corrected paleointensities from Galapagos lavas, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112(49), 15036-15041

5. Wang, H., J. Wang, Y. K. Chen-Wiegart and D. V. Kent (2015), Quantified abundance of magnetofossils at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary from synchrotron-based transmission X-ray microscopy, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112(41), 12598-12603

4. Fu, R. R., B. P. Weiss, E. A. Lima, R. J. Harrison, X.-N. Bai, S. J. Desch, D. S. Ebel, C. Suavet,  H. Wang, D. Glenn, D. Le Sage, T. Kasama, R. L. Walsworth, A. T. Kuan (2014), Solar nebula magnetic fields recorded in the Semarkona meteorite, Science, 346, 1089-1092

3. Wang, H. and D. V. Kent (2013), A Paleointensity Technique for Multidomain Igneous Rocks, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 4195-4213, doi:10.1002/ggge.20248

2. Wang, H., D. V. Kent and M. J. Jackson (2013), Evidence for abundant isolated magnetic nanoparticles at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110(2), 425-430

1. Kent, D. V., H. Wang, and P. Rochette (2010), Equatorial paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field from 0-3 Ma lavas from the Galapagos Islands, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 183(3?4), 404-412

Instruments Designed and Manufactured

2014-     Controlled-atmosphere gas-mixing precision thermal demagnetizer (MIT)

2010-     Continuous Orbiter Magnetometer with Heating Package (collaborating with IGG, CAS)

2009      Automatic Field Control System for TD-48 Thermal Demagnetizer (Rutgers)

2006     Magnetic Mineral Separating System (IGG, CAS)

2005-     Partial Anhysteretic Remanent Magnetization System (IGG, CAS)

2005     Microscope Magnetic Field System (IGG, CAS)

2005     Zero Magnetic Field System (IGG, CAS)

2004     MPMS-XL System Power Delay Protector (IGG, CAS)