Research Areas

Dr. Wang’s research interests involve geochronology, thermochronology and their applications to various problems in geochemistry and geology. Improving geochronologic methods and capabilities is another focus. Currently Wang is researching into chronology and petrogenesis of continental magmatism, Quaternary volcanism dating and development of the standards in 40Ar/39Ar dating. (U-Th)/He Geochronology is developed and relative reseaches are new foci.


  • Bachelor in Geology, 1986, Northwest University, China;
  • Master in Geochemistry, 1989, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau, China.
  • Ph.D. in Geochronology and Geochemistry, 1999, Institute of Geology, China Seismological Bureau.
  • Postdoc in Geochronology, 2002, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


  • Research assistant, 1990 -1992, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Assistant Professor, 1993 -1995, Lanzhou Seismological Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Associate Professor, 1999 - 2003, Geology and Seismology Institute, China Seismological Bureau
  • Associate Professor, 2003 - 2005, Geology and Geophysics Institute, Chinese Science Academy
  • Professor, 2005- , Geology and Geophysics Institute, Chinese Science Academy

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  1. 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 [PDF] 
  2. 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 
  3. Wang, F., W.B.Shi, R.X. Zhu, 2014. Problems of modern 40Ar/39Ar geochronology: Reviews. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 30(2): 326-340
  4. 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, 
  5. 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  
  6. 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. 
  7. Wang F., 2012. 40Ar/39Ar dating on millennial volcanic ejecta: lasing on the top pumic of Tianchi Crater, Changbaish. Northeast ChinaQuaternary International, 279-280: 526  
  8. Wang Fei, Zheng Xiang-Sheng, Jong I.K.Lee, Won Hie Choe, Noreen Evans, Zhu Ri-Xiang, 2009. An 40Ar/39Ar geochronology on a mid-Eocene igneous event on the Barton and Weaver peninsulas: Implication for the dynamic setting of the Antarctic Peninsula. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10(12): Q12006, doi: 10.1029/2009GC002874.  
  9. Wang Fei, Zhu Ri-Xiang, Yang Lie-Kun, He Huai-Yu, Lo Ching-Hua, 2008. 40Ar/39Ar analyses on Quaternary K-Ar standard BB-24: Evaluations. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 270:16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijms.2007.11.002  
  10. Wang Fei, Lu Xinxiang, Chinghua Lo, Wu Fuyuang, Huaiyu He, Liekun Yang, Rixiang Zhu, 2007.  Post-collisional, potassic monzonite-minette complex (Shahewan) in the qinling mountains (central China): 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, petrogenesis, and implications for the dynamic setting of the Qinling orogen. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 31, 153-166 .  
  11. Wang Fei, Zhou Xin-Hua, Zhang Lian-Chang, Ying Ji-Feng, Zhang Yu-Tao, Wu Fu-yuan, Zhu Ri-Xiang, 2006. Late Mesozoic volcanism in the Great Xing’an Range (NE) China: Timing and implications for the dynamic setting of NE Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251: 179-198.  
  12. Wang Fei, Peng Zicheng, Zhu Rixiang, He Huaiyu and Yang Liekun, 2006. Petrogenesis and magma residence time of lavas from Tengchong volcanic field (China): Evidence from U series disequilibria and 40Ar/39Ar dating. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 7(1): Q01002, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001023.   
  13. Wang Fei, He Huai-Yu, Zhu Ri-Xiang, Sang Hai-Qing, Wang Ying-Lan and Yang Lie-Kun, 2006. Intercalibration of internatioal and domestic 40Ar/39Ar dating standards. Science in China ,Series D, 49(5): 461-470.  
  14. Wang Fei, He Huaiyu, Zhu Rixiang, Yang Liekun, Sang Haiqing, Wang Yinglan, 2006. Laser step-heating 40Ar/39Ar dating on young volcanic rocks. Chinese Science Bulletin, 51:2892-2896.  
  15. Wang Fei, 2006. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology on volcanic rocks in Great Xing'an Range, Northeast China. Month paper of 12: 25-38.  
  16. Wang Fei, Li Hongchun, Zhu Rixiang, Qin Feizhou, 2004. Late Quaternary downcutting rates of the Qianyou River from U/Th speleothem dates, Qinling mountains, China. Quaternary Research, 62, 194-200.   
  17. Wang Fei, Ching-hua Lo, Li Qi, Wan Jinglin, Zheng Dewen, Lidaming, Wang Erqi, 2004. Onset timing of significant unroofing around Qaidam basin, northern Tibet, China: Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar and FT thermochronology on granitoids. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 24, 59-69.   
  18. Wang Fei, Li Hongchun, Zhu Rixiang, Hu Yutai, 2002. Downcutting and uplifting in the middle part of Qinling Orogenic belt during the Late Quaternary. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47: 1556-1560.  
  19. Wang Fei, Peng Zicheng, Chen Wenji, Wang Zhaorong, Yang Jiwu, 2000. High-precision thermal ionization mass spectrometry dating of young volcanic rochs by using U-series method. Chinese Science Bulletin, 45(1): 83-86. 
  20. Wang Fei, Ching-hua Lo, Li Qi, Wan Jinglin, Zheng Dewen, Wang Erqi, 2002. Unroofing around Qaidam Basin of northern Tibet at 30 Ma: constraints from40Ar/39Ar  and FT thermochronology on granitoids. Science in China, Series B, 45: 70-83   
  21. Wang Fei, W.J. Chen, Z.C. Peng, Q.Li, 2001. Activity of Cangbaishan Tianchi Volcano since Late Pleistocene: The constraint from geochronology of high precision U-series TIMS method. Geochimica, 30(1): 88-94


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