Ph.D, Professor

College of Earth and Planetary Sciences

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email: duojunwang(at)
Address: 19A Yuquanlu,Shijingshanqu,Beijing
Postcode:  100049

Research Areas

Water in Earth and Planetary and its role in the dynamics

High pressure and temperature experimental studies on physical properties such as electrical conductivity, elastic and thermal properities

Theoretical studies on physical properties


2004  Ph.D.  Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

1999  B.S.    University of Science and Technology of Changchun, Changchun


Work Experience

2013.06-present      Professor, GUCAS(UCAS)

2010.12-2012.01     Visiting associate professor, Yale University

2008.07-2009.01     Visiting associate researcher, ERI, the University of Tokyo

2007.07-2013.05      Associate professor, GUCAS (UCAS)

2006.09-2007.06     Assistant professor, GUCAS

2005.07-2006.03      Postdoctoral fellow, Yale University

2004, 09-2006, 08   Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration.

Teaching Experience



Physics of the Earth’s interior


An overview of the structures and compositions as well as the states of the Earth’s interior. Topics include velocity construction of the earth, density, elasticity, equation of states, composition of the Earth’s interior, high-pressure mineral physics, the internal heat and temperature, and electromagnetic properties.


Seminar in advanced physics of Earth’s interior


A graduate seminar that discusses very recent advances in mineral physics and geophysical observations to the earth’s interior such as seismology and MT methods.


Wang, Duojun, Libing Wang, Rui Zhang, Nao Cai, Jikai Zhang, Peng Chen, and Yang Cao. Mantle Wedge Water Contents Estimated from Ultrasonic Laboratory Measurements of OlivineAntigorite Aggregates." Geophysical Research Letters 49, no. 10 (2022).

Guo, Jiawei, Ruixin Zhang, Duojun Wang*, Rui Zhang, Libing Wang, Jikai Zhang, Nao Cai*, and Sheqiang Miao. "Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Talc at High Temperature and Pressure with Implications for the Thermal Structure of Subduction Zones." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 127, no. 3 (2022).

Cai, Nao*, Xintong Qi, Ting Chen, Siheng Wang, Tony Yu, Yanbin Wang, Toru Inoue, Duojun Wang*, and Baosheng Li. "Enhanced Visibility of Subduction Slabs by the Formation of Dense Hydrous Phase A." Geophysical Research Letters 48, no. 19 (2021): e2021GL095487.

Wang, Libing, Duojun Wang*, and Kewei Shen. "Electrical Conductivity of Talc Dehydration at High Pressures and Temperatures: Implications for HighConductivity Anomalies in Subduction Zones." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125, no. 10 (2020).

Shen, Kewei, Duojun Wang*, and Tao Liu. "Electrical Conductivity of Tremolite under High Temperature and Pressure: Implications for the High-Conductivity Anomalies in the Earth and Venus." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 175, no. 5 (2020): 1-12.

Wang, Duojun*, Tao Liu, Ting Chen, Xintong Qi, and Baosheng Li. "Anomalous Sound Velocities of Antigorite at High Pressure and Implications for Detecting Serpentinization at Mantle Wedges." Geophysical Research Letters 46, no. 10 (2019): 5153-60.

Liu, Tao, Duojun Wang*, KeWei Shen, Chuanjiang Liu, and Li Yi. "Kinetics of Antigorite Dehydration: Rapid Dehydration as a Trigger for Lower-Plane Seismicity in Subduction Zones." American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials 104, no. 2 (2019): 282-90.

Liu, Chuanjiang, Tao Liu, and Duojun Wang*. "Non-Isothermal Kinetics Study on the Thermal Decomposition of Brucite by Thermogravimetry." Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 134, no. 3 (2018): 2339-47.

Liu, Chuanjiang, Ruixin Zhang, Kewei Shen, Tao Liu, Wen Wen, and Duojun Wang*. "An in Situ Kinetic Study of the Dehydration of Brucite Using Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction." The Canadian Mineralogist 56, no. 1 (2018): 101-08.

Wang, Duojun, Xiaowei Liu, Tao Liu, Kewei Shen, David O Welch, and Baosheng Li. "Constraints from the Dehydration of Antigorite on High-Conductivity Anomalies in Subduction Zones." Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017): 1-9.

Wang*, D,Y Wang, L Yi, B.Huang (2015). Dehydration kinetics of natural talc. The Canadian Mineralogist, 53(4):643-651.

Wang*, D. L, Yi, B.Huang and C.Liu (2015) High-temperature dehydration of talc: a kinetics study using in situ X-ray powder diffraction, Phase transitions, 2015, 88,560-566.

Wang*, D. Yu. ,Y and Y. Zhou (2014), Electrical conductivity anisotropy in alkali feldspar at high temperature and pressure, High pressure research: An  international Journal ,34,297308.

Wang*, D., S., Karato and Z.Jiang (2013), An  experimental study of the influence of graphite on the electrical conductivity of olivine aggregates, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2028-2032, doi:10.1002/grl.50471.  

Wang*, D., S.,Karato (2013), Electrical conductivity of talc aggregates at 0.5 GPa: influence of dehydration Phys.Chem.Mineral. 40, 11-17.

Karato, S. and D.Wang (2013), Electrical conductivity of minerals and rocks (Chapter 5) 145-182In Physics and Chemistry of the Deep Earth, First Edition. Edited by Shun-ichiro KaratoJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Wang*, D., S.,Karato , Z.,Liu (2012), Influence of hydrogen on the electronic states of olivine: Implications for electrical conductivity, Geophysical Research Letters, 39 L06306doi: 10.1029/2012GL051046

Wang*,D.,Y.Guo, Y.,Yu, and S.Karato (2012), Electrical conductivity of amphibole-bearing rocks: influence of dehydration, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol, 164, 17-25doi: 10.1007/s00410012-0722-z .  

Wang*,D., Z.Liu,L. Yi ,Li, B.,Shi (2011) Electrical Properties of Hydrous Forsterite Derived from First-Principles Calculations, Chin. Phys. Lett., 059101-1-059101-3.  

Wang*, D, H., Li, L.Yi, T. Matsuzaki, T.Yoshino(2010), Anisotropy of synthetic quartz electrical conductivity at high pressure and temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 115(B09211), 110. 

Wang, D.,H.Li, L.Yi, B.Shi (2008), The electrical conductivity of upper mantle rocks: implication of water content in the upper mantle, Phys.Chem.Minerals, 35157162.

Wang, D., M. Mookherjee, Y. Xu, and S. Karato (2006), The effect of water on the electrical conductivity in olivine, Nature, 443, 977–980.