WANG Xianfeng

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment

Faculty Representative


(+65) 6592 2614


Wang Xianfeng is a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Associate Professor at the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He holds a concurrent role as Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University in the USA. 

Before Xianfeng joined NTU in 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LDEO. He obtained his PhD in geology from the University of Minnesota, USA in 2006 and received his BSc and MSc in Geology from Nanjing University, China. 

Xianfeng is a recipient of the Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship (2011), LDEO Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2009), and Gary Comer Science & Education Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006).

He has authorship on > 70 journal articles, including those in Nature and Science, and two book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of Quaternary InternationalScience China, and the National Science Review. He has reviewed manuscripts for > 20 journals including NaturePNASScience Advances, and Nature Communications. In addition, he evaluates proposals for NSF, ERC, and other scientific research councils. 

Xianfeng has supervised 14 Post-doctorate Researchers and PhD students on research projects. His research concerns paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, and specifically, the study of Earth’s climate and environmental change through the use of isotopic and elemental tracers and chronometers.



Investigating delta C-13 values in stalagmites from tropical South America for the last two millennia

Valdir Felipe Novello, Angela Ampuero, Daniel O. Breecker, Francisco William da Cruz, Giselle Utida, Gustavo Macedo Paula-Santos, et al.


Understanding tropical convection through triple oxygen isotopes of precipitation from the Maritime Continent

He Shaoneng, Dhrubajyoti Samanta, Dominik Jackisch, Guangxin Liu, Nathalie F. Goodkin, Phyllis Kho, et al.


Stalagmite multi-proxy evidence of wet and dry intervals in the middle Yangtze Valley during the last glacial period

Meng Wang, Gongzhe Chen, Kan Zhao, Shitao Chen, Xianfeng Wang, Yijia Liang, et al.

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