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 International, Science China, and the National Science Review. He has reviewed manuscripts for > 20 journals including Nature, PNAS, Science 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.