About

We are a group of PhDs, PhD candidates, master students, undergraduates and high school students focused on the development and application of non-traditional isotopes in the study of geological, geochemical and cosmochemical processes. Our techniques involve both purification of targeted elements through column chromatography in a clean sample preparation laboratory and high-precision isotopic analyses using Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (MC-ICPMS).

News

2017

  • July 7 2017, Racheal Johnsen, a postdoc researcher from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Racheal!
  • July 7 2017, Shelby Fitch, an undergraduate student from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Shelby!
  • July 6 2017, Our collaborator Dr. Thomas Magna’s manuscript on magnesium isotope systematics in Martian meteorites is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • June 28 2017, Congratulations to Peiyu Wu and Madeline Hill for wining the Mineralogical Society of America Undergraduate Prize!
  • June 26 2017, Elijah Lorraine Tugade, a student from the Rainier Beach High School starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Lorraine!
  • June 12 2017, Chris Defelice, a PhD student from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Chris!
  • June 6 2017, PhD student Emma Yan Hu’s work on Mg isotopic composition of the subducting marine sediments is accepted for publication as an "Invited research article" in Chemical Geology.
  • May 30 2017, Visiting scholar Dr. Ben-Xun Su’s manuscript on tracing origins of continental basalts by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • May 19 2017, Mary Benson and Peiyu Wu, Mary Gates Scholars, presented their work at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW.
  • May 18 2017, at ESS annual Awards ceremony, Yan Hu received the Harry Wheeler Scholarship. Mary Benson received the Doug Merrill Service Award for Excellence, the Vance Endowed Student Support Fund and Geology Undergraduate Field & Research Fund. Peiyu Wu received the Geology Undergraduate Field & Research Fund, and the Afton Woolley & James William Crooks Scholarship. Madeline Hille received the Julian D. and Marajane Barksdale Endowed Fund in Earth and Space Sciences, and the Afton Woolley & James William Crooks Scholarship. Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng received the Bassett Teaching Award. Congratulations, everyone!
  • April 15 2017, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s reviews on magnesium and magnesium isotopes are accepted for publication in Encyclopedia of Geochemistry.
  • March 27 2017, Esten King, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Esten!
  • March 24 2017, Congratulations to Mary Benson for being admitted to the MESSAGe program!
  • March 9 2017, Congratulations to Peiyu Wu for the Mary Gates fellowship!
  • February 16 2017, Postdoc visitor Pingping Liu’s manuscript on Mg isotope systematics of abyssal peridotites is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • January 19 2017, Dr. Kang-Jun Huang, a lecturer in the Department of Geology at Northwest University, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kang-Jun!
  • January 3 2017, Madeline Hille, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Madeline!

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2016

  • December 12-16 2016, Emma Hu and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • December 10-11 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng and co-organizers held a two-day workshop at LBNL on Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes. The associated RIMG volume 82 "Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes" is also in print and the electroic version will be online at http://rimg.geoscienceworld.org/ soon.
  • December 9 2016, Congratulations to Mary Benson for the Mary Gates fellowship!
  • November 19 2016, Ning Yang, a PhD student from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ning!
  • November 16 2016, Our collaborator, Ms. Chizu Kato's manuscript on Ga isotopic composition of the silicate Earth is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • November 13 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on non-traditional stable isotopes is accepted for publication in Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
  • November 3 2016, Postdoc visitor Dr. Kang-Jun Huang’s manuscript on tracing the termination of the Marinoan glaciation by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • November 1 2016, Yi-Hsuan Chiang, a research assistant in the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yi-Hsuan!
  • November 1 2016, Dr. Yingkui Xu, an associate professor from Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yingkui!
  • October 14 2016, Yufei Liu, a PhD student from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yufei!
  • October 4 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on magnesium isotope geochemistry is accepted for publication in Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
  • October 2016, Peiyu Wu, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Peiyu!
  • September 2016, Mary Benson, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Mary!
  • August 31 2016, Dr. Ming-Xing Ling, an associate professor from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ming-Xing!
  • July 22 2016, Undergraduates Melissa Harrington and Zhe Yang, PhD students Emma Yan Hu and Yang Sun’s work on evaluation of Mg isotopic homogeneity of San Carlos olivine is accepted for publication in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.
  • July 20 2016, Mr. Hebin Shao, a PhD candidate from WHOI/ Tongji University, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hebin!
  • July 18 2016, Graduate student Ting Gao’s manuscript on constraining behaviors of Mg isotopes during chemical weathering of dolostone is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • July 5 2016, Mark Liu, a student from Redmond High School starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Mark!
  • July 5 2016, Kevin Ma, a student from Bellevue Senior High School starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kevin!
  • July 3 - 8 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attends the International Workshop on Multi-Well Deep Underground Laboratory in Eastern China at Changchun, China.
  • June 26 - July 1 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attends Goldschmidt Conference at Yokohama, Japan.
  • June 23 2016, Congratulations to PhD student Aaron Brewer, who is selected as a Lawrence Graduate Scholar through the Lawrence Graduate Scholar Program (LGSP) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The LGSP will fully fund Aaron for up to four years to carry out his research at LLNL while completing his thesis. Aaron's mentor at LLNL will be Dr. Yongqin Jiao.
  • June 6 2016, Visiting scholar Dr. Bing Shen’s manuscript on constraining the 'dolomite problem' by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • May 27 2016, Visiting scholar Dr. Wang-Ye Li’s manuscript on calibration of clinopyroxene-garnet magnesium isotope geothermometer and potential implications is accepted for publication in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.
  • May 26 2016, at ESS annual Awards ceremony, Aaron Brewer received the Robert Winglee Graduate Research Fellowship and Emma Yan Hu received the Peter Misch Fellowship. Congratulations, guys!
  • May 20 2016, Khadijah Homolka, Mary Gates Scholar, gave an oral presentation on her work at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW.
  • May 12 2016, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on tracing subducted Mg in arc volcanism is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • May 4 2016, Visiting scholar Dr. Shan Ke’s manuscript on tracing carbonate recycling by using Mg, Sr and O isotopes is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • April 1 2016, Congratulations to PhD student Emma Yan Hu, who won the Golden Pipette Award for best geochemistry talk at ESS Research Gala today!
  • March 27 2016, Dr. Lie-Meng Chen, an associate professor from Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Lie-Meng!
  • March 26 2016, Dr. Jin-Long Ma, an associate professor from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Jin-Long!
  • March 21 2016, Visiting scholar Dr. Wang-Ye Li’s manuscript on tracing carbonatite magmatic differentiation by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • March 8 2016, Congratulations to PhD student Aaron Brewer, who passed his General Exam today!
  • March 1 2016, Our manuscript on Li isotope fractionation during differentiation of the lunar magma ocean is accepted for publication in Meteoritics & Planetary Science.
  • February 25 2016, a research grant from Murdock Foundation is awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (Co-PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng). It consists of funds to purchase a high-resolution ICPMS, a quadrupole ICPMS and a laser ablation system.
  • February 15 2016, Visiting scholar Dr. Yan Xiao’s manuscript on constraining the origin of chemical heterogeneity in podiform chromitite by using Mg and Fe isotopes is accepted for publication in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
  • February 2 2016, Dr. Yongsheng He, an associate professor from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yongsheng!
  • January 28 2016, Dr. Zhuang Ruan, a postdoc researcher from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Zhuang!
  • January 14 2016, Postdoc Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on tracing origins of HIMU basalts by using Mg isotope systematics is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

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2015

  • December 14-18 2015, Fall AGU, PhD student Emma Yan Hu gave an oral presentation on Mg isotopic compositions of marine sediments.
  • December 10 2015, Congratulations to PhD student Emma Yan Hu, who passed her General Exam today!.
  • November 25 2015, Dr. Pingping Liu, a postdoc researcher in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Pingping!
  • November 1 2015, PhD student Emma Yan Hu’s work on Mg isotopic composition of the metasomatic pyroxenites is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • November 1 2015, PhD student Fatah Sedaghaptour’s work on Mg isotopic composition of the achondrites is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • October 31 2015, Hongjie Wu, a PhD student from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hongjie!
  • October 8 2015, our Nu Plasam II MC-ICPMS arrived!
  • October 7 2015, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang’s work on tracing origins of cratonic eclogites by Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Geology.
  • September 15 2015, Yang Sun, a PhD student from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yang!
  • September 5 2015, Zhe Yang, an undergraduate student from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Zhe!
  • September 4 2015, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on inter-lab comparison of Mg isotopic analysis of geostandards is accepted for publication in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.
  • September 3 2015, Our collaborator Dong Liu’s manuscript on tracing mantle carbonate metasomatism by using Os-Sr-Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • August 18 2015, Visiting scholar Dr. Ben-Xun Su’s manuscript on Mg and Fe isotopic composition of the oceanic crust is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • July 6 2015, a research grant from NASA is awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (Co- I: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • June 29 2015, Kevin Ma, a student from Bellevue Senior High School starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kevin!
  • June 26 2015, Dr. Hui Huang, a visiting postdoc associate, is awarded the inaugural postdoc fellowship from the International Exchange Plan funded by the Chinse Postdoc Association. This prestigious fellowship will support her for another two years to work in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Congratulations, Hui!
  • June 17 2015, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on behaviors of Mg isotopes during low-grade metamorphosed mudrocks is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • June 8 2015, Grant Libby, a high-school student from Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Grant!
  • June 5 2015, Postdoc Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on Mg isotope systematics of metasediments in the deep crust and implications for granite petrogenesis is accepted for publication in Geochemical Perspectives Letters.
  • May 20 2015, at ESS annual Awards ceremony, Jiarui Zhou received the Geology Undergraduate Field and Research Fund, Aaron Brewer received the Peter Misch Fellowship, and Emma Yan Hu received the George Edward Goodspeed Geology Scholarship and the Kenneth C. Robbins Fellowship. Congratulations, guys!
  • May 15 2015, Florence Yuen, Mary Gates Scholar, presented her work at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW.
  • May 13 2015, Khadijah Homolka is selected to join the science crew of the VISIONS' 15 Expedition onboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson this summer! Congratulations, Khadijah!
  • May 5 2015, Visiting scholar Dr. Wei Yang's manuscript on magnesium isotopic composition of the deep continental crust is accepted for publication as an "Invited Centennial Article" in American Mineralogist.
  • April 16-18 2015, Khadijah Homolka presented her work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Eastern Washington University.
  • April 16 2015, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng is the recipient of the College of the Environment's Exceptional Mentoring of Undergraduate Student Award.
  • April 3 2015, PhD candidate Yan Hu received a graduate research grant from GSA. Congratulations, Yan!
  • March 31 2015, Dr. Ming-Xing Ling, an associate professor from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ming-Xing
  • March 30 2015, Congratulations to our alumni Melissa Harrington, who is a first-year graduate student at Univ. of Arizona now, being awarded a NSF GRFP Fellowship!
  • March 13 2015, Congratulations to undergraduate student Khadijah Homolka for the Mary Gates fellowship!
  • March 10 2015, Dr. Kwan-Nang Pang, an assistant research fellow in the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kwan-Nang!
  • February 12 2015, Dr. Shui-Jiong Wang accepted a postdoc position at Indiana University and will start his new job in July 2015. Congratulations, Shui-Jiong!
  • January 17 2015, Our collaborator, Dr. Lin Ma's manuscript on Mg isotope fractionation during weathering of shales is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • January 2015, Patrick Watts, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Patrick!
  • January 2015, Joel Atwood, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Joel!

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2014

  • December 15-19 2014, Drs. Shui-Jiong Wang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • December 5 2014, Congratulations to Florence Yuen for the Mary Gates fellowship!
  • November 30 2014, Dr. Hui Huang, a postdoc researcher from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hui!
  • November 26 2014, Dr. Pingping Liu, a postdoc researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Pingping!
  • November 14 2014, Dr. Kang-Jun Huang, a postdoc researcher in the School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kang-Jun!
  • November 2014, Daryn White, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Daryn!
  • October 22 2014, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on Mg isotopic compositions of international geostandards is accepted for publication in Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research.
  • September 28 2014, Former Exchange PhD student Dr. Sheng-Ao Liu manuscript on Cu and Fe isotope fractionation during continental weathering is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • September 19 2014, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on tracing carbonate-silicate interactions during subduction by using O and Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Nature Communications.
  • September 5 2014, Our collaborator, Dr. Yong-Sheng He’s manuscript on high-precision analysis of Fe isotopes is accepted for publication in Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research.
  • July 20-30 2014, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng led the “1st summer school on non-traditional isotope geochemistry” in China University of Geosciences, Beijing.
  • July 18 2014, PhD student visitor Corliss Sio successfully defended her PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Sio!
  • July 8 2014, Melissa Harrington was selected for the Historic National Association of Geoscience Teachers/U.S. Geological Society Cooperative Summer Field training Program! Congratulations, Melissa!
  • June 24 2014, Alex Yang, a student from Inglemoor High School, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Alex!
  • June 6 2014, a research grant from Royalty Research Fund is awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (sole PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • May 16 2014, Melissa Harrington, Mary Gates Scholar, presented her work at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW.
  • May 15 2014, at ESS annual Awards ceremony, Florence Yuen received the Joseph Vance Endowed Student Support Award, Melissa Harrington received the Douglas E. Merrill Prize for Excellence, and Emma Yan Hu received Robert and Nadine Bassett Fellowship and Inquisitive Graduate Student Support Fund. Congratulations, ladies!
  • May 2014, Jiarui Zhou, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Jiarui!
  • May 2014, Khadijah Homolka, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Khadijah!
  • April 11 2014, Yan Hu received a graduate research grant from GSA. Congratulations, Yan!
  • March 21 2014, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on lack of Mg isotope fractionation during continental subduction is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • March 16 2014, PhD student visitor Xiao-Ming Liu’s manuscript on massive fractionation of Mg isotopes during extreme weathering of Columbia River Basalts is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • January 17 2014, Hai-Ou Gu, a Ph.D. student from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hai-Ou!
  • January 8 2014, Postdoc visitor Dr. Wang-Ye Li’s manuscript on lack of Mg isotope fractionation during metamorphic dehydration of metapelites is accepted for publication in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.
  • January 2014, Taylor Kenya, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Taylor!

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2013

  • December 10 2013, Congratulations to Melissa Harrington for the Mary Gates fellowship!
  • December 9-13 2013, Drs. Shui-Jiong Wang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • December 2 2013, Ms. Hui Huang, a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hui!
  • November 24 2013, Ms. Li Zhao, a research assistant in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Li!
  • November 13 2013, Corliss Sio, a Ph.D. student in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Corliss!
  • October 27 2013, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng is the recipient of the 2014 Mineralogical Society of America Award!
  • October 9 2013, Former exchange PhD student, Dr. Sheng-Ao Liu’s manuscript high-precision analysis of Cu and Fe isotopes is accepted for publication in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.
  • October 2013, Florence Yuen, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Florence!
  • September 27 2013, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on high-precision analysis of Mg isotopes by MC-ICPMS is accepted for publication in Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry.
  • September 2013, Aaron Brewer, a PhD student from Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, starts working on his dissertation in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Aaron!
  • August 6 2013, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on Mg isotopic composition of the lower crust is accepted for publication in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.
  • August 2013, Lucas Holloway, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Lucas!
  • July 21 2013, Dr. Ben-Xun Su, an associate professor at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ben-Xun!
  • July 14 2013, Dr. Shui-Jiong Wang starts working as a postdoc researcher in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Shui-Jiong!
  • July 9 2013, Johnnie Chamberlin, a PhD student from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Johnnie!
  • June 19 2013, PhD student visitor Corliss Sio’s manuscript on discerning crystal growth from diffusion profiles in zoned olivines by using in-situ analyses of Mg and Fe isotopes is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • June 3 2013, PhD student Fatah Sedaghaptour’s manuscript on Mg isotopic composition of the Moon is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • May 24 2013, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
  • May 16 2013, Exchange PhD student Kang-Jun Huang successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Huang!
  • May 4 2013, Exchange PhD student Kang-Jun Huang’s manuscript on Mg isotopic systematics of global loess is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • May 2013, Melissa Harrington, an undergraduate student from University of Washington, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Melissa!
  • April 18 2013, Fata Sedaghatpour, a PhD student from the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory, accepted a postdoc position at Harvard University. Congratulations, Fata!
  • April 18 2013, Postdoc visitor Dr. Ming-Xing Ling’s manuscript on tracing the formation of the world’s largest REE deposit by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.
  • April 11 2013, Postdoc visitor Dr. Yan Xiao’s manuscript on large disequilibrium Mg isotope fractionation in metasomatic peridotites is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • February 28 2013, Our collaborator, Heng Chen, a PhD student from Washington University, reports Zn isotopic data of Kilauea Iki lava lake in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • January 1 2013, Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory is moved to the University of Washington, Seattle.

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2012

  • December 24 2012, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on Fe isotopic systematics of global oceanic basalts is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • December 3-7 2012, Kang-Jun Huang and Shui-Jiong Wang attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • November 20 2012, Visiting scholar Dr. Ming-Xing Ling's manuscript on destruction of the North China craton by ridge subduction is accepted for publication in Journal of Geology.
  • November 12 2012, Fata Sedaghatpour successfully defended her PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Sedaghatpour!
  • October 16 2012, Dr. Qiuli Li, an associate professor at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Qiuli!
  • October 13 2012, Exchange PhD student Shui-Jiong Wang’s manuscript on tracing origins of cratonic eclogites by using Mg isotopes is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • October 7 2012, Wang-Ye Li, an associate professor from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Wang-Ye!
  • October 6 2012, Exchange PhD student Kang-Jun Huang’s manuscript on Mg isotope fractionation during extreme weathering of continental basalts is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • September 6 2012, Hai-Ou Gu, a Ph.D. student from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Hai-Ou!
  • September 2012, Evan Thaler, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Evan!
  • August 26 2012, Myriam Telus, a graduate student from Univ. of Hawaii, reports Mg isotopic data of granites and pegmatites produced in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • August 2012, Emma Yan Hu, a PhD student from Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, starts working on her dissertation in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Emma!
  • June 24 - 30 2012, Johnnie Chamberlin and Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attend Goldschmidt Conference at Montreal, Canada.
  • June 18 2012, Dr. Weimin Feng, an assistant professor from Valdosta State University, starts visiting the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Weimin!
  • June 7 2012, a research grant from the Division of Earth Sciences of the NSF is officially awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (sole PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • May 21 2012, Rodney Ballard, an REU student from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Rodney!
  • April 27 2012, Visiting scholar Dr. Wei Yang's manuscript on tracing subducted carbonate in the mantle by using Mg is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • April 9 2012, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng received the Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship, which is "to support the career advancement of faculty who provide the highest quality teaching, research and service to the college".
  • April 2 2012, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng is promoted to associate professor with tenure.
  • February 23 2012, a research grant from Arkansas Space Grant Consortium is awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (sole PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • February 22 2012, Congratulations to Fata Sedaghatpour for being the first-place winner in the From Abstract to Contract: Graduate Student Research Competition! See UARK news.
  • February 20 2012, Xiao-Wei Li, a Ph.D. student from Peking University, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Xiao-Wei!
  • January 2012, Ryan Rowley, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ryan!

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2011

  • December 5-9 2011, Kang-Jun Huang attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • November 10 2011, Shui-Jiong Wang, a Ph.D. student from the China University of Geosciences, Beijing, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Shui-Jiong!
  • September 2011, Gabby Salinas, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Gabby!
  • September 2011, Melissa Hornick, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Melissa!
  • August 13 - 19 2011, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attends Goldschmidt Conference at Prague, Czech Republic.
  • August 7-11 2011, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attends "Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry in the 21st Century" workshop in Minneapolis, MN.
  • August 2011, Johnnie Chamberlin, a PhD student from Environmental Dynamics Program, University of Arkansas, starts working on his dissertation in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Johnnie!
  • July 2 2011, Postdoc visitor Dr. Ming-Xing Ling’s manuscript on Mg isotopic composition of global seawater is accepted for publication in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.
  • June 12 2011, Sheng-Ao Liu successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Liu!
  • June 2 2011, Exchange PhD student Sheng-Ao Liu’s manuscript on large equilibrium Mg isotope fractionation between spinel and olivine in mantle peridotites is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • May 24 2011, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on diffusion-driven Mg and Fe isotope fractionation in Hawaiian olivines is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • May 23 2011, Brendan Clement, an REU student from Keene State College, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Brendan!
  • May 17 2011, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng officially receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
  • May 2 2011, Xiaoming Liu, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Xiaoming!
  • May 2011, Eben Johns, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working as a summer intern in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Eben!
  • May 2011, Elvis Bello, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working as a summer intern in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Elvis!
  • April 18 2011, Corliss Sio, a Ph.D. student in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Corliss!
  • April 10 2011, Emma Y. Hu, a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Emma!
  • March 31 2011, Kang-Jun Huang, a Ph.D. student from the China University of Geosciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kang-Jun!
  • March 30 2011, Jeff Ward successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Jeff!
  • March 7-11 2011, Fata Sedaghatpour and Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attended LPSC at Houston, TX.
  • February 1 2011, Postdoc visitor Dr. Wang-Ye Li’s manuscript on large equilibrium Mg isotope fractionation between garnet and omphacite in orogenic eclogites is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. See UARK news.
  • January 5 2011, Postdoc visitor Dr. Shan Ke’s invited review manuscript on magnesium isotope geochemistry is accepted for publication in Acta Petrologica Sinica.

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2010

  • December 28 2010, Dr. Yan Xiao, a research associate at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Yan!
  • December 13-17 2010, Drs. Wei Yang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA.
  • October 11 2010, Dr. Ming-Xing Ling, a postdoc researcher from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Ling!
  • October 2010, Janvier Kwizera, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Janvier!
  • September 22 2010, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on Mg isotope fractionation during continental weathering of diabase is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • September 2010, Anthonini Francaviglia, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Anthonini!
  • September 2010, Clara Kirk, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Clara!
  • September 2010, Debra Davis, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Debra!
  • August 19 2010, Postdoc visitor Dr. Wang-Ye Li’s manuscript on Mg isotopic composition of the upper continental crust is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • August 2010, Crystal Countee, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Crystal!
  • August 2010, Chven Mitchell, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Chven!
  • August 2010, David Nance, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, David!
  • July 7 2010, Exchange PhD student Sheng-Ao Liu’s manuscript on Mg isotopic systematics of granites is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • July 2010, Anna Rouse, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Anna!
  • June 14 - 18 2010, Wang-Ye Li, Sheng-Ao Liu, Shan Ke, Fata Sedaghatpour, Debra Wallace, Wei Yang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Goldschmidt Conference at Knoxville and gave five oral presentations.
  • June 6-11 2010, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng attends "Workshop for Early Career Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career" in Williamsburg, VA.
  • June 2010, Dale Stendel, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Dale!
  • May 25 2010, Two REU students, Addie Clark from Emory & Henry College and Suzi Gordon from Florida Institute of Technology start working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Addie & Suzi!
  • May 2010, Julie Jacobs, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working as a summer intern in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Julie!
  • May 2010, Leiaka Welcome, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working as a summer intern in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Leiaka!
  • April 23 2010, Dr. Wang-Ye Li, a postdoc researcher from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Wang-Ye!
  • April 19 2010, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng’s manuscript on Mg isotopic compositions of the Earth and chondrites is accepted for publication in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • April 16 2010, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng's research is featured in the Spring 2010 issue of the University of Arkansas' Research Frontiers magazine.
  • March 29 2010, Dr. Wei Yang, an associate professor from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Wei!
  • March 1-5 2010, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng presented Mg isotopic data on mantle rocks and chondrites generated in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory at LPSC, Houston, TX.
  • January 25 2010, a research grant from Arkansas Space Grant Consortium is awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (sole PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).

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2009

  • December 14-18 2009, Wang-Ye Li, Sheng-Ao Liu, Shan Ke, Wei Yang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA. Fang-Zhen Teng also chaired the session on "Recent developments in non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry".
  • October 9 2009, Postdoc visitor Dr. Wei Yang’s manuscript on chondritic Mg isotopic composition of the Earth is accepted for publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • September 9 2009, Sheng-Ao Liu, a Ph.D. student from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Sheng-Ao!
  • September 2009, Fata Sedaghatpour, a PhD student from Space Sciences Program at University of Arkansas, starts working on her dissertation in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Fata!
  • August 2009, Oanh Nguyen, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Oanh!
  • August 2009, Misty Trinkle, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Misty!
  • August 2009, Debra Wallace, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Debra!
  • June 7 2009, Dr. Shan Ke, a postdoc researcher from China University of Geosciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Shan!
  • June 2009, Colin Brooks, an undergraduate from University of Arkansas, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Colin!
  • May 2009, Eric Grulke, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working as a summer intern in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Eric!
  • April 9 2009, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng's research is featured in the Spring 2009 issue of the University of Arkansas' Research Frontiers magazine.
  • March 15 2009, Dr. Wang-Ye Li, a postdoc researcher from the University of Science and Technology of China, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Wang-Ye!
  • March 12 2009, Two research grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China have been officially awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (Co-PI: Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • February 27 2009, A research grant from the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is officially awarded to the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory (sole PI: Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng).
  • February 1-5 2009, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng‘s manuscript on Li isotopic composition of A-type granites and mafic enclaves is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.

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2008

  • December 15-19 2008, Drs. Wei Yang and Fang-Zhen Teng attended Fall AGU conference at San Francisco, CA. Fang-Zhen Teng gave a presentation on Li isotopes in the deep continental crust and chaired a session on "Recent advances in Lithium isotope geochemistry".
  • September 15 2008, Dr. Wei Yang, a postdoc researcher from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Wei!
  • September 10-12 2008, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng gives a plenary lecture on iron isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation and leads a workshop on MC-ICPMS theory and practical implications, at the 7th International SF-ICP-MS Conference.
  • September 2008, Jeff Ward, a master student from University of Arkansas, starts working on his master thesis in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Jeff!
  • July 15 2008, Kaia Mattioli, an undergraduate from Stanford University, starts working in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Welcome, Kaia!
  • June 5 2008, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng's manuscript on Li isotopic composition of the deep continental crust is accepted for publication in Chemical Geology.
  • May 12 2008, Dr. Fang-Zhen Teng's manuscript on Fe isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation is accepted for publication in Science (June 20 2008 issue).
  • January 1 2008, Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory is founded at the University of Arkansas.

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