Developing isotope dilution ICP-MS methods and obtaining precise abundances of siderophile volatile elements on samples from Earth, Mars and other meteorites and to understand mantle processes, core formation and late accretion history of different planets.
Further interests are in
Development of analytical methods for geological samples
Melt formation, transport and recycling in the mantle
Siderophile and volatile element geochemistry
Terrestrial volatile accretion and evolution
Core formation and accretion history of planets
Formation & evolution of mineral deposits and exploration
2010-2014 Freie Universität Berlin
Doctor of Natural Science in Geochemistry; Over assessment: ‘summa cum laude’
Thesis: Constraints on mantle processes and late accretion from chalcogen and
highly siderophile element abundances in rocks from the Earth’s mantle
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Harry Becker
2007-2010 Institute of Geology & Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Master of Science in Economic Geology
Thesis: Synkinematic gold mineralization controlled by brittle-ductile shear zones:
Jiapigou lode gold deposits, Jilin province, China
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hongtao Liu
2003-2007 China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Thesis: Wall-rock alteration and gold mineralization of Qianhe gold deposit,
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Shengrong Li
Wang, Z., Laurenz, V., Petitgirard, S., Becker, H., 2016. Earth's moderately volatile element composition may not be chondritic: Evidence from In, Cd and Zn. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 435, 136-146.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., 2015a. Abundances of Ag and Cu in mantle peridotites and the implications for the behavior of chalcophile elements in the mantle. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 160, 209-226.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., 2015b. Fractionation of highly siderophile and chalcogen elements during magma transport in the mantle: Constraints from pyroxenites of the Balmuccia peridotite massif. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 159, 244-263.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., 2015c. Comment on “A non-primitive origin of near-chondritic S-Se-Te ratios in mantle peridotites: Implications for the Earth's late accretionary history” by König S. et al. [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 385 (2014) 110–121]. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 417, 164-166.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., Wombacher, F., 2015. Mass Fractions of S, Cu, Se, Mo, Ag, Cd, In, Te, Ba, Sm, W, Tl and Bi in Geological Reference Materials and Selected Carbonaceous Chondrites Determined by Isotope Dilution ICP-MS. Geostand. Geoanal. Res. 39, 185-208.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., 2014. Abundances of sulfur, selenium, tellurium, rhenium and platinum-group elements in eighteen reference materials by isotope dilution sector-field ICP-MS and negative TIMS. Geostand. Geoanal. Res. 38, 189-209.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., 2013. Ratios of S, Se and Te in the silicate Earth require a volatile-rich late veneer. Nature 499, 328-331.
Wang, Z., Becker, H., Gawronski, T., 2013. Partial re-equilibration of highly siderophile elements and the chalcogens in the mantle: A case study on the Baldissero and Balmuccia peridotite massifs (Ivrea Zone, Italian Alps). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 108, 21-44.
Zeng, Q., Wang, Z., He, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, S. and Liu, J. (2014) Multiple isotope composition (S, Pb, H, O, He, and Ar) and genetic implications for gold deposits in the Jiapigou gold belt, Northeast China. Mineral. Deposita 49, 145-164.