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Dr. Xiaoxia Huang


Department of Earth Sciences

Institute of Geological Sciences

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Guest Researcher

Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 242
12249 Berlin

Professional experience:

08/2020 - present

Professor: Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science

Guest researcher: Institute of Geological Sciences, Sedimentary Systems, Free University of Berlin

05/2019 - 07/2020

Researcher: Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science

Guest researcher: Institute of Geological Sciences, Sedimentary Systems, Free University of Berlin


01/2017 - 03/2019

Research Associate: Sedimentology Group, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University Potsdam


01/2016 - 12/2016

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Paleoclimate dynamics group, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany


09/2015 - 12/2015,

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Geophysics department Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany




Oct. 2011-Aug. 2015, PhD

Geophysics department, Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, and University of Bremen, Germany.


Sep. 2008-Jul. 2011, M.Sc.

Geophysics department, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P.R. China.


Oct. 2009-Sep. 2010, M.Sc.

Geoscience department, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.


Sep. 2004-Jul. 2008, B.Sc.

Geology department, Northwest University, Xi’an, P.R. China

WS 2017-2018

at University of Potsdam, MSc course: Basin analysis, Petrel

Research Interests:

  • Sedimentary transport processes
  • Glacial sedimentation
  • Paleobathymetric reconstruction
  • Tropical carbonate platforms and atoll

    Research Grants:

2022: PI: SCAR-INSTANT Fellowshi

2020: PI: The Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS, Grant No. ZDBS-LY-7018 Cenozoic glacial history from deep-water sedimentary records.p

2020: PI: The National Natural Science Foundation of China (41976233) Geometry, architecture and the erosive nature of mass-transport deposits in deep-marine environments: West Antarctic margin.

2019: PI: The Pioneer Hundred Talents Program (Y910091001) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).


Huang, X*., Steel R., Larter, R. (2022), Late Eocene signals of oncoming Icehouse in the Prydz Bay region, Antarctica, Earth Planetary Science Letter, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117885

Shan Liu, F. Javier Hernández-Molina, Chupeng Yang, Cuimei Zhang, Xiaoxia Huang, Shaoru Yin, Marga García, David Van Rooij, Ce Wang, Haiteng Zhuo, Hui Chen, Yaping Lei, Zhixuan Lin, Kunwen Luo, Ming Su (2022), Oceanographic consequences of the Bransfield Strait (Antarctica) opening, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/G50389.1, Geology

Huang, X*., Wu, S., De Santis, L., Wang, G., & Hernández‐Molina, F. J. (2022). Deep water sedimentary processes in the Enderby Basin (East Antarctic margin) during the Cenozoic. Basin Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12690


Ma, B., Qin, Z., Wu, S., Cai, G., Li, X., Wang, B., ... & Huang, X. (2021). High-resolution acoustic data revealing periplatform sedimentary characteristics in the Xisha Archipelago, South China Sea. Interpretation, 9(2), T533-T547. https://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2020-0093.1


Huang, X*., Bernhardt, A., De Santis, L., Wu, S., Leitchenkov, G., Harris, P., O’Brien, P., (2020). Depositional and erosional signatures in sedimentary successions on the continental slope and rise off Prydz Bay, East Antarctica-- implications for Pliocene paleoclimate, accepted, Marine Geology, V (430). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106339

Chen, W., Huang, X*., Wu, S., Liu, G., Geochemical character and signature in the Late Quaternary meteoric diagenetic carbonate succession, Xisha Islands, South China Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica (accepted).

Huang, X*., Betzler, C., Wu, S., Bernhardt, A., Eagles, G., Han, X., & Hovland, M. (2020). First documentation of seismic stratigraphy and depositional signatures of Zhongsha atoll (Macclesfield Bank), South China Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104349. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104349

Wu, S., Chen, W., Huang, X*., Liu, G., Li, X., & Betzler, C. (2020). Facies model on the modern isolated carbonate platform in the Xisha Archipelago, South China Sea. Marine Geology, 106203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106203


Huang, X*., Stärz, M., Gohl, K., Knorr, G., & Lohmann, G. (2017). Impact of Weddell Sea shelf progradation on Antarctic bottom water formation during the Miocene. Paleoceanography. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016PA002987.


Huang, X*., Jokat, W., (2016) Glacial erosion, transport, and deposition on the rifted continental margin of Dronning Maud Land and Lazarev Sea, Marine Geophysical Researches.

Huang, X*., Jokat, W., (2016), Middle Miocene to present sediment transport and deposits in the southeast Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 119, 211-255. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.03.010.


Huang, X*., Gohl, K., (2015) Seismostratigraphic analysis and glacial history of the Weddell Sea region, Antarctica. Springer Briefs in Earth System Sciences, pages 207-217. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13865-7_22


Huang, X*., Gohl, K., Jokat, W., (2014), Variability in Cenozoic sedimentation and paleo-water depths of the Weddell Sea basin related to pre-glacial and glacial conditions of Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 118, 25-41. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.03.010.