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Courses Taught

Course #
% Responsible
Spring/2014ESS499 A21100
Spring/2014ESS501 A36100
Spring/2014ESS599 A153100
Autumn/2014ESS439 A55100
Winter/2015ESS490 J31100
Winter/2015ESS499 A21100
Winter/2015ESS499 B21100
Spring/2015ESS499B1 to 43100
Spring/2015ESS501 A36100
Winter/2016ESS499 A31100
Winter/2016ESS590 A24100

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Course #
11-25-2014ESS594JHN022Non-Traditional Isotope Geochemistry
05-21-2014ESS312JHN111Radiogenic isotope geochemistry
12-08-2015ESS594JHN022Research in Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Exceptional Mentoring of Undergraduates Award5/2015College of the Environment, University of Washington, SeattleNominees should demonstrate significant contributions to the development of undergraduate student research and the intellectual vibrancy of the College of the Environment.
MSA life fellow10/2013Mineralogical Society of AmericaMembers who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences and whose scientific contribution utilized mineralogical studies or data, may be designated as Fellows
MSA Award10/2013Mineralogical Society of AmericaThe MSA Award is intended to recognize outstanding published contributions to the science of mineralogy by relatively young individuals (before the age of 35 or [2] within 7 years of the awarding of the terminal degree).
Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship5/2012Univ. of ArkansasThe $1,500 fellowship is to support the career advancement of faculty who provide the highest quality of teaching, research, and service to the College of Arts and Sciences
NSF CAREER award5/2011NSFThe CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Professional Talks and Presentations

12/2014AGUCTalkMagnesium isotope fractionation during continental weathering
10/2014GSAMSA Award LectureITalkHeterogeneous magnesium isotopic composition of the mantle and its implications
7/2014China Univ. of GeosciWorkshop on Non-Traditional isotope GeochemITalkMagnesium isotope geochemistry: An overview
7/2014Instit. of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of SciencesPublic LectureITalkThe origins of the Moon, rise of atmospheric oxygen, volcanic eruption and continental weathering: A non-traditional stable isotope perspective
7/2014University of Hong KongPublic LectureITalkMagnesium Isotope Geochemistry: Basics and Applications

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
7/2014China Univ. of Geosciworkshop leader on the 1st summer school on non-traditional isotope geochemistry
summer/2014UW ESS-Pacific Science CenterHost Inglemoor High School student Alex Yang for the summer research internship.

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Peer-reviewed Publications (* graduate; ** postdoc; *** undergraduate)
Total citations = 2280 and H-index = 28 (Google Scholar, March 22 2016)
Total citations = 1850 and H-index = 26 (Web of Science, March 22 2016)

See the most updated citation information:

Day, J. M.D., Qiu, L., Ash, R. D., McDonough, W. F., Teng, F.-Z., Rudnick, R. L. and Taylor, L. A. (2016) Evidence for high-temperature fractionation of lithium isotopes during differentiation of the Moon, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, in press.

Li, W.-Y.**, Teng, F.-Z., Halama, R., Keller, J. and Klaudius J. (2016) Magnesium isotope fractionation during carbonatite petrogenesis at Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press.

Xiao, Y., Teng, F.-Z., Su, B.-X., Hu, Y.* Zhou, M.-F., Zhu, B., Shi, R.-D., Huang, Q.-S., Gong, X.-H. and He, Y.-S. (2016) Iron and magnesium isotopic constraints on the origin of chemical heterogeneity in podiform chromitite from the Luobusha ophiolite, southern Tibet, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, in press.

Wang, S.-J.**, Teng, F.-Z. and Scott, J. (2016) Tracing the origin of continental HIMU-like intraplate volcanism using magnesium isotope systematics, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.

Hu, Y.*, Teng, F.-Z., Zhang, H.-F., Xiao, Y. and Su, B.-X. (2016) Metasomatism-induced mantle magnesium isotopic heterogeneity: Evidence from pyroxenites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.

Yang, W.**, Teng, F.-Z., Li, W.-Y.**, Liu, S.-A.*, Ke, S.**, Liu, Y.-S., Zhang H.-F. and Gao, S. (2016) Magnesium isotopic composition of the deep continental crust, American Mineralogist (Invited Centennial Article), 101, 243-252.

Sedaghatpour F.* and Teng, F.-Z. (2016) Magnesium isotopic composition of achondrites, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 174, 167-179.

Wang, S.-J.*, Teng, F.-Z., Rudnick, R. L. and Li, S.-G (2015) Magnesium isotope evidence for a recycled origin of cratonic eclogites, Geology, 43, 1071-1074.

Liu, D, Zhao, Z., Zhu, D.-C., Niu, Y., Widom, E., Teng, F.-Z., DePaolo, D. J., Ke, S., Xu, J.-F., Wang, Q., Mo, X. (2015) Identifying mantle carbonate metasomatism through Os–Sr–Mg isotopes in Tibetan ultrapotassic rocks, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 458-469.

Su, B.-X., Teng, F.-Z., Hu, Y.*, Shi, R.-D., Zhou, M.-F., Zhu, B., Liu, F., Gong, X.-H., Huang Q.-S., Xiao, Y., Chen, C. and He, Y.-S. (2015) Iron and magnesium isotope fractionation in oceanic lithosphere and sub-arc mantle: Perspectives from ophiolites, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 523-532.

Teng, F.-Z., Yin, Q.-Z., Ullmann, C. V., Chakrabarti, R., Pogge von Strandmann, P.A.E., Yang, W.**, Li, W.-Y.**, Ke, S.**, Sedaghatpour, F.*, Wimpenny, J., Meixner, A., Romer, R. L., Wiechert, U. and Jacobsen, S. B. (2015) Interlaboratory comparison of magnesium isotopic compositions of 12 felsic to ultramafic igneous rock standards analyzed by MC-ICPMS, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 3197-3209, doi:1002/2015GC005939.

Wang, S.-J.*, Teng, F.-Z., Rudnick, R. L. and Li, S.-G (2015) The behavior of magnesium isotopes in low-grade metamorphosed mudrocks, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 165, 435-448.

Teng, F.-Z., Li, W.-Y.**, Ke, S.**, Yang, W.**, Liu, S.-A.*, Sedaghatpour, F.*, Wang, S.-J.*, Huang, K.-J.*, Hu, Y.*, Ling, M.-X.**, Xiao, Y.**, Liu, X.-M.*, Li, X.-W.*, Gu, H.-O.*, Sio, C. K.*, Wallace, D. A.***, Su, B.-X., Zhao, L., Chamberlin, J.*, Harrington, M.***, Brewer, A.* (2015) Magnesium isotopic compositions of international geological reference materials, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 39, 329-339.

He, Y., Ke, S., Teng, F.-Z., Wang, T., Wu, H., Lu, Y. and Li, S. (2015) High-precision iron isotope analysis of geological reference materials by high resolution MC-ICP-MS, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research,39, 341-356.

Wang, S.-J.**, Teng, F.-Z., and Bea, F. (2015) Magnesium isotopic systematics of metapelite in the deep crust and implications for granite petrogenesis, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 1, 75-83.

Ma, L., Teng, F.-Z., Jin, L., Ke, S.**, Yang, W.**, Gu, H.-O.* and Brantley, S. L. (2015) Magnesium isotope fractionation during shale weathering in the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Accumulation of light Mg isotopes in soils by clay mineral transformation, Chemical Geology, 397, 37-50.

Liu, S.-A., Teng, F.-Z., Li, S., Wei, G.-J., Ma, J.-L. and Li, D. (2014) Copper and iron isotope fractionation during weathering and pedogenesis: Insights from saprolite profiles, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 146, 59-75.

Wang, S.-J.*, Teng, F.-Z., Li, S.-G. and Hong, J. (2014) Magnesium isotope systematics of mafic rocks during continental subduction, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 143, 34-48.

Wang, S.-J.*, Teng, F.-Z. and Li, S.-G. (2014) Tracing carbonate-silicate interaction during subduction using magnesium and oxygen isotopes, Nature Communications, 5:5328 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6328.

Dauphas, N., Burkhardt, C., Warren, P. H. and Teng, F.-Z. (2014) Geochemical arguments for an Earth-like Moon-forming impactor, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 372: 20130244.

Liu, X.-M.*, Teng, F.-Z., Rudnick, R. L., McDonough, W. F. and Cummings, M. (2014) Massive magnesium depletion and isotope fractionation in weathered basalts, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 135, 336-349.

Li, W.-Y.**, Teng, F.-Z., Wing, B. A. and Xiao, Y. (2014) Limited magnesium isotope fractionation during metamorphic dehydration in metapelites from the Onawa contact aureole, Maine, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, 408-415, doi: 10.1002/2013GC004992.

Teng, F.-Z., Yang, W.** (2014) Comparison of factors affecting accuracy of high-precision magnesium isotope analysis by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28, 19-24.

Liu, S.-A., Li, D., Li, S., Teng, F.-Z., Ke, S., He, Y. and Lu, Y. (2014) High-precision copper and iron isotope analysis of igneous rock standards by MC-ICPMS, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 29, 122-133.

Sio, C. K.*, Dauphas, N., Teng, F.-Z., Chaussidon, M., Helz, R. T. and Roskosz, M. (2013) Discerning crystal growth from diffusion profiles in zoned olivine by in-situ Mg-Fe isotopic analyses, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 123, 302-321.

Teng, F.-Z., Yang, W.**, Rudnick, R. L. and Hu, Y.* (2013) Heterogeneous magnesium isotopic composition of the lower continental crust: A xenolith perspective, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 3844-3856, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20238.

Sedaghaptour, F.*, Teng, F.-Z., Liu, Y., Sears, D. W. G. and Taylor, L. A. (2013) Magnesium isotopic composition of the Moon, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 120, 1-16.

Huang, K.-J.*, Teng, F.-Z., Elsenouy, A., Li, W.-Y.** and Bao, Z.-Y. (2013) Magnesium isotopic variations in loess: Origins and implications. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 374, 60-70.

Chen, H.*, Savage, P. S., Teng, F.-Z., Helz, R. and Moynier, F. (2013) Zinc isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation and the isotopic composition of the bulk Earth, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 369-370, 34-42.

Xiao, Y.**, Teng, F.-Z., Zhang, H.-F. and Yang, W.** (2013) Large magnesium isotope fractionation in peridotite xenoliths from eastern North China craton: Product of melt-rock interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 115, 241-261.

Ling, M.-X.**, Liu, Y.-L., Williams, I. S., Teng, F.-Z., Yang, X.-Y., Ding, X., Wei, G.-J., Xie, L.-H., Deng, W.-F. and Sun, W. (2013) Formation of the world's largest REE deposit through protracted fluxing of carbonatite by subduction-derived fluids. Scientific Reports, 3, 1776; DOI:10.1038/srep01776.

Ling, M.-X.**, Li, Y., Ding, X., Teng, F.-Z., Fan, W., Xu, Y. and Sun, W. (2013) Destruction of the North China craton induced by ridge subductions. Journal of Geology, 121, 197-213.

Teng, F.-Z., Dauphas, N., Huang, S. and Marty, B. (2013) Iron isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 107, 12-26.

Current Research Interests

My research interest focuses on the composition and evolution of the continental crust, mantle heterogeneity and the origin and evolution of the solar system. To address these questions, I study both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial materials through analyses of non-traditional stable isotopes (e.g., lithium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper etc.) and radiogenic isotopes produced by the decay of short-lived nuclides (e.g., 26Al). My research techniques involve both purification of targeted elements through column chromatography in a clean sample preparation laboratory and high-precision isotopic analyses using High Resolution Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (HR-MC-ICPMS).

Examples of project include:

• Formation and differentiation of the Moon, Mars and other extraterrestrial bodies by studying isotopic compositions of lunar samples, Martian meteorites, chondrites and achondrites.

• Composition, differentiation and evolution of the bulk Earth/ major reservoirs through studies of isotopic compositions of peridotites, komatiites, basalts, arc lavas, granites and seawater.

• Global elemental cycling among hydrosphere, crust and mantle through isotopic studies of river water, sedimentary rocks, weathering profiles, seafloor alteration and metamorphic rocks.

• Geothermometry and geospeedometry through studies of equilibrium and kinetic isotope fractionation in igneous & metamorphic minerals, theoretical predications and lab experiments.

• Paleoceanography and paleoclimate through isotopic and elemental studies of coral samples, speleothem, loess and lake sediments.

• Studies of isotope fractionation during biogenic processes through laboratory experiments and by using natural samples

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In the News

News on MSA award:

GSA Oct. 2014 session: "Frontiers in non-traditional stable isotopes: In honor of Fang-Zhen Teng, recipient of the 2014 MSA Award"