Fang Huang(黄方)

  • Fang Huang

    Professor of School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

    Address: School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China.

    Phone: 86-551-3607810

    Fax: 86-551-3607386

    Email: and


    Education experience:

    12.2007Ph.D., Igneous petrology, Dept. of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

           Dissertation: Studies of magmatism by trace element partitioning between clinopyroxene and melt,

           U-series disequilibria in lavas from subduction zones, and non-traditional stable isotopes.

    07.2002M.S., Geochemistry, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

    09.1999B.S., Geochemistry, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, USTC.

    Positions held:

    v  3/2011 to present   Professor, School of Earth and Space Science, USTC

    v  1/2009-2/2011    Post-doc, Institut. Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zürich

    v  12/2007-12/2008  Post-doc, Dept. Geology, UIUC

    v  8/2002-12/2007   PhD student, Dept. of Geology, UIUC

    v  9/1999-7/2002    Master student, Dept. Earth and Space Science, USTC

    Teaching experience:

    v  Fall semester 2006, Planet Earth, lab section, UIUC with ICES score of 4.0/5

    v  Spring semester 2006, Petrology of Igneous and Metamorphic rocks, lab section, UIUC with ICES score of 4.8/5.

    v  Spring semester 2005, Petrology of Igneous and Metamorphic rocks, lab section, UIUC with ICES score of 4.6/5.

    v  Fall semester 2004, Introduction of geophysics, lab section, UIUC with ICES score of 4.1/5

    v  Spring semester, 2000, Analysis of silicate rocks, lab section, USTC

    Professional Affiliations:

    American Geophysical Union, Geochemical Society, Mineralogical Society America

    Current Research Interests:

    v  Understanding process and timescale of a variety of geological events by U-series disequilibria.

    v  Studying non-traditional stable isotope fractionation at high temperatures.

    v  Studying origin and evolution of the continental crust and mantle using experiment petrology and petro-geochemistry

    v  Determining partition coefficients of trace elements among minerals, fluids, and melt

    Summary of my work:

    I use multiple tools including (but not limited to) experimental petrology, U-series disequilibria, and non-traditional stable isotopes to understand how the Earth works in the past and future. Specifically, my work is about partitioning of trace elements between mineral, fluid, and melt, processes and time-scales of magmatism in subduction zone using U-series disequilibria, and mechanisms for fractionation of non-traditional stable isotopes at high pressure by combining experimental petrology with high-precision isotope analyses technique. In the last five years, I published more than 10 first-author papers about these fields in international journals including Nature, GCA, Geology, Chemical Geology, etc.

    Awards and grants:

    v  Roscoe Jackson Award (2006), Department of Geology, UIUC.

    v  Travel grant for international graduate students for Goldschmidt Conference (2006, 2007), Geochemical Society.

    v    Graduate school conference travel grant (2005, 2006), Department of Geology, UIUC.


    1.     Huang, F., Zhang, Z.-F., Lundstrom, C.C. Zhi, X.-C. 2011. Iron and magnesium isotopic compositions of peridotite xenoliths from Eastern China. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75: 3318–3334.

    2.     Huang, F., Chakraborty, P., Lundstrom, C.C., Holmden, C., Glessner, J.J.G., Kieffer, S., Lesher, C.E. 2011. Reply to Brief Communications Arising: Isotope fractionation in silicate melts by thermal diffusion. Nature, 472, pp. E2–E3, 07 April 2011, DOI: 10.1038/nature09955

    3.     Huang, F., Lundstrom, C.C., Sigurdsson, H., Zhang, Z.-F. 2011. U-series disequilibria in Kick’em Jenny submarine volcano lavas: a new view of time-scales of magmatism in convergent margins. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75, 195-212.

    4.     Huang, F., Li, S.-G., He, Y.-S., 2011. Comment on “Origin of high-Mg adakitic magmatic enclaves from the Meichuan pluton, southern Dabie orogen (central China): Implications for delamination of the lower continental crust and melt-mantle interaction” by C. Zhang, C.Q. Ma, F. Holtz [Lithos 119 (2010) 467-484]. Lithos, 125 (2011) 836–838.

    5.     He, Y.-S., Li, S.-G., Hoefs, J., Huang F., Liu S.-A., Hou, Z.-H., 2011. Geochemical evolution of post collisional granitoids in the Dabie orogen: new evidences on partial melting of the thickened continental crust. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75 (2011) 3815–3838.