Ming Tang

Understanding Earth Through Chemistry
Education

  • Ph.D., Geochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park 2011 - 2016
    supervised by William F. McDonough and Roberta L. Rudnick

  • B.A., Geochemistry, Nanjing University 2007 - 2011
    supervised by Xiao-Lei Wang

Research Experience

  • Post-doc at Rice University, USA 2016 - present

  • Graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland, USA 2012 - 2016

  • Undergraduate research assistant at Nanjing University, China 2009 - 2011

Teaching Experience

  • Climate change, teaching assistant Feb - May 2015

  • Physical geology, teaching assistant Feb - May 2012

  • High temperature geochemistry, teaching assistant Sep - Dec, 2011

Invited Talks

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute 2017

  • Harvard University 2016

  • University of California, Santa Barbara 2016

  • Geological Society of Maryland 2016

  • Geological Society of Washington 2016

  • FESD meeting 2016

  • Nanjing University 2016

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 2016

  • University of Science and Technology of China 2016

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 2014

  • Nanjing University 2014

Research Awards

  • Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award, Class 2016 2017

  • Best paper award, Geology Department, University of Maryland 2016

  • Goldschmidt student grant 2015, 2016

  • Ann G. Wylie Dissertation fellowship 2015

  • Graduate School Summer Research fellowship 2015

  • Jena outstanding graduate paper cup award 2014

Grants

  • GSA and MSA graduate research grant, Li diffusion in zircon, PI, $3,500 2014
  • Nanjing University, 2017-LAMD-K02, Mg isotopic fractionation during igneous differentiation in continental arc, PI, $30,800 2017-2018
  • China Academy of Sciences, Z201706, Carbon Flux of the Gangdese Arc, southern Tibet: Constraints from Petrology, Structure Geology and Numerical Simulations, co-PI, $221,200 2017-2019
Service

  • “Maryland Day” volunteer

  • Reviewer of Elements, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, American Mineralogist, Chemical Geology, Science Advances, International Geology Review, Nature Geoscience, Geophysical Research Letters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Geology, Nature Communications, Science, Lithos, Scientific Reports, Geochemical Perspective Letters.

Publications

2017

Tang, M., Erdman, M., Eldridge, G., Lee, C-T. (201X). Redox, crustal thickness and the origin of continental crust from Eu systematics in deep arc cumulates. In review.

Tang, M., Lee, C-T., Rudnick, L.R., Condie, K. (201X). Rapid mantle convection drove massive crustal thickening in the late Archean. In revision.

Tang, M., Rudnick, L.R., McDonough, F.W., Bose, M., Goreva, Y. (2017). Multi-mode Li diffusion in natural zircons: evidence for diffusion in the presence of step-function concentration boundaries. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 110-119.

Tang, M., McDonough, F.W., Ash, R. (2017). Europium and strontium anomalies in the MORB source mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 197, 132-141.

2016

Tang, M., Chen, K., Rudnick, L.R. (2016). Archean upper crust transition from mafic to felsic marks the onset of plate tectonics. Science, 351(6271), 372-375.

Chen, K., Walker, J.R., Rudnick, L.R., Gao, S., Gaschnig, M.R. Puchtel, S.P., Tang, M., Hu, Z.C. (2016). Platinum-group element abundances and Re–Os isotopic systematics of the upper continental crust through time: Evidence from glacial diamictites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 191, 1-16.

2015

Tang, M., Arevalo, R. Jr., Goreva, Y., McDonough, F.W. (2015). Elemental fractionation during condensation of plasma plumes generated by laser ablation: a ToF-SIMS study of condensate blankets. Journal of Analytical Atomic spectrometry, 30(11), 2316-2322.

Sauzeat, L., Rudnick, R.L., Chauvel, C., Garçon, M. and Tang, M. (2015) New perspectives on the Li isotopic composition of the upper continental crust and its weathering signature. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428, 182-191.

Tang, M., Rudnick, L.R., McDonough, F.W., Gaschnig, R.M., Huang, Y. (2015). Europium anomalies constrain the mass of recycled lower continental crust. Geology, 43(8), 703-706.

2014

Tang, M., Rudnick, L.R., Chauvel, C. (2014). Sedimentary input to the source of Martinique lavas: a Li perspective. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 144, 43-58.

Tang, M., McDonough, F. W., Arevalo, R., Jr. (2014) High-precision measurement of Eu/Eu* in geological glasses via LA-ICP-MS analysis. Journal of Analytical Atomic spectrometry, 29(10), 1835-1843.

Tang, M., Wang, X. L., Shu, X. J., Wang, D., Yang, T., & Gopon, P. (2014). Hafnium isotopic heterogeneity in zircons from granitic rocks: Geochemical evaluation and modeling of “zircon effect” in crustal anatexis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 389, 188-199.

2012

Tang, M., Wang, X. L., Xu, X. S., Zhu, C., Cheng, T., & Yu, Y. (2012). Neoproterozoic subducted materials in the generation of Mesozoic Luzong volcanic rocks: Evidence from apatite geochemistry and Hf–Nd isotopic decoupling. Gondwana Research, 21(1), 266-280.

Wang, X. L., Shu, X. J., Xu, X., Tang, M., & Gaschnig, R. (2012). Petrogenesis of the Early Cretaceous adakite-like porphyries and associated basaltic andesites in the eastern Jiangnan orogen, southern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 61, 243-256.

Wang, X. L., Shu, L. S., Xing, G. F., Zhou, J. C., Tang, M., Shu, X. J., … & Hu, Y. H. (2012). Post-orogenic extension in the eastern part of the Jiangnan orogen: Evidence from ca 800–760Ma volcanic rocks. Precambrian Research, 222–223, 404–423.