Kun Wang

Kun Wang

​Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
research interests:
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Cosmochemistry

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1169
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​Kun Wang applies non-traditional isotope tools (such as K, Fe, Ni, Cu, and Zn) to samples ranging from plants, water, terrestrial and lunar rocks to meteorites from Mars and asteroids. His research interests are to understand the origin of Solar System, planetary formations, core-mantle differentiation and crustal evolution.

Professor Kun Wang and his Isotope Cosmochemistry Laboratory explore several major topics including the origin of the solar system, the early history of planetary formation, planetary differentiation, the extremely giant impact origin of the moon, and the lunar magma ocean differentiation. He works on a variety of samples including meteorites, lunar rocks, and rocks on the Earth in the course of the work to determine transition metal isotope geochemistry. He also works on the analytical development and application of high precision isotopic measurements using Multi Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS).