Xiangli (Shaun) Wang, Ph.D.

Xiangli (Shaun) Wang, Ph.D.

Senior Marine Scientist I

2018 – present, Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama 2018 – present, Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab 2014 – 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University 2009 – 2013, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2005 – 2009, B.S., China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)


Wang received his Ph.D. in Geochemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama, and a Senior Marine Scientist I at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Courses taught:
Geological Oceanography (Graduate)

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Research Interest


  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Trace metals
  • Redox proxy


  • Geochemical tracers to reconstruct evolution of seawater chemistry
  • Trace metal biogeochemical cycling in coastal area
  • Isotope fractionation mechanisms
  • Tracking metal contamination in near-surface environments



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