Prof. Dr. Xiao-Ming Liu


Academic positionAssociate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Reader
Research fieldsGeochemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Biological),Sedimentology
Keywordsstable isotope geochemistry, weathering and climate change, fluid-rock interactions, Earth’s surface evolution, critical zone processes

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
CityChapel Hill
InstitutionUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
InstituteDepartment of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm BlanckenburgSektion 3.3: Geochemie der Erdoberfläche, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam
Start of initial sponsorship01/07/2023


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Liu is a leader in the application of innovative methods in stable isotope geochemistry to study fundamental processes of the earth. She has done pioneer work in developing and applying modern isotope ratio systems to investigate chemical weathering and its influence on continental evolution. During her stay in Germany, she will measure the stable isotope composition of certain metals to reconstruct the interplay between reactions at earth’s surface and climate change in the geologic past.