Dr. Fei Wang is Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Arctic Environmental Chemistry. Dr. Wang's research interests include molecular-level interactions of contaminants across environmental interfaces, and global-scale interplay between chemical contamination and climate change. His recent research has focussed on mercury biogeochemistry in the Arctic marine ecosystems, and on environmental chemistry of the rapidly changing Arctic sea ice environment.
Dr. Wang directs the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory (UCTEL) for the study of mercury and trace elements in the environment. He is Chief Scientist of the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF), the first experimental sea ice facility in Canada, and the Oil-in-Sea-Ice Mesocosm (OSIM) of the soon-to-be-operational Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO). Dr. Wang is Past Chair of the Environment Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is also a member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Project Coordination Group for the Global Mercury Assessment.
Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. As of July 2017, his h-index is 34 with a total citation of more than 3500 times (Scopus). Since 2000, he has trained eight postdoctoral fellows, nine Ph.D. students, 15 Masters students, and many senior undergraduate students. Dr. Wang has also been actively involved in collaborative research and training, local capacity building and outreach in the Canadian Arctic, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru.
Dr. Wang received his B.Sc. from Wuhan University (China) in 1990 and Ph.D. from Peking University (China) in 1995. From 1996 to 1998 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) – Eau (now INRS-ETE), Quebec City, Canada. From 1998-2000 he worked as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Fellow with EVS Environment Consultants (now Golder Associates). Dr. Wang joined the University of Manitoba in 2000 as an Assistant Professor and has been a Full Professor since 2009.