I am an experimental geochemist with a strong interest in mantle petrology and mantle dynamics. My current research focuses on four related areas: (1) models, experiments, and geological field observations of partial melting, melt migration, and melt-rock reaction in a heterogeneous mantle, (2) trace element partitioning in major rock-forming minerals, (3) diffusion in silicate crystals and melts, and (4) lunar petrology and geochemistry.

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I received my B.Sc. in Geology from Peking University in 1984 and my M.Sc. in Geosciences from the University of Houston in 1989. I then moved to Chicago and received my Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from The University of Chicago in 1994. After a postdoc at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, I joined the faculty at Brown University in 1998.

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Geological Sciences
Phone: +1 401 863 9477
E-mail: Yan_Liang@Brown.EDU

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Melt Migration in the Mantle
Melt-Rock Interaction
Trace Element Partition and Diffusion in Silicates
Lunar Magmatic Processes
Geochemistry/Mineralogy/Petrology Group
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