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Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry Group










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Dr. Feiyue Wang


Ph.D., Peking University (1995)




News and Events:


                                                                           Welcome to SERF!  (photo by Juliana Kusyk)

June 3, 2014

Fei was elected Chair of the Environment Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)

May 12, 2014

Sarah Beattie’s ES&T paper on C&EN news

May 1, 2014

Costa Rica campaign started

Mar. 24, 2014

Sarah Beattie successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis!

Feb. 5, 2014

Paper from the Galapagos campaign published in ACP

Dec. 8, 2013

SERF Year 3 Experiment Started

Oct. 10, 2013

Ninety-two countries (including Canada and China) have signed on the Minamata Convention of Mercury

Sept. 17, 2013

Our joint work with Dr. Shichang Kang appeared in Nature News

Aug. 27, 2013

NSERC CREATE H2O Project funded

July – Nov., 2013

AMISOC campaign at Izana, Canary Islands

May 17, 2013

Canadian Arctic GEOTRACES funded by NSERC CCAR

Jan. 19, 2013

The “Minamata Convention on Mercury” agreed by nations and ready to be signed!

Dec. 23, 2012

SERF Year 2 Experiment Started!

Dec. 21, 2012

Our paper on estuarine sediments (Chapman and Wang, 2001) made to the 100 most cited list of all the papers published in the 30-year history of Environ. Toxicol. Chem.!

Nov. 1, 2012

Juliana Kusyk won the first place (Creative Works Category) at the 2012 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Mar. 10, 2012

JGR paper and frost flowers featured by Quirks and Quarks

Mar. 1, 2012

Press release on the JGR paper

Feb. 10, 2012

Frost flowers bloom at SERF (movie)!

Feb. 8, 2012

Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) officially opened!

Jan. 24, 2012

Fei received the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award from Mayor Sam Katz

Dec. 6, 2011

First pancake ice grown at the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF)!

Feb. - Oct, 2011

CHARLEX campaign on Galapagos Islands

Mar. - July, 2010

Fei was on sabbatical leave at Harvard Univ., USA

Jan., 2010

Fei was named Sir Allan Sewell Visiting Fellow by Griffith Univ.


In the Media:

Cold Case (Canadian Chemical News, May/June, 2013)

Manitoba research centre tackles tough questions on vanishing Arctic sea ice (Globe and Mail, March 15, 2013)

The Arctic in a pool: Simulator grows sea ice for research (NBC News, Feb. 28 , 2013; LiveScience, Feb. 27, 2013)

SERF in motion: International sea-ice experiment launched on U of M campus (The Manitoban)

Fire and Ice – Passion ignites innovative design data (ResearchLIFE, University of Manitoba, Issue 9, 2013)

New data shed light on bromine explosions (Canadian Chemical News, May, 2012)

Unique lab explores mysteries of Arctic sea ice (The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2012)

Frost Flowers Pump Pollution (CBC Quirks and Quarks, March 10, 2012)

Researchers bring Arctic to city (Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 9, 2012)

Following mercury’s plot twist (The Bulletin, U of M, Jan. 2009)

Arctic sentinels (PLoS Biology, Oct. 2008)





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