Dr. Yongliang Xiong obtained his Ph.D. in geochemistry from University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, USA. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2002. Prior to joining Sandia, he was a Research Associate at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, with extensive expertise in hydrothermal ore deposits; skarn deposits; platinum group elements (PGE) deposits; rare earth elements (REE) deposits; experimental geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology; geochemical modeling of natural concentrated brines; geochemical modeling of formation of ore deposits; and geology of China. He also has extensive expertise in chemistry/geochemistry of actinides, rare earth elements (REE), rhenium (an analog to radiogenic technetium), selenium, thallium, and platinum group elements (PGE), and in the Brønsted Guggenheim Scatchard specific interaction theory (SIT) and Pitzer models. He and co-authors did pioneering and landmark high temperature experiments on solubilities of rhenium and PGE in high ionic solutions. He and his co-workers made fundamental contributions to the reaction paths and thermodynamics in the MgO CO2 H2O system in concentrated brines. In his early professional career in China, his co-workers and he did highly influential work on iron-copper ore deposits in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtse River in the central to eastern China, and on tungsten-tin ore deposits in the southern China.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012