I am currently a PhD candidate at Department of Geosciences, Princeton University. I received my B.Sc. in Environmental Science (with honors) from Peking University in 2013.

My research investigates Earth’s climate history over the Pleistocene epoch using ice cores from Allan Hills Blue Ice Areas, East Antarctica. Air bubbles trapped in the ice contain a wealth of information about the past climate.

In 2015, I participated in a 7-week field campaign in Antarctica. We drilled three ice cores near Allan Hills, with a total length of ~300 m. The oldest ice dates back to 2.7±0.3 million years (Ma; with the oldest CO2 dating back to 1.5 Ma), permitting direct reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 and Antarctic climate in the early- to mid-Pleistocene.

Blue Ice Areas also bear the great potentials to shed light on more recent climatic transitions. To that end, I use the elemental and isotopic composition of the trapped gases to develop precise chronologies for blue ice records.