David T. Wang

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and a member of the Hardcore Stable Isotope Laboratory at MIT.


I am working on development and application of isotope techniques for understanding the processes affecting aqueous and organic fluids in the shallow subsurface. My research is motivated by applications to resource exploration, carbon cycle characterization, and environmental remediation.



  1. Wang DT, Gruen DS, Lollar BS, Hinrichs KU, Stewart LC, Holden JF, Hristov AN, Pohlman JW, Morrill PL, Könneke M, Delwiche KB, Reeves EP, Sutcliffe CN, Ritter DJ, Seewald JS, McIntosh JC, Hemond HF, Kubo MD, Cardace D, Hoehler TM, and Ono S
    Nonequilibrium clumped isotope signals in microbial methane.
    2015 // Science, in press.
  2. Ono S, Wang DT, Gruen DS, Sherwood Lollar B, Zahniser M, McManus BJ, and Nelson DD
    Measurement of a doubly-substituted methane isotopologue, 13CH3D, by tunable infrared laser direct absorption spectroscopy.
    2014 // Analytical Chemistry, 86, 6487–6494.
  3. Sim MS, Wang DT, Zane GM, Wall JD, Bosak T, and Ono S
    Fractionation of sulfur isotopes by Desulfovibrio vulgaris mutants lacking hydrogenases or type I tetraheme cytochrome c3.
    2013 // Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 171.


Some talks & posters given at national or regional conferences.

  1. Wang DT, Gruen DS, Seewald JS, Whelan JK, Sherwood Lollar B, and Ono S
    Clumped isotopic (13CH3D) composition of methane from the Potato Hills gas field, Oklahoma. (talk)
    2014 // Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  2. Wang DT, Ono S, and Bosak T
    Sulfur isotope fractionation during reduction of sulfate by Desulfovibrio fructosovorans. (talk)
    2014 // Northeastern Geobiology Symposium, Yale University.
  3. Wang DT, Fregoso DC, Ellis AS, Johnson TM, and Bullen TD
    Stable isotope fractionation during chromium(III) oxidation by δ-MnO2. (poster)
    2010 // AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.