Dr. Wentao Cao

  Dr. Wentao Cao

Dr. Wentao Cao

Assistant Professor

Houghton Hall 122 Houghton Hall

(716) 673-3884

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Ph.D., University of Iowa

http://www.wcao.rocks

Teaching Interests

Mineralogy and Petrology

Research Interests

Metamorphic Petrology and Tectonics.

Awards and Honors

  • Individual Development Award, United University Professionals (2020).
  • Individual Development Award, United University Professionals (2019).

Intellectual Contributions

  • "A late Permian–Triassic trench‐slope basin in the Central Qiangtang metamorphic belt, Northern Tibet: Stratigraphy, sedimentology, syndepositional deformation and tectonic implications," Basin Research (2021).
  • "Partial melting due to breakdown of phengite and amphibole in retrogressed eclogite of deep Precambrian crust: an example from the Algonquin terrane, western Grenville Province, Canada. ," Precambrian Research (2021).
  • "Petrological implications of seafloor hydrothermal alteration of subducted mid-ocean ridge basalt," Journal of Petrology (2020).
  • "Secular change and the onset of plate tectonics on Earth," Earth-Science Reviews (2020).
  • "Partial melting of zoisite eclogite from the Sanddal area, North-East Greenland Caledonides," European Journal of Mineralogy (2020).
  • "The timing of brittle deformation: An example from the Cenozoic faults in the Youjiang fold-thrust belt in southwestern China," Geological Journal (2020).
  • "Partial melting due to breakdown of an epidote‐group mineral during exhumation of ultrahigh‐pressure eclogite: an example from the North‐East Greenland Caledonides," Journal of Metamorphic Geology (2019).

Presentations

  • "Pressure-temperature path of migmatite from Lac Dumoine Terrane, western Grenville Province. ," Joint 69th Annual Southeastern/55th Annual Northeastern Section Meeting. (2020).
  • "Pressure-Temperature path of the high-pressure belt in eastern section of the western Grenville Province," Joint 69th Annual Southeastern/55th Annual Northeastern Section Meeting. (2020).
  • "Pressure-Temperature Path of Eclogite from the Grenville Province, Southern Ontario," Northeast Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (2019).