Pengfei Xue

Pengfei is a PhD candidate at Peking University. Before coming to PKU, he majored in geology at Jilin University. He is interested in tracing paleoclimate changes using magnetic minerals in rocks and marine sediments.


I am about to finish the research on sedimentary distribution analysis in the central Bengal Fan. What I am doing is detecting the magnetic minerals in the surface sediments and  analyzing related magnetic parameters by Fuzzy clustering analysis (FCA). My current work focus on The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) – the most pronounced Cenozoic global warming event. I am studying marine sediments collected across the PETM event from ODP/IODP drilling cores from South and North Atlantic, and marine sediment successions on land in northern Italy.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D., School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University,  Beijing, China (from 9/2018)
  • Master, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China (9/2016-6/2018)
  • B.S., College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, China (9/2011-6/2015)


  • Xue, P., Chang, L., Wang, S., Liu, S., Li, J., Shi, X., Khokiattiwong, S., Kornkanitnan, N. Magnetic mineral tracing of sediment provenance in the central Bengal Fan. Marine Geology, 415,, 2019.
  • Wang, S., Chang, L., Xue, P., Liu, S., Shi, X., Khokiattiwong, S., Kornkanitnan, N., Liu, J. Paleomagnetic Secular Variations during the Past 40,000 Years from the Bay of Bengal. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 2559-2571,, 2019.


  • Sampling Eocene marine successions at the Belluno Basin, Northern Italy, October 2018.
  • China Ocean 49th Expedition of the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR), South West Indian Ocean: 12/6/2017-2/42018.
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