Dr. Hu Wang specializes in marine chemistry at the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University. He has conducted research on geochemical characteristics of hydrothermal plumes. Recently, he is interested in organic iron ligands in hydrothermal plumes, and its effect on the global oceanic dissolved iron inventory. He now is a visiting scientist at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington.

He received his M.S. in marine chemistry from the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration and Ph. D in geochemistry from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.