New Paper

Siyu published her work on the Kumysh Fault in Tian Shan, the first ever publication from the group! Well done!

Welcome Siyu!

Siyu Wang joined the team as a PhD student in September 2019. Siyu and I will be working together with Ed Nissen, studying the active tectonics and landscape evolution in eastern Tian Shan, China, using remote sensing and chronological methods. Welcome Siyu!

Grad student wanted

I’m looking for a postgraduate student to study the thermo-tectonic evolution of rocks on Vancouver Island (or other areas) using fission-track and U-Th/He thermochronology. To be considered, the candidate should have a degree in geology, geophysics or other related fields with a good GPA that is qualified for the UVic scholarship. Candidates willing to apply for external fellowships are particularly welcome. Enthusiasm in earth science is a must, and students with good quantitative skills are favoured. Applications for either a Master’s or PhD program will be considered. Email me your application, which should clearly explain your motivation (why you want to do a Master’s/PhD with me) and competence (why I should hire you). Please also attach a copy of your CV and transcript if possible. The successful candidate can start in May or September 2020.

AGU 2018

I will attend the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington DC, and present my work in progress in Madagascar. Please come to my poster and have a chat.


Thermo 2018

It was a great week in Quedlinburg for the Thermo 2018 conference. I saw some quite stimulating presentations, and met many old and new friends. Next time hopefully I can also present something.

New Position

From January 2019, I will start an assistant professorship in School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at University of Victoria, Canada, and will be looking for graduate students. You may need to raise fund for your salary, but scholarships can be applied from UVic. Check the application requirement and process of UVic and SEOS. Interested students or postdocs from China may also consider applying for doctoral or postdoctoral scholarships from CSC.

If you like field work, lab experiment, or coding, contact me to discuss potential projects. I encourage applications from students with strong quantitative skills and experiences in applying computational methods, but all interesting research proposals are welcome. My current preferred field sites are the Coast Mountains in British Columbia and the Chinese Tian Shan. However, your study will not be restricted to these regions, as long as we can work out a feasible working plan. In addition to the support from myself, the student can also benefit from the breadth of research expertise in SEOS, Department of Geography, and the Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada. If your interested research requires facilities not available at UVic, we can also seek collaboration with other Canadian or International institutions. To receive full consideration for starting in the fall semester, Canadian students are required to submit application packages before May 31, and international students need to apply by December 15 in the previous year.