Xi started in the group!

Xi Wang started in the group as a PhD student in September 2022. She will be using numerical models of landscape evolution, sediment routing, and deposition to interpret observed data from detrital samples from both modern sands and the stratigraphy. Her PhD projects will involve collaborations with colleagues from GFZ. Stay tuned!

PhD student wanted!

I am looking for a PhD student to work on a project investigating the erosion, sediment transport, and deposition processes in Tian Shan, China. The project will be based on applications of cosmogenic nuclide dating, provenance analysis of detrital grains, statistical models, and landscape evolution models. Interested students with a Master’s degree and/or research experience in geomorphology or geology are invited to contact me for details. Students in other fields (math, physics, etc.) with quantitative data analysis skills and strong interests in geoscience are also encouraged to get in touch.

Due to the current restrictions for travelling to China (for field work and sample analysis), at the moment only Chinese nationals or students currently in China are considered. Once the restrictions are lifted, all applicants will be considered. However, if you are not in/from China but have other ideas (modelling based project is preferred) to explore, get in touch and we may able to find a way to support you!

Welcome Xin!

Xin Qiao has arrived in Victoria and is about to start her investigation on the rocks of Vancouver Island! Xin was supposed to start her PhD with Dante Canil and myself in September 2020. However, due to the international travel restriction and suspension of the on-campus activity in UVic amid the covid-19 pandemic, Xin had to delay her starting date until this year. It was a tough year, but we are looking forward to post-covid adventure on the island!

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

There is currently a competition in University of Victoria for five two-year postdoctoral fellowships in areas of earth science and astronomy. The application for this fellowship is due by 16 May 2021, and a two-page proposal is required. The applicant should have a PhD for no more than four years or is expected to fulfil all requirements for the degree by January 2022.

For research interests in tectonics (geochronology, orogenic process, tectonic geomorphology, numerical modeling, etc.), I am happy to serve as the advisor. Please get in touch with your research idea for a two-year project. Details about the competition can be found here. This is a one-time call.

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.

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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.