Researchers

DSC_0160Dr. Alexis LichtAssistant Professor, Dept of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle USA

Alexis Licht is a sedimentary geologist and investigates the links between climate, tectonics, and ecosystems in the deep time (tens of million years). He uses sedimentological and geochemical proxies to study the past of paleoclimatic and tectonic history of sedimentary basins. His current studies in Myanmar focus on refining the stratigraphy of the Central Myanmar Basins, understanding the deep time evolution of the South Asian monsoon, and reconstructing the uplift of Southeast Asian mountain ranges. He also works in China, Turkey, and North America on related topics.


DSC_0251Dr. Guillaume Dupont-NivetResearch Professor, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany

Guillaume Dupont-Nivet is a paleomagnetist and stratigrapher working on various topics at the edge of paleoenvironmental reconstructions, paleoclimatology, Tectonics and Geodynamics. He started working in Myanmar in 2016. He also works in China, Tadjikistan, and Kenya.


DSC_0209Pr. Dr. Zaw Win Professor, department of Geology, University of Shwebo, Myanmar

Zaw Win is a field geologist specialized in petrology; he is professor at the department of Geology at the University of Shwebo. He became interested in stratigraphic and paleoclimatic topics while working with the Pondaung’s Primate Paleontological expedition.


DSC_0477Pr. Dr. Day Wa AungProfessor and head of the department of Geology, University of Yangon, Myanmar

Day Wa Aung is a sedimentary geologist and is the head of the department of Geology at the University of Yangon. He is involved in many projects in Myanmar and neighboring countries.


20161212_151700Dr. Pierrick RoperchResearch Professor, Dept of Geosciences, University of Rennes, France

Pierrick Roperch applies paleomagnetic proxies on various rock types for geodynamic and paleogeographic reconstructions. His field areas are various, from the Pacific Islands to South America and China.


Dr. Kyaing SeinHead of the Myanmar Geosciences Society, Yangon, Myanmar

Kyaing Sein is the head of the Myanmar Geosciences Society and has worked for decades on the stratigraphy of Central Myanmar. His knowledge of our various field areas is invaluable, and he helps us targeting new field sites and organizing our yearly field trips.


Dr. Carina HoornProfessor, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Carina Hoorn is a paleobotanist specialized in ancient pollen. She has been working for years in South America and Asia, and is our expert in paleo-ecosystems.