DSC_0485Huasheng HuangPhD student, Institute of Biodiveristy and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Huasheng Huang mainly focuses on paleoflora of plants using the methods of paleobotany and palynology, and the relationship between paleovegetation and paleoclimate. His PhD project is about the study of the composition of the palynoflora on Kalewa section in Central Myanmar Basin and its response to climatic change.

Jan WesterweelPhD student, University of Rennes, France2017_MY (488).jpg

Jan is a paleomagnetist mainly working on tectonic reconstructions. The goal of Jan’s PhD will be to use these skills to constrain past geodynamic and environmental conditions in Myanmar, with particular focus on the India-Asia collision.

HninHnin Hnin SweAssistant Lecturer and PhD student,  Department of Geology, Yangon University

Hnin Hnin Swe is a sedimentary geologist specialized in field sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy. She applied these approaches on the Minbu Basin of central Myanmar for her MSc thesis. Hnin Hnin Swe is now following up with a PhD.

Myat Kay Thiassistant lecturer and PhD student, University of Yangon, MyanmIMG_20170606_200402ar

Myat Kay Thi is also a sedimentary geologist, specialized in field sedimentology and sedimentary petrography. For her M.Sc thesis, she studied the sedimentary units of the Bawbin area, in Bago Region. Her most recent research studies focused on the diagenesis of Oligo-Miocene clastic strata near Pakkoku, Magway Region. Her PhD focuses on the petrofacies of Pauk (central Myanmar) and its surrounding environs.

They worked with us:

DSC_0707Daniel Perez-Pinedo –Master’s student, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018-2020)

Daniel is a paleobotanist and was advised by Carina Hoorn in Utrecht. Daniel worked on the pollen record of the Eocene-Oligocene Transition in the Minbu Basin of central Myanmar, showing evidence for cooling and aridification through this transition. His Master Thesis received the East-West Seed Afstudeerprijs voor Plantenwetenschappen award from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities in the Netherlands.

received_10209585643585781Virginia Littell –Master’s student, University of Washington, Seattle (2017-2019)

Virginia is a geochemist who uses stable isotopes as proxies to understand the ancient climate. She will apply this background in climate proxies to her Masters project by studying the oxygen isotopic composition of fossil bivalves and gastropods from the Kalewa section in Central Myanmar to trace the intensity of the South Asian Monsoon through the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition.

Nicolas Gentis –Master’s student, National Museum of Natural History, Paris (2017-2019)

Nicolas worked on fossil wood specimens from the Natma Formation, central Myanmar, to reconstruction monsoonal intensity and forested ecosystems during the Miocene.