Huasheng Huang –PhD 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 Westerweel –PhD student, University of Rennes, France
Jan did his MSc Earth Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. During his MSc thesis, he studied tectonics in western Turkey with paleomagnetism, stratigraphy and structural geology. The goal of Jan’s PhD will be to use these skills to constrain past geodynamic and environmental conditions in Myanmar.
Hnin Hnin Swe –Assistant 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 Thi –assistant lecturer and PhD student, University of Yangon, Myanmar
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.
Virginia Littell –Master’s student, University of Washington, Seattle
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.