November 2017- Check out Ohood Alsalem’s new AAPG Bulletin paper for the subsidence history of the Fort Worth Basin:

October 2017- Majie, Lin Li, and Benjamin Deans presented at GSA national meeting.

September 2017- Majie presented at CBEP 2017 meeting.

August 2017- New PhD student, Hepeng Tian, and new undergraduate student, Benjamin Deans, joined the group. Welcome!

June 2017- Majie and Lin conducted field work in Montana and South Dakota.

May 2017- PhD student, Min Gao, and MS student, Conan Godfrey successfully defended their thesis. Congratulations!

April 2017- PhD students, Min Gao and Lu Zhu, received GSA Graduate Student Research Grant for research!

January 2017- Check out our recent EPSL paper:

December 2016- Fan presented at AGU annual meeting. Also check out our recent publication:

December 2016- Undergraduate student, Enrique Vazquez Rodriguez, joined in the group. Welcome!

October 2016- Check out our recent IJCG paper:

October 2016- GEOCAMP outreached 14 high-school students and two high-school science teachers.

September 2016- Fan, Ma, West, and Zhu all presented at GSA annual meeting.

August 2016- PhD student, Min Gao, published her first paper.

August 2016- Postdoc Lin Li joined the group. Welcome!

June 2016-Fan gave a talk at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

June 2016-Fan and postdoc Lin Li conducted fieldwork on the Tibetan Plateau.

June 2016–Ph.D. students, Min Gao and Lu Zhu, conducted field work with the assistance of Emma Gains and Jackie Garcia.

May 2016–Elizabeth Brown defended her honor’s thesis. She is moving to the University of Minnesota Duluth for graduate school. Congratulations!

March 2016 – Daniel Kirkwood, Conan Godfrey, Min Gao, and Elizabeth Brown presented at the 12th Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students in UTA. Daniel and Ellie won poster awards, congratulations!

March 2016 – Daniel Kirkwood and Conan Godfrey presented in GSA south-central meeting.

January 2016 – Elizabeth Brown, Conan Godfrey, and Fan conducted field work in south Texas.

January 2016 – Undergraduate students, Julio Zelaya and Elizabeth Brown, joined the group. Welcome!

November 2015 – Visiting student, Yiquan Ma, presented at GSA annual meeting

October 2015 – First geocamp outreached 15 local high school students and one science teacher. Thanks to the help from Arlington Collegiate High School and my graduate students!

June 2015 – New Ph.D. Student Lu Zhu join in the group. Underrepresented undergraduate students Tiffany Snow and Mohamad Khan joined the group to assist graduate students. Welcome!

June 2015 – Ph.D. Students Ohood Al Salem and Min Gao presented at AAPG annual meeting in Denver.

May 2015 – M.S. Student Conan Godfrey received a scholarship of $2000 from the Fort Worth Geologic Society. Thanks to FWGS!

May 2015 – Ph.D. student Ohood Al Salem received a scholarship of $2500 from the GCSSEPM Foundation to conduct detrital zircon research in the Fort Worth Basin.Thanks to GCSSEPM!

April 2015 – M.S. student Daniel Kirkwood joined the group. Daniel will work on the stable isotope record of climate oscillation during the Early Eocene Climate Optimum in Wyoming. Welcome!

March 2015 – Fan (Sole PI) received NSF CAREER award (EAR-1454802) to work on the surface uplift and climate change along the strike of the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to NSF!

February 2015 – Underrepresented undergraduate students, Jackie Garcia and Patricia Garay, joined the group to assist graduate students in lab. Welcome!

January 2015 – M.S. student Conan Godfrey and undergraduate student Aaron Stein joined the group. Conan will work on the stable isotope record of Cenozoic paleoclimate in the Texas gulf coast plain and Aaron will assist graduate students in lab. Welcome!

November 2014 – Visiting PhD student, Yiquan Ma, joined our group. Yiquan will be working on shale stratigraphy and early Eocene paleoclimate recorded in the Jiyang depression in east China.

October 2014 – Our group presented three talks and one poster at the 2014 national GSA meeting.

September 2014 – undergraduate students, William Hoffman and Bud Dillard, joined the research group. Welcome!

August 2014 – Jenna West joined the group, Jenna will be working on a basin analysis project in Wyoming. Welcome!

August 2014 – M.S. Student Alex Mankin successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations to Alex! Alex is a currently a geologist at Energy & Exploration Partners.

July 2014 – Ph.D. Student Min Gao and undergraduate student Patricia Garay finished doing field work in Wyoming. Good job!

July 2014 – M.S. Student Ohood Al Salem successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations to Ohood! Ohood will start her Ph.D. research in the coming fall semester.

June 2014 – Fan (Sole PI) received new research grant (ACS-PRF-54673-DNI8, $110 K) from the America Chemical Society to work on the Influence of mantle processes on the formation of petroleum-bearing basins in the central Rocky Mountains, western U.S.A.. Thanks to ACS!

May 2014 – M.S. student Ohood Al Salem received $2,000 from Golf Coast Association of Geological Societies to continue her research on the subsidence history of the Fort Worth Basin in Texas. Congratulations to Ohood! Thanks to GCAGS!

May 2014 – Ph.D. student Min Gao received $900 from GSA Research Grant Program to continue her research on the Laramide deformation in Wyoming. Congratulations to Min! Thanks to GSA!