Ryan McKenzie

Sedimentary Geology & Earth Systems Evolution Group

WELCOME! Hopefully this website will make some sense of the scatterbrained activities we are involved in that attempt to use the geologic record to better understand the evolution of Earth's surface environment.

Prospective Students: We are always on the lookout for eager, self-motivated individuals. Please skim these pages to get an idea of our wide-ranging research endeavors. If these projects interest you, or you have independent ideas to discuss, please contact me via email: ryan00@hku.hk

"Sometimes science is more art than science... a lot of people don't get that" —R.S


—November 2016: Michalski hooked-up Thanksgiving dinner in Hong Kong. Oh, and the family finally made it!


—October 2016:  Moved the dog to Hong Kong!  Will try for the rest of the family later..

Milam Valley, India

Argentina

Gangolihat Fm. India

NEWS REEL

—June 2017: See new paper, Lee et al., in International Geology Review:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00206814.2017.1340853



—May-June 2017: Field Camp in Montana, USA

—April 2017: Congratulations to the Final Year Project (FYP) students who successfully presented their research!

—March 2017: Sedimentary Environments field trip to Brides Pool

—Jan-Feb 2017: Teaching...


—December 2016: Colleps survived a successful field campaign in eastern Myanmar.

—July 2017: Meetings & Fieldwork in Thailand & Indonesia

—August 2017: Hangyu, Cody, and Martha dominated Thailand rivers during monsoon.

— September–October 2017: Teaching... GSA... New Haven... New U-Pb data...

— November 2017: Check out new papers on

Argentina thrust belt & foreland river systems, Capaldi et al., in EPSL:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X1730496X


And Indian Proterozoic microfossils, Tang et al., in Palaeontology: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pala.12323/full

— December 2017: AGU

— January 2018

New papers

Himalayan thrust belt & thermochronometry, Colleps et al., in G-cubed:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GC007191/full


Detrital zircon trace element data from India in Geology:

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/526713/continental-growth-histories-revealed-by-detrital


Fieldwork in central India with Mukund Sharma, Colleps, and Tim Gibson

— February—March 2018

TWO GRANTS FUNDED!

—Seed Fund  $95,190 HKD

—Equipment Grant with Dr. Christelle Not for new Q-ICPMS = $1,024,422 HKD.


And of course, Teaching... teaching... teaching...

—May-June 2018

Another year of Field Camp!

—April 2018

FYP students successfully present their research!


Plus, some other distractions...

—July 2018

New RGC-GRF grant funded for $505,298 HKD!


Determining how to allocate funds to the students...

—Aug-Sept 2018

Deep Carbon Observatory Workshop

in Iceland


Goldschmidt

—October-November 2018

US East-coast visits to New York, New Haven, State College, and Indianapolis.  

Students successfully presented at GSA

—November-December 2018

Fieldwork with Hangyu & Cody and the IGCP 668 meeting in Thailand.

—February–March 2019

Teaching, trip to the US, more teaching, and a Seed Grant for $66,570 HKD!


—January 2019

New grants: Two Hung Hing Ying Physical Sciences Research Fund Awards, One to Colleps for $15,000 HKD and one to McKenzie for  $30,000 HKD


Fieldwork with Venkatraman Hegde, Asim Pratihary, Diksha Karapurker, & Devon Cole,   around Hubli-Dharwad southern India.