Ryan McKenzie

Sedimentary Geology & Earth Systems Evolution Group

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences     

University of Hong Kong

James Lee Building, Pokfulam Rd., Hong Kong

Phone: (+852) 2859-8047

Email: ryan00@hku.hk  




Education

PhD. Geology. University of California, Riverside (2012)

M.S. Geology/Paleontology. University of California, Riverside. (2009)

B.S. Geology/Paleobiology. University of California, Los Angeles (2006)

2AA. Natural Sciences-General. Cerritos College (2003)




Professional Experience

Assistant Professor –Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong (2016–present)

Flint Postdoctoral Associate – Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University2014–2016)

Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow – Dept. of Geosciences, UT Austin (2012–2014)     

Lecturer – University of California, Riverside (2008–2012)

Research & Teaching Assistant – University of California, Riverside (2006–2012)

Undergraduate Research Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles (2005–2006)

Curatorial Assistant – Invert. Paleontology, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles (2004)



Awards, Scholarships, & Fellowships

Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA). University of Hong Kong (2020)

Early Career Scheme Award. UGC Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (2017)

Kavli Fellow. US National Academy of Sciences & Kavli Foundation (2016)

Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Yale (2014-2016)

Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dept. of Geosciences, UT Austin (2012-2014)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geobiology (offered but declined for UT). Agouron Institute (2012)

DissertationYear Fellowship. UC Riverside (2012)

Blanchard Fellowship. Dept. of Earth Sciences, UC Riverside (2010)

John Dunham Field Scholarship. Dept. of Earth Sciences, UC Riverside (2008)

Walter Harris Summer Field Scholarship. Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA (2006)

Undergraduate Research Award. Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA (2005)

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation. Dept. of Eco. & Evol. Biology, UCLA (2005)