This project will investigate the interaction of South Tienshan with the Tarim basin during India–Eurasia collision, currently the most significant mountain-building event on our planet. It will achieve this by:
(1) Studying the tectonic evolution of the northern Tarim basin and South Tienshan through a combination of field work, petrography, geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology;
(2) Investigating the deformation history in the Kalpin fold-and-thrust belt in the northwestern Tarim basin by thermal history modeling of low-temperature 


Funding: China Scholarship Council

Advisors: Professor Jonathan Aitchison, Dr Renjie Zhou

Project members


PhD Candidate