Tectonophysics

Tectonics and Geochronology

We focus on continental tectonics that describes the co-dependence of lithosphere, atmosphere, and mantle. Our working areas are orogenic belts like the Himalaya-Pamir-Tibet-Myanmar orogenic system of Central Asia, the Caribbean plate boundary, the ultrahigh-pressure orogeny in Central China, the Alps-Carpathians, and the Variscan belt of Europe. Our methodologic research focuses on particle-track and Ar-Ar thermochronology, and tectonic geomorphology.