My research focuses on sedimentary basin analysis and the tectono-thermal history of orogenic systems. I analyze sedimentary facies archived in basins to reconstruct depositional environments and the physical processes that govern basin evolution. In turn, I seek to understand the tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins and their source regions following the cessation of deposition. I have expertise in a variety of techniques such as sandstone and conglomerate petrography, U-Pb geochronology, fission track and (U-Th)/He thermochronology, and electron probe microanalysis.
I have ongoing field studies in southern and central Tibet, the Laramide Ranges, Wyoming, and the Great Valley forearc, California. I also have a keen interest in developing new laboratory techniques and field applications of detrital and bedrock thermochronology.