Dr. Uri Shaanan

Postdoctoral researcher

My work varies from plate tectonics and volcanology to soil sciences and geoarchaeology, but
typically combines field observations with various analytical methods (such as radiometric
dating (U-Pb, Ar-Ar and OSL) and paleomagnetism, to address large-scale tectonic problems
and for the study of the evolution of continental plates and drainage systems. My doctoral
research focused on the processes that formed a set of continental scale curved mountain belts
(oroclines) in eastern Australia. In my postdoctoral work I develop new methodological
advances, specifically for the handling of large geochronological datasets of detrital grains, and
for the combined use of multiple single-grain analyses (e.g., looking into the correspondence of
different parameters, such as age and morphology, of sand grains).