Uri Shaanan

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).