I am currently working on two sub-projects. The first aims at understanding the conditions of Kumano forearc basin (offshore Japan) nucleation and early evolution through 3D-seismic and sandstone petrography provenance analyses. The second involves the study of the Cretaceous-to-Recent sedimentary record in the northernmost Neuquen basin (western Argentina) through traditional field work and detrital zircon analysis. My goal is to better constrain the timing and characteristics of early Andean compression and to test whether or not the observed deformation patterns might be associated with subducting slab shallowing/steepening cycles.
Current Research Projects
Interactions between sedimentation and deformation in the Kumano forearc basin (Japan) and the Malargue foreland basin (Argentina)
IODP Post-Expedition Award - Consortium for Ocean Leadership (2013)
Travel Grant - AGU (2013)
Off-Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)
Jackson School Graduate Fellow - Jackson School of Geosciences (2011 - 2012)