Evgeny Vetrov, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy Novosibirsk: visiting fellow at the Department of Geology, Prof. Johan De Grave

(20-06-2019) Evgeny Vetrov graduated from Novosibirsk State University and obtained his PhD at the V.S Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He is currently working there as a researcher at the laboratory of lithogeodynamics of sedimentary basins.

Dr. Vetrov: “I am geologist, and my research begins in the field near the outcrops and ends with the analysis and interpretation of all data in the laboratory. My research is devoted to studying the geological history of the Central Asian and Siberian mountain belts. At present, the objects of research are the granitic basement rocks of the mountain or fold belts in Siberia, such as the so-called Kolyvan-Tomsk folded zone, Salair area, Rudny Altai, Gorny Altai, and Tuva. The tasks of my research include geological mapping in general of granitic basement in particular, the determination of their geochemical characteristics and geodynamic nature, geochronological dating. Since the targeted rocks, i.e. granitoids, are widespread in these areas, they are an excellent object for versatile research, the results of which can be used as a basis for regional tectonic and paleo geodynamic reconstructions of which our current knowledge is insufficient. Why Ghent University? I learned about Ghent University in 2009, when, being a BA-student, I took part in joint Russian-Belgian field work in the Siberian mountains of Gorno Altay. Since 2014, I have repeatedly visited UGent to conduct laboratory work on low-temperature geochronology. I knew about the powerful potential of the MINPET group. While working with Prof. Johan De Grave and his team, we managed to make a good background for more extensive research of the Central Asian and Siberian mountain belts. The results of the work are presented at the seminar of the MINPET group at Ghent University, and require discussion and further publication in several articles. I hope in the future we will be able to discuss and publish new results, formulate and solve new problems together. “

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