About me

邮件附件Wenrong Cao

Assistant professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 0172, Reno, NV 89557

wenrongc@unr.edu, phone: 775-784-1770, office: LME 412

(MS., PhD. students opportunities available) 

I am a geologist interested in the evolution of continents, especially the compositional, thermal and structural histories of the continental crust along convergent plate margins and how the heat and mass (magma, solid rocks, and fluid) transfer within the continent. I am also interested in the coupling between the mountain-building, magmatism, and long-term climate during the geological time. I combine field mapping (1:10K mapping, ArcMap), laboratory analyses (LA-ICP-MS zircon dating, electron probe), image processing (ImageJ) and numerical simulations (1D-2D FEM and FDM codes) in my studies.

Photography is my personal interest: both digital and analog photography. Subjects in my photos vary from microscopic fabrics of rocks under a microscope to nebulae in the deep sky using a telescope. Several of my photos are published in journals and magazines. Some of my works can be seen here. I am also interested in observing variable and double stars when the sky is clear at night.