Ru Wang


I am a geologist specialized in sedimentology, stratigraphy and petroleum geology. I started my PhD at University of Leeds in 2016. The aim of my project is to develop a series of architectural and sequence stratigraphic models for fluvial successions preserved within a range of tectonic and climatic settings and to encapsulate these models and the data that underpin them within the FAKTS and SMAKS database (already developed by FRG-ERG at Leeds) that can be used to predict fluvial system architecture for different basin types and for different climatic settings. Database will be applied to identify how primary allogenic and autogenic controls govern preserved fluvial sequence architecture from a range of studied successions. Results will show how several major allogenic and autogenic controls are interdependent and interrelated via a series of complex feedback mechanisms.

Research interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Fluvial sedimentology
  • Incised valleys
  • Petroleum geology

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Sedimentology
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics