PhD & MPhil projects

Our graduate studies include course-based learning that supplements the research work students conduct for their projects. The details of our current projects as well as the new ones that are now open for applications can be found on the profile pages of our faculty members (See ‘People’ section). 

Major Research Areas

Geodynamic evolution of the East Asia/West Pacific:

Tectonics, structural geology, sedimentary geology, palaeontology, palaeomagnetics, micropalaeontology.
Contact Person: Dr A.A.G. Webb (Email: aagwebb@hku.hk)

Evolution of oceanic and continental lithosphere:

Ophiolite, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, isotope geochronology.
Contact Person: Professor M. Sun (Email: minsun@hku.hk)

Applied geosciences:

Geophysics, hydrogeology, engineering geology, hydrothermal system, mineral deposits.
Contact Person: Professor J.J.J. Jiao (Email: jjiao@hku.hk)

Earth and planetary sciences:

Dynamics and formation of planetary and satellite systems. 
Contact Person: Dr M.H. Lee (Email: mhlee@hku.hk)

Environment change:

Global change, monsoon climate, sea level change, quaternary geology, coastal management, natural and technological hazards.
Contact Person: Professor Y.Q. Zong (Email: yqzong@hku.hk)

Astrobiology and geobiology:

The origin, evolution and habitability of life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
Contact Person: Dr Y.L. Li (Email: yiliang@hku.hk)