AIRIE Mission Statement

To set an example for ethical practices,
To pursue excellence in science and technology,
To seek global applications for fundamental discoveries,
To advance the geosciences for the benefit of Earth and her inhabitants.

We will accomplish these goals by diligence and creativity, by engaging
other disciplines, embracing new ideas, and respecting diverse perspectives.
Re-Os Geochronology and Os Isotope Tracer Studies
Applied to Sulfides, Black Shales, and Hydrocarbons

Scientific Interests

  • The chronology of geochemistry, such as Re-Os, U-Pb zircon SHRIMP, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, ESR and TL dating
  • New improved methods to broaden the sample types which can be dated by Re-Os
  • Geologic events in earth history

Current Research Interests

  • Re-Os dating for black shale, some sulfides such as pyrite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite and others
  • Studing the migration and maturation of organic matter in host/source rocks and their products

Other Interests

  • Playing with my son CHENGHAN and watching him growing up
  • Taking a trip with my family HAO, CHENGHAN and I. If only my cat MAOMAO could join us
  • Fishing in Cache La Poudre River; a lot of beautiful rainbow and brown trout

Contact Information

AIRIE Program
Department of Geosciences
Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 341
Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523-1482
E-mail: gang.yang@colostate.edu
Voice: (970) 491-3816
Fax: (970) 491-6307