academic faculty
Dr. Laurent Godin
Office: Bruce Wing 523
Phone: (613) 533-3223
Fax (613) 533-6592

Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering,
Miller Hall, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario,
K7L 3N6
Dr. Godin specialises in structural geology and continental tectonics, with a special focus on the evolution of orogenic belts, namely the Himalayan system. He is particularly interested in field-oriented studies dealing with ductile deformation processes, evolution of crustal-scale shear zones and associated microstructural fabric development, fold/fault relationships, and neotectonic features. He is also interested by the application of U-Pb geochronology and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology to continental tectonics. Dr. Godin is currently studying the structural evolution of the Tethyan sedimentary sequence in the central Himalaya, with emphasis on the timing of exhumation of crystalline domes in central Nepal and southern Tibet. He is also involved in projects focussing on the early continental sediment record of the Himalaya, neotectonic - seismic risk assessment of southeastern Ontario, as well as investigating the Early Archean geology of northern Quebec. Other related research interests include the application of structural geology to mineral exploration programs.