Research Areas: Sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, tectonics and stratigraphy, basin analysis and provenance studies of sequences deposited primarily in orogenic systems. He continues to work on (1) aspects related to petroleum source rock and reservoir potentials in Carboniferous Midland Basin of Texas and Cenozoic sequences of the Himalayan foreland basin; and (2) generating mineralogical profiles of arsenic contaminated sediments at foreland basins of the Himalayas and the Appalachians.
Dr. Uddin also has been working on the clastic wedges of the Appalachian mountain belts. Dr. Uddin's research interests lie mainly in sedimentary geology, including clastic sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, tectonics and stratigraphy, detrital geochronology, basin analysis and provenance studies of sequences deposited in orogenic systems.
Dr. Uddin's principal research interests are to evaluate the unroofing history of the eastern Himalayas (including the Indo-Burman ranges) and the Appalachians by incorporating detailed sedimentary petrology, including both modal analysis of framework grains and semi-quantitative dense mineral studies, mineral chemistry of selected dense-mineral grains, bulk sediment geochemistry, isotopic fingerprinting, detrital geochronology, using 40Ar/39Ar and U/Pb methods, and paleomagnetic studies on the sediments from the eastern foredeep of the Himalayas (Bengal and Assam basins) and the Appalachian mountain belt.
Subject Areas: Tectonics and Geochronology; Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology.
Our research programs are primarily two-fold. One aspect is on the geology of active continental margins, analyzing stratigraphic sequences to investigate how fundamental tectonic processes operate where lithospheric plates converge and collide. The other aspect deals with contaminant groundwater in alluvial aquifers of Quaternary deltas, and the biogeochemical processes involved in elevated levels of various contaminants, particularly arsenic in the aquifers.