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Ryan C. Ewing
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Ryan C. Ewing

Department of Geology and Geophysics

3115 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843


PhD – Geology – University of Texas at Austin, 2009

MS – Geology – University of Texas at Austin, 2004

BA – Geology - The Colorado College, 1998


Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Planetary Geology

Process Stratigraphy

Field Camp

Ryan C. Ewing

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Ryan studies Earth and other Solar System bodies through the lens of wind-blown (eolian) systems. His current research themes include (1) Biosignature formation and preservation in eolian systems, (2) Sedimentological applications of machine learning and autonomous terrain analysis in planetary exploration, and (3) Eolian bedform self-organization and the development of planetary landscape patterns. Ryan primarily uses fieldwork and geospatial data derived from drones, lidar, and satellite data for his research. He has active fieldwork in Texas, New Mexico, Utah, South Australia and Iceland.


Additional Notes

Ryan has 1 PhD position open to study the coupling of robotic operations and sedimentology in Iceland beginning as early as May 2019. This project is fully funded with a competitive salary. The student will be part of a large team to deploy a drone and a rover in Iceland to examine chemical weathering and physical abrasion and sorting of basaltic sand grains along a glacial-fluvial-eolian sediment transport corridor. Students with cross-disciplinary skills and interests in geoscience, engineering and computer science are encouraged to apply.

Please check his research website at for the latest publications and updates about their research. 

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