Grant Yip (MS with Cathy)


General Research Interests

  I received my masters at UCSB under the supervision of Dr. Cathy Busby and used field mapping, stratigraphic relationships, sedimentology, biostratigraphy and geochronology to demonstrate mass-wasting at the K/T boundary on the Baja California Peninsula. My current research focuses on the Miocene San Onofre Breccia and it's reflection of mid- to supracrustal events during the Miocene tectonic development of southern California. My current research is under the supervision of Dr. James Boles at UCSB.


Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000-present, Geology M.S. completed 2003 under the supervision of Cathy Busby, working on Ph.D. under the supervision of James Boles
Sonoma State University, California, 1997-1999, Geology B.S. with distinction
Pasadena City College, California, 1991-1997, Geology major

Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant - University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000-present
  Courses Taught:
Sedimentary Petrology Lab
Introductory Field Methods Lab and Field
Summer Field
Physical Geology Lab
Staff Geologist - Best Environmental Subsurface Sampling Technologies, Inc., 2000
  Field and technical support of proprietary environmental sampling technologies
Webpage production for company
Corporate presentations on proprietary sampling technologies
Research Assistant - Mineral Resources Division, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, summer 1998
  Preparation of samples for thin section and microprobe analyses
Field data management
Lab and Research Assistant - Division of Geologic and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1995-1997
  Management of research and working collections
Heavy mineral separation
General office duties

Geological Society of America, Sedimentary Division Research Proposal Award - 2001
Geological Society of America, Graduate Student Research Grant - 2001
Geological Society of America, Pacific Section Meeting, Runner-up Best Student Paper Award - 2000
AAPG/SEPM Pacific Section Meeting, van Couvering Award - 1999
National Association of Geology Teachers, Field Camp Award, 1999
Sonoma State University, Geology Department, graduated with distinction - 1999
Sonoma State University, Geology Department, Field Camp Scholarship - 1999
Pasadena City College, Department of Geology, Miller Scholarship - 1995

Busby, C.J., Yip, G.Y., Blikkra, L., and Renne, P., 2002, Coastal landsliding and catastrophic sedimentation triggered by Cretaceous-Tertiary bolide impact: A Pacific margin example?, Geology, v. 30, no. 8, pp. 687-690. pdf file

Yip, G.Y., and Erickson, R.C., 2000, Petrologic investigations of a contact metamorphic suite, northern Salt Spring Hills, CA, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting, v.32, no.6, pp.76-77

Allen, J.R., Holland, P. J., and Yip, G.Y., 2000, Geology and significance of the contact between the marine Wilson Grove Formation and the nonmarine Cotati Member of the Wilson Grove Formation, Sonoma County, California, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Meeting, v.32, no.6, pp.1



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