Yinbing is a PhD student within the EarthByte Group. He combines numerical modelling and analysis of modern landscapes to study surface processes and landscape evolution at active continental margins. He is currently using digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Andes to extract the information left by tectonic events in the landscape. Combined with landscape numerical modelling, the study is expected to provide a better understanding of the uplift history of the Central Andes.
Yinbing completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at China University of Geosciences (Beijing). In 2016-2017, he spent a year as an international student at the University of Utah, where he completed magnetic susceptibility testing of paleomagnetic samples to document the correlation between the magnetic mineral composition and the subsurface hydrothermal environment. During his master’s degree, he integrated balanced cross-section data to reconstruct the deformation history of the Cenozoic Bohai Bay Basin, providing a quantitative framework for further research on the basin.