Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Liu obtained his PhD degree in University of Glasgow. Then he worked as a postdoc in Key Laboratory for Geo-Environmental Monitoring of Coastal Zone of NASMG. Dr. Liu is now with SUSTech as a Research Assistant professor.
Dr. Liu is interested in InSAR and its applications on Earth surface processes like Earthquake deformation, subsidence, and landslides. He identified the seasonal displacements of Huangtupo landslide associated with water level changes of the Three Gorges reservoir. He has investigated shallow sediment properties in Yellow River delta and modeled subsidence due to oil extraction in Gudao oilfield. He modeled ground water volume change and discovered geological control of subsidence by major faults in Tianjin. He mapped subsidence due to land reclamation and subway tunneling and seasonal displacements in Shenzhen.
Observation and modeling of Earth Surface displacements
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
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The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology was established in December 2016. Prof. Xiaofei Chen, a renowned seismologist and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is appointed as an initiatory departmental head.
The studies in ESS concern the physics of the Earth, geo-space and planets in outer space. Through building up a world-leading program of research and education in Earth and Space Sciences, we strive to conduct the research that would advance our understanding on the complex natural system of Earth and Space, in order to provide science-based solutions to many of the societal challenges of our time: natural hazards, natural energy resources, space exploration, etc. In the meantime, our department offers rigorous hands-on training to students and prepares them to be future leaders in academia, government and industry.
ESS encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines: Geophysics, Space Physics, Satellite Geodesy and Planetary Science. By the end of October 2019, ESS has thirty-one faculty members, including six professors, four associate professors, eleven assistant professors, and ten research assistant professors, including one Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, three Distinguished Young Scholars of National Nature Science Fund, one Excellent Young Scientists of National Science Fund. elcome more talents to join us and work together to build a world-class research and education center for Earth and Space Sciences.