Chair Professor, Departmental Head Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Professor Chen received his PhD in Geophysics from University of Southern California (USC) in 1991. He was a research associate at USC between 1992 and 1996. From 1996 to 2008, he was a professor at Peking University and from 2008 to 2016 at University of Science and Technology of China. He joined SUSTech in September 2016 and was appointed as an initiatory departmental head of Earth and Space Sciences. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 technical papers in geophysics and has mentored over 50 graduate students. He has led more than 20 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished Young Scholars project, the outstanding innovation group project, the key projects, the international (regional) cooperation projects, the important subject Projects and "973” Project of the Ministry of science. Professor Chen’s research interests include: theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, as well as their applications in Earthquake hazard mitigation and earth resources exploration.

Personal Profile

Professor Chen received his PhD in Geophysics from University of Southern California (USC) in 1991. He was a research associate at USC between 1992 and 1996. From 1996 to 2008, he was a professor at Peking University and from 2008 to 2016 at University of Science and Technology of China. He joined SUSTech in September 2016 and was appointed as an initiatory departmental head of Earth and Space Sciences. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 technical papers in geophysics and has mentored over 50 graduate students. He has led more than 20 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished Young Scholars project, the outstanding innovation group project, the key projects, the international (regional) cooperation projects, the important subject Projects and "973”  Project of the Ministry of science. Professor Chen’s research interests include: theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, as well as their applications in Earthquake hazard mitigation and earth resources exploration.
 
Education Background
1986-1991, University of Southern California, PhD in Geophysics
1982-1985, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, MS in Geophysics
1978-1981, University of Science and Technology of China, BS in Geophysics
 
Work Experience
2016.09-                 Chair Prof., Southern Univ. of Science & Tech., Departmental Head of Earth and Space Sciences
2008.06-2016.08    Prof., Univ. of Science & Tech. of China, Director of the School of Earth and Space Sciences
1996.09-2008.05    Prof., Peking Univ., Deputy Director of the School of Earth and Space Sciences, Head of the Department of Geophysics
1992.01-1996.08    Research Associate, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences
1985.03-1985.12    Research Assistant, China Earthquake Administration, Institute of Geophysics
 
Awards
2015 - Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2015 - IUGG Fellow, Silver Medal Award
2009 - Ho Leung Ho Lee Science & Technology Progress Award (Geosciences)
1996 - Recipient of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars
 
Academic Service Experience
2012-present,Chinese Geophysical Society, President
2016-present,International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Committee of China, Vice President
2015-present,Seismological Society of China, Vice President
2015-present,Academic Degree Commission of the State Council, the 7th Academic Review Group for Geophysics, Coordinator
2013-present,Ministry of Education, Advisory Committee for Geophysics, Chairman
2009-present,《Earthquake Science》, Associate Editor in-Chief
2008-2017,《Geophysical Journal International》, Editor
2004-present,《Acta Seismologica Sinica》, Associate Editor in-Chief
 

Research

Theoretical and Computational Geophysics

Physics of Earthquake

Physics of Earth‘s Interior

Geophysical Imaging


Teaching

Introduction of Geophysics

Advanced Theory of Elastic Waves


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He has authored or co-authored more than 130 technical papers in geophysics and has mentored over 50 graduate students. He has led more than 20 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished Young Scholars project, the outstanding innovation group project, the key projects, the international (regional) cooperation projects, the important subject Projects and "973” Project of the Ministry of science. Professor Chen’s research interests include: theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, as well as their applications in Earthquake hazard mitigation and earth resources exploration.

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  • Chen Xiaofei: To explore the earth and serve the motherland

    On February 12, many research buildings were rising in the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. On the north side of the campus, Chen Xiaofei, director of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS), has been busy for a long time in a temporary research building, Building 9 of […]

    2019-03-04
  • Geophysics Appraisal Group of Ministry of Education Held First Meeting at SUSTech

    On June 30, the Geophysics Appraisal Group of Ministry of Education, under the guidance of the State Council’s Academic Degrees Committee, held its first meeting on SUSTech’s campus. The meeting was hosted by Chen Xiaofei, Department Head of Earth and Space Sciences at SUSTech. Academic experts from Peking University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, and other […]

    2018-06-30
  • Professor Chen’s Project was Mentioned by President Xi

    The 19th Academician Conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the 14th Academician Conference of the Chinese Academy of Engineering were held at 28th May in Beijing. The project of “18.9-Pflops Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation on Sunway TaihuLight”, which had won the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2017, was mentioned by President Xi in the […]

    2018-05-31

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The department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech) invites applications for tenure-track (or tenured) faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors.  Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Geophysics,Geodesy,Space Physics,Planetary Science, structural geology or closely related fields. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a robust, externally funded research program and demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student mentoring, and professional services.  These positions will remain open until filled.

 

SUSTech is a public university founded in Shenzhen, China.  It is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world. SUSTech was born in 2011 with a mission to reform higher education in China. Since then, it has been widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match China's ever-growing role in the international arena. Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the three pillars for SUSTech to stand out with distinctive Characteristics.

To apply, please submit an e-mail application that includes a cover letter, a CV with a full list of publications, a research statement, a teaching statement and contact information for three references to Prof. Xiaofei Chen at chenxf@sustc.edu.cn.

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Contact Address

Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Room 301, Building 9, Innovation Park

Office Phone

0755-88015009

Email

chenxf@sustech.edu.cn

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