Associate Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Associate Professor at SUSTech and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston in the United States. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics. In 2013, he received his Doctorate in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He then worked at MIT as a postdoctoral researcher and then at Chevron as a research scientist. He has been maintaining long-term research cooperation with the oil industry. His specialties lie in seismic exploration, sonic well logging, and rock physics and rock mechanics research. So far, he owns an American patent, published nearly 20 papers in Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International (GJI), and other academic journals, and more than 20 SEG/EAGE conference papers.

Personal Profile

Associate Professor at SUSTech and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston in the United States. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics. In 2013, he received his Doctorate in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He then worked at MIT as a postdoctoral researcher and then at Chevron as a research scientist. He has been maintaining long-term research cooperation with the oil industry. His specialties lie in seismic exploration, sonic well logging, and rock physics and rock mechanics research. So far, he has published over 20 papers in Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International (GJI), and other academic journals, and more than 30 SEG/EAGE conference papers.

 
Education Background
2010 - 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Ph.D. in Geophysics
2008 - 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,MS in Geophysics
2004 - 2008, University of Science and Technology of China, BS in Geophysics
 
Work Experience
2007.5-2008.6, USTC, Computational Seismology Laboratory, Research Assistant
2010.4-2010.5, ConocoPhillips), Visitor
2011.6-2011.9, Halliburton, Wireline and Perforating, Intern Geophysicist
2012.6-2012.8, ExxonMobil, Geophysics Division, Intern Geophysicist
2008.8-2013.6, MIT, Earth Resources Laboratory, Research Assistant
2013.7-2014.7, MIT, Earth Resources Laboratory, Postdoctoral Fellow
2014.8-2017.2, Chevron, Drilling & Completions, Research Scientist
2017. 2-present, University of Houston, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Adjunct Faculty
2017.2-present, SUSTC, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Associate Professor
 
Professional Affiliations
Member of the Committee of Petroleum Geophysicists of Chinese Geophysical Society
Member of
Society of Exploration Geophysics
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts
European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers

Research

Seismic exploration

Borehole Geophysics

Rock physics

Rock mechanics


Teaching

1. Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics

Continuum mechanics deals with the analysis of the kinematics and the mechanical behavior of materials that can be modeled as a continuous mass. This is an important course in Geophysics study because most earth’s materials can be considered as a continuous material. Also, the research on earth resources, natural hazards as well as a lot of geophysical phenomena relies on the understanding of the mechanical behavior of rocks. This course aims to teach the fundamental theory of continuum mechanics and prepare students for study of the major core courses of ESS.

2. Rock Mechanics

This course starts from the fundamentals of rock mechanics and rock physics, and then discusses the rock properties under in situ stress condition. It then introduces the effective medium theories, fluid substitution, rock failure, borehole stress analysis, in situ stresses and pore pressure measurement and calculation.

3. Rock Physics

This course starts from the fundamentals of rock physics and rock mechanics, and then discusses the rock properties under in situ stress condition. It then introduces the effective medium theories, fluid substitution, rock failure, borehole stress analysis, in situ stresses and pore pressure measurement and calculation.


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We have found that the formation transmitted shear wave generated by a monopole acoustic LWD tool in a slow formation can be detected and used to measure the formation shear slowness. This shear wave is suitable for shear slowness extraction using time semblance analysis because it is non-dispersive, but sophisticated signal pre-processing might be needed as it is generally weak compared to the other waves.

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  • ESS signs agreement with Information Support Center Of Shenzhen Emergency Command

      Earlier this week, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) signed a strategic cooperation framework with Information Support Center Of Shenzhen Emergency Command. Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Emergency Management Bureau Yang Jie and ESS Director Chan Xiaofei spoke at the ceremony. They were accompanied by […]

    2019-11-01
  • ESS Assistant Professors won major geophysical Youth Science and Technology Awards

    Two Assistant Professors in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) received two awards at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Geoscience Union this Monday. ESS Assistant Professor Han Peng was given the Fu Chengyi Youth Science and Technology Award, while ESS Assistant Professor Ren Hengxin was given the Liu Guangding […]

    2019-11-01
  • ESS Associate Professor wins J. Clarence Karcher Award

    Earlier this week, the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists (SEG) awarded Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Associate Professor Fang Xinding from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) with the J. Clarence Karcher Award, the first Chinese geophysicist to receive the award. The J. Clarence Karcher Award was presented at its 2019 […]

    2018-08-29

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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. 

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Contact Address

Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Room 311, Building 9, Innovation Park

Office Phone

0755-88015517

Email

fangxd@sustech.edu.cn

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