Assistant Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Dr. Shiqing Xu received B.S. in Geophysics, and in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, from Peking University in 2007. Then, he moved to the US and obtained Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, from the University of Southern California in 2013. After that, Dr. Xu joined the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience in Japan, as a Research Fellow. Starting from September 2019, Dr. Xu became an Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Xu is interested in a wide range of earthquake problems, including earthquake dynamics and faulting, evolution of fault zones, rock friction experiments, and earthquake physics. As a first author or co-author, Dr. Xu so far has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, and Nature. Dr. Xu has served as the primary session conveners twice for the AGU fall meeting. As the chief guest editor, Dr. Xu has organized a special issue “Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation” in Tectonophysics. As referee, Dr. Xu has helped to review journal articles and NSF proposals (US) for multiple times.

Personal Profile

Dr. Shiqing Xu received B.S. in Geophysics, and in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, from Peking University in 2007. Then, he moved to the US and obtained Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, from the University of Southern California in 2013. After that, Dr. Xu joined the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience in Japan, as a Research Fellow. Starting from September 2019, Dr. Xu became an Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Xu is interested in a wide range of earthquake problems, including earthquake dynamics and faulting, evolution of fault zones, rock friction experiments, and earthquake physics. As a first author or co-author, Dr. Xu so far has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, and Nature. Dr. Xu has served as the primary session conveners twice for the AGU fall meeting. As the chief guest editor, Dr. Xu has organized a special issue “Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation” in Tectonophysics. As referee, Dr. Xu has helped to review journal articles and NSF proposals (US) for multiple times.

 

Education

2007 – 2013: Ph.D., University of Southern California (USA), Department of Earth Sciences, Advisor: Yehuda Ben-Zion

2003 – 2007: B.S., Peking University, School of Earth and Space Sciences

 

Working Experience

2019 – present: Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Earth and Space Sciences

2013 – 2019: Research Fellow, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (Japan), Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Prevention Research Department, Advisor: Eiichi Fukuyama

 

Teaching Experience

2007 – 2013: Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California (USA), Department of Earth Sciences

 

Fellowships and Honors

2019: AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers (FY 2018)

2019: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience Achievement Award (FY 2018)

2018: Young Scientist Award of the Seismological Society of Japan (FY 2017)

2006: Chinese Academy of Science Scholarship in Geophysics, 2nd Prize

2004: Award for Study Excellence, Peking University

2003: National Scholarship

 

Professional Society Services

Reviewer for

AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, JGR, GRL, Nature Geoscience, EPSL, Tectonophysics, BSSA, GJI, PAGEOPH, etc.

Research

Earthquake Rupture: Theoretical Model and Numerical Simulation

Damage Mechanics and Fracture Mechanics

Rock Friction Experiments

Evolution of Fault Zones

Regular and Slow Earthquakes

Subduction Zone Earthquakes

Earthquake Physics


Teaching

PHY203-15 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Undergraduate, Spring)

ESS5031 Earthquake Dynamics (in preparation) (Graduate, Spring)

ESS5040 Reading of Classical Geophysical Literatures (Graduate, Spring)

ESS209 Principles of Solid Earth Geophysics (Undergraduate, Fall)


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As a first author or co-author, Dr. Xu so far has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, and Nature. Dr. Xu has served as the primary session conveners twice for the AGU fall meeting. As the chief guest editor, Dr. Xu has organized a special issue “Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation” in Tectonophysics. As referee, Dr. Xu has helped to review journal articles and NSF proposals (US) for multiple times.

News More

  • Dr. Xu recognized as AGU's outstanding reviewer of 2018

    On May 30, 2019, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) published on its EOS website the list of outstanding reviewers of  2018. Among many other scholars, Dr. Xu was on the list for his excellent peer-review service for the AGU journal JGR: Solid Earth.

    2019-05-30
  • Dr. Xu gave an invited talk at SSJ Fall Meeting 2018

    On October 9, 2018, Dr. Xu gave an invited talk at Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ) Fall Meeting 2018, held in Kōriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. In his talk Dr. Xu reviewed how he used multidisciplinary approaches to probe earthquake physics during the past years. This talk was part of the ceremony for the Young Scientist Award of SSJ […]

    2018-10-09
  • Dr. Xu awarded by SSJ

    On May 23, 2018, the Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ) hosted its annual award ceremony for the Young Scientist Award, in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture. Along with two other young researchers, Dr. Xu was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the Year 2017 for his contributions in using multidisciplinary approaches to probe earthquake physics. The picture […]

    2018-05-23

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Join us

I am always looking for talented candidates for graduate student, postdoc, or research assistant. The basic requirements are: (1) interested in conducting scientific research, (2) already obtained or will obtain relevant degrees, such as Bachelor of Science or Master, (3) with some experience in mathematical physics and computer programing, (4) with some background in earthquake physics, rock friction experiments, and earthquake dynamics. For those who are interested in joining my team, please send your CV and one-page research statement to my email address: xusq3@sustech.edu.cn

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Contact Address

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Office Phone

0755-88018653

Email

xusq3@sustech.edu.cn

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