Associate Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Dr. Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of SUStech. He graduated from Wuhan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Solid Geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was an assistant researcher and then a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth and Space Sciences in USTC. Dr. Zhang has broad interests in seismic wave propagation in complex media, earthquake rupture dynamics, earthquake physics, seismic hazards, and related topics. Currently, he has published more than 30 papers in geophysical journals.

Personal Profile

Dr. Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of SUStech. He graduated from Wuhan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Solid Geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was an assistant researcher and then a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth and Space Sciences in USTC. Dr. Zhang has broad interests in seismic wave propagation in complex media, earthquake rupture dynamics, earthquake physics, seismic hazards, and related topics. Currently, he has published more than 30 papers in geophysical journals.

 

Education Background 

Sep 2008 – Dec 2014    

University of Science and Technology of China

PhD, Solid Geophysics

Sep 2004 – Jun 2008    

Wuhan University

Bachelor, Geophysics

 

Work Experience

May 2020 – present  

Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology

Dec. 2016 – Apr. 2020

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology

Dec. 2014 –Dec. 2016    

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China

Jul. 2013 – Nov. 2014    

Assistant Researcher

School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Research

Seismic wave propagation in the complex media;

High-performance computing;

Rupture dynamics of complex fault;

Seismic hazards.


Teaching

For Undergraduates: Scientific computing and programming

For graduates: Computational Geophysics


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The investigation of earthquake source is one of the critical problems of seismology focusing on. It is quite important for protecting and mitigating earthquake disasters. The main contribution I is the developing of a curved-grid finite-difference method (CG-FDM) of solving rupture dynamics on faults with complex geometry. While keeping the advantages of conventional FDM, which is computational efficiency and easy implementation, the CG-FDM also is flexible in modeling the complex fault model and thus can model the rupture dynamics of a fault with complex geometry. With the help of this method, I can investigate the earthquake source physics. It can be revealed that the irregular free surface can affect the trigging of supershear rupture caused by the free surface, and then modify the strong ground motion near-fault. Moreover, I study the geometrical effect on the dynamic rupture of the Wenchuan earthquake, and also investigate the dynamic rupture and ground motions of scenario earthquakes. The proposer achieves a good scholar reputation in earthquake rupture, seismic wave propagation, and related fields, has published more than30 ones. Together with other group members, our research work won the 2017 SC Gordon Bell Prize, the highest award in high-performance computing applications. Moreover, I got the “FU Chengyi Youth Science and Technology Award” presented by the Chinese Geophysical Society.

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Zhang zhenguo's research group is looking for postdoctoral candidates 1-2.

Research direction: seismic source physics, earthquake disaster and other related fields.

Recruitment requirements: have a doctoral degree (or is about to obtain), has the strong foundation of mathematical physics and application development ability, have engaged in research on seismic source physics, earthquake disasters such as foundation and experience, and has set up a high level of related research papers published.

Welcome to join our research group. Please send your resume and representative papers to zhangzg@susetch.edu.cn, contact: Zhang, Zhenguo.

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Contact Address

Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Room 305, Building 9, Innovation Park

Office Phone

0755-88018700

Email

zhangzg@sustech.edu.cn

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