Assistant Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Jiashun Hu received his bachelor’s degree from Peking University in 2013 and his Ph.D degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. He was a postdoc in the Seismological Laboratory at California Institute of Technology from 2018 to 2020. Upon finishing his postdoc research, he joined SUSTech in 2020. Jiashun has authored or authored about 10 papers on academic journals such as Nature Geoscience, Earth and Planetary Science Letters and Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. His research interests cover a wide range of topics, including the driving mechanisms of plate motion, orogenic process at subduction zones, the evolution of cratons, and the distribution of earthquakes and volcanisms. For most of his research, he uses supercomputers and large-scale computing to simulate complex dynamics of the solid Earth with constraints from geophysical and geological observations.
1. Subduction zone dynamics
2. Global Plate motion
3. Craton evolution
4. Mountain Building and its interaction with climate
Specialized in global or regional mantle convection simulation, with data assimilation or free subduction.
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The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was established in December 2016. Prof. Xiaofei CHEN, a renowned seismologist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was appointed as the founding department head.
ESS encompasses a wide range of research directions, including the physics and dynamics of the Earth's interior, applied geophysics, space physics and planetary science. By the end of September 2020, ESS has thirty-seven faculty members, including six professors, five associate professors, eleven assistant professors, and fifteen research scientists. Among them, there is one Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, three Distinguished Young Scholars and one Excellent Young Scientist of National Science Foundation of China.
Through the development of a world-leading program of research and education in ESS, we strive to conduct research to advance our understanding of the complex Earth and space system, and to provide scientific solutions to many societal challenges of our time such as natural hazards, natural energy resources, and space exploration. In the meantime, ESS offers rigorous hands-on training to students and helps them to become future leaders in academia, government and industry. We welcome more talents to join us and work together to build a world-class research and education center for Earth and Space Sciences.
Join the Geodynamics group
We welcome new graduates with a geological or geophysical background, as well as those who have an interest in programming.
We recruit postdocs with a Ph.D degree in geology, geophysics or computational mathematics. The annual base salary is CYN 335K.