Associate Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences
2021- Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology
2018 - 2020 Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
2015 - 2017 Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Seismological Laboratory, Caltech
2011-2015 PhD in Geophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
2008-2011 Master in Geophysics, Inst. of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2004-2008 Bachelor in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China
2018 Deployment of seismometers at Mount Usu, Japan (ERI, University of Tokyo)
2014 Summer Internship at Baker Hughes Inc., Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Growth in Layered and Discontinuous Media, Palo Alto, CA.
2014 Cascadia Initiative Expedition Team (Leg 5), Deploy & Retrieve ~ 60 OBS.
Associate Editor for JGR-Solid Earth (2021-2023)
Founder Associate Editor for The Seismic Record (2021-2023).
AGU James B. Macelwane Medal Committee member (2020, 2021)
AGU Seismology Canvassing Committee member (2019)
Chair of Geophysics Program at Sun Yat-sen University (2019-2020)
Reviewer for: GRL, EPSL, PEPI, SRL, JGR, Pageoph, Nature, Science, Nature Geoscience, Sci. Adv., Sci. Rep., EPS, ESPS, EPP, Tectonophysics, NSF, NSFC, etc.
AGU Session Convener: Energy Partitioning during earthquake, landslides and other shear failure process, 2016.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Recipient of Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award (AGU)
2015 Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship at seismological laboratory, Caltech
2015 Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Berkeley (declined)
2014 Chancellor's Dissertation-Year Fellowship, UCSC
2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad
2013 Aaron C. Waters Award for the most outstanding proposal for the PhD research, UCSC
2012 EPS Spring Fellowship Award (research performance), UCSC
2011 Regents' Fellowship, UCSC
2004-2008 Outstanding Student Scholarships and Graduate Scholar, USTC
I’m interested in using seismic waves to investigate the physics of earthquake faulting, volcanic deformation and landslide, evaluate controlling factors for ground shaking, and detect structure of the Earth’s deep interior. I have studied shallow and deep earthquake rupture processes, volcanic earthquakes and landslides using various techniques, such as focal mechanism inversion, surface-wave directivity analysis, back-projection imaging, finite-fault slip inversion, and source spectrum analysis. To better understand seismic hazards, I study strong ground shaking records for individual earthquakes and quantify site response. For deep Earth structure, my primary interest is on imaging structures associated with dynamic processes of subducting lithosphere.