Associate Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Lingling Ye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). She graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2008 and received a master's degree from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015, and then worked as the Director's postdoctoral fellow in the Seismology Laboratory at California Institute of Technology. She returned to China at the end of 2017 as a Full Professor at Sun Yat-sen University. She joined SUSTech in March 2021. Her research focuses on the rupture process and physics of global earthquakes, the deep structure of the earth, and understanding the mechanism for natural disasters such as volcanoes, landslides, and tsunamis. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers since 2011 in journals like Science, Science Advances, EPSL, JGR-Solid Earth, GRL, and so on. She was the recipient of the Keiiti Aki Young Seismologist Award from American Geophysics Union in 2018. She has served as Associate Editor of JGR-Solid Earth, The Seismic Record, and Solid Earth Sciences, and committee member for the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal since 2021.
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.
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The Earth and Space Sciences department at SUSTech (http://ess.sustc.edu.cn/Index-index.html) is looking for postdoctoral researchers in seismology, including various directions focusing on understanding earthquake/volcano/landslide physics and imaging deep earth structure. The initial contract for successful applications would be for two years. Reappointment or promotion to be assistant/associate research professor is possible, subject to work performance and satisfactory progress.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field at the time of appointment. Previous experience in any of the following areas are welcome but not required: processing/analysis of broadband seismic data and geodetic data, source inversion and imaging, earthquake/landslide/volcano dynamic simulation, earthquake detection and relocation, imaging of crust and mantle structure, and/or computational seismology and numerical simulations of the seismic wavefield.
The salary for this position will depend on experience but will begin at about ¥335,000 (~$52K) per year including health care benefits, with additional research support of ¥25,000 per year. Outstanding applications can apply for Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship with a salary up to about ¥500,000 (~$77K) per year and the young postdoc project in Shenzhen (about ¥600,000 life support). Successful applicants are also encouraged to apply for research funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (PI and/or co-PI) to conduct scientific work independently on related research topics.
For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Lingling Ye (firstname.lastname@example.org; http://ess.sustc.edu.cn/Case-detail-id-100.html). To apply, please send a CV (including education/work experience, list of publications), a short (2-5 pages) statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least two academic references to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in August and will continue until positions are filled. The start date is flexible.