Ph.D. Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Advisor: Patricia Gregg
Title: Modeling volcanic unrest by data assimilation
M.S. Structural Geology, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Advisor: Guiting Hou
Title: Geodynamics of earthquake initiation in the eastern North China craton
B.S. Geochemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China.
GRANTS & FUNDING
Carnegie Rapid Award Seed Grants (PI)
2020 – Present
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship
2018 – 2020
NASA – Earth and Space Science Fellowship (PI)
NASA Funding for Goldschmidt
2015 – 2016
UIUC Dept. of Geology Ph.D. Fellowship
HONORS & AWARDS
R. James Kirkpatrick Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Geology, funded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois
US Student NASA Funding for Goldschmidt 2016
Geology Department Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Illinois
Outstanding Master Graduates of Peking University
Field trip in Scotland, UK.
Field trip in Arizona and California.
Research Vessel Atlantis cruise (31-day). OASIS experiment involving multibeam mapping, dredging, Sentry AUV operation, and rock sampling using HOV Alvin at off- axis Siqueiros seamounts, East Pacific Rise.
Active fault investigation in Hebei and Shandong, East China.
Active fault investigation in Xinjiang, Northwest China.
Excursion for Orogenic Geology in European Alps, France.
Chair of School of Earth, Society, & Environment Annual research review committee, University of Illinois
Convener for the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting: (V23G) Combining Monitoring Data with Models to Investigate Volcanic Unrest
The 50th Annual Meeting of GSA’s North-Central Section Student Volunteer
Vice minister of academic department of Student Union, Peking University
The University of Alaska in Fairbanks: Modeling Volcano Breathing: A way to forecast eruptions
Structural Geology & Geodynamics Seminar (48th, Webinar): Rheological controls on volcanic activities
Carnegie Institution for Science, Earth and Planets Laboratory: Modeling Volcano Breathing: A way to forecast eruptions
The Fourth International Young Scholars Geo-Symposium (Webinar), Peking University
International Volcanic Seminar (Zoom): Modeling volcanic unrest by data assimilation (Record)
Invited talk in Peking University: From weather forecast to volcanic eruption forecast
Invited talk in Peking University: Using data assimilation to optimize volcano geodesy strategy.
TEACHING & MENTORING EXPERIENCE
Mentor of Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (SUROP), University of Illinois.
Co-advisor for Brooke Dykstra (UIUC, B.S. excepted 2021). Project: Effect of a trans-lithospheric weak zone on the magnitude of Paleozoic flexural uplift: a case study of the Ozark dome. (2019 GSA poster)
Tutorial on data assimilation, CIDER workshop, Berkeley, CA, USA
Co-Lecture, GEOL593: Mid-Ocean ridge Tectonics, UIUC
Guest Lecture, GEOL350: UIUC, Volcanos
Co-advisor for Sean Griffin (UIUC, B.S. May 2017; Currently Geologist at Citizen Energy, Denver, CO). Senior thesis: Investigating volcanic unrest and eruption potential at the Three Sisters Volcanoes in the Oregon Cascades