CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS
Lijun Liu, Principal Investigator, Ph.D. from Caltech
Yaoyi Wang (Fall 2017 – present), Graduate student, B.S. from University of Science & Technology of China
Project: The density structure and temporal evolution of cratonic lithosphere
Zebin Cao (Fall 2017 – present), Graduate student, B.S. from Zhejiang University, China
Project: Investigating mechanisms for lithospheric deformation
Diandian Peng (Fall 2017 – present), Graduate student, B.S. & M.S. from University of Science & Technology of China
Project: Western Pacific subduction and lithospheric response
FORMER GROUP MEMBERS
Liang Liu (2018 – 2021), Postdoctoral scholar
Project: Investigating the dynamics of terrane collision and subduction
Ching Chang (2015 – 2021), Ph.D. Now at ASML, San Francisco.
Thesis: Using landscape evolution models to understand deep mantle dynamics
Zhangang Wang (2018- 2019), Visiting scholar, Associate Professor at Chinese University of Mining & Technology, Beijing.
Project: Constructing a 3D paleogeographic framework for data-oriented geodynamic modeling.
Yiming Liu (2017-2020), Visiting student, Ph.D. candidate at Chinese Petroleum University, Qingdao.
Project: Understanding the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of East Asia.
Jiashun Hu (Fall 2013 – 2018), Ph.D., Now Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science & Technology, China.
Thesis: Subduction dynamics and lithosphere evolution in South America.
Quan Zhou (Fall 2013 – 2018), Ph.D., Now at Facebook, San Francisco
Thesis: Origin of intraplate volcanism within the western United States.
Tiffany Leonard (2013-2015), M.S., Now Science Editor at Compuscript Ltd, Champaignz
Thesis: Testing the hypothesis of slab-plume interaction on the
formation of the Yellowstone hotspot system
Armando Hermosillo (2012-2014), M.S., Now Geologist at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc, Chicago
Thesis: Simulating flat-slab subduction underneath South America using 4D numerical simulations
We always welcome motivated students to join our group! For inquiry, please contact Prof. Liu at: