CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS
Lijun Liu, Principal Investigator, Ph.D. from Caltech
Ching Chang (Fall 2015 – present), Ph.D. candidate, B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thesis: Using landscape evolution models to understand deep mantle dynamics
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
Zhangang Wang (2018- present), 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-present), Visiting student, Ph.D. candidate at Chinese Petroleum University, Qingdao.
Project: Understanding the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of East Asia.
FORMER GROUP MEMBERS
Jiashun Hu (Fall 2013 – 2018), Ph.D., Now Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech
Thesis: Subduction dynamics and lithosphere evolution in South America.
Quan Zhou (Fall 2013 – 2018), Ph.D., Now Software Engineer at Granular, San Francisco
Thesis: Origin of intraplate volcanism within the western United States.
Tiffany Leonard (2013-2015), M.S., Now Science Editor at Compuscript Ltd, Champaign
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: