Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

McGill University


BSc, Peking University (2001)

PhD, Harvard University (2007)


339 F.D. Adams Building

3450 University Street

Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7


Tel: 1-514-398-4085, Fax: 1-514-398-4680

E-mail: yajing.liu@mcgill.ca


Research website



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My research to date has focused on understanding fault mechanical behavior and strength evolution in relation to a range of lithospheric deformation modes, including earthquakes and episodic aseismic slip events, along major plate boundaries. Visit my research website for details. Also, link to Earthquake Process Group. 



Graduate study (MSc and PhD) and undergraduate research opportunities are available to work on a variety of earthquake and glacier deformation problems. Contact me for further information.