I am an assistant professor in geophysics in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University. Before joining McGill EPS, I worked as an assistant scientist in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-2011, and a Harry Hess postdoc fellow in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, 2007-2009. I received my PhD degree in geophysics from Harvard Unversity in 2007, and my BSc degree in geophysics from Peking University, China, in 2001.
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. Current research topics:
Graduate study (PhD) and undergraduate project (EPSC396, EPSC 482, or summer research) opportunities are available to work on a variety of earthquake and glacier deformation problems. Contact me for further information.