Current group Members

    

Lijun

 

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

 

Yaoyi Wang (Fall 2017 - present), Graduate student, B.S. from University of Science & Technology of China

ProjectThe density structure and temporal evolution of cratonic lithosphere

 

 

 

zebin

 

Zebin Cao (Fall 2017 - present), Graduate student, B.S. from Zhejiang University, China

ProjectInvestigating mechanisms for lithospheric deformation

 

 


Diandian

 

Diandian Peng (Fall 2017 - present), Graduate student, B.S. & M.S. from University of Science & Technology of China

ProjectWestern Pacific subduction and lithospheric response

 

 

 

zhangang

 

 

Zhangang Wang (2018- present), Visiting scholar, Associate Professor at Chinese University of Mining & Technology, Beijing. 

ProjectConstructing a 3D paleogeographic framework for data-oriented geodynamic modeling.

 

 

yiming

 

  Yiming Liu (2017-present), Visiting student, Ph.D. candidate at Chinese Petroleum University, Qingdao.

ProjectUnderstanding the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of East Asia.

 

 

 

 

Former group members

 

 Hu

Jiashun Hu (Fall 2013 - 2018), Ph.D., Now Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech

ThesisSubduction dynamics and lithosphere evolution in South America.

 

 

 

Quan

 

Quan Zhou (Fall 2013 - 2018), Ph.D., Now Software Engineer at Granular, San Francisco

ThesisOrigin of intraplate volcanism within the western United States.

 

 

 

Tiffany

  Tiffany Leonard (2013-2015), M.S., Now Science Editor at Compuscript Ltd, Champaign

ThesisTesting the hypothesis of slab-plume interaction on the formation of the Yellowstone hotspot system

 

 

 

Amando

Armando Hermosillo (2012-2014), M.S., Now Geologist at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc, Chicago

ThesisSimulating flat-slab subduction underneath South America using 4D numerical simulations

  

 

 

 

Prospective students

 

We always welcome motivated students to join our group! For inquiry, please contact Prof. Liu at:   

LJLIU@ILLINOIS.EDU

OR

(001) 217-300-0378.