FENG Lujia

Research:

I study active crustal deformation caused by earthquake-related and volcanic processes. To measure crustal deformation precisely, I mainly use high-precision geodetic methods like the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), which I complement with lower-precision coral and land elevation change data. Based on the data I obtain, I develop both forward and inversion models for deformation that occurs before, during and after earthquakes and during volcanic unrest. The models I create help me better understand earthquake-related and volcanic processes that cause crustal deformation. My current research mostly focuses on the crustal deformation in the Sumatran and Costa Rican subduction zones. Additionally, I have worked on volcanic deformation in large silicic caldera systems, e.g., Long Valley Caldera and Santorini Caldera.

Education:
  • 2011 Ph.D., Geophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • 2006 M.S., Structural Geology, Zhejiang University, China
  • 2004 B.S., Geology, Zhejiang University, China
Professional Activities:
  • 2010-2012 Student Representative to Tectonophysics Section, AGU, USA
Honours and Awards:
  • 2012 Research Excellence Award, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • 2009 Outstanding Student Paper Award, Tectonophysics Section, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, USA
  • 2008 Best Poster Award, Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • 2004 Outstanding Graduate Honor, Zhejiang Province, China
  • 2004 Outstanding Graduate Honor, Zhejiang University, China
  • 2004 Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, Zhejiang University, China

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