Wanpeng Feng

Wanpeng Feng

Wanpeng Feng just graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK with a doctorate degree on Earth science in December 2014. In his PhD thesis, the performance of the rate-and-state friction law in four large earthquakes has been discussed based on co- and post-seismic geodetic observations, such as InSAR, GPS and GRACE gravity changes. Since he finished his undergraduate study on geological Engineering in 2003, he has experienced a wide range of earthquake-related research topics including optical remote sensing application for the identification of active faults, earthquake related deformation mapping using InSAR technique, geodetic modelling and regional crust stress inversion from fault slip data. In corporation with colleagues from China, UK, Canada, USA and Japan, over ten large earthquakes have been investigated with various observations, in particularly with InSAR measurements. For the future, he hopes to continue to focus his research on large-scale crustal deformation mapping techniques based on space-based geodetic methods such as InSAR and GPS, and better understanding the evolution of faulting during earthquake cycles.