Zhu Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow

TEL: +886-2-2783-9910 ext. 502

FAX: +886-2-2783-9871

E-mail: zhuzhang@earth.sinica.edu.tw

Research interest: crustal structure, mantle discontinuities, receiver function analysis, tomography.



Ph.D. University of Wyoming, 2012

M.S. Kansas State University, 2008

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 2002


I am currently a post-doc in the Institute of Earth Sciences at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. After I got Ph.D. in 2012, I worked in a marine geophysics company in oil and gas industry for 4 years in Houston, TX, USA and London, UK. My research focused on seismic imaging of the mantle transition zone via receiver function analysis. I got involved in several projects with field work, those were in Cascadia, Alaska, and Colorado Rockies. Returning back to academia is quite exciting, cause I like coding and surprise. Together with Dr. Hsin-Hua Huang, we plan to establish the first generation of Taiwan 3-D waveform velocity model via FWI. Meanwhile, we also will re-investigate seismic discontinuities beneath Taiwan Island via receiver function analysis. Besides research, my hobbies are reading, swimming, travel, and museums.


Zhang, Z. and Dueker, K., Receiver function imaging of mantle discontinuities beneath the Colorado Rockies from the CREST Array: seismic evidence for upwelling mantle, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, Laramie, WY, 2012.

Schmandt, B., Dueker, K., Hansen, S., Jasbinsek, J. and Zhang, Z., A sporadic low velocity layer atop the western U.S. mantle transition zone and short wavelength variations in transition zone discontinuities, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2011.

Zhang, Z. and Dueker, K., Correlation of the 410 km Discontinuity Low Velocity Layer with Tomographic Wavespeed Variations, AGU Fall Meeting 2010.

Abers, G., MacKenzie, L., Rondenay, S., Zhang, Z., Wech, A., and Creager, K., Imaging the source region of Cascadia tremor and intermediate-depth earthquakes, Geology, 37(7), 1119-1122, 2009.

Rondenay, S., Abers, G., Creager, K., Malone, S., MacKenzie, L., Zhang, Z., Keken, P., Wech, A., Sweet, J., Melbourne, J., and Hacker, B., CAFE: a seismic investigation of water percolation in the Cascadia subduction zone, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract, 2008

Zhang, Z., Abers, G., Rondenay, S., Creager, K., Malone, S., Wech, A., Melbourne, T., and Hacker, B., Teleseismic imaging in Cascadia subduction zone: Cascadia Array for Earthscope, ExxonMobil 2007 student leadership conference, Houston, TX, 2007

Creager, K., Wech, A., Malone, S., Abers, G., Rondenay, S., Merbourne, T., Hacker, B., Zhang, Z., Locating Cascadia Deep Tremor Using Envelope Cross Correlation, Spring EarthScope Meeting, 2007

Liu, K., Zhang, Z., and Gao, S., A cold mantle transition zone beneath the Baikal rift. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meeting Meeting,. Abstract DI41A-1266, 2005