The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences continues its Fall seminar series with a geoscientific seminar at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in Room 206, O’Neil Hall.
Lupei Zhu, Ph.D., will present with “Seismic & Geological Evidence for Water-Induced Earthquakes in the Three Gorges Reservoir of China.” The seminar focuses on revelations about the weak seismic zone discovered within China's biggest reservoir project, designed to harness the Yangtze River, deliver large quantities of clean energy to central China and boost the Chinese economy. Seismicity has been studied here for 50 years and has received worldwide attention.
Zhu's area of specialty include the study of deep earthquakes, continental tectonic deformation activity and modeling seismic waveforms to better understand fault activity which lead to earthquakes. Zhu developed waveform modeling at the Caltech Seismological Laboratory before arriving at Saint Louis University.
Zhu is also working in collaboration on a National Science Foundation-funded grant in the study of high-pressure faulting and its relation to deep earthquakes with University of Chicago's Yanbin Wang, Ph.D., research professor at Argonne National Laboratory.