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Office: 
Room 319, 3/F, 
Mong Man Wai Building
Phone: 
(852) 3943 9824
Email: 

Hong-feng YANG 楊宏峰

Assistant Professor
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., Seismology, Saint Louis University, 2010
  • M.S., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004
  • B.S., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000
 
Academic Employments:
  • 2014 – present, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2013 – 2014, Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2010 – 2012, Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Rupture dynamics and earthquake physics
  • Subduction zone dynamics and megathrust earthquakes
  • Induced earthquakes
  • High-resolution imaging of crustal fault zones and subsurface structure
  • Monitoring crustal changes using active sources
 
Honours and Awards:
  • Fuchengyi Young Scientist Award, Chinese Geophysical Society, 2018
  • 2016 Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing-Geophysical Research Letters
  • Nominee for the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Saint Louis University, 2012
  • Poster Presentation Prize, Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis University, 2010, 2008, 2007
 
Teaching:
  • ESSC 3010 Continuum Mechanics
  • ESSC 3120 Physics of the Earth
  • ESSC 4140 Seismology
  • ESSC 4160 Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • ESSC 4510 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis for Earth System Science
  • EASC 5001 Research Frontiers in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences I
  • EASC 5140 Seismology
  • EASC 5160 Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • EASC 5510 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • ESSC5002 Research Frontiers in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences II
 
College Affiliation in CUHK:
  • New Asia College
 
Professional Activities:
Current
  • Associate Editor: Seismological Research Letters
  • Editorial board: Earth and Planetary Physics, Earthquake Research
  • Guest Editor: Earthquake Sciences, 04/2018-04/2019
  • Committee Member: Marine Geophysics, China Geophysics Union; Seismology, China Seismological Society; Tectonophysics, China Seismological Society; Steering committee for China Earthquake Experimental Site
  • Journal reviewer for BSSA, EPSL, GRL, JGR, PAGEO, Nature Scientific Reports, SRL, GJI, MGR, Tectonophysics et al..
  • Proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation since 2012
 
Publications:
Please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/yang/Publications.html for full publication list.
 
Research Grants:
  • Modeling rupture segmentation and tsunamigenic rupture scenarios along the Cascadia megathrust, 10/2019-9/2022, RGC GRF, PI
  • Inferring frictional properties on seismogenic faults from kinematic and dynamic earthquake source modeling, Yang, H., 01/2019-12/2021, RGC GRF, Hong Kong
  • High-resolution of fault zone structure derived from waveform modeling and imaging,
    Yang, H., 12/2018-12/2021, Major project of Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • Scaling law and dynamics mechanism of earthquake sources, Yang, H., 08/2017-07/2020,
    Open Fund of Key Lab of Earthquake Source Dynamics, Institute of Geology, CEA
  • High-resolution fault zone structure and temporal changes of the Chenghai fault inferred from waveforms recorded at a dense seismic array, Yang, H., 07/2017-07/2018, CEA Chuandian Earthquake Center
  • Numerical simulations of earthquake cycles on the Xiaojinhe and Xianshuihe faults, Yang, H., 07/2017-07/2018, CEA Chuandian Earthquake Center
  • Investigation of fault zone structure and evolution from waveforms recorded at a dense seismic network, Yang, H., 01/2018-12/2020, RGC GRF, Hong Kong
  • Source characteristics of induced earthquakes associated with shale gas production in Weiyuan, Sichuan, 01/2017-12/2020, RGC/NSFC joint scheme, PI
  • Investigation of shallow seismogenesis on the southern Mariana megathrust, 01/2017-12/2019, RGC/GRF, PI
  • Seismicity induced by underground injection and extraction of natural gas, 06/2016-11/2017, CUHK-UoM Research Fund, PI
  • Investigation of characteristics and mechanism of earthquakes associated with the Hutubi gas reservoir, 01/2016-12/2019, RGC/NSFC joint scheme, co-I
  • Dynamic Controls on Megathrust Slip: Details from the Nicoya 2012 Earthquake, 2016/01-2018/12, RGC/ECS, PI
  • Detecting Low-Frequency Earthquakes within Deep Tremor in California, Z. Peng and H. Yang, 02/2014 – 01/2015, Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Pilot Investigation of the Effects of Subducted Seamount on Megathrust Earthquakes, H. Yang, Y. Liu, and J. Lin, 09/2011 – 09/2012, Deep Ocean Exploration Institute award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution