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Prof. ZHAN Yan 詹彦

Ng Yin Ying Assistant Professor of Geophysics (starting in Aug 2022)
 
Education:
  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
  • M.S. Structural Geology, Peking University, 2015
  • B.S. Geochemistry, Peking University, 2012
 
Academic Employments:
  • 2020 – present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • 2018 – 2020: NASA Graduate Student Fellow, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2016 – 2018: Research Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Lithospheric Deformation
  • Volcano Geophysics
  • Dynamics of Magma
  • Numerical Modeling of Crustal Processes
  • Data Assimilation in Geoscience

See geoyanzhan.org for more details
 
Honours and Awards:
  • 2020: Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • 2019: R. James Kirkpatrick Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Geology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois
  • 2018: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
  • 2016: US Student NASA Funding for Goldschmidt 2016
  • 2015: Geology Department Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 2015: Outstanding Master of Peking University
  • 2014: PetroChina Scholarship
  • 2012: Outstanding Bachelor of Peking University
  • 2012: Outstanding Bachelor of Beijing
 
Professional Activities:
Current
  • Primary Convener for the AGU 2021 Fall Meeting: (V28) Understanding shallow volcanic unrest using physics-based modeling constrained by geophysical datasets
  • Journal reviewer for Nature Communication, JGR, JVGR, and G-cube.
Past
  • 2020: Chair of the Annual Research Review, School of Earth, Society, & Environment, University of Illinois
 
 
Teaching:
Current
Past
  • Volcanology, Geodynamics
Short Course
  • Python Tutorial
 
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. Zhan, Y., Gregg, P. M., Lu, Z. (2021) Modeling magma system evolution during 2006‐2007 volcanic unrest of Atka volcanic center, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 126, e2020JB020158.
  2. Zhan Y., Gregg, P. M., Le Mével, H., Miller, C. A. and Cardona C. (2019) Integrating Reservoir Dynamics, Crustal Stress, and Geophysical Observations of the Laguna del Maule Magmatic System by FEM Models and Data Assimilation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124, 13547–13562.
  3. Zhan, Y. and Gregg, P. M. (2019) How Accurately Can We Model Magma Reservoir Failure with Uncertainties in Host Rock Rheology? Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124, 8030–8042.
  4. Gregg, P. M., Le Mével, H., Zhan, Y., Dufek, J., Geist, D. and Chadwick, Jr. W. W. (2018) Stress Triggering of the 2005 Eruption of Sierra Negra Volcano, Galápagos. Geophysical Research Letters 45, 13,288-13,297.
  5. Zhan, Y., Gregg, P.M., Chaussard, E., Aoki, Y., 2017. Sequential Assimilation of Volcanic Monitoring Data to Quantify Eruption Potential: Application to Kerinci Volcano, Sumatra. Frontiers in Earth Science 5:108.
  6. Zhan, Y. and Gregg, P. M. (2017) Data assimilation strategies for volcano geodesy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 344, 13–25.
  7. Zhan, Y., Hou, G., Kusky, T. and Gregg, P. M. (2016) Stress development in heterogenetic lithosphere: Insights into earthquake processes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Tectonophysics 671, 56–62.
  8. Zhan, Y., Hou, G., Hari, K. R. and Shu, W. (2015) Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of Late Paleozoic dyke swarms in West Junggar, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 113, 126–136.