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XU Peifen
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
1978-1982   B.S., Department of Geology, China University of Mining and Technology
1996-1998   Ph.D, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Working Experience:
1982-1996      Associate Professor, China University of Mining and Technology
1989-1990      Visiting Scholar, Institute of Geophysics, Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universitt zu Kiel ), Germany
1999-2001      Postdoctoral, Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2005.3-2005.7  Collaborative research, Seismological Laboratory,Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
2006.9-2006.12 Collaborative researcher at Geodynamics Research Center, Department of Earth Sciences, Ehime University, Japan
2002-2013.12   Associate Professor, Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2013.12-       Professor, Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

1. Seismic Tomography
2. Theory and Application of Microtremor Survey

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Youth Award of Chinese Geophysical Association (2001)

Supported Projects:

Current Research Projects

  1. Development of the key technologies for microtremor survey in urban geological survey, the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. KZCX2-EW-107), 2011.1-2013.12;
  2. Seismic tomographic imaging of the upper-mantle structure beneath the North China Craton and its surrounding orogenic belts (the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No.40874025), 2009.1-2011.12.
  3. Research of the theory and application of miacrotremor survey (projects supported by large enterprise groups).

  1. Tian Baoqing, Xu Peifen*, Ling Suqun et al., 2016. Application of the initial model feature of microtremor to investigate a part of the geothermal field of Jiangsu region in China. Environmental Earth Sciences 75: 1298. doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5940-7.
  2. Peifen Xu, Ruomei Sun, Futian Liu et al., Seismic tomography showing subduction and slab breakoff of the Yangtze block beneath the Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2000, 45(1):70-73.
  3. Peifen Xu, Futian Liu, Qingchen Wang et al., Seismic tomography beneath the Dabie-Sulu collision orogen3-D velocity structures of lithosphere, Chinese J. Geophys., 2000, 43(3):407-415.
  4. Peifen Xu, Futian Liu, Qingchen Wang et al., Triassic subducted slab under the Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt: tomographic evidence, EOS Trans., American Geophys. Union, 2000 81: F1109. 
  5. Peifen Xu, Futian Liu, Qingchen Wang et al., Slab-like high velocity anomaly in the uppermost mantle beneath the Dabie-Sulu orogen, Geophysical Research Letters, 2001, 28(8):1847-1850.
  6. Peifen Xu, Zhiwei Yu, Haiqiao Tan, et al., Depth solution from borehole and travel time data using 3-Variable hypersurface splines. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2001, 46(2): 201-211.
  7. Peifen Xu, Futian Liu, Kai Ye et al., Flake tectonics in the Sulu orogen in eastern China asrevealed by seismic tomography, Geophysical Research Letters, 2002, 29(10):23-1~23-4.
  8. Futian Liu, Peifen Xu, Kin-Yip Chun et al., Crustal velocity structure of deep continental subduction zoneA wide angle reflection/refraction seismic study on the eastern Dabie Orogen, Chinese J. Geophys., 2003, 46(3) :366-372.
  9. Yongjun Sun, Peifen Xu, Suqun Ling. Microtremor survey method and its progress. Progress in Geophys. (in Chinese), 2009, 24(1):326-334.
  10. Peifen Xu and Dapeng Zhao, Upper-mantle velocity structure beneath the North China Craton: implications for lithospheric thinning. Geophys. J. Int., 2009, 177:1279-1283.
  11. Peifen Xu, Li Chuanjin, Ling Suqun, et al., Mapping collapsed columns in coal mines utilizing Microtremor Survey Methods. Chinese J. Geophys.,2009, 52(7):1923-1930.
  12. Chuanjin Li, Peifen Xu, Yongjun Sun, et al., The Jinzhong transition belt and its geological significance by receiver function in Shanxi region, Chinese J. Geophys., 2010, 53(5):1143-1148.
  13. Peifen Xu, Suqun Ling, Dengming Zhang et al., Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation Using Microtremor Survey Method. Expanded Abstracts of 80th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Denver, 2010, 1830-1834.
  14. Ding Lifeng, Xu Peifen, Ling Suqun et al., Microtremor survey method applied to detect igneous magma intrusion in Linnancang Mine, Coal Science and Technology, 2010, 38(7):100-103.
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