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Wu Jing
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

My main research is related to seismic anisotropy revealed by shear wave splitting, which can show the stress in crust and deformation of the mantle – the keys for understanding the geodynamic processes in the deep Earth. Present, my research area is Tibet Plateau.


  • 2007 Ph.D.  Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Earthquake Administration
  • 2004 M.S.  Institute of Earthquake Science, Chinese Earthquake Administration


  • 2013.01-        Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Associate Professor
  • 2015.01-2016.01 Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, visiting Scholar
  • 2014.02-2014.05 Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, visiting Scholar
  • 2010.06-2012.12 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2012.03-2012.06 Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, visiting Scholar
  • 2009.11-2010.05 Jiangsu Earthquake Administration, CEA, Associate Professor
  • 2007.09-2009.10 Jiangsu Earthquake Administration, CEA, Assistant Professor
  • 2004.11-2005.02 Edinburgh University, UK, visiting Student
  • 1997.09-2001.08 Nanjing Seismological Observatory, Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

seismic anisotropy

Public Services:

2008:  Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of China Earthquake Administration
2005:  Excellent Paper Award of the 21th Annual Geophysical Meeting in China

Supported Projects:
  • 2016-2019 High resolution seismicity and 3D crustal anisotropy in Longmenshan Fault Zone based on Waveform match technique  NSFC**      
  • 2015-2016  Chinese Government Scholarship                          CSC* 
  • 2014-2017  Lithosphere rheology and seismic anisotropy in central Tibet    NSFC** 
  • 2011-2013  Seismic anisotropy in middle and southern part of Tanlu Fault   NSFC** 
  • 2009-2011  Complex stress distribution revealed by seismic anisotropy      NSFC** 

  *CSC-- Chinese Government Scholarship;  **NSFC-- National Natural Science Foundation of China

Selected Publication:
  1. Wu J., Zhang Z., Kong F., Yang B., Yu Y., Liu K., Gao S., 2015. Complex seismic anisotropy and its geodynamic implications, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 413: 167-175 
  2. Wu J., Zhang Z.J., 2012. Seismic distribution of seismic layer, crustal thickness, and Vp/Vs ratio in the Permian Emeishan Mantle Plume region, Gondwana Research, 22: 127-139 
  3. Wu J., Peng Z.G., Wang W.J., Gong X., Chen Q.F., Wu C.Q., 2012. Comparisons of dynamic triggering near Beijing, China following recent large earthquakes in Sumatra, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L21310, doi: 10.1029/2012GL053515 
  4. Wu J., Gao Y., Chen Y.T., 2009. Shear-wave splitting in the crust beneath the southeast Capital area of North China, J. Seismol., 13: 277-286 
  5. Wu J., Crampin S., Gao Y., Hao P., Volti T., Chen Y.T., 2006. Smaller source earthquakes and improved measuring techniques allow the largest earthquakes in Iceland to be stress forecast (with hindsight), Geophys. J. Int., 166: 1293-1298  
  6. Wu J., Wang H., Cao J.L., Gao Y., Wang Q., 2011. Influence of Crustal inhomogeneity on seismicity in North China, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 54(8): 2023-2033 
  7. Wu J., Gao Y., Shi Y.T., Zhao X., Li J.L., 2010. Tectonic stress analysis based on the crustal seismic anisotropy in Jiangsu and its adjacent area, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 53(7): 1622-1630 
  8. Wu J., Gao Y., Cai J.A., Shi Y.T., Pu S., Bao T., Li Z.N., 2007. Preliminary study on seismic anisotropy in the crust in southeast of Cathaysia Block, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 50(6): 1748-1756 
  9. Wu J., Gao Y., Chen Y.T., Huang J.L., 2007. Seismic anisotropy in the crust in northwestern capital area of China, Chinese J. Geophys. (in Chinese), 50(1): 209-220 
  10. Wu J., Gao Y., Chen Y.T., 2008Crustal seismic anisotropy in southeastern Capital area, China. Acta Seismologica Sinica, 30(1): 1~11 
  11. Zhang Z.J., J. Wu, Y. Deng, J. Teng, X. Zhang, Y. Chen, G. Panza, 2012. Lateral variation of the strength of lithosphere across the eastern North China Craton: New constraints on lithospheric disruption, Gondwana Research, 22: 1047-1059 
  12. Gao Y., J. Wu, Y. Fukao, Y. Shi, A. Zhu, 2011. Shear wave splitting in the crust in North China: stress, faults and tectonic implications, Geophys. J. Int., 187: 642-654 
  13. Gao Y., J. Wu, J. Cai, Y. Shi, 2009. Shear-wave splitting in southeast of Cathaysia block, South China, J. Seism., 13: 267-275 
  14. Zhang Z., Deng Y.F., Chen L., Wu J., Teng J.W., Panza G., 2012. Seismic structure and rheology of the crust under mainland China, Gondwana Research, doi.10.1016/ 
  15. Zhang Z.J., Wang Y.H., Deng Y.F., Chen L., Wu J., Teng J.W., Chen Y., Fan W.M., Panza G., 2012. Geophysical evidence of disruption by underplating-triggered lower-crust flow of the Archean lithosphere of North China Craton, Terra Nova, 25(3): 245-251 
  16. Zhang Z.J., Chen Y., Yuan X.H., Tian X.B., Klemperer S.L., Xu T., Bai Z.M., Zhang H.S., Wu J., Teng J.W., 2013. Normal faulting resulting from eastward lower crustal flow in South Tibet, using evidence from passive seismic profiling across the Yadong-Gulu RiftTectonophysics 606:178-186 
  17. Shi Y.T., Y. Gao, J. Wu, Y. Su, 2009. Crustal seismic anisotropy in Yunnan, Southwestern China, J. Seism., 13: 287-299 
  18. Liu K.H., S.S. Gao, Y. Gao, J. Wu, 2008. Shear wave splitting and mantle flow associated with the deflected Pacific slab beneath northeast Asia, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B011305, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005178 
  19. Gao Y., Wu J., Yi G.X., Shi Y.T., 2010. Crust-mantle coupling in North China: Preliminary analysis from seismic anisotropy, Chinese Sci Bull, 55, doi: 10.1007/s11434-010-4135-y 
  20. Gao Y., Wu J., 2008. Compressive stress field in the crust deduced from shear-wave anisotropy: an example in capital area of China, Chinese Sci Bull (in Chinese), 53(23): 2933-2939
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