University of Illinois
Lijun Liu, Assistant professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois, USA. He completed his Ph.D. Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, USA. He has got John Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship (IGPP/UCSD) 2010-2012. Other awards and fellowships include: Outstanding Student Paper Award (AGU)2009, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad 2008, Benioff-Moore Fellowship (Caltech) 2005-2009, EPS Department Fellowship (JHU) 2003-2004, Outstanding Leadership for student affairs (USTC) 2001 and many more. He was the Associate editor for scientific journal: Geochem., Geophy., Geosys.(2011-2013), Referee for professional journals: like Nature Geosci., PNAS, EPSL, Geology, JGR, G-Cubed, GRL, GJI, GSAB, etc and Co-convener of two sessions at AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, USA. He has published more than 20 research publication in various international repute journals.
Adjoint geodynamic modeling with data assimilation, Reconstructing subduction backward in time based on tomography, Mechanisms for vertical motions of N. American continent, Driving forces of the orogeny and extension, High-resolution forward subduction modeling, Nature of mantle structures and seismic anisotropy, Formation of continental volcanism and flood basalts, Constraining mantle velocity structure with multi-bouncing ScS waves, Modeling geomagnetic dipole moment collapse