B.S. University of Science & Technology, China, 1982, Geophysics
M.S. Brown University, 1984, Geophysics
Ph.D. Brown University, 1988, Geophysics
Computational geodynamics and marine geophysics; earthquake mechanics and processes; structural and thermal evolution of oceanic lithosphere; oceanic crust accretion; upper mantle thermal regime and melting; oceanic hotspots and mid-ocean ridges; tectonics of rifted margins; fault mechanics.