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Chair Professor

Department Head

Department of Earth and Space Sciences


Room 301, Building 9, Innovation Park

Chair Professor, Department Head     Professor Chen received his PhD in Geophysics from University of Southern California (USC) in 1991. He was a research associate at USC between 1992 and 1996. From 1996 to 2008, he was a professor at Peking University and from 2008 to 2016 at University of Science and Technology of China. He joined SUSTech in September 2016 and was appointed as an initiatory departmental head of Earth and Space Sciences. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 technical papers in geophysics and has mentored over 50 graduate students. He has led more than 20 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Distinguished Young Scholars project, the outstanding innovation group project, the key projects, the international (regional) cooperation projects, the important subject Projects and "973”  Project of the Ministry of science. Professor Chen’s research interests include: theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, as well as their applications in Earthquake hazard mitigation and earth resources exploration. 
Education Background 
1986-1991, University of Southern California, PhD in Geophysics 
1982-1985, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, MS in Geophysics 
1978-1981, University of Science and Technology of China, BS in Geophysics 
Work Experience 
2016.09-                Chair Prof., Southern Univ. of Science & Tech., Departmental Head of Earth and Space Sciences 
2008.06-2016.08    Prof., Univ. of Science & Tech. of China, Director of the School of Earth and Space Sciences 
1996.09-2008.05    Prof., Peking Univ., Deputy Director of the School of Earth and Space Sciences, Head of the Department of Geophysics 
1992.01-1996.08    Research Associate, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences 
1985.03-1985.12    Research Assistant, China Earthquake Administration, Institute of Geophysics 
Honors & Awards 
2015 - Elected Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
2015 - Elected Fellow, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
2009 - Ho Leung Ho Lee Science & Technology Progress Award (Geosciences) 
1996 - Recipient of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars 
Academic Services
2017-present,Chinese Geophysical Society, President 
2016-present,International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Committee of China, Vice President 
2015-present,Seismological Society of China, Vice President 
2015-present,Academic Degree Commission of the State Council, the 7th Academic Review Group for Geophysics, Coordinator 
2013-present,Ministry of Education, Advisory Committee for Geophysics, Chairman 
2009-present,Earthquake Science, Associate Editor in-Chief 
2008-2017,Geophysical Journal International, Editor 
2004-present,Acta Seismologica Sinica, Associate Editor in-Chief 
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