News from the Geophysics Group at Missouri S&T

(Note: for details about awards received by graduate students in this group, click here. )


----- 2017 ----

November 18, 2017: A paper by recent PhD recipient Haider Dahm and coauthors has been accepted for publication to the Journal of Geophysical Research.

November 17, 2017: A paper by PhD student Muchen Sun and coauthors has been accepted for publication to Geophysical Research Letters.

November 14, 2017: A paper presented by PhD student Tianze Zhang and others at the 2017 SEG meeting has been recognized as one of the top 39 papers, among a total of more than 1100 papers presented at the meeting held at Houston, Texas during 9/24-9/29, 2017.

October 26, 2017: Congrats to graduate students Aamer Alhakeem, Lin Liu, Yunxin Peng, and Cory Reed for receiving various awards at the Geology and Geophysics Annual Award Banquet.

October 22-25, 2017: Drs. Gao and Liu attended the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America at Seattle, Washington.

September 24-27, 2017: Drs. Liu and Gao and graduate students attended the annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists at Houston.

June-July, 2017: Dr. Gao gave research presentations at five institutions in China.

June 12, 2017: A paper by recent PhD recipient Cory Reed et al. has been accepted to Tectonics.

May 24-27, 2017: Three manuscripts led by PhD student Lin Liu and former PhD student Youqiang Yu have been accepted to Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and Tectonophysics.

May 22, 2017: Two expanded abstracts led by PhD students Abdalla Abdelnabi and Tianze Zhang have been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

May 13, 2017. Congratulations to group members A. Abdelnabi, H. Dahm, and C. Reed for completing their PhD, and A. Dayma for completing his MS. degrees.

May 11, 2017: PhD student Cory Reed received an Inaugural College of Engineering and Computing Dean's Scholar award. There are only 10 in the entire college, and only one from the GGPE department.

April 13-14, 2017: Drs. Gao and Liu gave two seminar talks at the University of Kansas.

April, 2017: An expanded abstract led by PhD student Aamer Alhakeem has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

January 13, 2017: A paper by former PhD student Bin Yang et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Research Letters.

January 1, 2017: Dr. Gao has been elected as the treasure for IPACES (International Professionals for the Advancement of Chinese Earth Science).

January 1, 2017: Dr. Liu has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research.

----- 2016 -----

Dec. 16, 2016: Dr. Gao was selected to receive both the 2016 Missouri S&T Faculty Teaching and Faculty Service awards.

Dec. 16, 2016: Dr. Liu was selected to receive the 2016 Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence award.

Dec. 10-16, 2016: Drs. Gao and Liu and the following graduate students attended the AGU meeting: H. Dahm, F. Kong, L. Liu, Y. Peng, S. Qaysi, M. Sun.

Dec. 5, 2016: Dr. Gao is a co-author of a paper accepted to Tectonophysics.

November 22, 2016: Drs. Gao and Liu received the Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award.

November 19, 2016: Geophysics Group party at Drs. Liu and Gao's house. Attended by about 40 people who consumed 2 roasted turkeys etc.

October 25, 2016: A paper by former PhD student Youqiang Yu et al. has been accepted to Geosphere.

October 17, 2016: A paper by PhD student Cory Reed et al. has been accepted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.

October 16-20, 2016: Drs. Gao and Liu and several graduate students attended the annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Dallas, Texas.

October 13, 2016: PhD students Haider Dahm, Fansheng Kong, Lin Liu, Cory Reed, and Bin Yang received awards at Geology and Geophysics annual banquet.

October 8-16, 2016: Dr. Gao was part of a Missouri S&T China visiting delegation.

September 25-28, 2016: Drs. Gao and Liu presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado.

August, 2016: The following group members successfully completed their degrees: J. Baldwin (MS), B. Yang (PhD), F. Kong (PhD)

June, 2016: Drs. Gao and Liu visited several universities and research institutions in China.

May 14, 2016: Group picnic party at Drs. Liu and Gao's yard to celebrate the end of the academic year and farewell to graduated members.

May 14, 2016: The following group members successfully completed their degrees:
T. Alzaki (MS), B. Goetze (MS), T. Ji (MS), A. Lemnifi (PhD), Y. Liu (MS), O. Sahin (MS), F. Yagci (MS), and G. Yagci (MS).

May 5, 2016: A paper by former PhD student S. Cherie et al. has been accepted to Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.

April 21, 2016: Dr. Liu received the Mines and Metallurgy Academy Senior Faculty Award.

March 24, 2016: A paper by PhD student Cory Reed et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Journal International.

March 9, 2016: PhD student Cory Reed received the first prize at the seventh annual Graduate Fellows Poster Session for his research on the Malawi rift zone.

March 1, 2016: A paper by PhD student Fansheng Kong et al. has been accepted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

----- 2015 -----

December 14-18, 2015: The following group members presented at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union:
H. Dahm, S. Gao, B. Goetze, F. Kong, A. Lemnifi, L. Liu, Y. Liu, C. Reed, M. Sun, B. Yang.

December 4, 2015: A paper by PhD student Bin Yang et al. has been accepted to Seismological Research Letters.

Nov. 24, 2015: Dr. Gao received Outstanding Teaching Award.

October 22, 2015: Fansheng Kong, Awad Lemnifi, Cory Reed, and Youqiang Yu received awards at Geology and Geophysics annual banquet.

October 5, 2015: A paper by recent PhD recipient Dr. Youqiang Yu et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Research Letters.

August 7, 2015: A paper by recent PhD recipient Dr. Youqiang Yu et al. has been accepted to EPSL.

August 4, 2015: A paper by PhD student Fansheng Kong et al. has been accepted to BSSA.

May 28, 2015: A paper by PhD student Youqiang Yu et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Journal International.

May 16, 2015: The following group members successfully completed their degrees: S. Cherie (PhD), E. Ersay (MS), N. Gocer (MS), P. Lin (MS), Y.Q. Yu (PhD).

April 4, 2015: The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) had its annual picnic at the Lion's Club park

March 26, 2015: A paper by PhD student Youqiang Yu et al. has been accepted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.

March 20, 2015: A paper by PhD student Awad Lemnifi et al. has been accepted to Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.

March 9, 2015: PhD Student Cory Reed won 2nd prize at the Chancellor's Fellows Research Poster Session.

March 4, 2015: Group members won first prize at Schlumberger national competition (and $15,000 prize)

Feb. 23, 2015: Dr. Gao selected to receive Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award.

Jan. 2, 2015: A paper by Dr. Jing Wu (visiting scholar) et al. has been accepted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

----- 2014 -----

Dec. 11-15, 2014: The following group members attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco:
Solomon Cherie, Steve Gao, Fansheng Kong, Awad Lemnifi, Lin Liu, Cory Reed, Jianguo Song, Bin Yang, Youqiang Yu.

Dec. 13, 2014: The following group members successfully completed their degrees: C. Atmaca (MS), D. Mert (MS), U. Purevsuren (PhD), M. Ray (MS), M. Sun (MS).

Nov. 19, 2014: Dr. Gao honored for Outstanding Teaching.

Nov. 2-12, 2014: The group hosted 4 visiting professors from Benghazi University, Libya.

Nov. 3, 2014: The geophysics group took its annual group photo.

Oct. 16, 2014: The following group members received Geology and Geophysics Program awards:
Outstanding Graduate Scholar ($500): Cory Reed. Publication awards ($500 each): Ahmed Elsheikh, Cory Reed, Bin Yang. Graduate Service Award($500): Cory Reed.

Oct. 3, 2014: A paper by PhD student Fansheng Kong et al. has been accepted to Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

July 25, 2014: A paper by Drs. Gao and Liu has been accepted to Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.

July 21, 2014: A paper by Dr. Nasser Mohamed (visiting scholar) et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Journal International.

July 15, 2014: Cagatay Atmaca, a Master's student in this group, was featured in a Missouri S&T news report.

July, 2014: Drs. Gao, Liu, and Jing Wu visited Sichuan Seismological Bureau, gave 2 talks, and visited the epicentral area of the 2008 magnitude 8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake.

July, 2014: Dr. Gao visited Institute of Earthquake Science, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing and gave a talk.

July, 2014: Dr. Gao visited Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and gave a talk.

July, 2014: Dr. Gao visited China University of Petroleum, Huadong and gave a talk.

July, 2014: Drs. Gao and Liu gave 2 talks at the International Workshop on the Frontiers of Computational Geodynamics, Beijing, China.

June, 2014: Dr. Gao visited Northeastern China Petroleum University, Daqing to conduct joint projects.

June, 2014: PhD student Bin Yang received two SEG scholarships:
1). Anadarko/SEG Scholarship, with a total amount of $10,000; 2). SEG/ExxonMobil Travel Grant Award for the annual meeting at Denver.

June, 2014: Dr. Gao gave an invited talk on earthquakes at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as part of the Fort's community outreach program.

June 15, 2014: A paper by recent PhD recipient Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh et al. has been accepted to Journal of African Earth Sciences.

May-July, 2014: Field teams led by PhD students Cory Reed and Youqiang Yu decommissioned the 50 SAFARI broadband seismic stations that were recording in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia since 2012.

May 17, 2014: The following group members successfully completed their degrees: G. Alshaia (MS), S. Cheng (MS), E. Elbileikia (MS), A. Elsheikh (PhD), M. Gepek (MS), S. Wu (MS).

May, 2014: PhD student Lin Liu received a 4-year scholarship from the China Scholarship Council.

May, 2014: PhD student Aamer Alhakeem awarded a summer internship with SunEdison.

April, 2014: Aamer Alhakeem received honorable mention at the graduate research showcase.

March 26, 2014: A paper by PhD student Ahmed Elsheikh et al. has been accepted to Geophysical Research Letters.

March 20, 2014: A paper by Dr. Kelly Liu et al. has been accepted to Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.

March-May, 2014: Dr. Jing Wu from Inst. of Geology and Geophysics, China Academy of Sciences, visited the group.

March, 2014: The following group members participated in the AAPG Imperial Barrel regional competition and received an honorable mention: Abdalla Abdelnabi, Pin Lin and Youqiang Yu.

Feb. 24, 2014: A paper by PhD student Cory Reed et al. has been accepted to the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.

Feb. 19, 2014: Dr. Jianguo Song from China University of Petroleum started his one-year visit.

Feb. 3-4, 2014: PhD student Fansheng Kong attended the EarthScope Institute for Lithospheric Modeling Workshop at ASU.

Jan. 23, 2014: A paper by PhD student Bin Yang et al. has been accepted to the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.

Jan. 1, 2014: Drs. Gao, Eckert, and Liu received a grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade geophysical computing facilities at Missouri S&T.

----- 2013 -----

Dec. 23, 2013: The group's research on continental rifting was selected as one of the 13 important research stories at S&T.

Dec. 9-13, 2013: The following group members attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco:
Ahmed Elsheikh, Steve Gao, Awad Lemnifi, Fansheng Kong, Cory Reed, Bin Yang, Youqiang Yu.

Nov. 14, 2013: Dr. Gao has been appointed to the editorial board of Acta Geologica Sinica by Geological Society of China.

Nov. 11, 2013: The geophysics group took its annual group photo.

Oct. 31, 2013: Dr. Gao honored for outstanding teaching.

August 11, 2013: A paper by Drs. Gao and Liu has been accepted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

July 2, 2013: PhD student Youqiang Yu received a travel grant to attend the EarthScope USArray Advanced Data Processing Short Course at Northwestern University.

June 19, 2013: Yahoo News reported the group's research on continental rifts

June 6 - December 30, 2013: Dr. Abdelnasser Mohamed from Aswan Earthquake Research Center, Egypt, visited the group.

June 11, 2013: An article by Gao et al. on SAFARI has been published in Eos.

May 20, 2013: PhD student Bin Yang received the SEG/Geophysical Society of Oklahoma City Scholarship with an amount of $5500.

May 7, 2013: A paper by Drs. Liu and Gao has been accepted to the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

April 17-19: Dr. Liu attended the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of Amerca at Salt Lake City, Utah, and gave an invited talk.

March, 2013: Drs. Gao and Liu visited UCLA's seismological lab and gave a talk on SAFARI (Seismic Arrays For African Rift Initiation).

Jan. 25, 2013: A paper by PhD student Hesham Refayee et al. has been accepted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.