Hello! I am Hongyu(Jeff) Xiao, a seismology researcher, and coder
Seismology is the study of earthquakes and the structure of the earth. My current research project focuses on the central Midcontinent in the United States commonly know as the midwest. Learn More
2017 - now
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Working with Dr.Xiaodong Song at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) right now.
Major research project is the lithospheric deformation under central midcontinent in the United States
2010 - 2014
China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Worked with Dr.Ji Hancheng at China University of Petroleum,Beijing.
My senior thesis topic is "Genetic analysis of chert in Wumishan formation."
G.P.A. 3.88/4 and Graduated in Honor Program
Develops geologic background, concepts, and principles through study of selected national parks and monuments. Examines the geologic framework and history, modern geologic processes, and factors influencing the present day landscape for each park area.
Introduction to: crystallography; crystal optics; structure, composition, properties, stability and geological occurrences of minerals; and mineral identification.
Introduces Earth phenomena and processes. Includes minerals and rocks, continental drift, plate tectonics, rock deformation, igneous and sedimentary processes, geologic time, landscape evolution, internal structure and composition of the earth, groundwater, seismology and earthquakes, and formation of natural resources. Emphasizes the chemical and physical aspects of the Earth, and the basis for geological inference.
Integrated introduction to oceanography and marine geology and geophysics. Topics include ocean-basin formation and evolution (in the context of plate tectonics), ocean ecology, the hydrologic cycle, water chemistry, currents and waves, the interaction of oceans with climate, coastal hazards, resources, pollution, and the Law of the Sea. Course is oriented toward students not majoring in science.
Introduction to principles of rock deformation, stress, and strain; description and interpretation of geologic structures; study of methods for structural analysis; outline of geotectonic processes.
1301 W, Green St., Urbana, U.S.A