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Qingyu Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

Qingyu Wang joins the Frank group as a postdoc. She is a seismologist working on understanding the crustal deformation in the subduction zone beneath Japan.

During the PhD, her research topic was to follow the changes in the physical properties of the crust beneath Japan using ambient seismic noise-based monitoring technology. The measured seismic velocity changes are subject to external forcing changes such as the hydrological effects and internal forcing produced by such as different earthquakes. She focuses on the changes of the crustal state before and after the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and finds both dynamic and static strain related seismic velocity reduction. After receiving her PhD from ISTerre, France, she works at ISTerre as a postdoc researcher in 2019 and junior researcher in 2020 on interpreting the 4D tomography beneath Japan. By calculating the different coda waves sensitivity kernels based on the radiative transfer equation model, she can better localize both changes in scattering properties and physical properties in the crust and follow their different evaluation with time. Precise spatial localization is meaningful for a better understanding of the crustal stress state under various impacts.

Now Qingyu works on the Low-frequency earthquakes in the Nankai region in Japan. The primary goal is to understand why Low-frequency earthquakes are low frequency. 

Qingyu received her PhD in Geophysics in 2018 from Laboratory of Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France. She has an MS in Solid Earth and a BS in Geosciences from Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.


Wang Q.-Y., Campillo, M., Brenguier, F., Lecointre, A., Takeda, T., and
Yoshida, K. (2020). Seismic evidence of fluid migration in northeastern Japan
after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. (in review)

Nakahara, H., Wang, Q.-Y., Hobiger, M., & Hirose, T. (2020). Statistical
characteristics of seismic velocity changes measured by seismic
interferometry. (in review)

Wang, Q.-Y., & Yao, H. (2020). Monitoring of velocity changes based on
seismic ambient noise: A brief review and perspective.
Earth and Planetary

Poli, P., Marguin, V., Wang, Q., D’Agostino, N., & Johnson, P. (2020).
Seasonal and Coseismic Velocity Variation in the Region of L’Aquila From
Single Station Measurements and Implications for Crustal Rheology.
Journal of
Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 

Wang, Q. Y., Campillo, M., Brenguier, F., Lecointre, A., Takeda, T., &
Hashima, A. (2019). Evidence of Changes of Seismic Properties in the Entire
Crust Beneath Japan After the Mw 9.0, 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake.
Journal of
Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 

Wang, Q. Y., Brenguier, F., Campillo, M., Lecointre, A., Takeda, T., & Aoki,
Y. (2017). Seasonal Crustal Seismic Velocity Changes Throughout Japan.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.

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PhD in Geophysics, 2018, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
MSc in Geophysics, 2015, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
BSc in Geosciences, 2013, Université Joseph Fourier, France