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HONG-FENG YANG 楊宏峰 (Associate Professor)


  • Ph.D., Seismology, Saint Louis University, 2010
  • M.S., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004
  • B.S., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000

Academic Employments:

  • 2020.8 - present, Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2014.8 - 2020.7, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2020.3 - 2022.3, Guest Professor, Institute of Earthquake Forecasting, CEA
  • 2018.5 - present, Guest Professor, State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration
  • 2013.2 – 2014.7, Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2010.9 – 2013.1, Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research Fields and Current Research Interests:

  • Rupture dynamics and earthquake physics
  • Subduction zone dynamics and megathrust earthquakes
  • Induced earthquakes
  • High-resolution imaging of crustal fault zones and subsurface structure
  • Monitoring crustal changes using active sources

Honours and Awards:

  • 2023, Innovative Exploration Award of Dense Array, CGS-Continental Dynamics
  • 2022, High Citation Paper, CNKI
  • 2022, Outstanding Editorial Service, Earthquake Research Advances
  • 2022, Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Science,CUHK
  • 2021, Grand Prize of Ocean Science and Technology,Chinese Society for Oceanography
  • 2021, Outstanding Associate Editor, Earthquake Science
  • 2021 and 2020, Outstanding Editorial Service, Earth and Planetary Physics
  • 2018 Fuchengyi Young Scientist Award by CGS
  • 2017, 2016 Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing-Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2012 Nominee for the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Saint Louis University
  • 2010, 1st place in Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis University
  • 2009, Travel Grant Awardee: SEG and SSA annual meetings

College Affiliation in CUHK:

  • New Asia College

Professional Activities:

  • Associate Editor: Seismological Research Letters, Earthquake Science, and Earthquake research Advances
  • Editorial board: Tectonophysics, Earth and Planetary Physics, Earthquake Research
  • Steering committee member for China Earthquake Experimental Site
  • Committee Member: Marine Geophysics, China Geophysics Union; Seismology, China Seismological Society; Tectonophysics, China Seismological Society
  • Journal reviewer for BSSA, EPSL, EPP, GRL, JGR, PAGEO, Nature Scientific Reports, Science China Earth Sciences, SRL, GJI, MGR, Tectonophysics
  • Proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation, USA 2012-2015

Research Grants at CUHK:

  • Near-field ground motion prediction from dynamic rupture simulations and validation of strong earthquakes in western China, Yang, H., 10/2023-9/2026, RGC GRF, Hong Kong
  • Foreshocks and subsurface changes prior to strong earthquakes in western Yunnan, China, 10/2022-9/2025, RGC GRF,PI
  • Investigating fault zone structure and earthquakes in the Weiyuan shale gas field, Sichuan, China, 10/2021-9/2024, RGC GRF, PI
  • Investigation of seismic structure and outer-rise faulting at the southernmost Mariana subduction zone, 10/2020-9/2023, RGC GRF,PI
  • Modeling rupture segmentation and tsunamigenic rupture scenarios along the Cascadia megathrust, 10/2019-9/2022, RGC GRF, PI
  • Inferring frictional properties on seismogenic faults from kinematic and dynamic earthquake source modeling, 01/2019-12/2021, RGC GRF, PI
  • Investigation of fault zone structure and evolution from waveforms recorded at a dense seismic network, 01/2018-12/2020, RGC GRF, PI
  • Source characteristics of induced earthquakes associated with shale gas production in Weiyuan, Sichuan, 01/2017-12/2020, RGC/NSFC joint scheme, PI
  • Investigation of shallow seismogenesis on the southern Mariana megathrust, 01/2017-12/2019, RGC GRF, PI
  • Seismicity induced by underground injection and extraction of natural gas, 06/2016-11/2017, CUHK-UoM Research Fund, PI
  • Investigation of characteristics and mechanism of earthquakes associated with the Hutubi gas reservoir, 01/2016-12/2019, RGC/NSFC joint scheme, co-I
  • Dynamic Controls on Megathrust Slip: Details from the Nicoya 2012 Earthquake, 2016/01-2018/12, RGC ECS, PI