California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

People

Yanghui Zhao

Voon Hui Lai

Grad Student in Geophysics

BA 2014, Geophysics, University of California Berkeley

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 362
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6974
Fax: (626) 564-0715
Email: vlai@gps.caltech.edu

Research

My research focuses on observational seismology.  Using techniques such as waveform modeling and array analysis. I study small-scale structures that have strong lateral variations across plate boundary, shallow crust and along the core-mantle boundary. These small-scale structures hold many clues to answer important open questions on global mantle convection, plate deformation and ground motion prediction. I am also interested in combining seismology and mechanics to understand the dynamics of unusual seismic events such as debris flow and induced seismicity.