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 structural seismology.  Through waveform modeling, I use regional earthquakes to image lithospheric structure for instance the lower crust - upper mantle structure beneath the California margin.  I am also interested in investigating how stress causes small perturbations in velocity structures, observed using ambient noise correlation and explained by modeling the underlying mechanics.