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


Zhongwen Zhan

Zhongwen Zhan

professor of Geophysics

Professor of Geophysics
Ph.D., 2013, California Institute of Technology, USA

Seismological Laboratory
California Unstitute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 363
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6906
Fax: (626) 564-0715


My research interests lie in the broad area of seismology and emphasize two geophysical research topics, ambient seismic noise and subduction zone processes.  I am mostly interested in seismic imaging of Earth structure using dense arrays, rupture processes and controlling factors of shallow and deep earthquakes, and ambient noise imaging of glacier structures.