Institute: Australian National University
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Country/Region: Australia
Period: 2024/5/20-2024/08/16
Theme: Understanding Subduction and Arc-continent Collision Processes with Passive Seismic Imaging
Host: Kiwamu NISHIDA
Introduction: Dr. Ping Zhang is currently a postdoc at the Australian National University (ANU). She recently earned her Ph.D. from ANU in 2023, following the completion of her M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2017 and Jilin University in 2014, respectively. Her primary research interests lie in structural and observational seismology, specifically focusing on imaging the lithospheric structure and deciphering past and present tectonic processes occurring in active plate boundaries and “stable” cratons. She is particularly passionate about addressing longstanding tectonic challenges, notably the complexities arising from the arc-continent collision in Indonesia and Timor Leste as well as craton evolution in Australia and China, systems not fully explained by the classical modern plate tectonic theory. Her work integrates multiple seismological datasets (receiver function, autocorrelation, surface wave data, and body wave data), complemented by a range of independent observations from geology, geochemistry, and petrology. Her active research projects involve applying such novel and interdisciplinary approach to new observations obtained in previously unexplored or underexplored regions, including Eastern Indonesia, Timor-Leste, New Zealand, and Western Australia.

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Fiscal Year: 2024