Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Graduate Student

Zhuo Yang
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Zhuo Yang is a graduate student in geophysics, starting fall 2016, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard. He received his B.Sc.(Geophys.) from the University of Science and Technology of China, working on lower mantle shear attenuation beneath Central America using seismic waveforms. Zhuo's Harvard research, with James R. Rice and Dr.Alissar Yehya and Dr. Tajudeen Iwalewa, is on theoretical and computational modeling of micro-fracturing and permeability evolution in fault-bordering damage zones, and its effects on seismicity induced by waste-water injection. One of his interests, thus far, is in the well-documented field case of induced seismicity in Arkansas. The project, in MRSEC IRG1, is done in collaboration with laboratory studies on damage and permeability under different physical and geo-chemical conditions, in a team with Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein and Will Steinhardt, and Prof. David Weitz and Dr. Yaniv Edery, and at MIT EAPS by Prof. J. Brian Evans. Zhuo presented his work at the 2017 American Geophysical Union annual fall meeting.