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


Junle Jiang

Junle Jiang

Grad Student in Geophysics

BS Physics, 2009, Peking University, China

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 370
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-8906
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I am interested in an integrated understanding of the physics and mechanics of finite earthquake source. With Professor Nadia Lapusta, we work on numerical simulations of fault behavior governed by laboratory-derived friction laws, incorporating long-term slow tectonic loading and short-bursting dynamic rupture. I focus on rheological complexities that produce a host of fault behavior to be observed seismically and geodetically. I also work on this problem from the observational prospective with Professor Mark Simons. We use Bayesian approach to sample for co-seismic/post-seismic slip models for recent megathrust earthquakes with the constraints from multiple data sets (GPS,InSAR, tsunami waveforms and etc.); from that we infer for the fault rheology and draw implications for earthquake physics. High-performance computing is an indispensable ingredient for both of these studies.