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Ph.D., in Geophysics, University of Tokyo, March 1997

M.S.,   in Geophysics, University of Tokyo, March 1994

B.S.,    in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, July 1988


08/02 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science, Rice University

01/00 – 07/02     NSF and Carnegie Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW)

01/99 – 12/99     STA Fellow, Solid Earth Science Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)

04/97 – 12/98     JSPS Fellow, Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo

Fellowships and Awards


NSF and Carnegie Fellowship                                                            – 2000 - 2002

Science and Technology Agency of Japan (STA) Fellowship            – 1999

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship         – 1997 - 1998

Monbusho Scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Japan                – 1992 - 1997

Membership in Professional Societies


American Geophysical Union

Seismological Society of Japan 

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