Hejun Zhu

Hejun Zhu

Associate Professor - Geosciences
 
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UTD Seismic Imaging Laboratory
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Tags: Large-scale Earth structure Reservoir-scale imaging and inversion structural seismology computational seismology

Professional Preparation

PhD - Geoscience
Princeton - 2013
MS - Geophysics
Peking University - 2008
BS - Geology
Sun-Yat sen University - 2005

Research Areas

Structure Seismology
Exploration Seismology
Earthquake Seismology

Publications

Joint Migration Inversion Based on a Full-Wavefield Acoustic Wave Equation With Vector Reflectivity 2024 - Journal Article
Frequency-dependent Q simulation and viscoacoustic reverse time migration based on the fractional Zener model 2024 - Journal Article
A stable Q-compensated reverse-time migration method using a modified fractional viscoacoustic wave equation 2024 - Journal Article
Approximating Constant-Q Seismic Wave Propagations in Acoustic and Elastic Media Using a Cole–Cole Model 2023 - Journal Article
Monitoring Terrestrial Water Storage, Drought and Seasonal Changes in Central Oklahoma With Ambient Seismic Noise 2023 - Journal Article
Monitoring terrestrial water storage, drought and seasonal changes in central Oklahoma with ambient seismic noise 2023 - Other
Monitoring Seasonal Fluctuation and Long‐Term Trends for the Greenland Ice Sheet Using Seismic Noise Auto‐Correlations 2023 - Journal Article
Constructing a 3-D radially anisotropic crustal velocity model for Oklahoma using full waveform inversion 2023 - Other

Awards

NSF CAREER - National Science Foundation [2021]
J. Clarence Karcher Award - Society of Explorational Geophysicists [2019]
Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing– Geophysical Research Letters - American Geophysical Union [2019]
Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship - The University of Texas at Austin [2013]

Appointments

Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2021–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2015–2021]
Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral fellow
The University of Texas at Austin [2013–2015]

News Articles

Professor, Students Win Honors from Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Professor, Students Win Honors from Society of Exploration Geophysicists Dr. Hejun Zhu, assistant professor of geosciences, is one of two early career scientists who received the J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at the organization’s annual meeting in September.

Dr. Robert Stewart (left), president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, presents the J. Clarence Karcher Award to Dr. Hejun Zhu, assistant professor of geosciences at UT Dallas.The award recognizes significant contributions to the science and technology of exploration geophysics by individuals younger than 35.

In addition, two geosciences doctoral students, Jaewook Lee and Jidong Yang, were awarded the Anadarko/SEG Scholarship, with each receiving $10,000. In addition, doctoral student Mengli Zhang was one of 22 recipients of the Earl D. and Reba C. Griffin Memorial Scholarship.
Geoscientists Create Deeper Look at Processes Below Earth’s Surface with 3D Images
Geoscientists Create Deeper Look at Processes Below Earth’s Surface with 3D Images Geoscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas recently used massive amounts of earthquake data and supercomputers to generate high-resolution, 3D images of the dynamic geological processes taking place far below the Earth’s surface.

In a study published April 29 in Nature Communications, the UT Dallas research team described how it created images of mantle flows in a subduction region under Central America and the Caribbean Sea using a computationally intensive technique called a full waveform inversion (FWI).

“This is the first comprehensive seismic study to directly image 3D mantle flow fields in actual subduction environments using advanced FWI technology,” said Dr. Hejun Zhu, corresponding author of the study and assistant professor of geosciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Jidong Yang, who earned his PhD in geosciences from UT Dallas in May, and Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences, are the study’s co-authors.
Dr. Hejun Zhu Receives Over $500,000 From NSF
Dr. Hejun Zhu Receives Over $500,000 From NSF Dr. Hejun Zhu received $536,729 from the the National Science Foundation for his research on Developing a Multi-Parameter Seismic Model of North America. Dr. Zhu and his team are developing a multi-parameter seismic model that uses state-of-the-art full waveform inversion technology and high-quality waveform records that will help geophysicists to better investigate physical properties of the Earth. This study may allow scientists to infer distributions of temperature, water content, and deformation.