Text Box: Curriculum Vitae

Qingsong Li
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 486-2199; li@lpi.usra.edu

OBJECTIVE:

Research Scientist/Assistant Professor, Geophysics/Geology

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

Research: Lithosphere rehology structure and its role on stress/strain evolution and seismicity. Long-term fault slip and fault evolution. Magma production and mantle convection in planets.
Teaching: Plate Tectonics, Seismology, Geodynamics, Physical Geology, Numerical Analysis

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006 
Dissertation:  Fault evolution and earthquakes: a finite element study
Advisor: Dr. Mian Liu
M.S. in Solid Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, Peking (Beijing) University, China, 1999 
Thesis: Seismic stability analysis of Xiaowan arch dam, China
Advisor: Dr. Yongen Cai
B.S. in Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Peking (Beijing) University, China, 1996
Senior thesis: Tectonic evolution in Qingling-Dabie

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-present
Lunar and Planetary Institute, USRA
-To perform fundamental research in planetary science, focusing on the mantle convection of Mars and its effects on the thermal evolution of the planet; to explore earthquake mechanism and spatial-temporal distribution of earthquakes in the United States. 
Research Assistant, 2001-2006
Geological Sciences Department, University of Missouri-Columbia
-To perform fundamental research in lithosphere dynamics. The research focus is on earthquake mechanism and fault mechanics. I have developed a 3-D parallel visco-elaso-plastic finite element model, which is very powerful in simulating earthquake cycles and long-term fault slip. 
Software Engineer, 1999-2000 
FEGEN Software Company (www.fegensoft.com)
-Developing finite element softwares in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetic field.
Teaching Assistant, 1996-1999
Department of Geological Sciences, Peking (Beijing) University, China 
Courses:
Mechanics in geology; Linear finite element method and its application in geosciences
Research Assistant, 1996-1999
Department of Geological Sciences, Peking (Beijing) University, China 
-Developing a 3-D dynamic finite element model and using it to explore how earthquakes may change the stability of an arch dam.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Scientific organizing committee of the Workshop on Water in Planetary Basalts, 2007
Advisor of an undergraduate student in the LPI Summer Intern Program, 2007
Invited oral presentation at the Workshop on Intraplate Deformation and Seismicity in the 2007 Earthscope National Meeting, 2007; invited oral presentation at the AGU Joint Assembly Meeting, 2008.
Review of 2 NASA PG&G proposals, 2008; review of 1 NSF Geophysics proposal, 2008; review of 1 NSF Education proposal, 2008; review of 1 research manuscript of Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2008; review of 1 research manuscript of Tectonophysics, 2007; review of an AGU book proposal, 2005.
Interviewed and reported by public media “Columbia Daily Tribune” on the topic of New Madrid Seismic Zone, 2005

HONORS AND AWARDS:

NSF CIDER Program Travel Award, CIDER, 2008
EarthScope National Meeting Travel Award, IRIS, 2007
Travel Award of CIG Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities at the Interfaces of Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG), 2006 
UNAVCO Science Workshop Travel Award, UNAVCO, 2006
Travel Award of CIG Workshop on Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Modeling, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG), 2006
Joint IRIS/UNAVCO Science Workshop Travel Award, UNAVCO, 2005
Travel Award of SCEC Workshop on Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Studies, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), 2005
Dan McMillen Scholarship in Geological Sciences, Geological Sciences Department of University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003
G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellowship Award, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001-2005
Walter D. Keller Scholarship, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

The 2001 Bhuj, India Earthquake
Earthquakes in the Central-Eastern US, USGS Grant 04HQGR0046
Collaborative Research:ITR:GEON – A research project to create cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences, NSF/ITR Grant 0225546
Fault slip and evolution of the San Andreas Fault System
Improved Models of Mantle Convection and Magma Production on Present-day Mars, NASA Grant NNG05GM15G
Spatial and temporal clustering and migration of intraplate earthquakes

PUBLICATIONS:

Li, Q., W. S. Kiefer, The effects of water on mantle convection and magma production on Mars (in preparation).
Li, Q., M. Liu, A visco-elasto-plastic finite element model for quasi-statically integrating short-term and long-term fault processes (in preparation).
Liu, M., Y. Yang, Q. Li, G. Luo, H. Zhang, Parallel finite element modeling of multi-timescale faulting and lithospheric deformation in the western US (submitted to Cambridge book: Cyber-infrastructure in Geosciences).
Wang, H., J. Liu, X. Shen, M. Liu, Q. Li, Y. Shi, G. Zhang, The impact of fault geometries to the strain partitioning of the Xianshuihe-Xiaojiang fault system (submitted to Science in China, Series D Earth Sciences). 
Li, Q., M. Liu, S. Stein, Spatial-temporal complexity of continental intraplate seismicity: insights from geodynamic modeling and implications for seismic hazard estimation, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2008 (in press).
Li, Q., M. Liu, H. Zhang, A 3D visco-elasto-plastic model for simulating long-term slip on non-planar faults, Geophysical Journal International, 2008 (in press).
Li, Q., W.S. Kiefer, Mantle convection and magma production on present-day Mars: effects of temperature-dependent rheology, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L16203, doi:10.1029/2007GL030544, 2007.
Liu, M., Y. Yang, Q. Li, H. Zhang, Parallel computing of multi-scale continental deformation in the western United States: preliminary results, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 163, 35-51, 2007.
Li, Q., M. Liu, Initiation of the San Jacinto Fault and its interaction with the San Andreas Fault: Insights from geodynamic modeling, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 164, 1937-1945, 2007.
Li, Q., M. Liu, Q. Zhang, E. Sandvol, Stress evolution and seismicity in the central-east USA: insights from geodynamic modeling, in Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues, edited by S. Stein, and S. Mazzzoti, GSA, 149-166, 2007.
Li, Q., M. Liu, Geometrical impact of the San Andreas Fault on stress and seismicity in California, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 33, L08302, doi:10.1029/2005GL025661, 2006.
Li, Q., M. Liu, E. Sandvol, Stress Evolution Following the 1811-1812 Large Earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L11310, doi:10.1029/2004GL022133, 2005. 
Cai, Y., G. Luo, J. Liu, Q. Li, B. Zhang, H. Chen, A numerical method for modeling dynamic process of discontinuous rock foundation-arch dam system, Rock and Soil Mechanics, China, 25, z2, 361-365, 2004.
Li, Q., M. Liu, Y. Yang, The 01/26/2001, Bhuj, India, Earthquake: Intraplate or Interplate? in Plate Boundary Zone, edited by S. Stein, and  J. Freymueller, AGU, Washington, D.C., 255-264, 2002.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Li, Q., M. Liu, S. Stein (2008), Intro-continental seismicity: How tectonic loading and crustal structures control its spatiotemporal patterns, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract S34A-06 (invited).
Li, Q., M. Liu, S. Stein (2008), Spatio-temporal complexity of continental intraplate seismicity: observation and physical simulation, Seismological Research Letters, 79 (2), 287. 
Li, Q., W.S. Kiefer (2008), Mantle convection and magma production on Mars: the effect of a dense layer at the base of the mantle, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 2023.
Brown, J., Q. Li (2008), Volcano topography and apparent viscosity of the crust on Mars, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 1409.
Liu M., Q. Li, S. Stein (2007), Spatio-temporal complexity of continental intraplate seismicity: insights from geodynamic modeling and implications for seismic hazard estimation, Eos. Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T54C-05. 
Li, Q. (2007), The role of upper mantle in lithosphere deformation: insights from stress/strain evolution of a strike-slip fault, Eos. Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T21B-0593.
Li, Q., W.S. Kiefer (2007), Mantle convection and magma production on present-day Mars: the effects of temperature-dependent rheology and water, Seventh International Conference on Mars, Abstract # 3306.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2007), Clustering and scattering of intraplate earthquakes: preliminary results from geodynamic modeling, 2007 EarthScope National Meeting, Abstract # 149.
Li, Q., W.S. Kiefer (2007), Mantle convection and magma production on present-day Mars: the effects of water, 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 2062.
Liu, M., Q. Li (2006), What causes the development of the Eastern California Shear Zone? Eos. Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T21B-0402.
Li, Q., W.S. Kiefer (2006), Mantle convection and magma production on present-day Mars, Eos. Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P31C-0150.
Li, Q., M. Liu, H. Zhang (2006), A 3D Visco-Elasto-Plastic Simulation of Long-term Slip on a Non-Planar Fault, Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities at the Interfaces of Scientific Computing and Computational Geodynamics, Austin, Texas.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2006), Interaction between the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults in southern California, Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Modeling Workshop, Golden, Colorado.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2006), How do transient loading or change of fault properties affect secular slip rate on major strike-slip faults? UNAVCO Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2005), Interaction between the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults in southern California: A 3D numerical model, Eos. Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S53A-1087.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2005), A Finite Element Modeling Study About the Initiation of The San Jacinto Fault, Workshop on Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Studies, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2005), Stress and slip on the San Andreas fault: effects of geometry and fault interaction, Joint UNAVCO-IRIS Annual Meeting, Stevenson, Washington State.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2005), Stress evolution and earthquakes in California: effects of the geometry of the San Andreas fault system, GEON 3rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Li, Q., M. Liu (2004), The influence of the geometry of the San Andreas fault system on earthquakes in California, Eos. Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S13D-1084.
Li, Q., M. Liu, E. Sandvol (2004), Stress Evolution and Seismicity within the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, 36(3), 47.
Li, Q., M. Liu, E. Sandvol (2003), Stress Evolution and Intraplate Seismicity in the Central-Eastern North America, Eos. Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S32F-05.
Li, Q., M. Liu, E. Sandvol (2002), The Geodynamics of Intraplate Earthquakes: A preliminary study, Eos. Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S21B-0989.
Li, Q., M. Liu, Y. Yang (2001), The cause of the Republic Day earthquake of India: intraplate or plate boundary process? Eos. Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S52G-06.