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Jonny Wu

Jonny Wu

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Structural Geology, Tectonics and Mantle Structure
Ph.D., Geology, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Office: SR1 225B
Phone: (713) 743-9624

Research Interests

  • Global plate tectonics, subduction zones and mantle structure
  • Asia tectonics
  • 4D structural reconstructions
  • Analog sandbox modeling of fault systems
  • Basin analysis & petroleum geoscience

Selected Publications

(* = advised graduate student)

  • Zhao, M., Sibuet, J.C., Wu, J., accepted. The South China Sea and Philippine Sea plate intermingled fates, National Science Review.
  • Wu, J.T-S.*, Wu, J., accepted. Izanagi-Pacific ridge subduction revealed by a 56 to 46 Ma magmatic gap along the NE Asian margin, Geology.
  • Amonpantang, P.*, Bedle, H., Wu, J., 2019, Multi-attribute analysis for channel element discrimination in the Taranaki basin, New Zealand, SEG Interpretation, 7, 2 SBi-T563. doi: 10.1190/int-2018-0174.1.
  • Chen, Y.-W.*, Wu, J., Suppe, J., 2019, Southward propagation of Nazca subduction along the Andes, Nature, 565, 441-447, doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0860-1
  • Liu, S., Zhao, M., Sibuet, J.C., Qiu, X., Wu, J., Zhang, J., Chen, C., Xu, Y., Sun, T., 2018, Geophysical constraints on the lithospheric structure in the northeastern South China Sea and its implications for the South China Sea geodynamics, Tectonophysics, 742-743, 101-119, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2018.06.002.
  • Wu, J., Suppe, J., 2018, Proto-South China Sea plate tectonics using subducted slab constraints from tomography, Journal of Earth Science, 29, 6, 1304-1318, doi: 10.1007/s12583-017-0813-x.
  • Wu, J.E., Suppe, J., Lu, R.Q., Kanda, R.V.S., 2016, Philippine Sea and East Asian plate tectonics since 52 Ma constrained by new subducted slab reconstruction methods, Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, 121, 6, 4670-4741, doi: 10.1002/2016JB012923.
  • Wu, J.E., McClay, K.R., Frankowicz, E., 2015, Niger Delta gravity-driven deformation above the relict Chain and Charcot oceanic fracture zones, Gulf of Guinea: insights from analogue models, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 65, 43-62, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.03.008.