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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lu, R., He, D., Suppe, J., Wu, J.E., Liu, B., Chen, Y.G., 2014.  Structural model of the central Longmen Shan thrusts using seismic reflection profiles: Implications for the sediments and deformations since the Mesozoic.  Tectonophysics, 630, 43–53.
  • Wu, J.E., McClay, K.R., Whitehouse, P., Dooley, T., 2012.  Chapter 14: 4D analogue modelling of transtensional pull-apart basins.  In: Bally, A.W. and Roberts, D.G. eds., Phanerozoic regional geology of the world, Volume 1, Elsevier, 675 pp
  • Wu, J.E. and McClay, K.R., 2011.  2D analog modeling of fold and thrust belts: dynamic interactions with syn-contractional sedimentation and erosion.  In: McClay, K.R., Shaw, J.H., and Suppe, J. eds., Thrust fault-related folding, AAPG Memoir 94, 301-333.  PDF
  • Wu, J.E., McClay, K.R., Whitehouse, P., Dooley, T., 2009.  4D analogue modelling of transtensional pull-apart basins, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 1608-1623.