XU Jiankuan
Research Assistant Professor


Sep 2009 –Dec 2014 PhD in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China

Sep 2005 –Jun 2009 BS in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China


Research Experience

Dec 2016 – present Research Assistant Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Dec 2014 – Dec 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China


1. Numerical simulation of earthquake rupture dynamics
2. Seismic wave propagation
3. Developing of seismic wave propagating in fluid/solid coupling model


1.   Wen, J., X. Chen, and J. Xu* (2018). A dynamic explanation for the ruptures of repeating earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield. Geophysical Research Letters. 45(20), 11116–11122.
2.   Liu, P., X. Chen, Z. Li, Z. Zhang, J. Xu, W. Feng, C. Wang, Z. Hu, W. Tu, and H. Li (2018). Resolving Surface Displacements in Shenzhen of China from Time Series InSAR. Remote Sensing 10(7), 1162.
3.   Sun, Y., W. Zhang, J. Xu, and X. Chen (2017). Numerical simulation of 2D seismic wave propagation in the presence of a topographic fluid-solid interface at the sea bottom by the curvilinear grid finite difference method. Geophys. J. Int. 210(3), 1721–1738.
4.   Zhang, Z., J. Xu, H. Huang, and X. Chen (2017). Seismic characteristics of supershear and sub-Rayleigh earthquakes: Implication from simple cases. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44(13), 6712–6717.
5.   Xu, J., Z. Zhang, and X. Chen (2016). The effects of barriers on supershear rupture. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(14), 7478–7485.
6.   Hu, F., J. Xu, Z. Zhang, & X. Chen (2016). Supershear transition mechanism induced by step over geometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
7.   Zhang, Z., J. Xu, and X. Chen(2016). The supershear effect of topography on rupture dynamics. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(4), 1457–1463.
8.   Xu, J., H. Zhang, and X. Chen (2015). Rupture phase diagrams for a planar fault in 3-D full-space and half-space. Geophys. J. Int. 202(3), 2194–2206.
9.   Hu, F., J. Xu, Z. Zhang, W. Zhang, and X. Chen (2014). Construction of equivalent single planar fault model for strike-slip stepovers. Tectonophysics 632, 244–249.
10.  Zhang, Z., Y. Sun, J. Xu, W. Zhang, and X. Chen (2014), Preliminary simulation of strong ground motion for Ludian, Yunnan earthquake of 3 August 2014, and hazard implication, Chinese J. Geophys., 57(9), 3038–3041, doi:10.6038/cjg20140928.