Dr. Shiqing Xu received B.S. in Geophysics, and in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, from Peking University in 2007. Then, he moved to the US and obtained Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, from the University of Southern California in 2013. After that, Dr. Xu joined the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience in Japan, as a Research Fellow. Starting from September 2019, Dr. Xu became an Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Xu is interested in a wide range of earthquake problems, including earthquake dynamics and faulting, evolution of fault zones, rock friction experiments, and earthquake physics. As a first author or co-author, Dr. Xu so far has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, and Nature. Dr. Xu has served as the primary session conveners twice for the AGU fall meeting. As the chief guest editor, Dr. Xu has organized a special issue “Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation” in Tectonophysics. As referee, Dr. Xu has helped to review journal articles and NSF proposals (US) for multiple times.
2007 – 2013: Ph.D., University of Southern California (USA), Department of Earth Sciences, Advisor: Yehuda Ben-Zion
2003 – 2007: B.S., Peking University, School of Earth and Space Sciences
2019 – present: Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Earth and Space Sciences
2013 – 2019: Research Fellow, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (Japan), Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Prevention Research Department, Advisor: Eiichi Fukuyama
2007 – 2013: Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California (USA), Department of Earth Sciences
Fellowships and Honors
2019: AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers (FY 2018)
2019: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience Achievement Award (FY 2018)
2018: Young Scientist Award of the Seismological Society of Japan (FY 2017)
2006: Chinese Academy of Science Scholarship in Geophysics, 2nd Prize
2004: Award for Study Excellence, Peking University
2003: National Scholarship
Professional Society Services
AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, JGR, GRL, Nature Geoscience, EPSL, Tectonophysics, BSSA, GJI, PAGEOPH, etc.
• Earthquake Rupture: Theoretical Model and Numerical Simulation
• Damage Mechanics and Fracture Mechanics
• Rock Friction Experiments
• Evolution of Fault Zones
• Regular and Slow Earthquakes
• Subduction Zone Earthquakes
• Earthquake Physics
[S1] Fukuyama, E., F. Yamashita, and S. Xu, Supersonic propagation of slow slip rupture during rock friction experiments, revised to Scientific Reports, on 14 September, 2019.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, F. Yamashita, and S. Takizawa (2019), Evolution of Fault-Interface Rayleigh Wave speed over simulated earthquake cycles in the lab: Observations, interpretations, and implications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 524, 115720, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115720.
 Xu, S. (2019), Probing earthquake physics using multidisciplinary approaches, Zisin, 72(2), 17–34, doi:10.4294/zisin.2018-12.
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, and F. Yamashita (2019), Robust estimation of rupture properties at propagating front of laboratory earthquakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 124(1), 766–787, doi:10.1029/2018JB016797.
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, A. Sagy, and M.-L. Doan (2018), Preface: Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation, Tectonophysics – Special Issue "Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation", 733, 1–3, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.04.013.
 Yamashita, F., E. Fukuyama, S. Xu, K. Mizoguchi, H. Kawakata, and S. Takizawa (2018), Rupture preparation process controlled by surface roughness on meter-scale laboratory fault, Tectonophysics – Special Issue "Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation", 733, 193–208, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.01.034.
 Fukuyama, E., K. Tsuchida, H. Kawakata, F. Yamashita, K. Mizoguchi, and S. Xu (2018), Spatiotemporal complexity of 2-D rupture nucleation process observed by direct monitoring during large-scale biaxial rock friction experiments, Tectonophysics – Special Issue "Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation", 733, 182–192, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.12.023.
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, F. Yamashita, K. Mizoguchi, S. Takizawa, and H. Kawakata (2018), Strain rate effect on fault slip and rupture evolution: Insight from meter-scale rock friction experiments, Tectonophysics – Special Issue "Physics of Earthquake Rupture Propagation", 733, 209-231, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.11.039.
 Aldam, M., S. Xu, E.A. Brener, Y. Ben-Zion, and E. Bouchbinder (2018), Non-monotonicity of the frictional bimaterial effect, Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(10), 8270–8284, doi:10.1002/2017JB014665.
 Xu, S., and Y. Ben-Zion (2017), Theoretical constraints on dynamic pulverization of fault zone rocks, Geophysical Journal International, 209(1), 282–296, doi:10.1093/gji/ggx033.
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, H. Yue, and J.-P. Ampuero (2016), Simple crack models explain deformation induced by subduction zone megathrust earthquakes, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106(5), 2275–2289, doi:10.1785/0120160079.
 Fukuyama, E., S. Xu, F. Yamashita, and K. Mizoguchi (2016), Cohesive zone length of metagabbro at supershear rupture velocity, Journal of Seismology (Special Issue: Imaging Earthquakes and Earth Structure Through Waves), 20(4), 1207–1215, doi:10.1007/s10950-016-9588-2.
 Yamashita, F., E. Fukuyama, K. Mizoguchi, S. Takizawa, S. Xu, and H. Kawakata (2015), Scale dependence of rock friction at high work rate, Nature, 528, 254–257, doi:10.1038/nature16138.
 Xu, S., E. Fukuyama, Y. Ben-Zion, and J.-P. Ampuero (2015), Dynamic rupture activation of backthrust fault branching, Tectonophysics, 644–645, 161–183, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.01.011.
 Xu, S., Y. Ben-Zion, J.-P. Ampuero, and V. Lyakhovsky (2015), Dynamic ruptures on a frictional interface with off-fault brittle damage: Feedback mechanisms and effects on slip and near-fault motion, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172, 1243–1267, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0923-7.
 Xu, S., and Y. Ben-Zion (2013), Numerical and theoretical analyses of in-plane dynamic rupture on a frictional interface and off-fault yielding patterns at different scales, Geophysical Journal International, 193, 304–320, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs105.
 Xu, S., Y. Ben-Zion, and J.-P. Ampuero (2012b), Properties of inelastic yielding zones generated by in-plane dynamic ruptures: II. Detailed parameter-space study, Geophysical Journal International, 191, 1343–1360, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05685.x.
 Xu, S., Y. Ben-Zion, and J.-P. Ampuero (2012a), Properties of inelastic yielding zones generated by in-plane dynamic ruptures: I. Model description and basic results, Geophysical Journal International, 191, 1325-1342, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05679.x.
 Ben-Zion, Y., T. Rockwell, Z. Shi, and S. Xu (2012), Reversed-polarity secondary deformation structures near fault stepovers, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 79(3), 031025, doi:10.1115/1.4006154.