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Shujuan Mao

NEWS: I'll be joining the University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences as an assistant professor. My research group on 4D Seismology is actively looking for new PhD students starting in Fall 2024. Please do not hesitate to contact me (shujuan.c.mao@gmail.com) if you’re interested!

I'm currently a Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Prior to starting at Stanford, I received a B.S. degree from Peking University (2015) and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021), both in geophysics. As part of my PhD, I stayed at ISTerre Grenoble, France) for about two years collaborating with the ambient seismic noise group. 

My research focuses on deciphering the physical processes in Earth's shallow subsurface, particularly those involving fluid and vapor systems. These processes are pivotal in advancing our understanding and effective management of critical problems such as water resources, geoenergy, geohazards, and human-environment interactions.

A core aspect of my work is to develop and apply the state-of-the-art seismic interferometry techniques to investigate the 4-Dimensional (space-time) changes in subsurface fluids. I'm also interested in integrating the seismic analysis with a variety of geophysical modeling/data, to offer a comprehensive 4D characterization of near-surface systems.

Research interest

Environmental seismology,  Hydrogeophysics,  Geothermal, Carbon capture and storage, Critical-zone processes,  Passive seismic monitoring, 4D seismology

At the Camden groundwater recharge ponds, California