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Shujuan Mao

My research lies at the intersection of seismology, hydrogeology, and energy sciences. I aim to advance the knowledge of how Earth's shallow fluid systems change over time and space, associated with hydrological processes, geothermal energy exploitation, carbon capture and storage, and volcanic unrest. These processes are pivotal in enhancing our understanding and effective management of critical resources (such as water and energy) and geohazards. A core aspect of my research is to develop and apply cutting-edge seismic interferometry methods to probe the 4-Dimensional (space-time) changes in subsurface fluids. 

I'm currently a Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Geophysics at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Before 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. I'll be joining the University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences as an assistant professor in Fall 2024. 

Research interests

Environmental seismology,  Hydrogeophysics,  Geothermal energy, CO2 sequestration, Passive seismic monitoring, Time-lapse imaging, Diffuse wavefield, 4D seismology

At the Camden groundwater recharge ponds, California