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About Kelly H. Liu

Dr. Kelly H. Liu is a geophysicist with a teaching and research interest in both exploration geophysics and solid-earth geophysics. Her expertise includes 3-D seismic data interpretation, digital signal processing, computational and observational seismology, seismic hazard mitigation, and layered structure detection in the earth's mantle.

Dr. Liu was elected a Geological Society of America (GSA) Fellow in 2017. According to Kevin Lee Mickus who nominated her "Dr. Liu has been a leader in using seismic data to determine crust and mantle structure, especially using shear wave splitting and seismic anisotropy to determine the nature of tectonic environments." To become a fellow, GSA members are nominated by existing fellows in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences. Examples of contributions include publications, applied research, teaching, administrating geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leading of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic and library responsibilities.

Positions

2010 - Present Professor of Geophysics, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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2006 - 2010 Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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2005 - 2006 Associate Professor, Kansas State University
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2000 - 2005 Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
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1999 - 2000 Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015-2016
  • Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy senior faculty award, 2016
  • One of the five Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Awards, 2016
  • Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award, 2007-2008
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Fellow, 2016

Courses

  • Geophys 6241: Theory of Elastic Waves
  • Geophys 5202: Exploration and Development Seismology

Education

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June 1998 Ph.D. in Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
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September 1995 M.S.. in Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
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July 1984 B.S. in Exploration Geophysics, China University of Petroleum ‐ Department of Exploration
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Contact Information

Geology and Geophysics Program
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri 65409-0410

(573)-341-6724 (phone)
(573)-341-6935 (fax)

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