Wen-lu Zhu – February 2014

Personal Information

Wen-lu Zhu, Associate Professor
Department of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742

Phone:                 (301) 405-1831
Fax:                      (301) 405-3597

Ph.D.                       Geophysics, Stony Brook University

M.S., B.S.               Geophysics, Peking University
Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-present
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Assitant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stony Brook University

Fellowships, Prizes and Awards
National Science Foundation CAREER Award receipient, 2011  
Rock Mechanics Research Award, American Rock Mechanics Association, 2008 
Claudia S. Heyman Fellow, Deep Ocean Exploration Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006
Outstanding Student Award, Mineral and Rock Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1997
J. Sewald Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997
Best Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992

Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research--Solid Earth, 2008-present

Recent Publications

*Ougier-Simonin, A. and Zhu, W. (2014) The role of excess pore pressure in shear fracture propagation, Journal of Geophysical Research, in revision.

Shalev, E., Lyakhovsky, V., Ougier-Simonin, A., Y. Hamiel, and Zhu, W. (2014) Inelastic compaction, dilation and hysteresis of sandstones under hydrostatic conditions, Geophysical Journal International, in press.
*Miller, K., Zhu, W., Montési, L., and Gaetani, G. (2014) Experimental quantification of permeability for partially molten mantle rocks, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 388, 273-282, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.003.

Fusseis, F., Steebb, H., Xiao, X., Zhu, W., Butlera, I., Elphicka S. and Mäder, U. (2014) A low-cost x-ray transparent experimental cell for Synchrotron-based x-ray microtomography studies at geological reservoir conditions, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 21, 251-253, doi:10.1107/S1600577513026969.

*Ougier-Simonin, A. and Zhu, W. (2013) Effects of pore fluid pressure on slip behaviors: an experimental study, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2619-2624, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50543.

Smith, D., Schouten, H., Montesi, L., and Zhu, W. (2013), The recent history of the Galapagos Triple Junction preserved on the Pacific plate, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 371, 6-15, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.018.

*Tamarkin, T, Ougier-Simonin, A. and Zhu, W. (2012) Progressive Microscopic Damage Associated with Fault Growth, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L15303, doi:10.1029/2012GL052487.

*Gribbin, J., Zhu, W., and Tivey M.K (2012) Anisotropy in seafloor flange, slab, and crust samples from measurements of permeability and porosity: implications for fluid flow and deposit evolution, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, Q03018, DOI:10.1029/2011GC003840.

Smith, D., Schouten, H., Zhu, W., Montesi, L., and J.R. Cann (2011) Distributed deformation ahead of the Cocos-Nazca Rift at the Galapagos Triple Junction, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12, Q11003, doi:10.1029/2011GC003689.

Mitchell, G., Montési, L., Zhu, W., Smith D.K. and H. Schouten (2011) Transient rifting north of the Galápagos Triple Junction, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 307, 461-469, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.027.

Zhu, W., Gaetani, G., Fusseis, F. Montési, L. and De Carlo, F. (2011) Microtomography of partially molten rocks: three-dimensional melt distribution in mantle peridotite. Science, 332(6025), 88-91. doi: 10.1126/science.1202221.

(*students or postdocs supervised)

Course Taught
Marine Geophysics, GEOL 455/655.
Engineering Geology/ Engineering and Environmental Geology, 
GEOL 456/656.

GEOL 451.

Research Cruises
2008                 R/V Atlantis, Geophysicist
                          Distributed Extension at the Galapagos Triple Junction, Eastern Equatorial Pacific
                          Drs. H. Schouten, D. Smith, co-chief Scientists.

                 R/V Chikyu, Physical Property Specialist
      NanTroSEIZE Expedition 315, Megasplay Riser Pilot
      Drs. J. Ashi and S. Lallemant, co-Chief Scientists.

2002                 R/V Melville, Geophysicist
      Geochemical and Geological Investigations of the Incipient Rift at 2°40 N, east of the East Pacific Rise
      Drs. E. Klein, D. Smith, co-Chief Scientists.

1998                 R/V Thompson, Shipboard Scientist
      Investigation of the Puna Ridge, the submarine extension of the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
      Drs. D. Smith, L. Kong, K. Johnson, J. Reynolds, co-Chief Scientists.