Ru-shan Wu

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Office: Earth & Marine Sci. C349
Telephone: (831) 459-5135
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  • 1957 -1962: North-Western University, Xian, China. Received B.Sc. in Physics.
  • 1981 -1984 Dept. Earth & Planetary Science, M.I.T. , Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Received Ph. D. in Geophysics.
    Title of Ph.D. thesis: "Seismic Wave Scattering and The Small Scale Inhomogeneities In The Lithosphere". Ph.D advisor: Keiiti Aki.

  • Professional Associations and Honors

  • Committee Chairman of the Subcommission on Scattering and Heterogeneity (in the Commission on Wave Propagation) , IASPEI (International Association on Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior) (1997-2001).
  • Chair of the Task Group on Seismic Scattering of IASPEI (International Association on Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior) (2001-2005).
  • Member of Standing Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council (NRC) (2004-2007).
  • Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences (with the citation : "Elected for oustanding and influential contributions to geophysical sciences and fundamental developments in seismic inverse problems")
  • Fellow of CGA (Chinese Geophysical Association).
  • Editorial Board of "Acta Geophysica Sinica".
  • Advisory (Visiting) Professor of Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
  • Guest (Visiting) Professor of Beijing University, Beijing, China.
  • Guest (Visiting) Professor of Northwest University, Xi'an, China.
  • Guest (Visiting) Professor of Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.
  • Member of AGU (American Geophysical Union), CGA (Chinese Geophysical Association), EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers), SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), SSA (Seismological Society of America).
  • Listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", and "One Thousands Great Scientists".