University of Texas at Austin

Dino Huang

Dino Huang

Dino Huang

Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-4420
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Academic Background

    PhD, Geophysics, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2007; Thesis title:  3-D lithospheric structure and seismotectonics of the central Himalayan region

  • Areas of Expertise

    Earthquake seismology

    Seismic imaging - 3D tomographic inversion

    Earthquake detection and location

    Earthquake source characterization (e.g., moment tensor inversion)

    Seismotectonic study on natural and induced seismicity

    Seismic waveform modeling

    Process and dynamics of inter- and intra-continental convergence

    Seismic instrumentation (3-component broadband sensors) - field deployment, site installation and maintenance, and troubleshooting.

  • Professional Appointments

    06/2017-present    Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. Texas - Austin; Seismologist of the Texas Seismological Network (Austin, TX)

    03/2017-05/2017  Visiting research associate, Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ)

    04/2015-02/2017  Independent geophysics consultant (Houston, TX)

    10/2013-03/2015   Technical Professional - microseismic, Halliburton Corp. (Houston, TX)

    06/2011-08/2013   Research and development geophysicist, MicroSeismic Inc (Houston, TX)

    01/2009-05/2011   Postdoctoral research associate, Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ)

    05/2007-11/2008  Postdoctoral research associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)

    07/2001-05/2006 Graduate research assistant, State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton, NY)

    07/1999-06/2001  Research Assistant, Academia Sinica of Taiwan (Taipei, Taiwan)

    02/1997-06/1997   Research Assistant, Academia Sinica of Taiwan (Taipei, Taiwan)

  • Funding
    • A comprehensive study of regional seismicity for western Alberta (01/2017-03/2017, funded by the Natural Resource Canada under contract#3000633624, PI: Dino Huang)
    • Strength of continental lithosphere in western China from seismic body wave studies (07/2009-05/2011, NSF-EAR-Geophysics-0911350, PI: Vadim Levin, Postdoctoral co-PI: Dino Huang)
  • Research/Development Projects
    • A comprehensive study of regional seismicity for western Alberta (01/2016-03/2017)
    • Induced seismicity study of northwestern Montana (2013)
    • Magnitude calibration for microseismic events based on peak ground motions (2013)
    • Automated detection of P-wave first motion (2012)
    • Strength of continental lithosphere in western China from seismic body wave studies (Postdoctoral co-PI, Rutgers Univ., 07/2009-05/2011).
    • Western Tibet experiment (PostDoc, Rutgers Univ. and Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., 07/2007-06/2011)
    • Himalayan-Nepal-Tibet Broadband Seismic Experiment (Graduate research assistant, Binghamton Univ., 07/2001-10/2002)
    • Seismic moment release of Taiwan (Research assistant, Academia Sinica of Taiwan, 2000)
    • Seismogenic structures of subduction zone in south off-shore Taiwan (Graduate research assistant, Natl' Taiwan University and Academia Sinica of Taiwan, 1994-1997)

     

  • Teaching, Mentoring, and Outreach Activities

    Teaching, mentoring, and outreach activities
    Mar 2018   Lecturer at “Explore UT 2018”. Presented current status and recent discoveries of seismicity in Texas.

    Oct 2017  Lecturer at the Austin Earth Science Career Day, University of Texas at Austin

    2009-2011  Mentored a graduate student of Rutgers University during the time as a postdoctoral researcher, teaching the theory of traveltime tomography, and providing instruction on research works.

    Presentations

    March 2018  Title: Improving the velocity structure for seismicity monitoring for Texas, presented at the annual meeting of Center for Integrated Seismicity Research. 

    December 2017  Title: Improving the velocity structure for seismicity monitoring for Texas, presented at the annual meeting of Center for Integrated Seismicity Research.

    May 2017  Title: A comprehensive study of regional seismicity for western Alberta, a job talk at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas – Austin.

    July 2009  Title: Application of seismic tomography and moment tensor inversion, a seminar talk at the Xinjiang Earthquake Administration of China.

    July 2009  Title: 3-D lithospheric structure of the central Himalaya, a seminar talk at the Institute of Geology of the China Earthquake Administration. 

  • Selected Publications

    Peer-reviewed papers

    Huang, G.-C. D., S. W. Roecker, V. Levim, H. Wang, and Z. Li (2017). Dynamics of intracontinental convergence between the western Tarim basin and central Tien Shan constrained by centroid moment tensors of regional earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int'l, 208, 561-576.

    Razi, A. S., V. Levin, S. W. Roecker, and G.-C. D. Huang (2014). Crustal and uppermost mantle structure beneath western Tibet using seismic traveltime tomography, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 15, doi:10.1002/2013GC005143

    Levin, V., G.-C. D. Huang, S. W. Roecker (2013). Crustal-mantle coupling at the northern edge of the Tibetan plateau: Evidence from focal mechanisms and observations of seismic anisotropy, Tectonophysics, 584, 221-229.

    Huang, G.-C. D., S. W. Roecker, and V. Levin (2011). Lower-crustal earthquakes in the West Kunlun range, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01314, doi:10.1029/2010GL045893.

    Huang, G.-C. D., F. T. Wu, S. Roecker, and A. Sheehan (2009). Lithospheric structure of the central Himalaya from 3-D tomographic imaging, Tectonophysics, 475, 524-543.

    Kao, H., G.-C. Huang, and C.-S. Liu (2000). Transition from oblique subduction to collision in northern Luzon arc-Taiwan region: Constrain from bathymetry and seismic observations, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 3059-3079.

    Extended conference abstracts

    Huang, G.-C. D., R. Zhou, and N. Bellino, Hydraulic fracturing triggers postglacial rebound related strain release, the 83rd SEG Annual Meeting, 2013.

    Zhou, R, G.-C. D. Huang, and P. Snelling, Magnitude calibration for microseismic events from hydraulic fracture monitoring, the 83rd SEG Annual Meeting, 2013.

    Zhou, R, G.-C. D. Huang, P. Snelling, M. P. Thornton, and M. Mueller, Magnitude Estimations for Microseismic Events, 75th EAGE Conference& Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC, 2013.

    Conference/Workshop abstracts

    Huang, G.-C. D., C. Aiken, A. Savvaidis, B. Young, and J. Walter, Improving the velocity structure in the Delaware basin of West Texas for seismicity monitoring, Eos Trans. AGU, S23C-0836, 2017.

    Savvaidis, A., A. Lomax, C. Aiken, B. Young, G.-C. D. Huang, and P. Hennings, 2017, TexNet seismic network performance and reported seismicity in West Texas, Eos Trans. AGU, S22B-07, 2017.

    Shokoohi-Razi, A., V. Levin, S. Roecker, and G.-C. D. Huang, Crustal and upper-most mantle structures beneath western Tibet from seismic tomography using regional earthquakes, Eos Trans. AGU, T23A-2634, 2012.

    Huang, G.-C. D., V. Levin; S. W. Roecker, Z. Li, and H. Wang, Earthquake source parameters in the western Tarim basin and the Tien-Shan, Eos Trans. AGU, T43A-2162, 2010.

    Marshall, B., V. Levin, G. Huang, S. Roecker, and H. Wang, Reciever Function Transect Across Tibet, Tarim and Tien-Shan, Eos Trans. AGU, T43A-2161, 2010.

    Shokoohi-Razi, A., V. Levin, G.-C. D. Huang, S. Roecker, Z. Cao, Seismic structure of the crust and local seismicity in western Tibet, Eos Trans. AGU, T43A-2173, 2010.

    Huang, G.-C. D., V. Levin, and S. W. Roecker, Strength of the lithosphere on two edges of the Tibetan plateau, Eos Trans. AGU, 90 (52), T11B-1811, 2009.

    Huang, G.-C. D., V. Levin, and Z.-H. Li, Crustal stress and mantle strain in the Tibet-Tarim border, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), S21C-1836, 2008.

    Wu, F., G.-C. Huang, A. Sheehan, S. Roecker, H.B. Liu, and R. Gao, Is Himalaya unique as a collision mountain range, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), West. Pac. Geophys. Meet., 2006.

    Huang, G.-C., F. Wu, S. W. Roecker, Crustal and upper mantle structures of the High Himalaya, constrain from joint teleseismic and local earthquake tomographic inversion, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), 2005.

    Huang, G.-C., F. Wu, and A. Sheehan, Focal mechanism of earthquakes in Himalaya from moment tensor inversion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 74, 208, 2003.

    Sheehan, A., F. Wu, R. Bilham, F. Blume, G. Monsalve, R. Bendick, H. Gilbert, T. de La Torre, V. Schulte-Pelkum, C. K. Wilson, G.-C. Huang, M. R. Pandey, and H. B. Liu, Himalayan-Nepal-Tibet Broadband Seismic Experiment (HIMNT), Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), 2002.

    Kao, H., G.-C. Huang, R.-Y. Chen, and C.-C. Chang, Tectonic implications of the September 20, 1999, Chi-Chi earthquake sequence as inferred from source parameter inversion and 3-D relocation of hypocenters, EOS Trans. AGU, 81(22), WP1111, 2000.