Ph.D. Geology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, February 2015
M.S. Material Engineering, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, July 2009
B.S. Material Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, July 2006
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology (April 2015 – Present).
Internship, DFG Energy company, TX (January 2014 – May 2014)
Research Assistant, University of Oklahoma (August 2009 – February 2015)
Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma (August 2012 – December 2013)
Research Assistant, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences (September 2006 – July 2009)
American Geophysical Union
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Chen X, and Reches Z, 2015, Effect of melt on dynamic strength of granitic rocks under moderate loading (in prep).
Chen X, and Reches Z, 2015, Rock friction associated with fault zone evolution (in prep).
Chen X, and Reches Z, 2015, Frictional evolution of talc powder at moderate velocities (in prep).
Chen X, Madden AS, and Reches Z, 2015, Fault weakening by powder rolling, Science Advances (under review).
Chen X, Madden AS, Bickmore BR, and Reches Z, 2013, Dynamic weakening by nanoscale smoothing during high velocity fault slip, Geology 41 (7): 743-746.
Chen X, Chen N, Wu J, Zhang X, Chai C, Yu Y, 2009, Chemical etching of a GaSb crystal incorporated with Mn grown by the Bridgeman method under microgravity conditions, J. Semiconductors, 30 (8): 083006-5.
Rock friction and dynamic faulting at the micro- to nano-scales.