The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Gang  Luo
Gang Luo Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: gang.luo@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-6613 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Salt tectonics, fluid flow, pore pressure, and wellbore stability

Geomechanics, rock mechanics, and finite element modeling

Numerical modeling on fault interactions and earthquake triggering

Crustal/lithospheric stress and strain evolutions during earthquake cycles

Rheology and crustal/lithospheric geodynamic processes
Education
Ph.D. Geology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 2009

M.S. Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China, 2003

B.S. Geology, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China, 2000
Professional History
Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2011.9–

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2009.8–2011.8

Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 2003-2009

Selected Publications
Luo, G., Nikolinakou, M., Flemings, P., and Hudec, M., 2012, Near-salt stress and wellbore stability: A finite-element study and its application, American Rock Mechanics Association, ARMA 12-309, pp.9.

Luo, G. and Liu, M., 2012, Multi–timescale mechanical coupling between the San Jacinto fault and the San Andreas fault, southern California, Lithosphere, v. 4, p. 221-229, doi:10.1130/L180.1.

Nikolinakou, M., Luo, G., Hudec, M., and Flemings, P., 2012, Geomechanical modeling of stresses adjacent to salt bodies: 2. Poro-elasto-plasticity and coupled overpressures, AAPG Bulletin, V.96, p. 65-85, doi:10.1306/04111110143.

Luo, G., Nikolinakou, M., Flemings, P., and Hudec, M., 2012, Geomechanical modeling of stresses adjacent to salt bodies: 1. Uncoupled models, AAPG Bulletin, V.96, p. 43-64, doi:10.1306/04111110144.

Nikolinakou, M., Luo, G., Hudec, M., and Flemings, P., 2011, Geomechanical modeling of stresses and pore pressures in mudstones adjacent to salt bodies, American Rock Mechanics Association, ARMA 11-271, pp.8.

Liu, M., Yang, Y., Li, Q., Luo, G., Zhang, H., 2011, Parallel finite element modeling of multi-timescale faulting and lithospheric deformation in the western US, in Geoinformatics: Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences, Keller, R. and Baru, C. (ed.), Cambridge University Press.

Luo, G. and Liu, M., 2010, Stress evolution and fault interactions before and after the 2008 great Wenchuan earthquake, Tectonophysics, VOL. 491, p. 127-140, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.12.019.

Ge, S., Liu, M., Lu, N., Godt, J., and Luo, G., 2009, Did the Zipingpu Reservoir trigger the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake?, Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 36, L20315, p. 1-5, doi:10.1029/2009GL040349.

Luo, G. and Liu, M., 2009, Why short-term crustal shortening leads to mountain building in the Andes, but not in the Cascadia?, Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 36, L08301, p. 1-5, doi:10.1029/2009GL037347.

Luo, G. and Liu, M., 2009, How does trench coupling lead to mountain building in the Subandes? A viscoelastoplastic finite element model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, VOL. 114, B03409, p. 1-16, doi:10.1029/2008JB005861.

Cai, Y., Luo, G., Liu, J., Li, Q., Zhang, B. and Chen., H., 2004, A numerical method for modeling dynamic process of discontinuous rock foundation-arch dam system, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Vol.25 Supp.2, p361-365.

Luo, G., and Liu, M., 2009, Why short-term crustal shortening leads to mountain building in the Andes, but not in the Cascadia?: Geophysical Research Letter, v. 36, L08301, doi:10.1029/2009GL037347.

Ge, S., Liu, M., Lu, N., Godt, J., and Luo, G., 2009, Did the Zipingpu Reservoir Trigger the 2008 Wenchuan Earthuake?: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 36, L20315, doi:10.1029/2009GL040349.

Liu, M., Yang, Y., Luo, G., Li, Q., and Zhang, H. Parallel finite element modeling of multi-timescale faulting and lithospheric deformation in the western US, in Keller, R. and Baru, C., eds., Cyberinfrastructure in geosciences: Cambridge University Press, in review.

Cai, Y., Luo, G., Liu, J., Li, Q., Zhang, B., and Chen., H., 2004, A numerical method for modeling dynamic process of discontinuous rock foundation-arch dam system: Rock and Soil Mechanics, v. 25, Supp. 2, p. 361–365.
Awards
G. Ellsworth Huggins Fellowship, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 2003-2008

Dan McMillen-Stephan Eisner Scholarship, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 2007

Academic Excellence Award of Peking University, 2002

Excellent Graduate of Beijing City, P.R.China, 2000

Excellent Graduate of Peking University, Beijing, P.R.China, 2000
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