Job Opening

PhD Positions in the 3D+4D Seismology Research Group, University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas

Posted: 03/22/2021

Open Until: 12/01/2021

We have openings for our PhD program in 3D+4D Seismology; applications are typically due Jan-Feb for a Fall semester start, but we will accept application submissions until the positions are filled. Our research group focuses on computational seismic imaging, inversion and time-lapse monitoring using advanced wave-theoretic and high-performance computational methods for seismic modeling, imaging, and full waveform inversion (FWI); using active-source or passive seismic datasets recorded in surface, borehole and ocean-bottom arrays, including continuous recordings of ambient seismic noise. Our research goal is to extract more information from seismic data than can be achieved via traditional methods, by using more accurate physics, enhancing signal/noise and resolution, and using the full scattering coda in seismic wavefields to more accurately image and monitor the most difficult complex fluid-flow and geologic/tectonic scenarios. Applications include monitoring of both natural and induced seismicity and rupture processes at both tectonic and reservoir scales, monitoring hydrocarbon and groundwater reservoirs, CO2 injection and storage, subsurface fluid flow and geomechanical stress transients, and near-surface critical zone issues related to climate change, ground water flow and other aspects. There are excellent opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in Physics and Mathematics. Applicants must have a strong background in applied physics, mathematics and computation. Prior research experience and a Master’s degree is recommended. For further information, contact us below as your intended PhD Supervisor: Prof Hejun Zhu ( and Prof David Lumley(

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