I’m currently a PhD student in Department of Geology at UIUC working with Dr. Alison Anders. My research interests center on understanding how fluvial and glacial processes shape Earth’s surface. I approach this problem using numerical models to simulate landscape evolution.
PhD Candidate in Geology, since Fall 2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
BSc in Geology, 2015
Peking University, China
We use numerical modeling to explore how the spatial pattern of glacial erosion varies in different climates as a result of different basal thermal structures.
Modeled post-glacial landscape evolution at the southern margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet
The parallel Ice Sheet Model (PISM, www.pism-docs.org) is an open source, finite difference, shallow ice sheet model. PISM uses a hybrid shallow stress balance to model ice flow, and it solves polythermal energy conservation. I implement a subglacial erosion in PISM (see here) to study glacial landscape evolution in mountain ranges.
Landlab (landlab.github.io) is a python-based toolkit for modeling earth surface processes. I implement the FlowRouterOverFlat module (see here) that calculates the ﬂow direction across topography with ﬂats.