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Assistant Professor


Dr. Bin Luo joined the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2022 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering. He received a B.S. degree in Geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2013 and a Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from Texas A&M University in 2018. He then became a geophysical postdoctoral fellow at Colorado School of Mines in 2019 and a geophysical postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in 2021. His research interest revolves around earthquake physics and seismology, including dispersion analysis of interface waves, elastic wave propagation modeling, dynamic rupture simulation, earthquake cycle modeling and earthquake statistics. His recent work is to explore the application of fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for seismic acquisition in a variety of scenarios, including downhole microseismics, urban activities, and submarine geophysics.

Educational Background

2018 Texas A&M University, Geophysics, Ph.D. 

2013 University of Science and Technology of China, Geophysics, B.S. 

Professional Experience

2022 – Present Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science & Technology 

2021 – 2022 Postdoctoral Scholar, Geophysics Department, Stanford University 

2019 – 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines

Honors and Awards

2022  Honorable Mention for Best Paper, Geophysics

2022  Top 25 presenters from 2021 SEG annual meeting (IMAGE)

2021  Honorable Mention for Best Paper, The Leading Edge

2013  Departmental fellowship, Texas A&M University


Featured publications (*Corresponding Author):

1. Lellouch, B. Luo*, F. Huot, R. G. Clapp, P. Given, E. Biondi, T. Nemeth, K. T. Nihei, Biondo L. Biondi (2022). Microseismic analysis over a single horizontal distributed acoustic sensing fiber using guided waves. Geophysics, 87(3), KS83–KS95

2. Luo, G. Jin*, and F. Stanek (2021). Near-field strain in distributed acoustic sensing-based microseismic observation. Geophysics, P49–P60

3. Huff, B. Luo*, A. Lellouch, G. Jin (2021). An eigenfunction representation of deep waveguides with application to unconventional reservoirs. Geophysics, 86, T509–T521

4.  Luo*, A. Lellouch, G. Jin, B. Biondi, and J. Simmons (2021). Seismic inversion of shale reservoir properties using microseismic-induced guided waves recorded by distributed acoustic sensing. Geophysics, 86, R383–R397

5.  Huff, A. Lellouch, B. Luo*, G. Jin, and B. Biondi (2020). Validating the origin of microseismic events in target reservoir using guided waves recorded by DAS. The Leading Edge, 39, 776–784

6. B. Luo*, W. Trainor-Guitton, E. Bozdağ, L. LaFlame, S. Cole, M. Karrenbach (2020). Horizontally orthogonal distributed acoustic sensing array for earthquake-and ambient-noise-based multichannel analysis of surface waves. Geophysical Journal International, 222(3), 2147-2161

7. B. Luo*, B. Duan, and D. Liu (2020). 3D finite-element modeling of dynamic rupture and aseismic slip over earthquake cycles on geometrically complex faults. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110, 2619–2637

8. B. Luo* and B. Duan (2018). Dynamics of nonplanar thrust faults governed by various friction laws. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 5147–5168