Education

The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D. Geology, April 2003
M.S., Geology, December 1998

Chengdu College of Technology
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
B.S., Petroleum, July 1995

Yang Liu's CV ( )

Current Address: Geophysics&Planetary Science
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone: 626-437-6532

Research Experience

  • Research Scientist
  • JPL/Caltech, Nov. 2012-Present

  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jan. 2010-Oct. 2012

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Tennessee, Advisor: Lawrence Taylor
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, May 2005-Dec. 2009

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Chicago, Advisor: Alfred Anderson
  • Department of Geophysical Sciences, Jan. 2003-April 2005

  • Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Advisor: Youxue Zhang
  • Department of Geological Sciences, Sept. 1996- Dec. 2002

  • Visitor, Universität Hannover, Germany, Collaborator: Harald Behrens
  • Institut für Mineralogie, Jan.–July, 2000 and July–Aug., 2001

  • Visitor, University of Bristol, Britain, Host: Steve Sparks
    Department of Earth Sciences, March-May, 2000

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer, GS115c, Petrography of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Caltech, Pasadena, CA Spring, 2013
  • Lecturer, Geo460, Geochemistry, University of Tenessee, Knoxville, TN Winter, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, Geo103, Volcano Hazards, University of Tenessee, Knoxville, TN Winter, 2007, 2009
  • Instructor, Geo630, Phase Diagrams, University of Tenessee, Knoxville, TN Winter, 2006, 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Earth Materials, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Winter, 2001, 2002
  • Teaching Workshop Participant University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2000
  • Organizing Seminars, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2000, 2002
  • Lab Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1999
  • Teaching Workshop Participant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1998
  • Supervisor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1998

Professional Services

      Reviewer & Panelist NASA LASER & Cosmochemistry proposals
      Journal Reviewers Annals of Geophysics, Bulletin of Volcanology,Chemical Geology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Journal of Geology,Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Planetary and Space Science
      Convener Southeastern GSA 2006, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting 2006, Goldschmidt 2010

Professional Association

    American Geophysical Union, Mineralogical Society of America, Meteoritical Society of America Member