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Meng (Matt) Wei, PHD

  • PHD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Rhode Island
  • 14PublicationsNumber of items in Meng (Matt)'s My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers


The research interests of our group are tectonic geodesy and fault mechanics, with a focus on the physics of earthquake faulting and how faults interact with each other. My main tools are geodetic observations (GPS, InSAR, Strainmeter and Creepmeter) and physics-based numerical simulations (rate-and-state friction). We use high performance computers to run large scale simulations of fault movements, constrained by geophysical and remote sensing data. Main funding sources are the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Recent publications

  • Numerical modeling of dynamically triggered shallow slow slip events in New Zealand by the 2016 M w 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake

    • Wei M
    • Kaneko Y
    • Shi P
    • et al.
  • Segmentation of Slow Slip Events in South Central Alaska Possibly Controlled by a Subducted Oceanic Plateau

    • Li H
    • Wei M
    • Li D
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Rhode Island

September 2016 - Present

Assistant Research Scientist

University of Rhode Island

November 2013 - August 2016(3 years)


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

February 2011 - October 2013(3 years)



University of California - San Diego

September 2004 - January 2011(6 years)


Peking University

September 2000 - June 2004(4 years)

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