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Stephen S. Gao

  • PHD
  • Professor
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Recent publications

  • Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Indochina Peninsula: Implications for slab subduction and mantle upwelling

    • Yu Y
    • Gao S
    • Liu K
    • et al.
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  • Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the Malawi Rift Zone, East Africa

    • Reed C
    • Liu K
    • Yu Y
    • et al.
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Professional experience


Missouri University of Science and Technology

August 2006 - Present


PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics


September 1990 - July 1995(5 years)

Research interests

Spatial and temporal variations of earthquakesContinental riftingTectonicsApplied geophysicsCrustal and mantle structure and dynamicsSeismology


I am a seismologist specialized on imaging the earth's internal structure and dynamics using elastic waves produced by earthquakes. Over the years I've developed or improved a set of computing-intensive signal detection techniques to process terabyte-scale digital data. I also conducted research on the spatial and temporal distributions of earthquakes.

Co-authors (110)

  • Tran Danh Hung
  • Islam Fadel
  • Fansheng Kong