Dr. Tian Xu

Dr. Tian Xu

Assistant Professor of Geophysics
119 Christopher Hall
Campus mailbox: 15
E-mail: xu_t@wvwc.edu
Office phone: 304-473-8023

B.S. in Geophysics, University of Houston
Ph.D. candidate in Geology, Baylor University

Professional experience
Geophysics R&D Intern, Halliburton, Houston

Teaching/Research Assistant, Geology Department, Baylor University
Geophysics Intern, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan, China
Technical Support Specialist, University of Houston

Direct current resistivity techniques for deep-marine gas hydrates
Binning method for mapping irregularly distributed resistivity profiling data for 3D inversion
Characterizing moisture distribution beneath irrigated sugarcane using electrical resistivity profiling

Recent projects
Halliburton (summer 2014): Processed and interpreted multi-azimuth seismic data
Baylor (2013-present): Seafloor gas hydrates studies, funded by U.S. Department of Energy
Maui, Hawaii (2013-present): Resistivity surveys
U.S. Department of Agriculture (2013-present): Subsurface water flow surveys
Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2011): Sedimentation in East Lake

Reflection seismic analysis, electrical resistivity, gravity methods, magnetic methods, airborne remote sensing, ground-penetrating radar, proprietary software

Professional societies
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society
American Association of Petroleum Geophysicists
American Association of Physics Teachers

Seafloor DC resistivity techniques for deep-marine gas-hydrate investigation, AAPT (2015)

West Virginia
Wesleyan College

59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201
(304) 473-8000

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