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Leon Teng

Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-5838
Office: ZHS 101

Faculty Profile on Departmental Website


Ph.D. Geophysics and Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 1/1966
B.S. Geology, National Taiwan University, 1/1959

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor of Geophysics, University of Southern California, 01/01/1976-  
Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of Southern California, 01/01/1970-01/01/1972  
Assistant Professor of Geophysics, University of Southern California, 01/01/1967-01/01/1970  
Research Fellow, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 01/01/1966-01/01/1967  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Teng researches theoretical and observational seismology, earth's strong ground motion and earthquake prediction, and tectonic mapping using seismological data. He also studies new techniques in seismic tomography and advanced seismic instrumentation. Professor Teng is currently investigating microearthquakes and waterflooding in oil fields along the newport-Inglewood faults in Los Angeles and the Long Beach Seismic monitoring system. Other current projects include Seismic research techniques in Taiwan, surface wave approach to the crustal structure of mainland China, and research on earthquake prediction and control in the Los Angeles Basin area .
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