Department of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Experimental/theoretical rock physics: coupling of rock deformation and fluid transport, hydrogeological processes, earthquake mechanisms, multiscale percolation phenomina. Submarine volcanology: physical/numerical modeling on large scale lava morphology. Hydrothermal vent systems: laboratory measurements on transport properties of seafloor vent deposits.
1996 Ph.D.,Geophysics, SUNY at Stony Brook
1989 M.S., Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
1986 B.S.,Geophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
2003-present Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1999-2003 Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1997-present Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1997-1999 Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1992-1996 Research Assistant, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1992-1991 Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1989-1991 Lecturer, Peking University, Beijing, China
Honors And Awards
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-1998
Outstanding Student Award in Mineral and Rock Physics, AGU, 1997.
Student Travel Award, AGU Chapman Conference on "Hydrogeologic Processes: Building and Testing Atomistic- to Basin-Scale Models", June 1994.
Best Teaching Assistant Award in Geosciences, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, May, 1992.
Publications in Refereed Journals
Walsh, J.B. and W. Zhu, 2004, Sliding of a rough surface under oblique loading, J. of Geophys. Res., 109, doi:10.1029/2004JB003027.
Zhu, W. and G. Hirth, 2003, A network model for permeability in partially molten rocks, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 212, 407-416.
Zhu, W., P. Baud and T.-f. Wong, 2003. Dilatancy and post-yielding behavior in porous sandstones: A new loading path, 1, 437-444, Proceedings of the 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, P.J. Culligan, H.H. Einstein and A.J. Whittle (editors), Soil and Rock America 2003.
Xiao, X., W. Zhu and B. Evans, 2003. Deformation mechanisms and failure modes in Solnhofen limestone, 1, 453-458, Proceedings of the 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, P.J. Culligan, H.H. Einstein and A.J. Whittle (editors), Soil and Rock America 2003.
Zhu, W., L. Montesi and T.-f. Wong, 2002, Influence of loading path on anisotropic damage and permeability evolution during mechanical compaction of sandstone, in "Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status and Future Perspectives", S. de Meer, M.R. Drury, J.H.P. de Bresser, and G.M. Pennock (editors), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 200, 119-136.
Zhu, W., D. Smith and L. Montesi, 2002, Effects of regional slope on viscous flows: A preliminary study of submarine terrace emplacement, J. of Volcan. Geotherm. Res., 119, 145-159.
David, C., B. Menéndez, W. Zhu, and T.-f. Wong, 2001, Mechanical compaction, microstructures and permeability evolution in sandstones, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part A: Solid Earth and Geodesy, 26 (1-2), 45-51.
Baud, Zhu and Wong, 2000, Failure mode and weakening effect of water on sandstone, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 16,371-16,389.
Zhu, Evans and Bernabé, 1999, Densification and permeability reduction in hot-pressed calcite:Akinetic model, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 25,501-25,511.
Zhu and Wong, 1999, Network modeling of the evolution of permeability and dilatancy in compact rock, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 2963-2971.
Wong and Zhu, 1999, "Brittle faulting and permeability evolution: hydromechanical measurement, microstructural observation, and network modeling", AGU Geophysical Monograph, "Faults and Subsurface Fluid Flow in the Shallow Crust", 113, 83-99.
Evans, Bernabé and Zhu, 1999, "Evolution of pore structure and permeability of rocks in laboratory experiments", in "Growth, Dissolution and Pattern Formation in Geosystem", B. Jamteit and P. Meakin (eds.), pp. 327-344, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherland.
Zhu, Montesi and Wong, 1997, Shear-enhanced compaction and permeability reduction: triaxial extension tests on porous sandstone, Mech. Mat., 25, 199-214.
Zhu and Wong, 1997, Shear-enhanced compaction in sandstones under nominally dry and water saturated conditions, the Proceedings of 36th U. S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, paper 364, New York.
Zhu and Wong, 1997, The transition from brittle faulting to cataclastic flow in porous sandstones: permeability evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3027-3041.
Wong, David and Zhu, 1997, The transition from brittle faulting to cataclastic flow in porous sandstones: mechanical deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3009-3025.
Zhu and Wong, 1996, Permeability reduction in a dilating rock: network modeling of damage and tortuosity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3099-3102.
Menéndez, Zhu, and Wong, 1996, Micromechanics of brittle faulting and cataclastic flow in Berea sandstone, J. Struct. Geol., 18, 1-16.
Zhu, David and Wong, 1995, Network modeling of permeability evolution during cementation and hot isostatic pressing, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 15,451-15,464.
David, Wong, Zhu, and Zhang, 1994, Laboratory measurement of compaction-induced permeability change in porous rocks: implications for the generation and maintenance of pore pressure excess in the crust, PAGEOPH, 43, 1/2/3, 425-456.
Wu and Zhu, 1993, Distributions of the tilt load tides in mainland China caused by the global oceanic tide constituent M2, Earthquake research in China, 7, 2, 131-142.
Wu and Zhu, 1992a, The distribution of the K1 ocean strain load tides in the continent of China, Acta Seismologica Sinica (in Chinese).
Wu and Zhu, 1992b, Distributions of the strain load tides in the China continent caused by the oceanic tide M2 found by the global Schwiderski model, Chinese Journal of Geophysics (Acta Geophysica Sinica), 35, 2, 259-267.
Wu and Zhu, 1991a, Distributions of the tilt load tides in the China continent caused by K1O1 oceanic tides of global Schwiderski model, Chinese Journal of Geophysics (Acta Geophysica Sinica), 34, 4, 609-620.
Wu and Zhu, 1991b, The O1 strain load tides in the China continent, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium, Universitatis Pekinensis, 27, 3, 330-346 (in Chinese with English Abstract).
Wu and Zhu, 1990, Method of integrated Green's function for the calculation of tilt load tide caused by the oceanic tides, Science in China, Series B, 33, 12, 1517-1528.
Wu and Zhu, 1989, Method of integrated Green's function for the calculation of strain load tide, Geophysics in China in the 80s, in commemoration of the 80th birthday of Professor Fu Cheng-yi, 564-578, Press of Scientific Literature, Beijing (in Chinese).