Quancheng Huang


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Centers and Affiliations

Global Seismology Group



  • PhD, Geophysics, University of Maryland
  • BSc, Geology, Nanjing University

Research Areas

  • Body Wave Seismology
  • Seismic Anisotropy
  • Planetary Seismology
  • Field Geophysics
  • Upper Mantle Structures
  • Interior Structure of Mars


Huang, Q., Schmerr, N., Waszek, L., & Beghein, C. (2019). Constraints on seismic anisotropy in the Mantle Transition Zone from long-period SS precursors. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(7), 6779–6800. DOI: 10.1029/2019JB017307

Weidner, E., Beghein, C., Huang, Q., & Schmerr, N. (2021). Upper mantle radial anisotropy under the Indian Ocean from higher mode surface waves and a hierarchical transdismensional approach. Geophysical Journal International, 228(1), 78–101. DOI: 10.1093/GJI/GGAB340

Khan, A., Ceylan, S., van Driel, M., Giardini, D., Lognonné, P., …, Huang, Q., et al. (2021). Upper mantle structure of Mars from InSight seismic data. Science, 373(6553), 434–438. DOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.ABF2966

Stähler, S., Khan, A., Banerdt, W.B., Lognonné, P., Giardini, D., Ceylan, S., …, Huang, Q., et al. (2021). Seismic detection of the Martian core. Science, 373(6553), 443–448. DOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.ABI7730

Karakostas, F., Schmerr, N., Maguire, R., Huang, Q., Kim, D., Lekic, V., et al. Scattering attenuation of the Martian interior through coda‐wave analysis. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. DOI: 10.1785/0120210253

Kim, D., Lekić, V., Irving, J. C. E., Schmerr, N., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Joshi, R., …, Huang, Q., et al. (2021). Improving constraints on planetary interiors with PPs receiver functions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, e2021JE006983. DOI: 10.1029/2021JE006983

Daubar, I. J., Lognonné, P., Teanby, N., Collins, G. S., Clinton, J., …, Huang, Q., et al. (2020). A new crater near InSight: implications for seismic impact detectability on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125. DOI: 10.1029/2020JE006382