Our group use geodetic observations and numerical simulations to study (1) tectonics and earthquakes on land and in the ocean; (2) Nuclear test.


Meng “Matt” Wei (matt-wei@uri.edu; 401-874-6530)

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island


[September 11, 2017] Preliminary InSAR results of the September 3, 2017 North Korea Nuclear Test [Link].

[September 5, 2017] Two new graduate students joined our group. Please see details of their research interest in the members page.

[August 2, 2017] PI Wei has won the prestigious NSF CAREER award (award number 1654416). A new graduate student will join our team with the support of this award. Together, they will produce a next-generation dynamic model of the earthquake cycle and apply it to study the oceanic transform faults.

[April 12, 2017] Another paper entitled “A Cost-Effective Geodetic Strainmeter Based on Dual Coaxial Cable Bragg Gratings” has been published in Sensors. PI Wei is a co-author. [pdf]

[February 7, 2017] A new paper has been published in Geophysical Journal International: “Location and Source Characteristics of the January 6, 2016 North Korean Nuclear Test Constrained by InSAR” [pdf]

[August 15, 2017] PI Wei has participated the GMTSAR short course as an instructor. (Course webpage)

We are looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students for a variety of projects related to earthquake physics, geodesy, and numerical simulation. Familiarity with Terminal and Fortran/Matlab/Python language is preferred. Please contact me if you are interested.


Google scholar page

Seismology lab at URI