M.Sc. Sibiao Liu

GFZ Potsdam

Sibiao Liu is a PhD student in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and a member of the geodynamic modeling section at GFZ-Potsdam. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta with specialization in geodynamic modeling, subduction dynamics and lithosphere deformation, and geophysics. His master thesis concentrated on the evolution of flat slab subduction with application to the Farallon plate subduction and Laramide orogeny in North America. He now is focusing on the evolution of the foreland basin deformation in the Central-Southern Andes by using high-resolution thermomechanical models of the orogeny-foreland system.