Dongdong Tian

Dongdong Tian


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Michigan State University

Dongdong Tian is a seismologist. His research is directed toward understanding the structure of the Earth’s deep interior, mechanisms of seismic sources (e.g., microseismic, explosions, and collapse), and seismic wave propagation in complex media.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2018, advised by Prof. Lianxing Wen. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Michigan State University, collaborating with Prof. Songqiao Shawn Wei.

He is also a big fan of open-source and serves as a core developer of the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT), a widely-used software for processing and visualizing geophysical data in Earth Science, and its Python wrapper, PyGMT.


  • Structure of the Earth’s deep interior
  • Mechanisms of seismic events
  • Seismic wave progration in complex media


  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, 2018

    University of Science and Technology of China

  • BSc in Geophysics, 2012

    University of Science and Technology of China