Dr. Guoquan Wang

University of Houston, USA

Assistant Professor



1998.7—2001.6 Ph.D., Solid Earth Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, China

1996.7—1998.6 M.S., Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

1992.8—1996.6 B.S., Structural Geology, China University of Geosciences, China


  1. Wang, G.-Q., T. J. Kearns, J. Yu, and G. Saenz (2013), A Stable Reference Frame for Landslide Monitoring Using GPS in the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region, Landslides, DOI: 10.1007/s10346-013-0428-y (online first)
  2. Wang, G.-Q., J. Yu, J. Ortega, G. Saenz, T. Burrough, and R. Neill (2013), A Stable Reference Frame for Ground Deformation Study in the Houston Metropolitan Area, Texas, Journal of Geodetic Science, 3(2), 13-27. DOI: 10.2478/jogs-2013-0021
  3. Wang, G.-Q., T. Soler (2013), Using OPUS for Measuring Vertical Displacements in Houston, TX, Journal of Surveying Engineering, 139(3), 126-134, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943-5428.0000103
  4. Wang, G.-Q. (2013), Millimeter-Accuracy GPS Landslide Monitoring Using Precise Point Positioning with Single Receiver Phase Ambiguity Resolution: A Case Study in Puerto Rico, Journal of Geodetic Science, 3(1), 22-31.
  5. Wang, G.-Q., J. Joyce, D. Phillips, R. Shrestha, and W. Carter (2013), Delineating and Defining the Boundaries of an Active Landslide in the Rainforest of Puerto Rico Using a Combination of Airborne and Terrestrial LIDAR Data, Landslides, 10(4):503-513, DOI: 10.1007/s10346-013-0400-x.
  6. Wang, G.-Q. (2013), Teaching High-Precision GPS to Undergraduates Using Online Processing Services, Journal of Geoscience Education 61 (2), 202-212.
  7. Wang, G.-Q. and T. Soler (2012), OPUS for Horizontal Subcentimeter-Accuracy Landslide Monitoring: A Case Study in the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region, Journal of Surveying Engineering 138(3):135-143, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943-5428.0000079.
  8. Wang, G.-Q., F. Blume, C. Meertens, P. Ibanez, and M. Schulze (2012), Performance of high-rate kinematic GPS during strong shaking: observations from shake table tests and the 2010 Chile earthquake (M 8.8), Journal of Geodetic Sciences, 2(1):1-16, DOI: 10.2478/v10156-011-0020-0.
  9. Wang, G.-Q. (2012), Kinematics of the Cerca del Cielo, Puerto Rico landslide derived from GPS observations, Landslides, 9 (1):117-130, DOI: 10.1007/s10346-011-0277-5.
  10. Wang, G.-Q. (2011), GPS Landslide Monitoring: Single Base vs. Network Solutions, a case study based on the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Permanent GPS Network, Journal of Geodetic Sciences, 1(3): 191-203, DOI: 10.2478/v10156-010-0022-3.
  11. Wang, G.-Q., D. Phillips, J. Joyce, and F. O. Rivera (2011). The integration of TLS and Continuous GPS to study landslide deformation: a case study in Puerto Rico, Journal of Geodetic Science, 1(1): 25-34, DOI: 10.2478/v10156-010-0004-5.
  12. Wang, G.-Q., D. M. Boore, G. Tang, and X.-Y. Zhou (2007). Some observations on colocated and closely spaced 1-second sampled GPS and ground-motion accelerograph data from the 2003 San Simeon (M 6.5), California, earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 97, 76-90.
  13. Wang, G.-Q., G. Tang, C. R. Jackson, X.-Y. Zhou, and Q. Lin (2006). Strong ground motions observed at the UPSAR during the 2003 San Simeon earthquake (M 6.5) and the 2004 Parkfield earthquake (M 6.0) , Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 96, S159-S182.
  14. Wang, G.-Q., G. Tang, D. M. Boore, G. V. Burban, C. R. Jackson, X.-Y. Zhou, and Q. Lin. (2006). Strong surface waves observed in the Western Coastal Plain of the Taiwan Island from one aftershock of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 96, 821-845.
  15. Wang, G.-Q. and X.-Y. Zhou (2006). Three-Dimensional Finite-Difference Simulations of Strong Ground Motions during the 1720 Shacheng Earthquake of Yanhuai Area, Beijing, China using a Stochastic Finite-Fault model, Soil Dyn. Earthquake. Eng. 26 (10), 960-982.

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