Jialing Dai


Ph.D. Student - Yan Group

Research Interests

To characterize and understand the earthquake processes, my research focuses on the development of dynamic rupture modeling using physics-based simulation. In particular, I’m interested in induced seismicity due to energy production and fluid injection in the subsurface reservoir, where multiphase flow and multi-physics have a complex impact on earthquake dynamics. The simulation result is then validated by observation data.

Selected Publications

  • Comprehensive identification of statistical homogeneity of fractured rock masses for a candidate HLW repository site, China
    W. Xu, Y. Zhang, X. Li, X. Wang, R. Liu, P. Zhao, Y. Zhang, J. Dai
    Engineering Geology, 293, 1-16, (2021)
  • System dynamics: A new approach for the evaluation of urban underground resource integrated development
    P. Zhao, X. Li, W. Zhang, Z. Xiong, W. Xu, J. Dai, L. Deng
    Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 119, 1-14, (2022)


  •  M.Eng., Geological Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 2021
  • B.Eng., Geological Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2021 Fall: Research assistant, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • 2017 Fall: Exchange student, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria


  • Outstanding Graduate of Nanjing University, 2021
  • The Second Level Scholarship for NJU students, 2020
  • The Siyuan Talent Scholarship, 2019
  • The First Level Scholarship for NJU students, 2018
  • CSC Outstanding Undergraduate International Exchange Scholarship, 2017
  • The Third Prize for 51 Mathematical Modeling Contest, 2017
  • The First Level Scholarship for CUMT students, 2017, 2016, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

dynamic rupture modeling, induced seismicity computational fracture mechanics seismic cycle