General Information
Prof. An Yin



Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, USA.


B.S. (1982): Geomechanics, Beijing University.

In M.S. graduate program (1982-1983): Tectonics, Beijing University; degree unfinished due to transfer to the University of Southern California in the fall of 1983 (supervisor: Professor Xianglin Qian).

PhD (1988): Structural Geology, University of Southern California (supervisor: Professor Gregory A. Davis) (note: thesis defended in 1987 but the final paperwork did not get signed off until 1988 after leaving USC to UCLA).

Professional Experience

1987-1988: Acting Assistant Professor, UCLA

1988-1993: Assistant Professor, UCLA

1993-1996: Associate Professor, UCLA

1997-present: Full Professor, UCLA

1995-2011: Member of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA

Awards and Honors

1994: GSA Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal), Geological Society of America

1996-present: Guest Professor, Institute of Geomechanics, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

2004-present: Guest Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2005-2007: Guest Professor, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Beijing University, China

2005-present: Guest Professor, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)


The Geological Society of America (fellow)

The American Geophysical Union (fellow)

Professional Activities and Services

1993-1996: Panel member of the International Ocean Drilling Program (ODP)

1996-1999: Associate Editor GEOLOGY

2000: Member of the Review Committee to the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2002: Member of the Review Committee to Department of Geologic Sciences, University of Houston, Taxes.

2002-2008: Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

2007-present: Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin

2008-present: Board Member, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

2011-2014: Editor in Chief, Tectonophysics

2014-present: Editor in Chief, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

2014: Member of the Review Committee for the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston