Wendy Zhou

  • Geology & Geological Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Ph.D., Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • M.S., Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • M.S., Geological Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • B.S., Engineering Geology, China University of Geology, Wuhan, China


  • 1) GIS and remote sensing applications in geohazard assessment, environmental studies, and natural resource management; 2) InSAR and PSInSAR applications in ground subsidence, and landslide deformation studies; 3) Rock mass characterization; 4) Analytic or numerical modeling for groundwater contamination, ground thermal regime and stress-strain distribution in the rock or soil mass.


  • Zhou, W., Minnick M., Chen, J., Garret, J. and Acikalin E. under review, GIS-based Landslide Susceptibility Analysis Methods Suitable for Different Sizes of Study Area, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience
  • Zhou, W., Minnick M. D., and Cui, C., in production (MS code 02012), GIS for Natural Resources (Mineral, Energy and Water), In: "Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems Volume II", Editors: Georg Bareth, Yan Song and Chunqiao Song, Elsevier Publishers
  • Anderson, E. D., T. Monecke, M. W. Hitzman, W. Zhou, and P. A. Bedrosian (2017), Mineral potential mapping in an accreted island-arc setting using aeromagnetic data: An example from southwest Alaska, Economic Geology, 112 (2): 375-396
  • Semmens, S. N., Zhou, W., van Wesenbeeck, B. K., and Santi, P. M. (2016) Application of Multiple Criteria Decision Making Model for Evaluation of Levee Sustainability, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 23(1), 1-11, DOI: 10.2113/EEG-1845
  • Werner, C., B. Lowry, U. Wegmller, N. Pugh, G. Schrock, and W. Zhou (2016) Deformation Time-series Derived from Terrestrial Radar Observations using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry in Seattle, Washington, 2016 IEEE Geoscienceand Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 6835-6838, DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730784
  • Chen, J., Y. Li, W. Zhou, J. Iqbal, and Z. Cui (2016), Debris flow susceptibility assessment model and its application in semi-arid mountainous areas, SE Tibetan Plateau, Natural Hazards Review, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000229, 05016005
  • Cui, C., Zhou W., and Geza, M. (2016) GIS-based Nitrogen Removal Model for Assessing Floridas Surficial Aquifer Vulnerability, Environmental Earth Sciences, 75: 526. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-5213-x
  • Zhou, W., M.D. Minnick, E.D. Mattson, M. Geza, and K.E. Murray (2015) GIS-based geospatial infrastructure of water resource assessment for supporting of oil shale development in Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado, Computers and Geosciences, 77(2015)4453, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.01.007
  • Anderson, E. D., W. Zhou, Y. Li, M. W. Hitzman, T. Monecke, J. R. Lang, and K. D. Kelley (2014) Three-dimensional distribution of igneous rocks near the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit in southwestern Alaska: Constraints from regional-scale aeromagnetic data, Geophysics, 79 (2): 117, doi:10.1190/GEO2013-0326.1
  • Lowry, B., Gomez, F., W. Zhou, Mooney, M.A., Held, B., and Grasmick, J. (2013) High Resolution Displacement Monitoring of a Slow Velocity Landslide using Ground Based Radar Interferometry, Engineering Geology, 166 (8): 160-169 *