Sep. 2011–Sep. 2012 Postdoctoral Scholar, visiting scholar, Kentucky Geological Survey, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Jan. 2010–Jun. 2010 Visiting scholar, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Jul. 2009–Aug. 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Jul. 2009 Ph. D., Department of Geophysics, Peking University
Jul. 2003 B. Sc., Department of Geophysics, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Seismic numerical simulation, seismic hazard assessment, stress field evolution, crust deformation, seismic rupture process, strong ground motion, finite element method (FEM) programming.
Awards and Social Activities
Sep. 2000-Mar. 2002 Monitor of Class 61991 at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Nov. 2000 Huayi scholarship at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Dec. 2000 Award for excellent student at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
May 2001 First prize in Advanced Mathematics Competition at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
May 2001 Award for innovative social work at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
May 2003 Top ten newsmakers at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Jun. 2003 Award for excellent graduate student at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Nov. 2004 Guanghua scholarship at Peking university
Nov. 2004 Award for excellent student at Peking University
Aug. 2005 Award for excellent paper of the Chinese Geophysical Society
May 2006 Wangren’s academic scholarship at Peking University
Nov. 2007 Wusi Young scholarship at Peking university
Sep. 2007-Apr. 2008 President of Young Taiji society at Peking University
Mar. 2007-Mar. 2008 Vice president of graduate union of School of Earth and Space Sciences at Peking University
Nov. 2007 Award for innovative social work at Peking University
Dec. 2008 Award for innovative social work at Peking University
Jun. 2009 Award for excellent PhD graduate student at Peking University
 Hu, C., Y. Cai, and Z. Wang (2012), Effects of large historical earthquakes, viscous relaxation, and tectonic loading on the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B06410, doi: 10.1029/2011JB009046. (SCI, IF: 3.303).
 Hu, C., Y. Cai, M. Liu, and Z. Wang (2013), Aftershocks Due to Property Variations in the Fault Zone: A Mechanical Model, Tectonophysics, 588, 179-188, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.013. (SCI, IF: 2.433).
 Hu, C., Y. Zhou, Y. Cai and C. Wang (2009), Study of earthquake triggering in a heterogeneous crust using a new finite element model, Seismological Research Letters，80(5), 795-803, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.80.5.799. (SCI, IF: 3.007).
 Hu, C., Y. Zhou and Y. Cai (2009), A new finite element model in studying earthquake triggering and continuous evolution of stress field, Sci. China Ser. D-Earth Sci., 52(7), 994-1004, doi: 10.1007/s11430-009-0082-3. (SCI, IF: 0.801).  Fu, Z., C. Hu, H. Zhang, Y. Cai and Y. Zhou (2011), The possibility of inferring rupture depths of fault earthquakes from zero-strain points of coseismic surface deformation, Seismological Research Letters, 82(1), 89-96, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.1.89. (SCI, IF: 3.007).
 Zhou, Y., C. Hu and Y. Cai (2009), Influence of an inhomogeneous stress field and fault-zone thickness on the displacements and stresses induced by normal faulting, Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 491-497, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2009.03.018. (SCI, IF: 1.556).
 Tao, W., C. Hu, Y. Wan, Z. Shen, and K. Wang (2011), Dynamic modeling of thrust earthquake on listric fault and its inference to study of Wenchuan earthquake, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 54(5), 1260-1269, in Chinese, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.05.015. (SCI).
 Xie, Z., C. Hu, Y. Cai, and C. Wang (2009), Effect of Poisson’s ratio on stress state in the Wenchuan Ms8.0 earthquake fault, Earthquake Science, 22(6). (EI).
 Zhou, Y., C. Hu, and Y. Cai (2009), Characteristics of listric normal fault zone’s displacement and stress field in the inhomogeneous stress field, Geological Review, 55(4), 590-597, in Chinese.
 Cheng, Y., Y. Cai, C. Hu, and J. Wang (2012), Dynamic effects of fault rupture process on the generalized load field of slope, Journal of Seismological Research, 35(1), 79-85, in Chinese.
 Z. Wang, E. Woolery, and C. Hu (2012), The Central United States seismic observatory: Site characterization, Near-Surface Geophysics and Environment Protection, Science Press, Science Press USA Inc., 223-227.
Research program Funds (Principal)
2011-2013: Science financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China for young scholar (RMB: 200,000, No. 41004038)
2009-2011: The financial support from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (RMB: 30,000, No. 20090460130)