Personal profile


  • PhD in Geophysics
    • knowledge about laboratory experiments, rock physics (induced earthquakes), and numerical seismic wave modeling.


  • BSc in Geophysics and Geology
    • exploration-oriented education
  • MSc and Ph.D. in Geophysics
    • background in laboratory research.

Current Research Interests

My research focuses on investigating the mechanisms behind laboratory earthquake occurrences based on acoustics and X-ray microtomography.

Additionally, I am actively involved in developing new software tools for laboratory rock deformation experiments.

My research in a nutshell

I have conducted extensive research in various fields of geophysics and acoustics, with a primary focus on wave propagation and experimentation. Key contributions include:

  • Elastic Immersive Wave Experimentation

Addressing boundary-reflection challenges in 3D elastic wave propagation experiments within limited space. Develop a method to eliminate boundary reflection imprints from data in size-limited experimental setups. Introduce an internal numerical absorbing boundary for wave simulations in elastic solid media.

  • Elastic Immersive Wavefield Modelling

Implementing immersive boundary conditions for enhanced wave scattering modeling in elastic wave propagation.

  • Nonlinear Elasticity in Resonance Experiments

Introducing a thermodynamic model to explain nonlinearities observed in laboratory resonance tests of rocks and concrete.

  • Induced Seismicity at Geothermal Sites

Analyzing seismic data from a geothermal energy site to enhance understanding of hydraulic diffusivity and seismic-aseismic interaction, resulting in a unified interpretation of experimental results in a 'hot dry rock' experiment in the UK for geothermal energy production.


Education/Academic qualification

Geophysics, Doctor of Science, Elastic immersive wave experimentation (Advisor: Prof. Johan Robertsson), ETH Zurich


Geophysics, Master of Science, A unified interpretation of nonlinear elasticity in granular solids (Advisor: Prof. Roel Snieder), Colorado School of Mines


Geophysics, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), University of Edinburgh


Geology, Bachelor of Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.



  • QC Physics
  • Wave
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Geophysics
  • QE Geology
  • Rock physics


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