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Yingjie Yang

Professor Yang is a seismologist at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology at Shenzhen, Guangdong. He got his Bachelor of Sciences from University of Science and Technology of China in 2000. His PhD studies took place in Brown University majoring in Geophysics and Seismology during 2000-2006 and his PhD degree was awarded in 2006. Afterward, he took research associate and senior research associate positions at University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006-2010.  In August 2010, he moved to Macquarie University as a lecturer and was promoted to associate professor in 2015.  In November 2021, he joined Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology. Prof. Yang’s main research area includes seismic tomography and ambient noise tomography. He has published more than 90 scientific papers in high-ranking international journals, including Nature, Nature Geoscience, Geology, EPSL, GRL, JGR-Solid Earth, etc.



2021/11-present   Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2015-2021        Associate Professor, Macquarie University

2010-2015        Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University.

2006-2010       Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, University of Colorado at Boulder.


Honors and Awards

2015        The Anton Hales Medal from Australian Academy of Science

2013        Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship

2016        Chutian Guest Chair Professor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2016        Earth and Planetary Science Letter, Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing                  

2014        Outstanding Reviewer for Geophysical Journal of International.

2010        Outstanding Reviewer for Geophysical Journal of International.


Professional Service

2015-present, Associate editor for the journal of “Exploration Geophysics”.
2017-present, Member of editorial board of Journal “Earth and Planetary Physics”.
2016-2020, IUGG IASPEI National Correspondent of Australia,
2015-2021, Macquarie University’s representative for IRIS.
2009-2010, Member of IRIS Transportable Array Working Group


Seismic tomography and ambient noise tomography

Shallow crustal structure and assessment of earthquake hazards and risksLithospheric structure and deep metallogenic mechanisms

Structure and origin of volcanoes