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Huaiyu Yuan

Senior Research Fellow
CCFS - Macquarie University/CET-UWA/GSWA

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 202
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway


Research Output / Publications


I am an Earthquake seismologist and my research interests focus on: continent formation and modification dynamics, array Seismology, and multiple scale isotropic and an-isotropic velocity structure imaging. Mainly I use the following seismic techniques: P- and S-wave travel-time tomography, surface waveform tomography, P- and S-wave receiver functions, Shear wave splitting, Ambient noise tomography, and Spectral Element and ajoint methods in regional cases.

Research interests

Currently I am working on the following projects:

1) Passive Seismic Survey in the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Western Australia and the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia, 2013-2017: focusing on isotropic and an-isotropic shear wave structure in the Capricorn Orogen upper mantle. Two phases of 80 broadband stations will be deployed during 3-4 years;

2) Upper mantle an-isotropic shear wave structure of the south China block, in collaboration with the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014-2017: involving Spectral Element and Adjoint methods to numerically invert for upper mantle seismic structure in the Yangtze and Cathaysia blocks;

3) An-isotropic stratification in Earth's upper mantle using a combination of seismological approaches, in collaboration with the global seismological group at Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley: including the whole upper mantle of the Earth for the global view, and individual continents and oceans for better lateral resolution.