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LI Juan
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

B.A. Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China. July, 1997.
M. A. Seismology, Center of Analysis and Prediction, China Earthquake Administration. July, 2000.
Ph. D. Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration. Aug., 2003.

2003 – 2006, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor
2007 – Dec. 2014, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of sciences, Associate Professor
May – July 2007, Rice University, Department of Earth Science, Visiting Scholar
Apr. 2009 – Apr. 2010, Rice University, Department of Earth Science, Visiting Scholar
Feb. 2013- Aug. 2013, Colorado University, Boulder, Department of Physics, Visiting Scholar
Dec. 2014 – present, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of sciences, Professor



Research Interests:
  1. Structure of mantle transition zone and interaction with subducting slab
  2. Mantle discontinuities, scatters and the deep dynamic process
  3. Mantle seismic anisotropy
Public Services:

  1. 2013  Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC 
  2. 2012  Excellent Female Scientists of K.C. Wong Education Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
  1. Second prize in “The award of progress of Science and Technology in Beijing Seismic Bureau”(5/9) 
  2. Fellowship of Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship in Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences 
  1. Fellowship of Excellent Student of AnHui Province 
  2. Excellent undergraduate scholarship in USTC with first prize 
  3. Fellowship of Xu Beihong Education Fund of AnHui Province

Supported Projects:
· Topography of the 660-km discontinuity, 410-km discontinuity, and implication on subduction process
· Seismic structure detection using tele-seismic receiver function technique and surface wave analysis.
· Seismic source rupture process, e.g. finite source model, higher-degree moment tensors etc. 



  1. Chen Yong, Chen Qifu, Liu Jie, Chen Ling, Li Juan and Mi Hongliang, 2002. Seismic hazard and risk analysis – a simplified approach. Science Press, Beijing.


  1. Juan Li, Nicola Tosi, Petra Maierova, David A. Yuen, 2014, Evidence from caustics waveform modelling for long slab thickening above the 660-km discontinuity under northeast Asia: Dynamical implicaiton. AGU Monograph (in press). 

  2. Juan Li, David A. Yuen, 2014Mid-mantle heterogeneities associated with Izanagi plate: Implications for regional mantle viscosity, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 385, 137-144. 
  3. Juan Li, Xin Wang, Xiujiao Wang, David A. Yuen. 2013, P and SH velocity structure in the upper mantle beneath Northeast China: Evidence for a stagnant slab in hydrous mantle transition zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 367, 71-81. 
  4. Juan Li, Xiujiao Wang, Fenglin Niu. 2011 Seismic anisotropy and implications for mantle deformation beneath the NE margin of the Tibet plateau and Ordos plateau, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 189, 157-170. 
  5. Linling Ye, *Juan Li, Tai-lin Tseng, Zhenxing Yao. 2011 A stagnant slab in a water-bearing mantle transition zone beneath northeast China: Implications from regional SH waveform modeling, Geophys. Journal Int.  doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05063.x. 
  6. Niu, F. and Juan Li. 2011 Component azimuths of the CEArray stations estimated from P-wave particle-motion analysis, Earthquake Science, 24: 3-13. 
  7. Juan Li, Fenglin Niu. 2010 Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath northeast China inferred from regional seismic networks. J. Geophys. Res.115, B12327, doi:10.1029/ 2010JB007470. 
  8. Zhi Guo, Xing Gao, Huajian Yao, Juan Li, Weimin Wang. 2009, Midcrustal low-velocity layer beneath the central Himalaya and southern Tibe revealed by ambient noise array tomography. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10(5), Q05007, doi:10.1029/2009GC002458. 
  9. Juan Li, Qi-Fu Chen, Elizabeth Vanacore, Fenglin Niu. 2008Topography of the 660-km discontinuity beneath northeast China: Implications for a retrograde motion of the subducting Pacific slab. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35L01302, doi:10.1029/2007GL031658. 
  10. Chen Yong, Li Li, Li Juan, Li Gang. 2008M8.0 Wenchuan earthquake: the way of thinking is changed, EPISODES, 31(4), 374-377, Dec. 
  11. Tian Baofeng, Li Juan, Wang Weimin, Zhao Lianfeng, Yao Zhenxing. 2008, Crust anisotropy of Taihangshan mountain range in north China inferred from receiver functions. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 28, 51(5), 1459-1467 (in Chinese) 
  12. Wang Weimin, Zhao Lianfeng, Li Juan, Yao Zhenxing. 2008, Rupture process of the M, 8.0 Wenchuan earthquake of Sichuan,China, Chinese J. Geophysics. 51(5) (in Chinese) 
  13. Juan Li, Bao-Feng Tian, Wei-Min Wang, Lian-Feng Zhao, Zhen-Xing Yao. 2007Lateral variation in the sedimentary structure of west Bohai Bay Basin inferred from P-multiple receiver functions. Bull.Seismol.Soc.Am., 97 (4), 1355-1363. 
  14. Juan Li, Yu-Mei He, Zhen-Xing Yao. 2006, Source finiteness and rupture propagation using higher-degree moment tensors. Bull.Seismol.Soc.Am. 96 (4), 1241-1256, doi: 10.1785/ 0120050164. 
  15. L.-F. Zhao, W.-M. Wang, J. Li and Z.-X. Yao. 2006, Modelling the seismic response of basin-edge structure by a sequential waveform method. Tectonophysics. 420, 493-507. 
  16. Li Juan, Wang Weimin, Zhao Lianfeng, Yao Zhenxing. 2005. Rupture process of the July 11, 2004, Tibet (Mw 6.2) earthquake. Chinese J. Geophys (in Chinese). 
  17. Li Juan, Chen Yong, Mi Hongliang. 2002, 1 / f b temporal fluctuation: detecting scale-invariance properties of seismic activity in North China. Chaos Solitons and Fractals. 14 (9), 1487-1494. 
  18. Chen Yong, Chen Qifu, Liu Jie, Chen Ling, Li Juan and Mi Hongliang, 2002. Seismic hazard and risk analysis – a simplified approach. Science Press, Beijing. 
  19. Li Juan, Chen Yong. 2001. Rescaled range (R/S) analysis on seismic activity parameters. Acta Seismologica Sincia. 23(2), 143-150 (in Chinese).
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