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LI Zhiyuan
  Associate Senior Engineer
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2017.02-present  Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Senior Engineer
  • 2013.07-2017.02  Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctor
  • 2007.09-2013.07  Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D.
  • 2003.09-2007.07  Jilin University, B.S.

Research Interests:
  1. Seismic Survey for Mineral Exploration
  2. Geophysical Prospecting of Mineral Resources
  3. Seismic Forward Modeling and Inversion
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Supported Projects:
  1. Important Enterprise Entrust Project – "Secondary Interpretation of Seismic Data from Ashele in Xinjiang" (2022.01-2022.12)
  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Program) (2021-2025)
  3. Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2020-2022)
  4. Key Research Program of the Institute of Geology & Geophysics, CAS (2019-2022)
  5. National Key R&D Program of China (2017-2021)
  6. Important Enterprise Entrust Project – "Prestack Depth Migration of Multicomponent Converted Waves" (2016-2018)
  7. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2014-2016)
  8. Open Fund of the Key Laboratory Mineral Resources, CAS (2014-2015)
  9. National R&D Projects for Key Scientific Instruments (2013-2018)

  1. Zhiyuan Li, Jiquan Wang, Xiaona Ma, Runjie Wang. 2023. Calculation of the stable Poynting vector using the first-order temporal derivative of the seismic wavefield. GEOPHYSICS, 88(1):S17-S25.
  2. Yue Zheng, Youshan Liu, Tao Xu and Zhiyuan Li. 2022. Elastic Correlative Least-Squares Reverse Time Migration Based on Wave Mode Decomposition. Processes, 10:288.
  3. Zhiyuan Li, Youshan Liu, Guanghe Liang, Guoqiang Xue, Runjie Wang. 2021. First-order particle velocity equations of decoupled P- and S-wavefields and their application in elastic reverse time migration. GEOPHYSICS, 86(6):S387-S404.
  4. Guoqiang Xue, Zhiyuan Li*, Wenbo Guo, Jingsheng Fan. 2020. The exploration of sedimentary bauxite deposits using the reflection seismic method: A case study from the Henan Province, China, Ore Geology Reviews, 127:103832.
  5. Xiaona Ma, Zhiyuan Li, Pei Ke, Shanhui Xu, Guanghe Liang, Xiquan Wu. 2019. Research of step length estimation methods for full waveform inversion in time domain, Exploration Geophysics, 50(6):1-17.
  6. Xiaona Ma, Guanghe Liang, Shanhui Xu, Zhiyuan Li*, Haixin Feng. 2020. Exact line search method for using the L1-norm misfit function in full waveform inversion, Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 64:483-503.
  7. Xiaona Ma, Zhiyuan Li, Shanhui Xu, Pei Ke, Guanghe Liang. 2017. Comparison of frequency-band selection strategies for 2D time-domain acoustic waveform inversion, Journal of Seismic Exploration, 26:499-519.
  8. Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma, Chao Fu, Guanghe Liang, 2016. Wavefield Separation and Polarity Reversal Correction in Elastic Reverse Time Migration. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 127: 56-57.  
  9. Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma, Chao Fu, Bingluo Gu, Guanghe Liang, 2016. Frequency-wavenumber implementation for P-and S-wave separation from multi-component seismic data. Exploration Geophysics, 47: 32-43. 
  10. Zhiyuan Li, Bingluo Gu, Xiaona Ma, Guanghe Liang, 2015. Separating P-and S-waves in prestack elastic seismograms using the equivalent form of elastic wave equation. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 114: 210–223.  
  11. Bingluo Gu, Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma, Guanghe Liang, 2015. Multi-component elastic reverse time migration based on the P-and S-wave separated velocity–stress equations. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 112: 62-78.  
  12. Bingluo Gu, Youshan Liu, Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma and Guanghe Liang, 2014. An excitation potential imaging condition for elastic reverse time migration. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 108: 124-139. 
  13. Zhiyuan Li, Guanghe Liang, Bingluo Gu, 2013. Improved method of separating P-and S-waves using divergence and curl. Chinese Journal of Geophysics (in Chinese), 56(6): 2012-2022.
  14. Xiaona Ma, Zhiyuan Li, Bingluo Gu, Pei Ke, Guanghe Liang, 2015. Comparisons and analysis of several optimization finite-differencing schemes in 2D acoustic frequency-domain numerical modeling. Progress in Geophysics (in Chinese), 30(2): 0878-0888.


  1. Zhiyuan Li, Guanghe Liang. Method and system for stabilizing Poynting vector of seismic wavefield, 2022-5-6, ZL202110436362.5
  2. Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma. Method and system for polarity reversal correction in elastic reverse time migration, 2017-11-7, ZL201510561256.4
  3. Zhiyuan Li, Xiaona Ma. Method and system for separating elastic P- and S-wavefields, 2017-10-3, ZL201510559614.8
  4. Xiaona Ma, Guanghe Liang, Guoqiang Xue, Kezhang Qin, Zhiyuan Li, Haixing Feng. Method and system for seismic full waveform inversion based on the nonmonotone line search method, 2021-8-10, ZL202010466886.4
  5. Xiaona Ma, Guanghe Liang, Kezhang Qin, Zhiyuan Li. Method and system for time domain multiscale full waveform inversion, 2021-4-9, ZL202010045893.7

Software copyright:

  1. Software of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy data processing with machine learning V1.0, 2022-11-14, 2022SR1498755
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