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Special-Term Associate Professor
Professor of Engineering
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  Special-term Associate Professor
Highest Education  
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  Planetary physics
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • Education:
    Ph.D., 2020, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    B.E., 2014, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • Work Experience:
    2023.01-Present, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    2020.08-2023.01, Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
  1. Seismic wave simulation
  2. Thermal simulation of planetary subsurface
  3. Martian polygonal terrain
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Supported Projects:



  1. Lei Zhang, Fei Gao, Zai Liu, Peng Cao, Jinhai Zhang. Temperature-dependent modal analysis of InSight lander on Mars. Geophysics, 2023, 88(2). doi: 10.1190/geo2022-0272.1
  2. Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang, Ross Mitchell, Peng Cao, Jihang Liu, A thermal origin for super-high-frequency marsquakes, Icarus, 2023, 390: 115327. doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115327

  3. Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang, Local wavefield refinement using Fourier interpolation and boundary extrapolation for finite-element method based on domain reduction method. Geophysics, 2022, 87(3): T251-T263. doi:10.1190/geo2021-0503.1
  4. Lei Zhang, Yang Lu, Jinhai Zhang. A polygonal terrain on Martian southern polar cap: Implication for its formation mechanism. Remote Sensing, 2022, 14(22), 5789. doi: 10.3390/rs14225789
  5. Lei Zhang, Jinlai Hao, Wenze Deng, Chen Ji. Chuhan Zhang, Source parameters inversion of the global large earthquakes using 3-D SEM Green's functions: strain Green's function calculation and validation, Geophysical Journal International, 2022, 230(3): 1546–1564. doi:10.1093/gji/ggac135
  6. Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang, Ross Mitchell. Dichotomy in crustal melting on early Mars inferred from antipodal effect. The Innovation, 2022, 3(5): 100280. doi:10.1016/j.xinn.2022.100280
  7. Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang. Observation-based temperature field simulation at Zhurong landing site, Mars. Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 2022, 9:1059242. doi: 10.3389/fspas.2022.1059242
  8. Meng-Zhong Zhang#, Lei Zhang#, Xiang-Chao Wang, Wei Su, Yi-Xiang Qiu, Jin-Ting Wang, Chu-Han Zhang, A framework for seismic response analysis of dams using numerical source-to-structure simulation. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 2022, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/eqe.3774 (Co-first author)

  9. Lei Zhang, Jin-Ting Wang, Yan-Jie Xu, Chun-Hui He, Chu-Han Zhang. A procedure for 3-D seismic simulation from rupture to structures by coupling SEM and FEM. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2020, 110,1134-1148

  10. Lei Zhang, Yanjie Xu, Jinting Wang, Chuhan Zhang. Velocity structure building and ground motion simulation of the 2014 Ludian Ms 6.5 Earthquake. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 2018, 17, 719–727.
  11. Chao Li, Yikang Zheng, Xin Wang, Jinhai Zhang, Yibo Wang, Ling Chen, Lei Zhang, Pan Zhao, Yike Liu, Wenmin Lv, Yang Liu, Xu Zhao, Jinlai Hao, Weijia Sun, Xiaofeng Liu, Bojun Jia, Juan Li, Haiqiang Lan, Wenzhe Fa, Yongxin Pan, Fuyuan Wu. Layered subsurface in Utopia Basin of Mars revealed by Zhurong rover radar. Nature, 2022. doi:10.1038/s41586-022-05147-5
  12. Xiang Zhang, Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang, Ross Mitchell, Strong heterogeneity in shallow lunar subsurface detected by Apollo seismic data, JGR-Planets, 2022, 127 (11). doi:10.1029/2022JE007222
  13. Xiang Zhang, Wenmin Lv, Lei Zhang, Jinhai Zhang, Yangting Lin, and Zhenxing Yao. Self-organization characteristics of lunar regolith inferred by Yutu-2 lunar penetrating radar. Remote Sensing, 2021, 13(15): 3017. doi:10.3390/rs13153017
  14. Xiang-Chao Wang, Jin-Ting Wang, Lei Zhang, Chun-Hui He. Broadband ground-motion simulations by coupling regional velocity structures with the geophysical information of specific sites. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2021, 145: 106695. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2021.106695
  15. Xiang‐Chao Wang, Jin‐Ting Wang, Lei Zhang, Shuai Li, Chu‐Han Zhang. A multidimension source model for generating broadband ground motions with deterministic 3d numerical simulations. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2021, 111 (2): 989–1013. doi:10.1785/0120200221
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