Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Chair in Reservoir Geophysics and Director of CRG



+44 (0)20 7594




2.40Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






• Professor of Reservoir Geophysics, Imperial College London, 2004-date
• Head of R & D, Robertson Research International UK, 2000-2003
• Research manager, Robertson Research Australia, 1997-2000
• PhD - Geophysics (Imperial College London), 1995-1997
• MSc - Geophysics (Monash University), 1992-1994
• Research Geophysicist, Nanjing Geophysical Research Institute, 1983-1991
• BSc - Geophysics (Changchun College of Geology, Jilin), 1979-1983

Research Interests

• Reservoir geophysics
• Seismic wave propagation and imaging
• Seismic inversion and tomography
• Reservoir characterisation
• Signal processing and imaging
• Geodynamics and tectonophysics

Other Duties

• Director of Centre for Reservoir Geophysics

Professional Association

• Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP)
• Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
• Research committee member of European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
• Editor-in-chief of Journal of Geophysics and Engineering


• Centre for Reservoir Geophysics


• Wang Y (2017), Seismic Inversion: Theory and Applications. Willey Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-119-25798-1.
• Wang Y (2008), Seismic Inverse Q Filtering. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-8540-0.
• Wang Y (2003), Seismic Amplitude Inversion in Reflection Tomography. Elsevier Science.  ISBN 0-08-044243-9.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Wang Y, 2016, Generalized viscoelastic wave equation, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:204, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:1216-1221

Wang Y, 2015, Generalized seismic wavelets, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:203, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:1172-1178

Wang Y, 2015, Frequencies of the Ricker wavelet, Geophysics, Vol:80, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:A31-A37

Wang Y, 2015, The Ricker wavelet and the Lambert W function, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:200, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:111-115

Wang Y, 2014, Seismic ray tracing in anisotropic media: A modified Newton algorithm for solving highly nonlinear systems, Geophysics, Vol:79, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:T1-T7

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