Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Principal of Resource Geophysics Academy and Director of CRG



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2.40Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






• Professor of 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, Geophysical Research Institute (Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources, China),1983-1991
• BSc - Geophysics (Changchun College of Geology, Jilin), 1979-1983

Recent Measures of Esteem

• Principal, Resource Geophysics Academy, 2019-date
Director, Centre for Reservoir Geophysics, 2004-date
• Editor-in-chief, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering
, 2004-date
• Editor, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2019-date

Professional Association

• Fellow, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
• Fellow, The Institute of Physics (FInstP)
• Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
• Active Member, The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
• Active Member, The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers


• Resource Geophysics Academy
• Centre for Reservoir Geophysics

Research Interests

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


• Wang Y (2016), Seismic Inversion: Theory and Applications. Wiley 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, 2021, The W transform, Geophysics, Vol:86, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:V31-V39

Wang Y, Liu X, Gao F, et al., 2020, Robust vector median filtering with a structure-adaptive implementation, Geophysics, Vol:85, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:V407-V414

Wang Y, Rao Y, Xu D, 2020, Multichannel maximum-entropy method for the Wigner-Ville distribution, Geophysics, Vol:85, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:V25-V31

Wang Y, 2019, A constant-Q model for general viscoelastic media, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:219, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:1562-1567

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