Yan Li


I am a PhD student in Institute of Applied Geoscience (IAG), School of Earth and Environment (SEE). I joined the Sedimentology research group in October 2022, after graduating from South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academic of Sciences with a master’s degree in Geological Engineering. My masters project mainly focuses on: (1) the genetic mechanism of submarine landslides on the west of Dongsha uplift in the northern South China Sea; and (2) the geometric characteristics, internal deformation patterns and kinematic characteristics of the megaclasts in the submarine landslide on the west of New Zealand.

Research interests

My PhD research focuses on the flow-substrate interactions of submarine landslides to investigate their emplacement dynamics by integrating seabed data from recent events, detailed observations of ancient analogues, and physical experiments and numerical simulations.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Sedimentology