Peidong Shi

Peidong Shi


I am currently a PhD candidata in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. My research focuses on utilizing geophysical techniques to decipher the secrets of the Earth and probe the nature of earthquakes.

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Research interests

Passive seismic monitoring: Using continuous seismic waveform data to automatically locate induced or triggered seismicity and invert for source mechanisms. The inverted seismic event locations and source mechanisms can provide valuable information for the monitoring of hydraulic fracturing (HF), carbon capture and storage (CCS), radioactive waste disposal, mining activities.

Seismic modeling: Simulating wave propagation in heterogeneous and anisotropic media using arbitrary moment tensor source. Analyzing the complex seismic full wavefield to study wave scattering and interferometry in the complex media, and thus provide the fundamental study for geophysical inversions such as tomography and full waveform inversion.

Seismic anisotropy analysis: Utilizing seismic reflection anisotropy and shear-wave splitting to probe subsurface fracture distribution and orientation, and obtain detailed information of subsurface structures and characterize favorable reservoirs for hydrocarbons and geological disposals.

Seismic imaging: Using seismic tomography and full waveform inversion (FWI) to better image the subsurface structure in different scales (from local, regional to global scales).


  • PhD, Geophysics, University of Leeds, UK
  • MSc, Applied Geophysics, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
  • BSc, Geophysical prospecting, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Geophysics
  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics