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Assistant Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences


Room 406B, Building 9, Innovation Park


Dr. Dikun Yang received B.Sc. in geophysics (2005) and M.A.Sc. in geological resource and engineering (2008) from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). He joined Geophysical Inversion Facility at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2009 and received Ph.D. in geophysics in 2014. Then he was a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. He also had some part-time appointments, including an industrial consultant and an undergraduate instructor at UBC. Dr. Yang has extensive experience in the research of geophysical electromagnetic (EM) methods and their applications. His interests include 3D EM numerical simulation and imaging, as well as the application of EM in geological mapping, resource exploration, groundwater and engineering. He has published high-impact original research articles in journals like Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysical Prospecting, etc. He also acts as the reviewers for a number of top geophysical journals. Dr. Yang was a recipient of NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship from Canada in 2017.



2014 Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of British Columbia

2008 M.A.Sc. in Geologic Resource and Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2005 B.Sc. in Geophysics, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)


Work Experience:

2018.07-        Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology

2018.01-2018.06 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

2014.10-2017.12 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

2017.07-2017.12 Sessional Lecturer (part-time), University of British Columbia

2012.07-2017.10 Consultant (part-time), Computational Geosciences Inc.


Honors and Awards:

2017, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship

2016, UBC Postdoctoral Travel Award

2010, UBC Thomas and Marguerite MacKay Scholarship

2009, Outstanding Master's Thesis Award, Hubei Province, China

2009, UBC Egil Harold Lorntzsen Scholarship


Professional Memberships:

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG, Active Member), since 2008.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), since 2009.

American Geophysical Union (AGU), since 2012.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2013.

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