GUO Zhen
Assistant Professor

Educational background
2009-2015 Ph.D, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, China;
2005-2009 B.S., School of Resource Environment and Earth Science, Yunnan University, China.

Professional Experience
2016-present Assistant Professor, South University of Science and Technology
2014-2016 Research Associate, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Honors and Awards
2013-2014 Chancellor’s Scholarship at Peking University;
2014-2015 Chancellor’s Scholarship at Peking University;
2013-2014 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China.

Papers and patents
Publications (* Correspondent author):


• 25. Fan, X. L., Chen, Q. F., Guo, Z. (2020). High-resolution Rayleigh-wave phase velocity beneath the Changbaishan volcanic field associated with its magmatic system. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 36(7):2081-2091, doi: 10.18654/1000-0569/2020.07.10

• 24. Wu, X. Y., Guo, Z.*, Liu, L. Bo., Chen, Y. John, Zou, C. Q., Song, X. Q. (2020). Seismic Monitoring of Super High-Rise Building Using Ambient Noise with Dense Seismic Array. Seismological Research Letter. In press.

• 23. Zhao, Y., Guo, L. H., Guo, Z.*, Chen, Y. John, Shi, L., Li, Y. H. (2020). High resolution crustal model of SE Tibet from joint inversion of seismic P-wave travel-times and Bouguer gravity anomalies and its implication for the crustal channel flow. Tectonophysics. In press.

• 22. Zhang C., Guo, Z.*, Y., John Chen. Lithospheric thickening controls the on-going growth of Northeastern Tibetan Plateau: evidence from P and S receiver functions. Geophysical Research Letters. 47, e2020GL088972.  https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088972

• 21. Chen, J., Y., John Chen, Guo, Z., Ting, Y. Crustal structure of the Ordos block and adjacent regions along an N-S profile of 107.6°E. Chinese J. Geophys, 63(7): 2592-2604,doi: 10.6038/cjg2020M0659

• 20. Anqi Zhang, Guo, Z., Juan Carlos Afonson, Yixian Xu, Yingjie Yang, Bo Yang. The deep thermochemical structure of the Dabie orogenic belt from multiobservable probabilistic inversion. Tectonophysics, 2020


• 19. Fan, X., Q.-F. Chen, C. P. Legendre, and Guo, Z. (2019) Intraplate volcanism and regional geodynamics in NE Asia revealed by anisotropic Rayleigh-wave tomography, Geophysical Research Letters, n/a(n/a), doi:10.1029/2019gl085623.

• 18. Xu, B., W. L. Griffin, Z. Q. Hou, S. Y. O'Reilly, Q. Xiong, Guo, Z., N. J. Pearson, Y. Greau, Z. M. Yang, and Y. C. Zheng (2019), Lithospheric mapping: a pathfinder for hidden terrane and ore systems in southren Lhasa block, Acta Geologica Sinica‐English Edition, 93, 204-204.


• 17. 张安琪,郭震,徐义贤,JuanCarlosAfonso,杨文采. (2018). 岩石圈和上地幔的热-化学结构概率反演——以LitMod1D为例.地质论评, 993-1004.

Anqi Zhang, Guo, Z., Yixian Xu, Juan Carlos Afonso, Wencai Yang. (2018). LitMod1D-A Multi-observable Probabilistic Inversion for the Compositional and Thermal Structure of the Lithosphere and Sub lithospheric Upper Mantle. Geological Review, 64(4):993-1004.

• 16.Guo, Z.*, Wang, K., Yang, Y., Tang, Y.,John Chen, Y., & Hung, S.-H. (2018). Theorigin and mantle dynamics ofquaternary intraplate volcanism inNortheast China from joint inversion ofsurface wave and body wave. Journal ofGeophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123.Doi:10.1002/2017JB014948

• 15. Li, S., Guo, Z.*, Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y., &Huang, Q. (2018). Lithospheric structureof the northern Ordos from ambientnoise and teleseismic surface wavetomography. Journal of GeophysicalResearch: Solid Earth, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JB015256


• 14.Xu Bo, Hou Zengqian, Zheng Yuanchuan, Zhuo Ye, Limin Zhou, Yu Yang, Yanwei Han,Guo, Z., Changda Wu. Jurassic Hornblende Gabbros in Dongga, Eastern Gangdese, Tibet: Partial Melting of Mantle Wedge and Implications for Crustal Growth (2017). Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 91(2): 545-564.

• 13.Shilin Li, Guo, Z.*, Y. John Chen (2017). Complicated 3D mantle flow beneath Northeast China from shear wave splitting and its implication for the Cenozoic intraplate volcanism. Tectonophysics 709,1-8

• 12.Guo, Z., Y. John Chen (2017). Mountain building at northeastern boundary of Tibetan Plateau and craton reworking at Ordos block from joint inversion of ambient noise tomography and receiver functions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 463:232-242

• 11.Bo Xu, W. L., Griffin, Qing Xiong, Zengqian Hou, S. Y. O’Reilly, Guo, Z., N. J., Pearson, Y., Greau and Zhiming Yang (2017). Ultrapotassic rock and xenoliths in South Tibet reveal two contrasting interaction between lithospheric mantle and asthenosphere during continental collision. Geology. doi:10.1130/G38466.1.


• 10.Huiqian Zhang, Qinghua Huang, Guoze Zhao, Guo, Z., Y. John Chen (2016). Three-dimensional conductivity model of crust and uppermost mantle at the northern Trans North China Orogen: evidence for a mantle source of Datong volcanoes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.025

• 9.Guo, Z., Y. John Chen (2016). Crustal structure of the eastern Qinling orogenic belt and implication for reactivation since the Cretaceous. Tectonophysics 683, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.007

• 8.Guo, Z., Juan Carlos Afonso, M. Tork Qashqai, Yingjie Yang, Y. John Chen (2016). Thermochemical structure of the North China Craton from multi-observable probabilistic inversion: extent and causes of cratonic lithosphere modification. Gondwana Research. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2016.07.002

• 7.Guo, Z., Yingjie Yang, Y. John Chen. (2016). Crustal radial anisotropy in Northeast China and its implication for the tectonic extension. Geophysical Journal International.doi:10.1093/gji/ggw261

• 6.Guoliang Li, Haichao Chen, Fenglin Niu, Guo, Z., Yingjie Yang, Jun Xie. (2016). Measurement of Rayleigh wave ellipticity and its application to the joint inversion of high-resolution S-wave velocity structure beneath northeast China. Journal of Geophysical Research 121, 864-880. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012459

• 5.Guo, Z., Y.John Chen, Jieyuan Ning, Yingjie Yang, Juan Carlos Afonso. (2016). Seismic evidence of on-going sublithosphere upper mantle convection for intra-plate volcanism in Northeast China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 433, 31-43. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.035(Web Of Science,highly cited paper in 2016,top 1%)


• 4.Guo, Z., Chen, Y. J., Ning, J., Feng, Y., Grand, S. P., Niu, F., Hitoshi Kawakatsu, Satoru Tanaka, Masayuki Obayashi, Ni, J. (2015). High resolution 3-D crustal structure beneath NE China from joint inversion of ambient noise and receiver functions using NECESSArray data. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 416(0), 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.044

• 3.Guo, Z., Chen, Y. J., Yin W W. (2015). Three-dimensional crustal model of Shanxi graben from 3D joint inversion of ambient noise surface wave and Bouguer gravity anomalies. Chinese J. Geophys. 58(3):821-831

Before 2015

• 2.Guo, Z., Cao, Y., Wang, X., John Chen, Y., Ning, J., He, W., Y., Tang, Feng, Y. (2014). Crust and upper mantle structures beneath Northeast China from receiver function studies. Earthquake Science, 27(3), 265-275.

• 1.Guo, Z., Tang Y C, Chen Y S, et al. A study on crustal and upper mantle structures in east part of North China Craton using receiver functions. (2012).Chinese J. Geophys, 55(11)


• 2011   Crustal structure beneath NE China from ambient noise tomography of NECESSArray, AGU Fall meeting, Poster presentation

• 2012   Crustal structure beneath NE China from 3D joint inversion of ambient noise and receiver function, AGU Fall meeting, Poster presentation

• 2013   Crustal model of central North China Craton from 3D joint inversion of surface wave phase dispersions and Bouguer gravity anomalies, AGU Fall meeting, Poster presentation

• 2014   Crustal and upper mantle structure of Northeast China from surface wave tomography. AGU Fall meeting. Oral presentation

• 2015   Crustal and Upper Mantle Structure of Northeast China from Ambient Noise and Teleseismic Earthquake Rayleigh Wave Tomography, AOGS, Oral presentation

• 2016 Thermo-chemical structure of the North China Craton from multi-observable probabilistic inversion: extent and causes of cratonic lithosphere modification. AGU Fall meeting. Oral presentation

• 2016   Crustal radial anisotropy in Northeast China and its implication for the tectonic extension. AGU Fall meeting. Poster presentation

• 2017  远震体波与面波联合反演揭示的中国东北地区第四纪陆内火山的地幔动力学成因. 地球科学联合学术年会. 特邀报告