YANG Dikun
Assistant Professor
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.
(1) Electric and electromagnetic exploration methods
(2) 3D numerical simulation of the earth's electromagnetic fields
(3) Geophysical inverse problem and imaging
(4) Geophysical applications in geology, resource, environment and engineering.


Yang, D., D. Fournier, S. Kang, and D. Oldenburg, 2019, Deep mineral exploration using multi-scale electromagnetic geophysics: the Lalor massive sulphide deposit case study, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 56, No. 5, P. 544-555.
Yang, D., and D. Oldenburg, 2018, Electric field data in inductive source electromagnetic surveys, Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 66, No. 1, P. 207-225.
Yang, D., and D. Oldenburg, 2017, 3D inversion of total magnetic intensity data for time-domain EM at the Lalor massive sulphide deposit, Exploration Geophysics, Vol. 48, No. 2, P. 110-123.
Yang, D., and D. Oldenburg, 2016, Survey decomposition: A scalable framework for 3D controlled source electromagnetic inversion, Geophysics, Vol. 81, No. 2, P. E69-E87.
Yang, D., D. Oldenburg, and E. Haber, 2014, 3-D inversion of airborne electromagnetic data parallelized and accelerated by local mesh and adaptive soundings, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 196, No. 3, P. 1492-1507.
Yang, D., and D. Oldenburg, 2012, Three-dimensional inversion of airborne time-domain electromagnetic data with applications to a porphyry deposit, Geophysics, Vol. 77, No. 2, P. B23-B34.
Dai, M., X. Hu, H. Wu, L. Jiang, and D. Yang, 2009, Inversion of surface nuclear magnetic resonance for groundwater exploration, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol. 52, No. 5, P. 1166-1173.
Zhao, L., J. Geng, S. Zhang, D. Yang, 2008, 1-D controlled source electromagnetic forward modeling for marine gas hydrates studies, Applied Geophysics, Vol. 5, No. 2, P. 121-126.
Yang, D., and X. Hu, 2008, Inversion of noisy data by probabilistic methodology, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, Vol. 51, No. 3, P. 901-907. (in Chinese)
Yang, D., and X. Hu, 2007, The development of electromagnetic method for groundwater exploration, Chinese Journal of Engineering Geophysics, Vol. 4, No. 5, P. 495-500. (in Chinese)
Hu, X., D. Yang, S. Liu, and Z. Hu, 2006, The developing trends of environmental and engineering geophysics: Review of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Progress in Geophysics, Vol. 21, No. 2, P. 598-604. (in Chinese)
Zhang, R., X. Hu, D. Yang, X. Hao, and M. Dai, 2006, Review of development of surface nuclear magnetic resonance, Progress in Geophysics, Vol. 21, No. 1, P. 284-289. (in Chinese)