Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University



huaizhenchen @ tongji.edu.cn



    ·     2012.09-2015.06: China University of Petroleum (East China), Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, Ph.D

    ·     2010.09-2012.07: China University of Petroleum (East China), Geophysical Prospecting and Information Technology, M.Sc student

    ·     2006.09-2010.07: China University of Petroleum (East China), Exploration Technology and Engineering, B.Sc


    ·     2019.09-Present: Tongji University, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Research Fellow

    ·     2015.10-2019.09: University of Calgary, Postdoctoral Researcher



    ·     Reservoir Geophysics (Graduate student course)

    ·     Exploration Seismology (Undergraduate student course)


    ·     Current graduate students: Jian Han, MSc (2021.09-); Ren Luo, MSc (2021.09-)


    ·    2020, Shanghai Sailing Program

    ·    2019, Tongji University ‘Hundred Youth Plan’

    Research Interests

    ·     Rock physics modeling

    ·     Reservoir Geophysics (Theory, methods, and Application)

    ·     Inversion theory and method


    ·     The National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2022.01-2024.12

    ·     Shanghai Natural Science Foundation Project, 2021.07-2024.06

    ·     Shanghai Sailing Program, 2020.07-2023.06


    Selected peer-reviewed journal papers (corresponding author *)

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Shahpoor Moradi, Kristopher Innanen. Joint inversion of frequency components of PP- and PSV-wave amplitudes for attenuation factors using second-order derivatives of anelastic impedance, Surveys in Geophysics, 2021, 42, 961-987.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*. Seismic Frequency Component Inversion for Elastic Parameters and Maximum Inverse Quality Factor Driven by Attenuating Rock Physics Models, Surveys in Geophysics, 2020, 41, 835-857.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Guangzhi Zhang. Estimation of dry fracture weakness, porosity, fluid modulus using observable seismic reflection data in a gas-bearing reservoir, Surveys in Geophysics, 2017, 38, 651-678.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*. Estimating elastic properties and attenuation factor from different frequency components of observed seismic data, Geophysical Journal International, 2020, 220, 794-805.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Xinpeng Pan, Yuxin Ji, Guangzhi Zhang. Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo inversion for weak anisotropy parameters and fracture weaknesses using azimuthal elastic impedance, Geophysical Journal International, 2017, 210, 801-818.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Junxiao Li, Kristopher Innanen. Nonlinear inversion of seismic amplitude variation with offset for an effective stress parameter, Geophysics, 2020, 85(4), R299-R311.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Tiansheng Chen, Kristopher Innanen. Estimating tilted fracture weaknesses from azimuthal differences in seismic amplitude data, Geophysics, 2020, 85(3), R135-R146.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Junxiao Li, Kristopher Innanen. Inversion of differences in frequency components of azimuthal seismic data for indicators of oil-bearing fractured reservoirs based on an attenuative cracked model, Geophysics, 2020, 85(3), R163-R175.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Yuxin Ji, Kristopher Innanen. Estimation of modified fluid factor and dry fracture weaknesses using azimuthal elastic impedance, Geophysics, 2018, 83, WA73-WA88.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Kristopher Innanen, Tiansheng Chen. Estimating P- and S-wave inverse quality factors from observed seismic data using an attenuative elastic impedance, Geophysics, 2018, 83, R173-R187.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen*, Kristopher Innanen. Estimation of fracture weaknesses and integrated attenuation factors from azimuthal variations in seismic amplitudes, Geophysics, 2018, 83, R711–R723.

    ·     Huaizhen Chen, Xingyao Yin, Jianhu Gao, Bingyang Liu, Guangzhi Zhang*. Seismic inversion for underground fractures detection based on effective anisotropy and fluid substitution, SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, 2015, 58, 805-814.


    Serving on academic journal 

    ·     Serving as a reviewer for journals including GJI, Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, IEEE

    Serving on academic organization

    ·     Adjunct researcher with CREWES project, University of Calgary

    ·     Session Chair at EAGE 2020

    ·     Session Chair at SEG 2021 (Image21)


    ·     2020, Shanghai Sailing Program

    ·     2019, Tongji University ‘Hundred Youth Plan’