Luanxiao Zhao AssociateProfessor
Office ：Ocean building 412
Mailing Address：School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
2010.08-2014.05 University of Houston, Geophysics, Ph.D
2007.09-2010.03 Tongji University, Geophysics, MS
2003.09-2007.07 China University of Geosciences (Wuhan, China), Geophysics, BS
2018.01- Tongji University, Associate Professor
2014.12-2017.12 Tongji University, Assistant Research Associate
2017.06-2017.09, 2018.01-2018.02 TOTAL E&P Research Center (Pau, France), Visiting Research Scientist
2014.5-2014.08, BP, Reservoir Geophysics Group, Upstream Technology, Geophysicist Intern
2013.5-2013.08, BP, Reservoir Geophysics Group, Upstream Technology, Geophysicist Intern
2012.5-2012.08, ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company, Geophysicist Intern
2011.5-2011.08, Maersk, Global Geoscience Center, Geophysicist Intern
1. Rock Physics and Geomechanics： Rock Physics modeling, Lab measurements, Poroelasticity, Dispersion and Attenuation, Wave-induced fluid flow
2. Reservoir Geophysics：AVO, Lithology and fluid prediction, Seismic prediction of fracture and stress
3. Unconventional Reservoir: Shale gas, Shale oil, Tight gas, and Gas hydrates
?Seismic reflections in heterogeneous poroelastic media and its implications for reservoir characterization (funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China). P. I. 2016/1-2018/12.
?Seismic reflection characteristics of fluid-saturated heterogeneous porous rocks (funded by Innovative Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission), P. I. 2016/1-2018/12
?Petrophysical and Geophysical characterization of pore types in carbonates (funded by Total E &P research development), P. I. 2017/3-2018/6
?Seismic rock physics responses of ultra-deep reservoirs[task-1 of Seismic prediction of ultra-deep oil and gas reservoirs in]（funded by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, XDA14010203)，P.I. for task-1，2017/1-2021/12
?Evaluation of oil and gas potential for Changjiang trough（funded by National Science and Technology Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China）, Key Research Team Member，2016/1 -2019/6.
?Accumulation and enrichment mechanism of China lasustrine oil shale National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant 41504087), Key Research Team Member, 2014/1-2018/12
Peer Reviewed Journal Paper
 Yuan, H., D. Han, L. Zhao, Q. Huang, and W. Zhang, 2019, Attenuation analysis of heavy oil sands –based on lab measurements, Geophysics, 84(5),
 Qin, X., D. Han, and L. Zhao, 2019, Elastic characteristics of overpressure due to smectite-to-illite transition based on micro-mechanism analysis, Geophysics, 84(4), WA23-WA42..
 Zhao, L., X. Qin, J. Zhang, X. Liu, D. Han, J. Geng, and Y. Xiong, 2018, An effective reservoir parameter for seismic characterization of organic shale reservoir, Surveys in Geophysics, 2018, 39(3), 509-541
 Yuan, H., D. Han, L. Zhao, Q. Huang, and W. Zhang, 2018, Rock physics characterization of bitumen carbonates: a case study, Geophysics, 83(3), B119-B132.
 Zhao, L., H. Yuan, J. Yang, D. Han, J. Geng, R. Zhou, H. Li, and Q. Yao, 2017, Mobility Effect on Poroelastic Seismic Signatures in Partially Saturated Rocks with Applications in Time-lapse Monitoring of a Heavy Oil Reservoir, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 122 (11), 8872-8891
 Zhao, L., Q. Yao, D. Han, R. Zhou, J. Geng, and H. Li, 2017, Frequency- and angle- dependent poroelastic seismic analysis for highly attenuating reservoirs, Geophysical Prospecting, 65(6), 1630-1648. SCI
 Zhu W., L. Zhao, R. Shan, Modeling effective elastic properties of digital rocks using a new dynamic stress-strain simulation method, 2017, Geophysics, 82(6), MR163-MR174. SCI.
 Zhao, L., X. Qin, D. Han, J. Geng,Z. Yang, H. Cao, Rock-Physics modeling for the elastic properties of organic shale at different maturity stages, 2016, Geophysics, 81(5), D527-D541. SCI
 Zhao, L., Q. Yao, D. Han, F. Yan, and M. Nasser, 2016, Characterizing the effect of elastic interactions on the effective elastic properties of porous, cracked rocks, Geophysical Prospecting, 64(1), 157-169. SCI
 Li, H., L. Zhao, D. Han,M. Sun,and Yu Zhang, 2016, Elastic properties of heavy oil sands: effects of temperature, pressure, and microstructure, Geophysics, 81(4), D453-464. SCI
 Li, H., D. Han, H. Yuan, X. Qin, and L. Zhao, 2016, Porosity of heavy oil sand: laboratory measurement and bound analysis, Geophysics, 81(2), D83-D90. SCI
 Zhao, L., D. Han, Q. Yao, R. Zhou and F. Yan, 2015, Seismic reflection dispersion due to wave-induced fluid flow in heterogeneous reservoir rocks, Geophysics, 80(3), D221-D235. SCI
 Yao, Q., D. Han, F. Yan, and L. Zhao, 2015, Modeling attenuation and dispersion in porous heterogeneous rocks with dynamic fluid modulus, Geophysics, 80(3), D183-D194. SCI
 Zhao, L., J. Geng, J. Cheng, D. Han, and T. Guo, 2014, Probabilistic lithofacies prediction from prestack seismic data in a heterogeneous carbonate reservoir, Geophysics, 79(5), M25-M34. SCI
 Yan, F., Han, D, Q. Yao, and L. Zhao, 2014, Prediction of seismic wave dispersion and attenuation from ultrasonic velocity measurements, Geophysics, 79(5), WB1-WB8. SCI
 Zhao, L., M. Nasser, and D. Han, 2013, Quantitative geophysical pore type characterization and geological implications in carbonate reservoir, Geophysical Prospecting, 61(4), 827-841. SCI
 Zhao, L, J. Geng,S. Zhang, and D. Yang, 2008, 1-D Controlled source electromagnetic forward modeling for marine gas hydrates studies: Applied Geophysics, 5(2), 121-126. SCI
Conference Reviewed Abstracts
21）Yang, J., J, Geng, L, Zhao, 2017, Seismic reflection dispersion resulting to wave-induced fluid flow in patchy saturated rocks, International Geophysical Conference, Qingdao, China.
20）Qin, X., D, Han, F, Yan, and L, Zhao, 2016, Mineralogical effects on elastic properties and anisotropies of organic shales, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
19）Zhao, L., D. Han, Q. Yao, R. Zhou and J. Geng, 2016, Fluid mobility-dependent seismic reflectivity for highly attenuating reservoirs, SPG/SEG 2016 International Geophysical Conference, Beijing ,Oral Presentation.
18）Zhao, L., X. Qin, D. Han, and J. Geng, 2016, Geology-guided rock physics modeling in organic shale, EAGE-SCA international Symposium on Digital Rock Physics and Applications, Beijing, Oral Presentation.
17）Zhao, L., D. Han, Q. Yao, R. Zhou and F. Yan, 2015, The impact of wave-induced fluid flow on the seismic reflection in heterogeneous porous media, 3rd International Rock Physics Workshop, Perth, Australia, Oral Presentation.
16）Ma, J., L, Zhao, and J. Geng, 2015, Combining rock physics with seismic pre-stack inversion for reservoir prediction: A case study in Bohai Oilfield, 85th Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
15）Yang, J., J. Geng, and L, Zhao, 2015, Frequency Decomposition Convolutional Model for AVO/AVF Analysis in Viscoelastic Media, 85th Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
14）Li, H., D. Han, M. Sun, and L, Zhao, 2015, Direct laboratory measurement on solid and fluid in heavy oil sands rock and its rock physics interpretation, 85th Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Poster Presentation.
13）Qin, X., D, Han, and L, Zhao, 2014, Modeling Organic-rich Shale with Different Maturity Levels, 84th Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, E-Poster Presentation.
12）Zhao, L., D. Han, Q. Yao, 2014, Seismic Reflection Dispersion due to wave-induced fluid flow, 3rd Seismic Rock Physics Workshop, Shanghai, Oral Presentation.
11）Zhao, L., Q. Yao, D. Han, and F. Yan, 2014, The impact of spatial distribution on the seismic properties of fractured rock, 11th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics (ICTCA), Oral Presentation.
10）Zhao, L., J. Geng, J. Cheng, D. Han, and T. Guo, 2013, Rock physics based probabilistic lithology and fluid prediction in a heterogeneous carbonate reservoir, 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
9）Zhao, L., Q. Yao, D. Han, F. Yan, and M. Nasser, 2013, Modeling the effect of pores and cracks interactions on the effective elastic properties of fractured porous rocks, 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, E-Poster Presentation.
8）Yao, Q., D. Han, F. Yan, and L. Zhao, 2013, Fluid substitution with dynamic fluid modulus: Facing the challenges in heterogeneous rocks, 83rd Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, E-Poster Presentation.
7）Zhao, L. and D. Han., 2012, Modeling Organic-rich Source Rock and Its Geophysical Response, 2012 Seismic Rock Physics Workshop, Beijing, Oral presentation.
6) Zhao, L., M. Nasser, and D. Han, Geophysical Pore-type Characterization of Carbonate Reservoir Rocks, 2012 Seismic Rock Physics Workshop, Beijing, Oral presentation.
5) Sinton, J., M. Nasser, and L. Zhao, 2012, Using rock physics and full elastic modeling to seismically model complex lithologies, 82nd Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
4) Zhao, L., M. Nasser, and D. Han, 2012, Predicting geophysical pore type distribution from seismic data in carbonate reservoir, 74th EAGE Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation.
3) Zhao, L., J. Geng, D. Han, and M. Nasser, 2012, Bayesian Linearized AVAZ inversion in HTI fractured media, 74th EAGE Expanded Abstracts, Poster Presentation.
2) Zhao, L., J. Geng, J. Cheng, and D. Han, 2011, Combined Bayesian AVO inversion with rock physics to predict gas carbonate reservoir, 81st Annual Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts, Poster Presentation.
1) Zhao, L., J. Geng, and D. Han, 2011, Petrophysical Characterization of Pore type in tight gas carbonates: 73rd EAGE Expanded Abstracts, Oral Presentation
《Rock Physics》(undergraduate course)
Awarded first place in the annual meeting of 4th Rock Physic Society of China Nov 2016
Awarded first place in the annual meeting of 3rd Rock Physic Society of China Aug 2014
Houston Geological Society Outstanding Student Award Apr 2013
Awarded SEG Foundation Scholarship Jun 2012
Awarded SEG/ExxonMobil Student Education Program Grant Sep 2011
Awarded SWPLA Foundation Scholarship 2011-2013
Awarded Chevron Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Geophysics May 2011
Awarded Third place in the UH Research Day-Oral presentation Competition April 2011
Awarded Presidential Fellowship of University of Houston 2010-2012
Awarded Best Graduates in Shanghai (TOP 0.5%) Mar 2010
Excellent Prize of Shell Energy Investigation Dec 2008
Serving on academic journal
Reviewer for Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, Interpretation, AAPG Bulletin, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Journal of
Serving on academic organization
?Member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
?Member of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).
?Member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
?Member of Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)