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

ZHAO Yonghui


 Yonghui ZhaoAssociate Professor

Office Ocean building 503


Email: zhaoyh@tongji.edu.cn


Mailing AddressSchool of Ocean and   Earth Science, Tongji   University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai   200092, China


1999.09-2001.07Tongji universitySolid GeophysicsPh.D

1996.09-1999.07Tongji universitySolid GeophysicsM.Sc

1992.09-1996.07Changchun college of geologyExploration GeophysicsB.Sc


2012.01-Tongji universitySchool of Ocean & Earth Science, Associate Professor

2010.12-2012.01The Ohio State University, Electro Science LaboratoryVisiting Scholar

2007.06-2010.12Tongji universitySchool of Ocean & Earth Science, Associate Professor

2003.10-2007.05Tongji universitySchool of Ocean & Earth Science, Lecturer

2001.09-2003.07Tongji universityCivil and hydraulic postdoctoral workstationPostdoctoral researcher

Research interests

Engineering and Environmental Geophysics. Focusing on the cross-cooperation between the theory of geophysical exploration methods and geotechnical engineering. Fully explore the ability of geophysical methods to solve engineering difficult problems, and use geophysical methods to feel the beauty of urban construction.

1. GPR numerical simulation, information extraction, intelligent interpretation. Focus on the system integration research for tunnelgrouting and defect rapid detection

2. Multi-modal surface wave dispersion data inversion, deeply explore the hazard identification ability of the surface wave method in Hydraulic engineering

3. Joint inversion of GPR, surface wave and ERT, to enhancethe positioning ability to the shallow surface target


Current Projects

      1.Reverse time migration of Ground Penetrating Radar in water area based on attenuation compensation and multiples suppression41774124),2018.1-2021.12690000the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

      2. Research on data processing and joint inversion of GPR and Transient Rayleigh Wave to the potential failure zone detection for seawall41374146),2014.1-2019.12700000the National Natural Science Foundation of China

      3.Highway tunnel construction and operation safety assurance and rapid detection and evaluation technology research20162976),2016.10-2018.102000000Yunnan Wu-Yi Highway Construction Headquarters project

      4.Research on Simultaneous Grouting Real - time Detection Technology and Equipment for Shield Tunnel in Boulder Stratum20151567),2015.12-2018.61800000CREG GFHI NNRT project


Completed Projects

1. Ground Penetrating Radar Detection of Underwater Archaeological Survey in the Water Area of Shanglin Lake in Ningbo City20162900),2016.10-2017.1098000Ningbo Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology;

2. Fuqing Nuclear plant 3MX conventional island SEK Pit Equipment Pier detection20172434),2017.4-2017.12162000Fuqing Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.

3.Study on Advance Detection of Urban Shield Tunneling Based on Ground Penetrating Radar System20142417),2014.8-2016.730000The scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry

4.Borehole-ground based Electricity Data Processing Technology of Coal methane2011ZX05035-003-006),2011.1-2015.122400000National Science and Technology Major Project

5.Joint inversion of Gravity, magnetic and seismic data2010AA09Z302),2010.12-2013.122370000National 863 Project;

6. Research on High Precision GPR Imaging ofthe Geological Hazards behind Shield Tunnel lining section09ZR1433500),2009.8-2012.7100000the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai;

7. Radar wave diffusion equation redatuming for complex structure near surface40704023),2008.1-2010.12190000the National Natural Science Foundation of China



1.Hu S, Zhao Y*, Qin T, et al. Traveltime tomography of crosshole ground-penetrating radar based on an arctangent functional with compactness constraints[J]. Geophysics, 2017, 82(3):H1-H14,doi: 10.1190/geo2016-0249.1.

2.ZHANG Zai-yuan, ZHAO Yong-hui*, GE Shuang-cheng. 2017.Electrical resistance tomography for underground diaphragm wall defect based on Bayesian inversion[J]. Progress in Geophysics,32(4): 1868-1874, doi: 10.6038/pg20170463

3. HU Shu-Fan, ZHAO Yong-Hui*, GE Shuang-Cheng et al .2017.Traveltime tomography of electromagnetic waves based on an anti-cotangent compactness constraints[J]. Chinese Journal Geophysics,60(9): 3616-3627, doi: 10.6038/cjg20170926.

4.Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng and Xie Xiongyao. Ground-penetrating radar measurement of the distribution of thixotropic slurry behind large-diameter segments in long distance pipe-jacking construction[J]. Near surface Geophysics, 2016, 14(2):171-181, doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2016014.

5. Hu Shufan, Zhao Yonghui*, Liu Yinan. A Passive Surface-wave Detection Experiment Using Wave Velocity Tester [J]. Research and Exploration in Laboratory2016354):9-16.

6.Zhao Yonghui, Xie Xiongyao, Wu Jiansheng. Maxwell curl equation datuming for GPR based on the Kirchhoff integral solution and application in a tunnel grouting test[J]. Near surface Geophysics, 2013, 11(2):211-219 , doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2012029.

7.Ge Shuangcheng, Zhao Yonghui*, Cheng Yonggen. Detection and analysis of potential failure zone of Qiantang River sea wall after the new railway bridge construction[J]. Progress in Geophys, 2013, 28(4): 2148-2154, doi:10.6038.page20130460.

8.Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Zhang Pingsong, Xiao Pengfei. Approximate relationship of coal bed methane and magneticcharacteristics of rock via magnetic susceptibility logging[J]. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering201291):98-104doi:10.1088/1742-2132/9/1/012.

9.Zhao Yonghui, Jin Miao, Wu jiansheng. Quantitative Analysis on Pipelines from GPR Images Based on Improved Hough Transform[J]. IEICE Technical Report. 2011111(312): 31-36.

10.Zhao Y, Wu J, Xie X. Numerical Simulation for removing the steel-bars scattering wave during NDT of Concrete Structures[J]. IEICE Technical Report, 2009, 109:43-47.

11. Jin Miao, Zhao Yonghui*, Wu Jiansheng, Xie Xiongyao. GPR Image ROI Extraction Method Based on Gradient[J]. Journal of Image and Graphics, 2009,04:579-584.

12. Zhao Yonghui, Chen Jun. Numerical simulation for GPR detection of grouting behind of shield tunnel[J]. Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration,2008,02:225-228.

13. Zhao Yonghui,Xie Xiongyao,Chen Jun and Ge Shuangcheng. Numerical Simulation and Information Abstracting for Radar Wave of Faults in Shield Tunneling Back-Filled Grouting Layer[J]. Journal of Tongji University(Natural Science),2008,10:1433-1438.

14.Yuan Yuan, Zhao Yonghui*, Xu Huiping. Establishment of Urban Underground Pipeline Network Information System[J].Chinese Journal of Engineering Geophysics ,2007,03:246-250.

15.Jin Miao, Zhao Yonghui*, Wu Jiansheng, Xie Xiongyao. Development of 3D Visualization Tunnel Observation System[J]. Computer Engineering, 2007,22:255-257.

16.Zhao Yonghui, Hu Xiangdong, Zhao Guoqiang. Experiment on Artificial Frozen Soil Boundary Ground Penetrating Radar Detection in Tunnels[J]. Journal of Tongji University(Natural Science),2006,04:508-513.

17.Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Zhang Hao. Study on ground penetrating radar processing system[J]. Shanghai Geology, 2006,02:21-25.

18.Zhao Yonghui, Chen Jun, Wang Shuiqiang, Wan Minghao. Application of Ground Penetrating Radar for Limestone Foundation of High Building[J]. Chinese Journal of Underground Space and Engineering, 2006,04:700-704.

19.Zhao Yonghui, Xie Xiongyao, Wang Cheng. Study on Ground Penetrating Radar Image Processing and Interpretation System[J]. Journal of Tongji University(Natural Science), 2005,09:1253-1258.

20. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. Joint inversion interpretation of detecting data using ground penetrating radar and pipeline locater[J]. Chinese Journal of Engineering Geophysics, 2005,01:1-7.

21.Zhao Yonghui. Experimental Study on Soil Mass Rheology Characteristics of the North Anchor Block in Runyang Yangtze River Bridge[J]. Underground Space, 2003(04):417-420+457.

22.Zhao Yonghui, He Zhiming, Sheng Mingrong. Testing study on rock rheological characteristic of north anchor block of Runyang bridge[J]. Rock and Soil Mechanics,,2003(04):583-586.

23.Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. The analysis of detectable range of ground penetrating radar system in different underground medium[J]. Chinese Journal of Radio Science, 2003(02):220-224.

24. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. GPR processing program based on Geographical information system[J]. Computing techniques for Geophysical and Geochemical exploration, 2002(03):228-230+239.

25. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. Ground penetrating radar non-destructive testing technique for reinforced concrete and its applications[J]. NDT, 2002(06):234-236+271.

26. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. Wave equation migration image with finite difference for GPR[J]. Computing techniques for Geophysical and Geochemical exploration, 2001(01):47-51.

27. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. The application of the fractal technique to the extraction of high resolution information from GPR data[J]. Geophysical and Geochemical exploration,2001(01):40-44.

28. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. Non-linear technique for abstracting the Non-metallic pipeline image from GPR section[J].CT Theory and Applications, 2000(S1):33-36.

29. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng. Application of GPR to Non-destructive detecting in concrete objects and the key technique[J]. CT Theory and Applications,2000(02):9-13.

30. Zhao Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao. The application of multiple stacking technique to the data processing work of GPR[J]. Geophysical and Geochemical exploration,2000(03):215-218.



1. Tan Qin, Y. Zhao*, Shufan Hu, Cong An, Chunfeng Rao and Dexiang Geng. Profiling experiment of a lake using ground penetrating radar[C]. 2017, 9th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR), Edinburgh, 2017, pp. 1-5.

2. Hu Shufan, Zhao Yonghui*. GPR Tomography Based on Regularization Method for Concrete Defect Detection[C]. Proceedings of 16th International Conference of Ground Penetrating Radar, 2016.

3. Ge S, Zhao Y, Liu L. The effects of back scattering from a defect zone on guided wave dispersion in coast dykes[C]. Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium. IEEE, 2016:4301-4301.

4. Kunwei Feng, Yonghui Zhao*, Zaiyuan Zhang. Stratigraphic absorption compensation of GPR signal based on improved S-transform[C]. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar ( IWAGPR 2015), 2015.

5. Zaiyuan Zhang, Yonghui Zhao* and Shuangcheng Ge. Analysis of hollow area beneath concrete slab of seawall by means of ground penetration radar[C]. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar(IWAGPR 2015), 2015.

6. Kunwei Feng, Yonghui Zhao*, Jiansheng Wu and Shuangcheng Ge. Cross-correlation attribute analysis of GPR data for tunnel engineering[C]. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2014, p 435-440, 2014.

7. Shuangcheng Ge, Yonghui Zhao* and Lanbo Liu. The potential use of GPR in the exploration for riprap layers in tidal flat embankment[C]. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2014, p 291-296, 2014.

8. Zhao Yonghui, Wu jiansheng. Simulation and experimental study of coal bed methane exploration using CSAMT Pseudo-impulse response[C].2013, International Conference on Coal Science and Technology Proceedings, p1705-1714.

9. Zhao Y, Wu J, Chen J, et al. GPR images reconstruction with Maxwell curl equation datuming based on Kirchhoff integral solution[C]. SEG Technical Program Expanded abstracts, 2011, 30(1):1353-1357. San Antonio, USA.

10. Zhao Yonghui, Chen Jun and Ge Shuangchen, Maxwell curl equation datuming for GPR test of tunnel grouting based on Kirchhoff integral solution[C], 2011, 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Aachen, Germany, June 22-24, 2011.

11. Zhao YH, Wu JSH, Xie XY, etc. Multiple suppression in GPR image for testing back-filled grouting within shield tunnel[C]. The proceeding of the 13th international conference on Ground penetrating radar, June 21-25, 2010, Lecce, Italy.

12.Yonghui Zhao, Jiansheng Wu, Jun Cheng. Extraction Method of GPR Region of Interesting Based on Gradient Amplitude Images[C]. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, June 16-19, 2008, Birmingham, UK.

13.Yonghui Zhao, Miao Jin. Estimation for artificial frozen soil boundary of cross-passage in tunnels using GPR[C]. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, June 19-22, 2006, Columbus Ohio, USA.

14.Zhao,Yonghui, Wu Jiansheng, Wan Minghao, Xie Xiongyao. Fractal technique for abstracting high-resolution information from GPR section[C]. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2004, v1, p 295-298.

15.Yonghui Zhao, Jiansheng Wu, Jialin Wang, and Minghao Wan. Ground Penetrating Radar Technique and its Application in Non-Destructive Testing of Reinforced Concrete[C]. Proceedings of 10th Asia-Pacific conference on Non-destructive testing, 17-21 September, 2001,Brisbane, Australia.



Environmental and Engineering Geophysics(undergraduate course)

Behind the Geophysics(General education course for all undergraduate)

The secret under the sea(General education course for all undergraduate)

Engineering and Environmental Geophysics(postgraduate course)

Computer and Application in Geology(postgraduate course)

Digital image processing(postgraduate course)

Applied Geophysics(postgraduate course)

Academic Frontier of Near Surface Geophysical Prospecting(postgraduate course)


Teaching achievements

1. Teaching Book: Introduction to the Geophysics, Tongji University Press, 2017.

2. 2015, Tongji University Teaching Achievement Award Grade 2, Ranked No.2.

3. 2014, Tongji University Teaching Achievement Grand Award, Ranked No.3.

4. 2014, Tongji University Teaching Achievement Award Grade 1, Ranked No.2.


current students

MasterQin Tan, An Cong, Ying Yixiang

former students

MasterJin Miao, Feng Kunwei, Zhang Zaiyuang, Hu Shufan, Ding Zhaowei

DoctorSi Yongfeng


     1. 2014.12, China Highway Society of science and technology progress First prize (Research and Application of Integration Technology and Equipment for Mountain Highway Tunnel Disaster Warning) ;

2. 2010.12, Tongji University Excellent Internship Instructor

3. 2009.12, Tongji University Outstanding Young Teacher

4. 2006.4, Shanghai Science & Technology Progress Award Grade 3Study on Key Techniques of Tunnel Design and Construction for Upper and Lower Overlapped Tunnels in Shanghai Metro Line 2 Metro Project);

5. 2005.4, Shanghai Science & Technology Progress Award Grade 3Pipeline Trenchless Visualization Detection Software System and Its Application);

Serving on academic organization

2011.1.1-,Shanghai Geophysical Society Engineering Geophysical Committee, Deputy director.


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