WEI Shengji

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment


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Observational Seismology

Observational Seismology


Wei Shengji has been a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Assistant Professor at the Asian School of the Environment (ASE), both at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, since 2014. He is also the Assistant Chair (Research) at ASE.

Before he joined NTU, he completed his post-doctorate training at the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained his bachelor and PhD degrees in geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and 2009, respectively. 

Shengji’s work in reviewing papers published in Geophysical Research Letters earned him the 2018 Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing. He is also a guest editor of Geoscience Letters and has also served as a reviewer for more than 10 Tier-1 journals including ScienceScientific Reports, and Earth and Planetary Science Letters. To date, Shengji has published 63 papers in peer-reviewed, high-impact journals.

Shengji has supervised 16 Post-doctorate Researchers and students at post-graduate and undergraduate levels.

In 2015 and 2018, he organised two impactful international workshops, which led to key collaborations between EOS, ASE, and other research agencies in Asia.

Shengji’s research focusses on earthquake source studies both in real-time and after in-depth. He is also interested in the properties of structures to better understand earthquake sources and tectonic and geodynamic processes. His research experiences cover both natural and man-made earthquakes. Shengji’s approach to resolving the kinematic nature of earthquakes involves a combination of geodesy, geology, and seismology to better constrain the spatial-temporal evolution of seismic rupture properties. Besides reconciling various datasets, he has also developed techniques that allow waveform inversion/modelling to be extended to a higher frequency (>1Hz) range of relevance for damage assessment. He and his research team are investigating the following subtopics: earthquake rupture process imaging, strong ground motion simulations, earthquake focal mechanism inversion, crustal to upper mantle scale velocity structure inversion, induced seismicity and rock mechanics, Southeast Asia seismology, and volcano seismology.



Slab Models Beneath Central Myanmar Revealed by a Joint Inversion of Regional and Teleseismic Traveltime Data

Jiayuan Yao, Bor‐Shouh Huang, Judith Hubbard, Meng Chen, Ping Tong, Shaolin Liu, et al.


Thermal squeezing of the seismogenic zone controlled rupture of the volcano-rooted Flores Thrust

Karen H. Lythgoe, Andri Dian Nugraha, Kyle Bradley, Shengji Wei, Sri Widiyantoro, Teng Wang, et al.


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