Research Areas

  1. High-resolution structure imaging of lithosphere with broadband seismic methods, including receiver function, shear wave splitting, finite-frequency body wave and surface wave tomography
  2. Imaging method with broadband seismic data, including joint inversion of surface waves, body waves and receiver functions, multiple seismic parameter imaging (seismic velocity, anisotropy and attenuation)
  3. Geodynamics of stability and modification of cratons, mainly implied from the shape and internal structure of continental lithosphere
  4. Statistical Seimology, hazard assessment through statistical modeling based on physical mechanism of earthquake occurrence.


  • 09/2002 – 01/2009 Ph.D., School of Space and Earth Sciences, Peking University
  • 09/2007 – 03/2008 Visiting Student, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • 09/1998 – 07/2002 B.S., School of Space and Earth Sciences, Peking University


Work Experience
  • 01/2013 –     Associate Professor, Institute of Geophysics and Geology, CAS
  • 01/2009 – 01/2013 Postdoctoral, Institute of Geophysics and Geology, CAS


  1. Jiang, M.M., Y.S. Ai, L. Chen, Y.J. Yang, 2013, Local modification of the lithosphere beneath the central and western North China Craton: 3-D constraints from Rayleigh wave tomography, Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/ 2012.06.018.
  2. Jiang, M.M., S.Y. Zhou, Y.J. Chen, Y.S. Ai, 2011, A new multi- dimensional stress release statistical model based on coseismic stress transfer, Geophysical Journal International, 187, 1479 – 1494.
  3. Jiang, M.M., S.Y. Zhou, E. Sandvol, X.F. Chen, X.F. Liang, Y.J. Chen, W.Y. Fan, 2011, 3-D lithospheric structure beneath southern Tibet from Rayleigh-wave tomography with a 2-D seismic array, Geophysical Journal International, 185, 593 – 608.
  4. Jiang, M.M., Y.S., Ai, 2010, Moonquakes and lunar interior, Geochimica, 39(1), 15 – 24 (in Chinese).
  5. Jiang, M.M., S.Y. Zhou, X.P., Tong, X.F., Liang, Y.J., Chen, 2009, Accurate depth determination of deep earthquakes in southern Tibet and its implications, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 52(9), 2237 – 2244 (in Chinese).
  6. Cheng, C., L. Chen, H.J. Yao, M.M. Jiang, B.Y. Wang, 2013, Distinct variations of crustal shear wave velocity structure and radial anisotropy beneath the North China Craton and tectonic implications, Gondwana Research, 23, 25 – 38, doi: 10.1016/
  7. Yue, H., Y.J. Chen, E. Sandvol, J. Ni, T. Hearn, S.Y. Zhou, Y.G. Feng, Z.X. Ge, A. Trujillo, Y.B. Wang, G. Jin, M.M. Jiang, Y.C. Tang, X.F., Liang, S.Q. Wei, H.Y. Wang, W.Y. Fan, Z. Liu, 2012, Lithospheric and upper mantle structure of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B05307, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008545.
  8. Fu, Y.Y.V., Y.J. Chen, A.B. Li, S.Y. Zhou, X.F. Liang, G.Y. Ye, G. Jin, M.M. Jiang, J.Y. Ning, 2008, Indian mantle corner flow at southern Tibet revealed by shear wave splitting measurements, Geophysical Research Letter, 35, L02308, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031753.
  9. Zhou, S.Y., M.M. Jiang, R. Robinson, 2006, The role of fault interactions in the generation of the 1997 Jiashi strong earthquake swarm, Xinjiang, China, Chinese J. Geophys., 49(4), 1102–110 (in Chinese).