Dr. Yaoguo Li

Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines



Dr. Yaoguo Li is a Professor in the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been leading the Center for Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Studies (CGEM), co-leading the Geo-Multiphysics Research Consortium (GMRC), and co-leading a newly formed joint industry program on the Potential of Geologic Hydrogen Gas Resources. He holds a PhD in geophysics from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Li’s research interests include inverse theory, and inversion of gravity, magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic geophysical data, joint inversion and geology differentiation for imaging geology and reservoir systems. Efficient data acquisition in resource exploration and machine learning-assisted inversion methods are among his newest pursuits. His research covers a broad range of geoscientific problems in mineral exploration, geologic hydrogen exploration, and carbon storage monitoring. He pioneered the 3D physical property inversion algorithms for magnetic, gravity, gravity gradient, and induced polarization data, as well as the inversion of magnetic data in the presence of strong remanent magnetization. He is the instructor of 11th EAGE Education Tour. He is a co-recipient of the 1999 Gerald W. Hohmann Award, and an Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).