지진학(Seismology) 연구실에서는 한반도, 동아시아 및 전 세계적으로 관측된 지진 파형을 분석하여 지진의 발생 원리와 지구 내부의 구조를 연구합니다.

Seongryong Kim

Assistant Professor in Seismology

Phone: [+82] 42-821-6429
Fax: [+82] 42-822-7661
E-mail: srkim(at)




2014: Ph.D. (Seismology) Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2009: M.Sc. (Seismology) Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2007: B.Sc. (Earth and Environmental Sciences) Seoul National University, Korea


2018 SEP – Present: Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea
2017 OCT – 2018 SEP: Research Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Korea
2017 FEB – 2017 SEP: Senior Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea
2014 OCT – 2017 JAN: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Australian National University, Australia
2014 MAR – 2014 SEP: Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea


  • Imaging of seismic structures related to tectonic processes in back-arc regions and continental margins
  • The occurrence of intraplate volcanism
  • Lithospheric structures beneath East Asia
  • Bayesian inversion methods
  • Upper mantle transition zone structure beneath plate margins
  • Estimation of seismic source parameters and strong motion


Peer-reviewed articles (* Corresponding author)

  1. J.-H. Song, S. Kim, J. Rhie, S.-H. Lee, T.-S. Kang, and Y. Kim (2018) Imaging of Lithospheric Structure Beneath Jeju Volcanic Island by Teleseismic Travel Time Tomography, J. Geophys. Res., In press, doi:10.1029/2018JB015979.
  2. Tauzin, B., S. Kim, and J.-C. Afonso (2018) Multiple phase changes in the mantle transition zone beneath northeast Asia: Constraints from teleseismic reflected and converted body-waves, J. Geophys. Res., In press, doi:10.1029/2017JB015238.
  3. Tauzin, B., S. Kim*, and B. L. N. Kennett (2017), Pervasive seismic low-velocity zones within stagnant plates in the mantle transition zone: Thermal or compositional origin? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 477, 1–13, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.006.
  4. Kim, S., H. Tkalčić, and J. Rhie (2017), Seismic constraints on magma evolution beneath Mount Baekdu (Changbai) volcano from transdimensional Bayesian inversion of ambient noise data, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 5452–5473, doi:10.1002/2017JB014105.
  5. Kim, S., H. Tkalčić, J. Rhie, and Y. Chen (2016), Intraplate volcanism controlled by back‐arc and continental structures in NE Asia inferred from transdimensional Bayesian ambient noise tomography, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(16), 8390–8398, doi:10.1002/2016GL069483.
  6. Kim, S., J. Dettmer, J. Rhie, and H. Tkalčić (2016), Highly efficient Bayesian joint inversion for receiver-based data and its application to lithospheric structure beneath the southern Korean Peninsula, Geophys. J. Int., 206(1), 328–344, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw149.
  7. Lee, S.-J., J. Rhie, S. Kim, T. S. Kang, and G. B. Kim (2015), Ambient seismic noise tomography of the southern East Sea and the Korea Strait, Geosci. J., 19(4), 709–720, doi:10.1007/s12303-015-0012-7.
  8. Kim, S., A. A. Nyblade, J. Rhie, C. E. Baag, and T. S. Kang (2012), Crustal S‐wave velocity structure of the Main Ethiopian Rift from ambient noise tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 191(2), 865–878, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05664.x.
  9. Kim, S., J. Rhie, and G. Kim (2011), Forward waveform modelling procedure for 1‐D crustal velocity structure and its application to the southern Korean Peninsula, Geophys. J. Int., 185(1), 453–468, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04949.x.
  10. Rhie, J., and S. Kim* (2010), Regional moment tensor determination in the southern Korean Peninsula, Geosci. J., 14(4), 329–333, doi:10.1007/s12303-010-0038-9.
  11. Kim, S., A. A. Nyblade, and C. E. Baag (2009), Crustal velocity structure of the Rukwa Rift in the Western Branch of the East African Rift System, South African Journal of Geology, 112, 251–260, doi:10.2113/gssajg.112.3-4.251.