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Hou-Chun Liu


Assistant Professor


2003.9-2007.6 B. Sc. in Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
2007.9-2009.6 M. Sc. Geochemistry, National Cheng Kung University,Taiwan
2009.9-2015.6 Ph.D. Geochemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


2006.7-2007.2, National Sciences Council Undergraduate Program: 
Tracing sediment source in Shihmen water reservoir using strontium isotopes
2007.10, The training course of mass spectrometry (Taiwan Society for Mass Spectrometry, TSMS)
2007-2008.4, Central Geological Survey Project: Tracing sediment source in Shihmen water reservoir using strontium isotopes

Research Highlight

The global climatic change and continental weathering is a complex cause-consequence feedback system. Non-traditional isotope systems offer a new potential chance for better understanding the biogeochemical reactions in exogenic processes and/or be used as a new tracer for weathering sources. My current research utilizes the triple Sr isotopes (87Sr/86Sr & δ88Sr) to evaluate the Sr cycles in continental weathering systems and involved weathering processes. These results will form a background for interpreting the link between continental weathering and the climatic evolution in the past.

Awards and honors

2020. MOST Young Scholar Fellowship 109年科技部年輕學者愛因斯坦培植計畫(五年期)

May, 2016. Best ph.D. VEI CHOW JUAN Thesis Award from Geological Society located in Taipei

June 2013, the 1st prize student research poster competition at the 59th International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy.
"Evaluation of Stable Sr Isotope fractionation in Chemical Weathering Processes"
(ICASS June 28-30 @ Montreal, Canada)

November 2011, Professor PJ LEE Memorial Scholarship (李沛然教授紀念獎學金), National Cheng Kung University

May 2007, Student research poster award at Taiwan Geosciences Assembly. "Tracing sediment source in Shi-man water reservoir using strontium isotopes" (TGA May 15-18 @ Taoyuan, Taiwan)


Evaluation of Stable Strontium Isotope Fractionation During Continental Weathering Processes
2022 Chao, H.-C.*, You, C.-F., Lin, I.-T., Liu, H.-C., Chung, L.-H., Huang, C.-C., Chung, C.-H.. (2022) Two-End-Member Mixing in the Fluids Emitted From Mud Volcano Lei-Gong-Huo, Eastern Taiwan: Evidence From Sr Isotopes. Frontiers in Earth Science . doi:10.3389/feart.2021.750436
2022 Liu, H.-C.*, Hsieh, J.-Y., Chen, Y.-H., You, C.-F., Jiang, W.-T., Wen, H.-Y.. (2022) Adsorption and Desorption Behaviors of Sr on Montmorillonite: A Triple Sr Isotope Perspective. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry . doi:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.2c00222
2021 Chao, H.-C., Pi, J.-L.*, You, C.-F., Shieh, Y.-T., Lu, H.-Y., Huang, K.-F., Liu, H.-C., Chung, C.-H.. (2021) Hydrogeology constrained by multi-isotopes and volatiles geochemistry of hot springs in Tatun Volcanic Group, Taiwan. Journal of Hydrology 600 . doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126515
2021 Liu, H.-C.*, Chen, Y.-H., You, C.-F., Chung, C.-H.. (2021) Precise δ88/86Sr determination on a MC-ICP-MS by an improved method combining Zr-empirical external normalization isobaric interference correction and 84Sr–87Sr double spike. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry . doi:10.1039/D1JA00224D
2021 Chao, H.-C.*, You, C.-F., Lin, I.-T., Lu, H.-Y., Liu, H.-C., Chung, C.-H.. (2021) Water of eastern Taiwan mud volcanoes. Part I. H, triple O, triple Sr isotopes, and trace elements of Lo-Shan mud volcano. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Journal . doi:10.3319/TAO.2021.12.26.01
2020 Wang,T.-H., You, C.-F.*, Chung, C.-H., Liu, H.-C., Lin, Y.-P. . (2020) Macro-sublimation: Purification of boron in low-concentration geological samples for isotopic determination by MC-ICPMS. Microchemical Journal 152 . doi:10.1016/j.microc.2019.104424
2017 Li, T., Liu, F., Abels, H., You, C.-F., Zhang, Z., Chen, J., Ji, J., Li, L.,Li, L., Liu, H.-C., Ren, C., Dia, R., Zhao, L., Zhang, W., Li, G.*. (2017) Continued obliquity pacing of East Asian summer precipitation after the mid-Pleistocene transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 457 .
2017 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Zhou, H., Huang, K.-F., Chung, C.-H., Huang, W.-J., Tang, J. . (2017) Effect of calcite precipitation on stable strontium isotopic compositions: Insights from riverine and pool waters in a karst cave. Chemical Geology 456 . doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.008
2016 Chang, C.-T., You, C.-F.*, Aggarwal, S.-K., Chung, C.-H., Chao, H.-C., Liu, H.-C.. (2016) Boron-strontium isotopes and major/trace element compositions in tea leaves at four major gardens in Taiwan. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 38 (3) . doi:10.1007/s10653-015-9757-1
2016 Liu, H.-C., Chung, C.-H., You, C.-F.*, Chiang, Y.-H.. (2016) Determination of 87Sr/86Sr and δ88/86Sr ratios in plant materials using MC-ICP-MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry . doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9070-y


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