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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
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
2015 Chao, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Liu, H.-C., Chung, C.-H.. (2015) Evidence for stable Sr isotope fractionation by silicate weathering in a small sedimentary watershed, southwestern Taiwan. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 165 .
2014 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Chen, C.-Y., Liu, Y.-C., Chung, M.-C.. (2014) Geographic determination of coffee beans using multi-element analysis and isotope ratios of boron and strontium. Food Chemistry . doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.07.082
2014 Tong, X.*, Zhou, H.*, You, C.-F., Tang, J., Liu, H.-C., Huang, Y., He, H.. (2014) Atmospheric deposition fluxes and seasonal variations of elements in NE Sichuan, central China. Environmental Sciences 35 (1) .
2014 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Cai, W., Chung, C.-H., Huang, K.-F., Chen, B. and Li, Y.. (2014) Precise determination of seawater calcium using isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analyst 139 .
2013 Chao, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Liu, H.-C., Chung, H.-C.. (2013) The Origin and Migration of Mud Volcano Fluids in Taiwan: Evidence from Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Strontium Isotopic Compositions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta . doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.03.035
2013 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Huang, B.-J., Huh, C.-A.. (2013) Distribution and accumulation of heavy metals in carbonate and reducible fractions of marine sediment from offshore mid-western Taiwan. Marine Pollution Bulletin . doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.06.007
2012 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Huang K.-F. and Chung, C.-H.. (2012) Precise determination of triple Sr isotopes (δ87Sr and δ88Sr) using MC-ICP-MS. Talanta 88 .
2012 Liu, Y.-C., You, C.-F.*, Huang, K.-F., Wang, R.-M., Chung, C.-H. and Liu, H.-C.. (2012) Boron sources and transport mechanisms in river catchments: Isotopic evidence. Journal of Asia Earth Sciences 58 .
2011 Liu, H.-C., You, C.-F.*, Chung, C.-H., Huang, K.-F. and Liu, Z.. (2011) Source variability of sediments in the Shihmen Reservoir, Northern Taiwan: Sr isotopic evidence. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 41 .


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