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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
2011 Jin, Z.*, You, C.-F., Yu, J., Wu, L., Zhang, F., Liu, H.-C.. (2011) Seasonal contributions of catchment weathering and eolian dust to river water chemistry, northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Chemical and Sr isotopic constraints. Journal of Geophysical Research . doi:10.1029/2011JF002002


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