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Hou-Chun Liu


Assistant Professor 助理教授



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




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)


2018 Geochemical Speciation and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Southwestern Taiwan Coastal Sediments. In book: Sediment Watch: Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management. Book Chapter (2018), NOVA Science Publishers.
2018 Isotopic Compositions of Pb in River Water, Sediments and Bedrock Soils in the Erren River, Southwestern Taiwan In book: Soil Pollution: Sources, Management Strategies and Health Effects. Book Chapter (2018), Nova Science Publishers.
2009 Precise determination of Ca isotopic compositions in seawater and carbonates. M. Sc. Thesis (2009), National Cheng Kung University.
2007 Trace sediment source of Shiman reservoir by using strontium isotope. B. Sc. Thesis (2007), National Sciences Council Undergraduate Program.


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