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IES Associate Research Fellow Dr. Kuo-Lung Wang Receives 2018 Academia Sinica Career Development Award

IES Associate Research Fellow Dr. Kuo-Lung Wang's proposal "Tracking ancient mantle evolution: geochemical investigation of ophiolites and mantle xenoliths in the Aldan Shield, Siberian Craton" has received the 2018 Academia Sinica Career Development Award. The CDA is awarded for five years (2018-2022). Current IES recipients of CDA includes Research Fellow Dr. Ya-Ju Hsu for "Modeling of earthquake-cycle slip and slow-moving landslides using the rate-and-state friction law (2016-2010)" and Assistant Research Fellow Dr. Wen-Pin Hsieh for "Thermal conductivity and elastic property of deep Earth materials under extreme pressure-temperature conditions (2017-2011)".


Dr. Lou-Chuang Lee receives the 2017 S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics from AAPPS

The AAPPS (Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies) announced on August 21 that the 2017 S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics will be awarded to Dr. Lou-Chuang Lee of IES and Prof. C. Z. Cheng of National Cheng Kung University. Established in 2014, the S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics is awarded to scientists who have made seminal/pioneering contributions in the field of plasma physics. So far only three physicists from Japan, India and Australia have received this prize.


IES Research Fellow Ya-Ju Hsu to speak at the October 2017 Academia Sinica Knowledge Feast

The October 2017 Academia Sinica Knowledge Feast will be held 19:00-21:00 on October 17 at the First Lecture Hall on the second floor in Activity Center. IES Research Fellow Ya-Ju Hsu will give a lecture entitled "Great Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami"


Latest Mineral Announced: Maohokite

A new high-pressure polymorph of megneisoferrite, MgFe2O4, has been named "Maohokite" by the International Mineralogical Association after Academician Ho-Kwang Mao, Chair of the IES Advisory Committee. The IMA made the announcement on August 10, 2017. "Maohokite" was discovered at the Xiuyan meteor crater in Liaodong Peninsula by Dr. Ming Chen's research team from Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Colloquium of IESAS

Speaker Title Host



Dr. Fan-Chi Lin

(Assistant Professor,

Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah)

Imaging volcanic and hydrothermal systems using dense seismic arrays Hsin-Hua Huang



Dr. Chorng-Shern Horng

(Associate Research Fellow,IESAS)

地質時間與作用: 古地磁觀點 Hsin-Hua Huang



Dr. Wen-che Yu

(Assistant Research Fellow,IESAS)

Fine-scale structures, topography, and differential motion of the Earth's inner core Jian-Cheng Lee



Dr. Benjamin Fong Chao

(Distinguished Research Fellow,IESAS)

Rotation of Earth's cores: Nutation, wobble, libration, and all that Hsin-Hua Huang



Dr. Junji Koyama

(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University)

The Megathrust Earthquake of 2011 in Tohoku Jeen-Hwa Wang



Prof. David T.W. Lin

(Institute of Mechatronic System Engineering, National University of Tainan)

The model of estimation of geothermal power in Chingshui Bor-Shouh Huang



Dr. Akiko Toh

(MOST Visiting Specialist,IESAS)

Distribution of very low frequency earthquakes in the Nankai accretionary prism influenced by a subducting-ridge Wu-Cheng Chi



Dr. Li Lo

(Associate Researcher,

State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS)

Nonlinear climatic sensitivity to greenhouse gases over past 4 glacial/interglacial cycles[Abstract] Kwan-Nang PangHsin-Hua Huang