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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 (2016-2020)" and Assistant Research Fellow Dr. Wen-Pin Hsieh for "Thermal conductivity and elastic property of deep Earth materials under extreme pressure-temperature conditions (2017-2021)".


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. Alexandre Canitano

(Postdoc, IESAS)

Borehole strainmeter observations along eastern Taiwan Ya-Ju Hsu



Dr. Yu Lin

(Alumni Professor of Physics, Physics Department of Auburn University)

Kinetic Alfvén Waves and Associated Ion Heating in 3-D Magnetic Reconnection[Abstract] Lou-Chuang Lee



Dr. Yun-Yuang Chang

(Postdoc, IESAS)

Deep Earth Volatile Cycles Wen-Pin Hsieh



Dr. Wen-Pin Hsieh

(Assistant Research Fellow, IESAS)

Toward deciphering complex thermal structures in deep Earth: what is next? Ban-Yuan Kuo



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 Pang



Prof. Shigenori Maruyama

(Principal Investigator,

Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Tectonic evolution and gross picture of western Pacific Sun-Lin Chung



Ms. Mizuho Koike

(PhD student,

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

A chronological study of differentiated meteorites: elucidation of crustal evolution and accretion histories of protoplanets Der-Chuen Lee