Eh Tan  (中文版 / English Version)
 Tan, Eh  Assistant Research Fellow

 TEL:+886-2-2783-9910 ext. 503

 Specialty:Geodynamics, Geophysics, Parallel supercomputing

 Research Projects

  • 2006 : Ph.D., Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
  • 1997 : B.S., Department of Physics, National Taiwan University.

  • 2012/07 - present : Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences , Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • 2012/02 - 2012/03 : Visiting Scholar, Earth Science and Engineering Program, King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010/02 - 2012/01 : Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006/07 - 2010/01 : Staff Scientist, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, California Institute of Technology


  Journal Papers:
  1. Ta, T., K. Choo, E. Tan, B. Jang, E. Choi (2015), Accelerating DynEarthSol3D on tightly coupled CPU-GPU heterogeneous processors, Computers & Geosciences, in press.
  2. Choi, E., E. Tan, L.L. Lavier, and V.M. Calo (2013), DynEarthSol2D: An efficient unstructured finite element method to study long-term tectonic deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50148.
  3. Burstedde, C., G. Stadler, A. Alisic, L.C. Wilcox, E. Tan, M. Gurnis, and O. Ghattas (2013), Large-scale adaptive mantle convection simulation, Geophys. J. Int., 192, 889-906, doi:10.1093/gji/ggs070.
  4. Tan, E., L.L. Lavier, H.J.A. van Avendonk, and A. Heuret (2012), The role of frictional strength on plate coupling at the subduction interface, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q10006, doi:10.1029/2012GC004214. (PDF)
  5. DiCaprio, L., M. Gurnis, R.D. Mueller, and E. Tan (2011), Mantle dynamics of continent-wide Cenozoic subsidence and tilting of Australia, Lithosphere, 3, 311-316, doi:10.1130/L140.1. (PDF)
  6. Tan, E., W. Leng, S. Zhong, and M. Gurnis (2011), On the location of plumes and lateral movement of thermochemical structures with high bulk modulus in the 3-D compressible mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q07005, doi:10.1029/2011GC003665. (PDF)
  7. King, S.D., C. Lee, P.E. van Keken, W. Leng, S. Zhong, E. Tan, N. Tosi, and M.C. Kameyama (2010), A Community Benchmark for 2D Cartesian Compressible Convection in the Earth’s Mantle, Geophys. J. Int., 180, 73-87, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04413.x. (PDF)
  8. Helmberger, D., D. Sun, L. Liu, E. Tan, and M. Gurnis (2009), Review of large low shear velocity provinces in the lower mantle, Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac., 73, A520.
  9. Burstedde, C., O. Ghattas, M. Gurnis, G. Stadler, E. Tan, T. Tu, L. C. Wilcox, and S. Zhong (2008), Scalable adaptive mantle convection simulation on petascale supercomputers, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2008), 15 pp. (PDF)
  10. Zhong, S., A. McNamara, E. Tan, L. Moresi, and M. Gurnis (2008), A benchmark study on mantle convection in a 3-D spherical shell using CitcomS, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 9, Q10017, doi:10.1029/2008GC002048. (PDF)
  11. Sun, D., E. Tan, D. Helmberger, and M. Gurnis (2007), Seismological support for the metastable superplume model, sharp features, and phase changes within the lower mantle, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 104, 9151-9155, doi:10.1073/pnas.0608160104. (PDF)
  12. Tan, E., and M. Gurnis (2007),  Compressible thermochemical convection and application to lower mantle structures, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06304, doi:10.1029/2006JB004505. (PDF)
  13. Tan, E., E. Choi, P. Thoutireddy, M. Gurnis, and M. Aivazis (2006), GeoFramework: coupling multiple models of mantle convection within a computational framework, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q06001, doi:10.1029/2005GC001155. (PDF)
  14. Tan, E., and M. Gurnis (2005), Metastable superplumes and mantle compressibility, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L20307, doi:10.1029/2005GL024190. (PDF)
  15. Tan, E., M. Gurnis, and L. Han (2002), Slabs in the lower mantle and their modulation of plume formation, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 3, 1067, doi:10.1029/2001GC000238. (PDF)
  16. Ni, S., E. Tan, M. Gurnis, and D. Helmberger (2002), Sharp sides to the African superplume, Science, 296, 1850-1852. (PDF)

 Books and Book Chapters:
  1. Gurnis, M., W. Landry, E. Tan, L. Armendariz, L. Strand, and M. Aivazis (2010), Development, verification and maintenance of computational software in geodynamics, in G. R. Keller and C. Baru, eds., Geoinformatics: Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences, Cambridge University Press, p49-p67.
  2. Tan, E., M. Gurnis, L. Armendariz, L. Strand, and S. Kientz (2010), CitcomS User Manual,, 132 pp..
  3. Tan, E. (2006), I. Multi-scale dynamics of mantle plumes and II. Compressible thermo-chemical convection and the stability of  mantle superplumes, Ph.D. Thesis, California Institute of Technology, 180 pp..