I am interested in topics about Neotectonics, seismic hazards and fault behaviours. My DPhil project is to do the paleoseismological study and to understand the crustal deformation in Dzhungaria and Tien Shan region, Central Asia. I am now investigating the Dzhungarian Fault and the Lepsy Faults, the large right-lateral strike-slip faults bonding the northern tip of the highly deformed Tien Shan. From the topographic analysis, field survey, geochronology and modern satellite-based technology (InSAR), we hope to reveal the rupture processes and the slip rates in different sections of the faults. Also, we’d like to know the characteristics of the faults when they enter the ancient Kazakh Platform from the active Central Asian Orogenic Belt. By examining the behaviours of the faults, we also hope to build a kinematic model of the crustal deformation in Dzhungaria to understand how the N-S shortening from India-Asia collision is accommodated in this region.
I am from Taiwan and previously studied at the Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University. My master project was to study the sedimentary sources in southern Taiwan and the crustal evolution of Luzon Island, the Philippines, from zircon U-Pb dating and Hf isotopic analysis.
Supervisor: Prof. Richard Walker and Dr. Simon Daout
College: University College
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Tsai, C. H., Shyu, J. B. H., Chung, S. L., & Lee, H. Y. (2019). Miocene sedimentary provenance and paleogeography of the Hengchun Peninsula, southern Taiwan: Implications for tectonic development of the Taiwan orogen. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 104032. (link)
Tsai, C. H., Shyu, J. B. H., Chung, S. L., Ramos, N. T., & Lee, H. Y. (2019). Detrital zircon record from major rivers of Luzon Island: Implications for Cenozoic continental growth in Southeast Asia. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2019-003. (link)