About Me

I work on various scopes of surface process, mostly associated with detritus (both modern and ancient sediments) by interdisciplinary techniques (e.g., multiple thermo-chronometers from low to high temperature and geomorphological methods). I have gained plentiful experience on trenching, borehole logging, and field investigation of natural hazards through my own research and collaborative studies. I specialize in fission track dating and adequately use multiple geo-/thermo-chronology (such as U/Pb, Ar-Ar, radiocarbon, optically stimulated luminescence dating, and so forth) to detect the moving history of the target material and to approach a better picture of the source-to-sink puzzle.     


2005 – 2014 Ph.D., Dept. of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

2001 – 2003 M.S., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University, WA, USA

1996 – 2000 B.S., Dept. of Geology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

*2009 – 2010 Visiting research fellow in Geologisches Institut, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, funded by NSF


2023 – present

Assistant Research Fellow, 

Science and Technology Research Institute for DE-Carbonization (STRIDE-C), National Taiwan University

2018 – 2023    

Postdoctoral research fellow, 

Program promoting office of New Southbound Program, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica

2014 – 2018        

Postdoctoral research fellow, 

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University

2004 – 2005        

Research Assistant of TCDP (Taiwan Chelungpu Drilling Program), Dept. of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

Areas of expertise


Journal articles

1.  Shao-Yi Huang, Yuan-Hsi Lee, Lucas Mesalles, Chorng-Shern Horng, Hsueh-Yu Lu, Yun-Li Tsai, Yi-Ju Wu, Fu-Yue Chen, and Xi-Bin Tan (2022). Tectonophysics, Plio-Pleistocene fluvial dynamics in the pro-foreland basins of Taiwan Orogeny: thermochronological constraints and tectonic implications from the syn-orogenic deposits. Tectonophysics, 838, pp.229486. <here> 

2.  Shao-Yi Huang, Yen, J.-Y., Wu, B.-L., and Shih, N.-W. (2020). Field observations of sediment transport across the rocky coast of east Taiwan: Impacts of extreme waves on the coastal morphology by Typhoon Soudelor: Marine Geology, 421, pp. 106088. <here>

3.  Tzu-Tsen Shen, Tsung-Kwei Liu, Shao-Yi Huang, Pei-Shan Hsieh, and Cheng- Yin Wu (2020). Post-collisional exhumation and geotherm pattern in northern Tananao Complex, northeastern Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 31, pp. 369-381.<here>

4.  Shao-Yi Huang, Jiun-Yee Yen, Bo-Lin Wu, I-Chin Yen, and Ray Y. Chuang (2019). Investigating the Milun Fault: The coseismic surface rupture zone of the 2018/02/06 ML 6.2 Hualien earthquake, Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 30(3), pp. 311-335. <here>

5.  Bo-Lin Wu, Jiun-Yee Yen, Shao-Yi Huang, Yu-Ting Kuo, and Wen-Yen Chang (2019). Surface deformation of 0206 Hualien earthquake revealed by the integrated network of RTK GPS. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 30(3), pp. 301-310.<here>

6.  Ya-Shien Lin, Ray Y. Chuang, Jiun-Yee Yen; Yi-Chin Chen; Yu-Ting Kuo, Bo- Lin Wu, Shao-Yi Huang, and Ci-Jian Yang (2019). Mapping surface breakages of the 2018 Hualien earthquake by using UAS photogrammetry. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 30(3), pp. 351-366.<here>

7.  Yu Ting Kuo, Yu Wang, James Hollingsworth, Shao‐Yi Huang, Ray Y. Chuang, Chih‐Heng Lu, Yi‐Chun Hsu, Hsin Tung, Jiun‐Yee Yen, and Chung‐Pai Chang (2019). Shallow Fault Rupture of the Milun Fault in the 2018 Mw 6.4 Hualien Earthquake: A High‐Resolution Approach from Optical Correlation of Pléiades Satellite Imagery. Seismological Research Letters, 90(1), pp. 97-107.<here>

8.  Lih Kae Chim, Jiun-Yee Yen, Shao-Yi Huang, Ying-San Liou, and Louis Loung-Yie Tsai (2018). Using Raman Spectroscopy of Carbonaceous Materials to track exhumation of an active orogenic belt: An example from Eastern Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 164, pp. 248-259.<here>

9.  Shao-Yi Huang, Yue-Gau Chen, George S. Burr, Manoj K. Jaiswal, Yunung Nina Lin, Gongming Yin, Jingwei Liu, Shujun Zhao, and Zhongquan Cao (2014). Late Pleistocene sedimentary history of multiple glacially dammed lake episodes along the Yarlung-Tsangpo river, southeast Tibet. Quaternary research, 82 (2), pp. 430-440.<here>

10.  B.J. Yanites, G.E. Tucker, K.J. Mueller, Y.G. Chen, T. Wilcox, S.Y. Huang, K.W. Shi. (2010). Incision and channel morphology across active structures along the Peikang River, central Taiwan: Implications for the importance of channel width. GSA-Bulletin, 122, pp. 1192-1208. <here>

11.  Shao-Yi Huang, Charles M. Rubin, Yue-Gau Chen and Huan-Chi Liu (2007) Prehistoric earthquakes along the Shanchiao Fault, Taipei Basin, northern Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 31, pp. 265-276. <here>

Selected Conference papers