I was trained as a sedimentologist and have been working on paleoseismology field since 1999, the destructive Chi-Chi earthquake. In Taipei basin, we identified Holocene activity of the Shanchiao Fault by correlating strata retrieved from drill holes and proposed potential scenarios of seismic hazards to the metropolitan Taipei area. Later, I had chance to work on the Tibetan Plateau and look into detrital records that unveil intricate surface processes. Therein I initiated projects regarding river sediments along the Yarlung-Tsangpo, southern Tibet, to discuss 1) glacially dammed lakes upstream of the Yarlung-Tsangpo Gorge; 2) modern exhumation patterns of the Lhasa Terrane across the Nyainqentanghla Shear zone. Recently, I got involved in investigation of 2018 Hualien Earthquake and risk assessments of extreme wave events along the coast of east Taiwan, where typhoon and tsunami are both potential candidates of shoreline inundation. Relevant projects are listed below:
Borehole correlations of fluvial to estuary sediments were conducted between pairs of drill holes in Taipei Basin, Taiwan. The boreholes were drilled across the major normal fault, Sanchiao Fault, which situates along the western boundary of the Taipei metropolitan area. With occurrence of growth strata, we have identified Holocene activities of the Sanchiao Fault with good estimates of co-seismic offsets.