Since 3/3/2009






Dr. Andrew Tien-Shun Lin

Department of Earth Sciences

National Central University

Research Interests

My professional expertises are in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, geodynamics, and petroleum geology. More specifically, my research seeks to unravel the earth history of sedimentation and tectonics by examining sedimentary rocks using both geological and geophysical methods. I am especially interested in the development of continental margins and their subsequent destruction as evidenced by the Cenozoic geology in and around Taiwan.

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Recent Publications (peer reviewed, *: corresponding author)

Dirgantara, F., Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C.-S. 2021. Seismic de-multiple strategy in the submarine slope of Taiwan accretionary wedge. Submitted to Exploration Geophysics.

Giletycz, S.J., Lin, A.T.*, Yamada, K., Wang, L.-C., Chien, C.-W., Lou, J.-Y., Huang, N.-W.,Ting, C.-Y., Shih, K.-W. 2021. Ephemeral landform development following rapid coastal uplift in the southern orogen of Taiwan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 1-16. DOI: 10.1002/esp.5183.

Nayak, K., Lin, A.T*., Huang, K.-F., Liu, Z., Nathalie, B., Ratzov, G., Pillutla, R.K., Das, P., Hsu, S.-K. 2021.Clay-mineral distribution in recent deep-sea sediments around Taiwan:Implications for sediment dispersal processes. Tectonophysics 814, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228974.

Chang ,Q., Hren, M., Lin, A.T., Tabor, C., Yu, S.-W., Eley, Y., Harris, G. 2021. Terrestrial biomarker isotope records of late Quaternary climate and source-to-sink sediment transport processes in southwestern Taiwan. American Journal of Sciences 321, 393–423, DOI 10.2475/04.2021.01

Lin, A.T.*, Yang, C.-C., Wang, M.-H., Wu, J.-C. 2021. Oligocene-Miocene sequence stratigraphy in the northern margin of the South China Sea: An example from Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 213, 104765. Free download from the publisher (until 2021/5/26): (Fig.1, Fig.2, Fig.3, Fig.4, Fig.5, Fig.6, Fig.7, Fig.8, Fig.9, Fig.10, Fig.11, Fig.12, Fig.13, Fig14. Fig.15)

Das, P.,Lin, A.T.*, Chen, M.-P., Miramontes, E., Liu, C.-S., Huang, N.-W., Kung, J., Hsu,S.-K, Pillutla, K., Nayak, K. 2021. Deep-sea submarine erosion by the Kuroshio Current in the Manila accretionary prism, offshore Southern Taiwan. Tectonophysics 807,228813.

Huang, Y.-S., Hsu, S.-K., Su, C.-C., Lin, A.T., Yu, P.-S., Babonneau, N., Ratzov, G., Lallemand, S., Huang, P.-C., Lin, S.-S., Lin, J.-Y., Wei, K.-Y., Chang, Y.-P., Yu, N.-T., Tsai, C.-H. 2021.. Shallow gas hydrates off southwest Taiwan and their mechanisms. Marine Geophysical Research 42:7, DOI10.1007/s11001-021-09429-x. (SCI)

Dirgantara, F., Chiang, H.-T., Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C.-S., Chen, S.-C. 2020. Depositional influence of submarine channel migration on thermal properties of the Lower Fangliao Basin, offshore southwestern Taiwan. Marine Geophysical Research 41 (1), 1-23. DOI10.1007/s11001-020-09401-1. (SCI)

Conand, C., Mouthereau, F., Ganne, J., Lin, A.T., Lafhid, A., Daudet, M., Messalles, L., Giletycz, S., Bonzani, M. 2020. Strain partitioning and exhumation in oblique Taiwan collision: role of rift architecture and plate kinematics. Tectonics 39(4).DOI: 10.1029/2019TC005798

Zhang, Y., Kuo-Chen, H., Alvarez-Marron, J., Brown, D., Lin, A.T., Xie, Z., Jin, X. 2020. Imaging active faulting in the western Taiwan Strait. Scientific Reports, 10, 3703. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60666-3.

Dirgantara, F., Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C. S., Lin, C. C., Chen, S. C.. 2020. Gas-hydrate systems and gas volumetric assessment in the Lower Fangliao Basin, Taiwan accretionary wedge. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 43 (1), 27-48. DOI: 10.1111/jpg.12748

Chan, H-P., Chang, C.-P., Lin, T.-H., Blackett, M., Kuo-Chen, H., Lin, A.T. 2019. The potential of satellite remote sensing for monitoring the onset of volcanic activity on Taipei doorstep. International Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2019.1667549.

Giletycz, S.J., Lin, A.T., Chang, C.-P., Shyu, J.B.H. 2019. Relicts of mud diapirism of the emerged wedge-top as an indicator of gas hydrates destabilization in the Manila accretionary prism in southern Taiwan (Hengchun Peninsula). Geomorphology, 336, 1-17.

Berndt, C., Chi, W.C., Jegen, M., Lebas, E., Crutchley, G., Muff, S., Holz, S., Sommer, M., Lin, S., Liu, C.-S., Lin, A.T., Klaeschen, D., Klaucke, I., Chen, L., Hsu, H.-H., Kunath, P., Elger, J, McIntosh, K.D., Feseker, T. 2019. Tectonic controls on gas hydrate distribution off SW Taiwan. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 124, 1164-1184.

Su, P.-J., Lin, A.T.*, Hu, J.-C., Teng, L.S. 2018. Tectonic controls on the stratigrpahic development of the rifted Taipei basin: A late Quaternary marine-influenced inland half graben. Quaternary International 482, 27-45.

Nagel, S., Granjeon, D., Willett, S., Lin, A.T., Castelltort, S. 2018. Stratigraphic modeling of the Western Taiwan foreland basin: Sediment flux from a growing mountain range and tectonic implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology 96, 331-347.

Giletycz, S.J., Chang, C.-P., Lin, A.T., Ching, K.-E., Shyu, J.B.H. 2017. Improved alignment of the Hengchun Fault (southern Taiwan) based on fieldwork, structure-from-motion, shallow drilling, and levelling data. Tectonophysics.

Yu, S.-W., Tsai, L.L., Talling, P., Lin, A.T.*, Mii, H.-S., Chung, S.-H., Horng, C.-S. 2017. Sea level and climatic controls on turbidite occurrence for the past 26 kyr on the flank of the Gaoping Canyon off SW Taiwan. Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.011. (SCI)

Wu, W.-J., Dong, J.-J., Lin, A.T., Yu, Y.-C., Pan, T.-Y., Tong, L.-T., Li, M.-H., Ni, C.-F., Shimamoto, T. 2017. Stress history influence on sedimentary rock porosity estimates: Implications for geological CO2 storage in Northern Taiwan. Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 28(3), 247-258. (SCI)

林殿順、李科豎、劉家瑄、林哲銓、王詠絢 2017. 臺灣西南海域天然氣水合物探勘與資源量綜論。工程,第90卷,第2期,63-70頁。

鐘三雄、林殿順、林哲銓、劉家瑄、陳松春、王詠絢、魏正岳、陳柏淳 2016. 臺灣西南-南部海域天然氣水合物資源潛能調查研究。經濟部中央地質調查所特刊,第30號,第1-42頁。

蘇品如、林殿順、胡植慶 2016. 台北盆地景美層岩相及沉積演育新解。經濟部中央地質調查所彙刊,第29號,1-24頁。

Liao, W.-Z., Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C.-S., Oung, J.-N., Wang, Y. 2016. A study on tectonic and sedimentary development in the rifted northern continental margin of the South China Sea near Taiwan. Interpretation4(3), 47-65. doi: 10.1190/INT-2015-0209.1 (SCI)

Lehu, R., Lallemand, S., Hsu, S.-K., Ratzov, G., Babonneau, N., Lin, A.T., Dezileau, L. 2016. An attempt to reconstruct 2700 years of seismicity using deep-sea turbidites offshore eastern Taiwan. Tectonophysics,, 692, 309-324. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.04.030. (SCI)

Lin, J.-Y., Hsu, S.-K., Lin, A.T., Yeh, Y.-C., Lo, C.-L. 2015. Vp/Vs distribution in the northern Taiwan area: Implications for the tectonic structures and rock property variations. Tectonophysics692, 181-190. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.09.013. (SCI)

Dezileau, L., Lehu, R., Lallemand, S., Hsu, S.-K., Babonneau, N., Ratzov, G., Lin, A.T., Dominguez, S. 2016. Historical reconstruction of submarine earthquakes using 210Pb, 137Cs and 241Am turbidite chronology and radiocarbon reservoir age estimation off East Taiwan. Radiocarbon 58(1) 25-36. doi:10.1017/RDC.2015.3. (SCI)

Lehu, R., Lallemand, S., Hsu, S.-K., Babonneau, N., Ratzov, G., Lin, A.T., Dezileau, L. 2015. Deep-sea sedimentation offshore eastern Taiwan: Facies and processes characterization. Marine Geology, 369, 1-18. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.05.013. (SCI)

Pan, T.-Y., Lin, A.T.*, Chi, W.-R. 2015. Paleoenvironments of the evolving Pliocene to early Pleistocene foreland basin in northwestern Taiwan: An example from the Dahan River section. Island Arc, 24, 317-341. doi:10.1111/iar.12113. (SCI)


林殿順、劉家瑄 2014. 台灣西南外海天然氣水合物賦存模式暨資源潛能。地質,第33卷,第3期,25-29頁。

Liao, W.-Z., Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C.-S., Oung, J.-N., Wang, Y. 2014. Heat flow in the rifted continental margin of the South China Sea near Taiwan and its tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 92, 233–244. (SCI)

Mesalles, L., Mouthereau, F., Bernet, M., Chang, C.-P., Lin, A.T., Fillon, C., Sengelen, X. 2014. From submarine continental accretion to arc-continent orogenic evolution: the thermal record in southern Taiwan. Geology, 42(10), 907-910. (SCI)

Sung, R.-T., Li, M.-H., Dong, J.-J., Lin, A.T. Hsu, S.-K., Wang, C.-Y., Yang, C.-N. 2014. Numerical assessment of CO2 geological sequestration in sloping and layered heterogeneous formations: A case study from Taiwan. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 20, 168–179. (SCI)

Nagel, S., Castelltort, S., Garzanti, E., Lin, A.T., Willet, S.D., Mouthereau, F., Limonta, M., Adatte, T. 2014. Provenance evolution during arc-continent collision: Sedimentary petrography of Miocene to Pleistocene sediments in the western foreland basin of Taiwan. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 513-528.

Lin, C.-C.,Lin, A.T.*, Liu, C.-S., Horng, C.-S., Chen, G.-Y., Wang, Y. 2014. Canyon-infilling and gas hydrate occurrences in the frontal fold of the offshore accretionary wedge off southern Taiwan. Marine Geophysical Research, 35(1), 21-35. DOI 10.1007/s11001-013-9203-7, (SCI)

Teng, L.S., Song, S.-R., Yeh, E.-C., Lin, A.T., Liu, C.-M., Tsai, Y.-L. 2013. Tectonic appraisal of geothermal potential of Taiwan. Western Pacific Earth Sciences 13, 1-38. (in Chinese) (鄧屬予、宋聖榮、葉恩肇、林殿順、劉佳玫、蔡宜伶(2013) 從大地構造看台灣地熱潛能。西太平洋地質科學,第13卷,1-38頁。)

Lin, Z.-C.,Lin, A.T.*, Yu, S.-W., Liao, T.-P., Xu, G.-W. 2013. Fossil seed from the Miocene Shihti Formation of Taiwan
Terr. Atmos. Sci. 24(4, Part II), 731-735. 2013. doi:10.3319/TAO.2013.03.11.01(TT)(SCI)

Nagel, S., Castelltort, S., Wetzel, A., Willett, S.D., Mouthereau, F., Lin, A.T. 2013. Sedimentology and foreland basin paleogeography during Taiwan arc continent collision. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 62, 180-204. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.09.001, 2013. (SCI)

Chen, L., Yi, H., Tsai, L.L., Xu, G., Da, X., Lin, A.T. 2013. Jurassic black shales facies from Qiangtang Basin (northern Tibet): Rare earth and trace elements for palaeoceanographic implications. Acta Geologica Sinica 87(2), 540-554. (SCI)

Chen, L., Lin, A.T., Tsai, L.L., Yi, H., Xu, G., Da, X., 2012. Sea-level change records by cerium anomalies of the Tithonian (Late Jurassic) black rock series in Qiangtang Basin, northern Tibet. Oil Shale (1), 18-35. (SCI)

Chen, L., Zhong, H., Hu, R., Xiao, J., Tsai, L.L., Lin, A.T., Zou, Y. 2012. Paleoceanographic indicators for early Cambrian black shales from the Yangtze Platform, South China: Evidence from biomarkers and carbon isotopes. Acta Geologica Sinica, 86(5), doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2012.00737.x.

Huang, A.-H., Lin, A.T.*, Jiang, W.-T., Wu, R.-Z. 2012. Clay mineralogy of the Miocene-Pleistocene sedimentary rocks, NW Taiwan. Western Pacific Earth Sciences 12, 65-84. (in Chinese) (黃安和、林殿順*、江威德、吳榮章(2012) 台灣西北部中新世--更新世沈積岩黏土礦物研究。西太平洋地質科學,第12卷,第2期,65-84頁。)

Schnurle, P., Liu, C.-S., Lin, A.T., Lin, S. 2011. Structural controls on the formation of BSR over a diapiric anticline from a dense MCS survey offshore southwestern Taiwan. Marine and Petroleum Geology 28(10), 1932-1942. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.12.004. (SCI)

Castelltort, S., Nagel, S., Mouthereau, F., Lin, A.T., Wetzel, A., Kaus, B., Willett, S., Chiang, S.-P., Chiu, W.-Y. 2011. Sedimentology of early Pliocene sandstones in the south-western Taiwan foreland: Implications for basin physiography in the early stages of collision. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 40(1), 52-71, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.09.005. (SCI)

林殿順(2010)台灣二氧化碳地質封存潛能及安全性。經濟前瞻,第132期,93-97頁。(Figure showing Taiwan CO2 geologic storage)

Chuang, P.-C., Yang, T.F., Hong, W.-L., Lin, S., Sun, C.-H., Lin, A.T., Chen, J.-C., Wang, Y., Chung, S.-H. 2010. Estimation of methane flux offshore SW Taiwan and the influence of tectonics on gas hydrate accumulation. Geofluids 10(4), 497-510, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2010.00313.x (SCI)

Yuan, B.-D., Lin, A.T. 2009. Introduction to the draft for the "Stratigraphic Code of the Republic of China", Central Geological Survey, Special Publication 22, 1-11. (in Chinese)(袁彼得、林殿順(2009)簡介『中華民國地層命名原則』草案。經濟部中央地質調查所特刊,第22號,1-11頁。

Lin, A.T.*, Yao, B., Hsu, S.-K., Liu, C.-S., Huang, C.-Y. 2009. Tectonic features of the incipient arc-continent collision zone of Taiwan: Implications for seismicity. Tectonophysics 479, 28-42, 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.11.004. (SCI)

Wu, M.-S., Liang, S.-C., Chang, K.-H., Hu, C.-C., Wang, C.-Y., Lin, A.T. 2009. Discussion of highstand systems tract of Lower Miocene, Northern Depression of Tainan Basin. Journal of Petroleum 45(1), 1-16. (in Chinese) (吳明賢、 梁守謙、 張國雄、胡錦城、王乾盈、林殿順 (2009)台南盆地北部凹陷下部中新統高水位體系域之探討。石油季刊,第45期, 1-16頁。)

Lin, C.-C., Lin, A.T. * , Liu, C.-S., Schnurle, P., Chen, G.-Y., Liao, W.-Z. 2009. Geological controls on BSR occurrences in the incipient arc-continent collision zone offshore southwest Taiwan. Marine and Petroleum Geology 26, 1118-1131, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2008.11.002. (SCI) doi:10.3319/TAO.2008.19.5.473(T)).

Lin, A.T.* , Liu, C.-S., Lin, C.-C., Schnurle, P., Chen, G.-Y., Liao, W.-Z., Teng, L.S., Chuang, H.-R., Wu, M.-S. 2008. Tectonic features associated with the overriding of an accretionary wedge on top of a rifted continental margin: An example from Taiwan. Marine Geology 255, 186-203, 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.10.002. (SCI)

Chiang, C.-W., Unsworth, M., Chen, C.-S., Chen, C.-C., Lin, A.T. , Hsu, H.-L. 2008. Fault zone resistivity structure and monitoring at the Taiwan Chelungpu Drilling Project (TCDP). Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 19(5), 473-479.(SCI)

Hsu, S.-K., Yeh, Y.-C., Lo, C.-L., Lin, A.T. 2008. Link between crustal magnetization and earthquakes in Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 19(5), 445-450, doi:10.3319/TAO.2008.19.5.445(T). (SCI)

Clift, P.D., Lin, A.T., Carter, A., Wu, F., Draut, A.E., Lai, T.-H., Fei, L.-Y., Schouten, H., Teng, L.S. 2008.Post-collisional collapse in the wake of migrating arc-continent collision in the Ilan Basin, Taiwan. in Draut, A.E., Clift, P.D., Scholl, D.W. (eds) Formation and Applications of Sedimentary Record in Arc Collision Zones, Geological Society of America Special Papers, 436, 257-278, doi: 10.1130/2008.2436(12).

Lin, A.T.*, Wang, S.-M., Hung, J.-H., Wu, M.-S., Liu, C.-S. 2007.Lithostratigraphy of the Taiwan Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project-A borehole and its neighboring region, central Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 18(2), 223-241. (SCI)

Cheng, P.-H., Lin, A.T., Ger, Y.-I., Chen, K.-H. 2006.Resistivity structures of the Chelungpu Fault in the Taichung area, Taiwan. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 17(3), 547-561. (SCI)

Lin, A.T., Chen, M.-L. 2005. Time-depth conversion: An example from the Vulcan sub-basin of northwest shelf Australia. Bulletin of Exploration and Production Research of Chinese Petroleum Corporation, 27, 591-596. (in Chinese)

Teng, L. S., Lin, A.T. 2004. Cenozoic tectonics of the China continental margin: insights from Taiwan. in Malpas, J., Fletcher, C. J., Aitchinson, J. C. & Ali, J. (eds) Aspects of the Tectonic Evolution of China. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 226, 313-332.

Lin, A.T., Watts, A.B., Hesselbo, S.P. 2003.Cenozoic stratigraphy and subsidence history of the South China Sea margin in the Taiwan region. Basin Research, 15 (4), 453-478. (SCI) (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)

Lin, A.T., Watts, A.B. 2002. Origin of the West Taiwan Basin by orogenic loading and flexure of a rifted continental margin. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B9), 2185, doi:10.1029/2001JB000669. (SCI)

Deramond, J., Delcaillau, B., Souquet, P., Angelier, J., Chu, H-T., Lee, J.-F., Lee, T.-Q., Liew, P.-M., Lin, A.T., Teng, L.S., 1996. Signatures de la surrection et de la subsidence dans les bassins d'avant chaine actifs: les Foothills de Taiwan (de 8 Ma a l’Actuel). Bull. Soc. Geol. France, 1996, 167, 1, 111-123.

Delcaillau, B., Deramond, J., Souquet, P., Angelier, J., Chu, H.-T., Lee, J.-C., Lee, T.-Q., Lee, T.-F., Liew, P.-M., Lin, A.T., 1994. Tectono-sedimentary records of two arc-continent collisions in the northwestern foreland of the mountain belt of Taiwan. C.R. Sci. Acad. Paris, 318, 985-991.

Technical Reports

林殿順( 2004 )台灣西南海域天然氣水合物賦存區地質調查研究 — 地球物理調查:含天然氣水合物地層的構造與沈積特徵研究 (1/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 59 頁。

林殿順、陳美伶( 2005 )澳洲西北帝汶海域的斷層封阻研究期末報告書。共 7 頁。

林殿順( 2005 )台灣西南海域天然氣水合物賦存區地質調查研究 — 地球物理調查:含天然氣水合物地層的構造與沈積特徵研究 (2/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 77 頁。

袁彼得、林殿順( 2006 )中華民國地層命名原則(草案)。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 32 頁。

林殿順( 2006 )台灣西南海域天然氣水合物賦存區地質調查研究 — 地球物理調查:含天然氣水合物地層的構造與沈積特徵研究 (3/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 67 頁。

林殿順( 2006 )車籠埔斷層鑽井與其鄰近地區之地層與台灣前陸盆地的發育與演化期末報告,行政院國家科學委員會,共 23 頁。

羅聖宗、林殿順、葉春爐( 2006 )十萬分之一中華民國海洋地質圖圖幅第 M10-15 號:外小琉球圖幅及圖幅說明書期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所。

羅聖宗、林殿順( 2006 )十萬分之一海洋地質圖幅編製試測計畫 (1/2) 期末報告書,共 85 頁。

林殿順( 2007 )油氣地層封閉分析期末報告書。台灣中油公司,共 26 頁。

林殿順( 2007 )台灣西南海域天然氣水合物賦存區地質調查研究 — 地球物理調查:含天然氣水合物地層的構造與沈積特徵研究 (4/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 79 頁。

羅聖宗、林殿順( 2007 )十萬分之一海洋地質圖幅編製試測計畫 (2/2) 期末報告書,共 137 頁。

林殿順、陳洲生、董家鈞( 2007 )台灣沈積岩層地質封存潛能資料研析與評估。工業技術研究院二氧化碳再利用技術及地質封存潛能評估計畫期末報告,共 76 頁。

林殿順( 2008 )台灣西南海域新興能源 -- 天然氣水合物資源調查與評估:震測及地熱調查:含天然氣水合物地層的構造與沈積特徵研究 (1/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 99 頁。

林殿順、許樹坤( 2008 )大台北地區特殊地質災害調查與監測第二期:台灣東北海域地質及地球物理資料彙編與分析 (1/4) 期末報告書。經濟部中央地質調查所,共 120 頁。

林殿順、陳洲生、董家鈞( 2008 )台灣西南部沈積岩層資料蒐集分析。工業技術研究院二氧化碳再利用技術及地質封存潛能評估計畫期末報告,共 82 頁。



2006 Excellence in Teaching Award of the Earth Science College , National Central University

2005 Excellence in Teaching Award of the Earth Science College , National Central University

2007 Excellence Mentor Award of the National Central University

2006 Outstanding Mentor Award of the National Central University

2005 Outstanding Mentor Award of the National Central University

2004 Outstanding Tutor Award of the National Central University

Teaching in the University involves three aspects: courses (class lectures), mentor to undergraduates, and graduate student supervision. The courses that I teach can be divided into two levels: undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Undergraduate courses include Sedimentary Geology (GP3087), Field Geology (GP3014), Practice of Field Geology (GP3015), Geology Field Excursion (GP3095, with Dr. W.-M. Chen), Taiwan Regional Geology (GP4031, with Drs. J.-H. Hung and C.-P. Chang), and Special Topics in Earth Sciences (GP4097-L), and the postgraduate courses include Basin Analysis (GP6057), Sequence Stratigraphy (GP7048), and Seminar (GP6095, with Drs. C.-C. Chen and P.-F. Chen). Except for the seminar-type courses (i.e., GP4097-L and GP6095), I developed course lecture notes for all courses, and all the course materials are put on my teaching web page at: . Almost all the lecture material are written in English and the course web page is designed especially for web-learning.

My results of teaching may be comprehended by the results of student evaluation carried out by the University administration and done in the end of each course. Class students evaluate my teaching by giving marks ranging from 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent) for 17 questionnaires listed in the evaluation form. The following table includes student evaluations for the recent four years (2005-2008). My evaluation average is 4.57 during 2005-2006, which is way above the average of the University-wide standard. Because of my excellent teaching records I was one of the recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award of the Earth Science College in 2005 and 2006, respectively. I also received letters from the Proctor if my score for student evaluation is the top 10% among Earth Science faculty members. Here are two examples: 1, 2, 3.

A.T. Lin Recent Teaching with student evaluations during 2005-2008

Undergraduate Courses
Year Course No. of students Student evaluation
2004 1st semester (9/2004-1/2004) Depositional Systems 26 4.19
2005 1st semester (9/2005-1/2006) Sedimentary Geology 49 4.57
2006 1st semester (9/2006-1/2007) Sedimentary Geology 44 4.57
2007 1st semester (9/2007-1/2008) Sedimentary Geology 44 4.62
2008 1st semester
Sedimentary Geology 43 4.64
2003 2nd semester (2/2004-6/2004) Field Geology 21 4.49
2004 2nd semester (2/2005-6/2005) Field Geology 16 4.57
2005 2nd semester (2/2006-6/2006) Field Geology 15 4.82
2006 2nd semester (2/2007-6/2007) Field Geology 17 4.36
2007 2nd semester (2/2008-6/2008) Field Geology 10 4.91
2003 2nd semester (2/2004-6/2004) Practice in Field Geology 21 4.41
2004 2nd semester (2/2005-6/2005) Practice in Field Geology 16 4.62
2005 2nd semester (2/2006-6/2006) Practice in Field Geology 15 4.81
2006 2nd semester (2/2007-6/2007) Practice in Field Geology 17 4.36
2007 2nd semester (2/2008-6/2008) Practice in Field Geology 10 4.86
2004 1st semester (9/2004-1/2005) Taiwan Regional Geology 27 4.16
2005 1st semester (9/2005-1/2006) Taiwan Regional Geology 20 4.62
2006 1st semester (9/2006-1/2007) Taiwan Regional Geology 21 4.13
2007 1st semester (9/2007-1/2008) Taiwan Regional Geology 33 4.43
2008 1st semester
Taiwan Regional Geology 24 4.63
2007 1st semester (9/2007-1/2008) Geology Field Excursion 20 4.57
Postgraduate Courses
2004 1st semester (9/2004-1/2004) Basin Analysis 9 4.33
2005 1st semester (9/2005-1/2006) Basin Analysis 13 4.51
2006 1st semester (9/2006-1/2007) Basin Analysis 6 5.0
2007 1st semester (9/2007-1/2008) Basin Analysis 12 4.68
2008 1st semester
Basin Analysis 14 4.54
2004 2nd semester (2/2005-6/2005) Sequence Stratigraphy 11 4.54
2005 2nd semester (2/2006-6/2006) Sequence Stratigraphy 17 4.47
2007 2nd semester (2/2008-6/2008) Sequence Stratigraphy 13 4.54

Mentor to undergraduates

Since 2002, I have served as a mentor for undergraduates. I was one of the recipients of the University's undergraduate mentor award in the year of 2004, 2005, and 2006, respectively and one of the two recipients of university-wide outstanding mentorship in 2007. In each year, the award recognizes around 12 professors among ~500 university faculty members who achieve outstanding mentorship with students. Below is a table outlining my mentorship during the past few years. In the table, student's evaluation (from 1 to 5) indicates if he/she wound recommend me as one of the recipient for mentor award with 1 representing strongly disagree and 5 indicating strongly agree.

A.T. Lin Recent mentorship with student evaluations during 2002-2006


Number of students

Student's evaluation (from 1 to 5)

2002 2nd



2003 1st



2004 2nd



2005 1st



2005 2nd



2006 1st




D.Phil. University of Oxford , UK. "Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Tectonic Development of the West Taiwan Basins" (Sponsored by the Ministry of Education ,ROC). Advisors: A. B. Watts and S.P. Hesselbo

M.Sc., National Taiwan University, Taiwan. "Lithofacies and Sedimentary Environment Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Series in the Southwestern Foothills, Taiwan". Advisor: L.S. Teng

B.Sc., National Cheng-Kung University,Taiwan. Geology. B.Sc. thesis advisor: P.B. Yuan

Professional Experience

1991~1996 and 2001~2002 : Exploration geologist in Chinese Petroleum Corporation


Geological Society Located in Taipei

Chinese Taipei Geophysical Society

International Association of Sedimentologists

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

Society for Sedimentary Geology

Professional Services

2009.5~2012.4 Member of the Council, Geological Society Located in Taipei

2009.5~2012.4 Member of the Stratigraphy Committee, Geological Society Located in Taipei

2007.8~2011.7 National member of the Committee for Quaternary Geology Research, Geological Society Located in Taipei

2007.5~2009.4 Member of the Stratigraphy Committee, Geological Society Located in Taipei

2003~2007 National member of the Committee for Quaternary Geology Research, Geological Society Located in Taipei

2009: Workshop organizer (with 3 others): Taiwan-Switzerland Workshop on Source to Sink Relationships and Petroleum Occurrences in Foreland Basin Systems

2009: Field-trip leader (with Lee, Yuan-Hsi): Post-Taiwan-Switzerland workshop field excursion: Sedimentation and tectonics in the Taiwan mountain belts and foreland basin

2008: Convener (with Huang, Shi-Tsann), Session ST1: Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Joint Annual
Meeting of the Geological Society Located in Taipei and Chinese Geophysical Society, 7-8 May

2007: Member of Program Committee (with 4 others), International Conference on Gas Hydrate: Energy, Climate and Environment, 4-5 October 2007, Taipei, Taiwan.

2007: Convener (with Shea, Kai-Shuan), Session ST1: Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Taiwan Geosciences Assembly, 15-18 May, 2007, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

2006: Member of the International Science Advisory Board for the 17th International Sedimentological Congress 2006

2006: Convener (with R.W. Dalrymple, T. Tamura), Session TS1-6: Shelf and shallow-marine systems, 17th International Sedimentological Congress, 27th August - 1st September 2006, Fukuoka, Japan

2006: Field-trip leader (with Chu, Hao-Tsu), FE-B15: Tectonics and sedimentation of the active Taiwan mountain belt, 3 September - 7 September 2006, Post-Congress field excursion of the 17th International Sedimentological Congress.

2005: Member of Scientific Committee (with 7 others), Geodynamics and Environment in East Asia International Conference and 5th Taiwan-France Earth Science Symposium, 24-29 November 2005, Taitung, Taiwan.

2005: Converner (with Frederic Mouthereau), Session B: Sedimentation and Tectonics, Geodynamics and Environment in East Asia International Conference and 5th Taiwan-France Earth Science Symposium, 24-29 November 2005, Taitung, Taiwan.


Honours and Awards

2015 2014 Excellent Paper Award of the journal “Ti-Chih” published by Central Geological Survey (MOEA), and Geological Society Located in Taipei

2011 Most Cited Paper 2006-2010 Award of the SCI journal “Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences published by Chinese Geoscience Union

2011 Outstanding Mentor Award of the National Central University

2006 Excellence in Teaching Award of the Earth Science College , National Central University

2005 Excellence in Teaching Award of the Earth Science College, National Central University

2007 Excellence Mentor Award of the National Central University

2006 Outstanding Mentor Award of the National Central University

2005 Outstanding Mentor Award of the National Central University

2004 Outstanding Tutor Award of the National Central University

Overseas PhD scholarship (1996-2000), Ministry of Education, ROC



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