Assistant Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering

Chou Yumin, born in 1979. Received Ph.D from National Taiwan University and Université de Cergy-Pontoise. From March 2005 to December 2005, worked as research assistant in the Central Institute of Taiwan. From January 2013 to July 2014 and August 2014 to January 2017, study in Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University as postdoctor respective. Since February 2017, worked as an assistant professor at South University of science and technology.

Personal Profile

Chou Youmin, born in 1979. Graduated from Taiwan Normal University in 2001, received master's degree from Taiwan Normal University in 2003, and received Ph.D from National Taiwan University and Université de Cergy-Pontoise. From March 2005 to December 2005, worked as research assistant in the Central Institute of Taiwan. From January 2013 to July 2014 and August 2014 to January 2017, study in Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University as the postdoctor. Since February 2017, he has worked as an assistant professor at South University of science and technology.

Fields of researches:
Paleomagnetism, Rock Magnetism, Environmental Magnetism, Speleothem Magnetism、Climate change& Magnetism of Fault Zones

Education:
1997/09-2001/06 B.S. Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei,Taiwan
2001/09-2003/06 M.S. Institute of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei,Taiwan
2006/09-2012/12 Ph.D Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei,Taiwan,
2008/09-2012/12 Ph.D Département des sciences de la Terre et de l'environnement, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France

Academic and Research Career:
2005/03-2005/12 Research Assistant, Paleomagnetism & Magnetism Laboratory, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2007/02-2007/06 Teaching Assistant, Investigating the Earth, National Taiwan University
2007/07- Teaching Assistant: Summer Geological Investigation, National Taiwan University
2007/09-2008/01 Teaching Assistant: Earth Materials LAB., National Taiwan University
2008/02-2008/06 Teaching Assistant: Investigating the Earth, National Taiwan University
2008/07- Teaching Assistant: Summer Geological Investigation, National Taiwan University
2010/09-2011/06 Teaching Assistant: Investigating the Earth, National Taiwan University
2011/09-2012/06 Teaching Assistant: Investigating the Earth, National Taiwan University

Papers:

  1. Jiang, X. D., X.Zhao, YM. Chou*, Q. S. Liu*, A. P. Roberts, J. B. Ren, X. M. Sun,  H. Li, X. Tang, X. Y. Zhao, C. C. Wang(2020), Characterization and Quantification of Magnetofossils Within Abyssal Manganese Nodules From the Western Pacific Ocean and Implications for Nodule Formation, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 21, e2019GC008811. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008811.
  2. Jiang, X. D., J. L.Gong, J. B. Ren*, Q. S. Liu, J Zhang, YM. Chou*(2020) , An interdependent relationship between microbial ecosystems and ferromanganese nodules from the Western Pacific Ocean, Sedimentary Geology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2019.105588.
  3. Chou, Y. M., X. Y. Jiang, Q. S. Liu, H. M. Hu, C. C. Wu, J. X Liu, Z. X. Jiang, T. Q. Lee, C. C. Wang, Y. F. Song, C. C. Chiang, L. C  Tan, M. A. Lone, Y. X. Pan, R. X. Zhu, Y. Q. He, Y. C. Chou, A. H. Tan, A. P. Roberts, X. Zhao, and C. C. Shen(2018), Multidecadally resolved polarity oscillations during a geomagnetic excursion, Nat. Acad. Sci., August 20, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas. 1720404115.
  4. Chou, Y. M., S. R. Song, C. Aubourg, T. Q. Lee, Y. F. Song, and E. C. Yeh (2014), Quantitative Modeling of the Newly Formed Magnetic Minerals in the Fault Gouge of 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake (Mw 7.6), Taiwan, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth., 119,6771-6781, doi:10.1002/2014JB011098.
  5. Chou, Y. M., S. R. Song, T. M. Tsao, C. S. Lin, M. K. Wang, J. J. Lee, and F. J. Chen (2014), Identification and Tectonic Implications of Nano-particle Quartz (<50 nm) by Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction in the Chelungpu Fault gouge, Taiwan, Tectonophysics, 36-43, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.021.
  6. Chou, Y., S. R. Song, C. Aubourg, Y. F. Song, A. M. Boullier, T. Q. Lee, M. Evans, E. C. Yeh, and Y. M. Chen (2012), Pyrite alteration and neoformed magnetic minerals in the fault zone of the Chi-Chi earthquake (Mw 7.6, 1999): Evidence for frictional heating and co-seismic fluids, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q08002, doi:10.1029/2012GC004120.
  7. Chou, Y., S. R. Song, C. Aubourg, T. Q. Lee, A. M. Boullier, Y. F. Song, E. C. Yeh, L. W. Kuo, and C. Y. Wang (2011) , An earthquake slip zone is a magnetic recorder, Geology, 40(6), 551-554, doi:10.1130/g32864.1.
  8. Chou, Y., T. Q. Lee, S. R. Song and K. R. Chen (2011), Magnetostratigraphy of marine sediment core MD01-2414 from Okhotsk Sea and its paleoenvironmental implications, Marine Geology, 284, 149-157, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.03.015.

Research

Environmental magnetic study of marine sediments, magnetic study of seismic fault zones, and paleomagnetic record of speleothems.


Teaching

Main courses: Earth history, General Geology, Geological Practice


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      From the beginning the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering has been set up to build up a world leading program of research and education in oceanography. Teaching and research at the department are currently focused on physical oceanography, microbial oceanography and marine geomicrobiology, marine geophysics, and ocean engineering. Faculty at the department will actively participate in, or lead the international ocean research projects/programs aiming to rapidly increase the international exposure of the South University of Science and Technology of China.

 

The top priority of the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering is to build up a word-class team of faculty. By the end of March 2019 the faculty team includes 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, 2 National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars. The main research areas of teachers include: Marine plate and internal structure of the Earth; interaction between ocean lithosphere and marginal sea; marine sediments and oil and gas and mineral resources; marine geological microbes; marine microbial resources; biogeochemistry; ocean circulation and climate; sea-air interaction; marine engineering technology; Marine engineering structure, etc.

 

Building upon the platform provided by the Institute of Ocean Engineering of Shenzhen which is funded by the Shenzhen City Government, the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering will soon become an oceanographic institution equipped with a research vessel (R/V Shenzhen), a dock, and a multidisciplinary laboratory of ocean engineering, which will allow us to keep breast with the world-leading institutions of oceanography such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and ,the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the United States, and the National Oceanography Centre in Southhapmton of the United Kingdom.

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Contact Address

Room 507, Block 9, Innovation Park,1088 Xueyuan Ave., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China

Office Phone

0755-88018617

Email

zhouym3@sustech.edu.cn

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