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Chen Lin
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Ph.D in Solid Geophysics, 2009
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dissertation: Numerical modelling study of the rifted continental margin of the South China Sea
MSc. in Solid Geophysics, 2007
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dissertation: The extraction of time-frequency seismic attributes and its application in the detection of submarine natural gas seepage
B.Eng in Applied Geophysics, 2004
Jianghan Petroleum University
Dissertation: Research on the edges detection of the well-log images

Associate professor of geophysics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Postdoctoral fellow in geodynamics, Tethys Research Center, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Academic guest, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, ETH-Zurich.
Visiting scholar, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, ETH-Zurich.
Visiting scholar, Univeristy of Padova, Italy.
Visiting scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.

Research Interests:
Numerical geodynamic modeling, with special emphasis on the deep processes of plate subduction, continental collision and continental extension and their surface expressions.
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Supported Projects:
  1. National Key Research and Development Project (Grant No. 2016YF0600406), 2016-2020.
  2. Strategic Priority Research Program (B) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDB18000000), 2016-2021
  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41474084), 2015-2018
  4. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41004039), 2011.1-2013.12;
  5. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2013-2014

Selected Publication:
  1. Lin Chen, Fabio A. Capitanio, Lijun Liu, Taras V. Gerya. Crustal rheology controls on the Tibetan plateau formation during India-Asia convergence. Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 15992, doi:10.1038/ncomms15992. 
  2. Fredrik Berntsson, Chen Lin, Tao Xu, Dennis Wokiyi. An efficient regularization method for a large scale ill-posed geothermal problem. Computers & Geosciences, 2017, 105, 1-9.
  3. Lin Chen, Jiwei Hu, Dinghui Yang, Haibin Song, Zhenhua Wang. Kinematic models for the opening of the South China Sea: An upwelling divergent flow origin. Journal of Geodynamics, 2017, 107, 20-33.
  4. Lin Chen, Taras V. Gerya. The role of lateral lithospheric strength heterogeneities in orogenic plateau growth: Insights from 3-D thermo-mechanical modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 2016, 121, 3118-3138.
  5. Erchie Wang, Peter J. J. Kamp, Gangqing Xu, Kip V. Hodges, Kai Meng, Lin Chen, Gang Wang, Hui Luo. Flexural bending of southern Tibet in a retro foreland setting. Scientific Reports, 2015, doi:10.1038/srep12076.
  6. Xiaoyin Tang, Lin Chen, Shengbiao Hu, Shuchun Yang, Gongcheng Zhang, Huailei Shen, Song Rao, Weiwei Li.Tectono-thermal evolution of the Reed Bank Basin, Southern South China Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2014, 96, 344-352.
  7. Lin Chen, Fredrik Berntsson, Zhongjie Zhang, Peng Wang, Jing Wu, Tao Xu. Seismically constrained thermo-rheological structure of the eastern Tibetan margin: Implication for lithospheric delamination. Tectonophysics, 2014, 627, 122-134..
  8. Lin Chen. Stretching factor estimation for the long-duration and multi-stage continental extensional tectonics: Application to the Baiyun Sag in the northern margin of the South China Sea. Tectonophysics, 2014, 611, 167-180.
  9. Lin Chen, Zhongjie Zhang, Haibin Song. Weak depth and along-strike variations in stretching from multi-episodic finite stretching model: evidences for the uniform pure-shear extension in the opening of the South China Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciencs, 2013, 78, 358-370.
  10. Lin Chen, Taras Gerya, Zhongjie Zhang, Guizhi Zhu, Thibault Duretz, Wolfgang R. Jacoby. Numerical modeling of eastern Tibetan-type margin: Influences of surface processes, lithospheric structure and crustal rheology. Gondwana Research, 2013, 24, 1091-1107.
  11. Lin Chen, Taras Gerya, Zhong-Jie Zhang, Alan Aitken, Zhong-Hai Li, Xiao-Feng, Liang. Formation mechanism of steep convergent intracontinental margins: Insights from numerical modeling. Geophysical Research Letters, 2013, 40, 2000-2005.
  12. Lin Chen, Zhongjie Zhang, Haibin Song, Fei Li, Dieter Franke. Numerical modeling of extensional sedimentary basin fromation with MATLAB: Application to the northern margin of the South China Sea. Computers & Geosciences, 2013, 51,153-165.
  13. Zhongjie Zhang, Yangfan Deng, Lin Chen, Jing Wu, Jiwen Teng, Giuliano Panza. Seismic structure and rheology of the crust under mainland China. Gondwana Research, 2013, 23, 1455-1483.
  14. Zhong-Jie Zhang, Yang-Hua Wang, Yang-Fan Deng, Lin Chen, Jing Wu, J., Teng, J.W., Fan, W.M., Panza, G. Geophysical constraints on Mesozoic disruption of North China Craton by underplating-triggered lower-crust flow of the Archean lithosphere. Terra Nova, 2013, 25, 245-251.
  15. Haibin Song, Lin Chen, Jiong Zhang, Chongzhi Dong, Changyu Zhao. A MATLAB program for 1D strain rate inversion. Computers & Geosciences, 2010, 36, 16-23.
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