FAN-CHI LIN portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research Groups

  • Kevin Ward, Postdoc. 09/01/2016 - present.


  • February 2017 – Department of Geophysics, Stanford University . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2017.
  • November 2016 – Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • October 2016 – Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue U. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • September 2016 – Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2016.
  • June 2016 – Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2016.
  • April 2016 – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2016.
  • April 2016 – Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, two invited talks. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2016.
  • March 2016 – Department of Earth Science, Rice University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2016.
  • February 2016 – Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2016.
  • January 2016 – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2016.
  • October 2015 – Geology/Physics/Astronomy Departments, U of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Invited AGU fall meeting presentation. Title "Probing the earth with EarthScope USArray". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2013.


  • Mandarin Chinese, fluent.
    Native Language.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Taiwan
    Citizen of Taiwan.


  • Shen, W., C. Alvizuri, F.-C. Lin, and C. Tape, A one-dimensional seismic model for Uturuncu volcano, Bolivia, and its impact on full moment tensor inversions, Geosphere, 13 (1),1–10, doi:10.1130/GES01353.1, 2016. Published, 11/2016.
  • Workman, E., F.-C. Lin, and K. D. Koper, Determination of Rayleigh wave ellipticity across the Earthscope Transportable Array using single-station and array-based processing of ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 208 (1): 234-245, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw381, 2016. Published, 10/2016.
  • Ball, J., A. Sheehan, J. Stachnik, F.-C. Lin, W. Yeck, and J. Collins, Lithospheric shear velocity structure of South Island, New Zealand from amphibious Rayleigh wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012726, 2016. Published, 05/2016.
  • Shen, W., M.H. Ritzwoller, D. Kang, Y. Kim, J. Ning, F.-C. Lin, W. Wang, Y. Zheng, and L. Zhou, A seismic reference model for the crust and uppermost mantle beneath China from surface wave dispersion, Geophys. J. Int., 206(2), doi:10.1093/gji/ggw175, 2016. Published, 04/2016.
  • AlTheyab, A., F.C. Lin, G.T. Schuster, Imaging Near-surface Heterogeneities by Natural Migration of Back-scattered Surface Waves, Geophys. J. Int., 204, 1332-1341, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv511, 2016. Published, 01/2016.
  • Huang, H.H., F.C. Lin, V. C. Tsai, and K.D. Koper, High-resolution probing of inner core structure with seismic interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066390, 2015. Published, 12/2015.
  • Schmandt, B., F.C. Lin, and K. Karlstrom, Distinct crustal isostasy trends east and west of the Rocky Mountain Front, Geophys. Res. Lett,42, 10,290–10,298, doi:10.1002/2015GL066593, 2015. Published, 12/2015.
  • Lin, F.C., M.D. Kohler, and D.S. Weeraratne, March 11, 2011 Tohoku tsunami wavefront mapping across offshore southern California, JGR, 120, 3350–3362. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011524, 2015. Published, 05/2015.
  • Huang, H.H., F.C. Lin, B. Schmandt, J. Farrell, R.B. Smith, and V.C. Tsai, The Yellowstone magmatic system from the mantle plume to the upper crust, Science, DOI:10.1126/science.aaa5648, 2015. Published, 05/2015.
  • Bowden, D.C., V.C. Tsai, F.C. Lin, Site Amplification, Attenuation and Scattering from Noise Correlation Amplitudes Across a Dense Array in Long Beach, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42: 1360–1367. doi: 10.1002/2014GL062662, 2015. Published, 03/2015.