Professor of Geology
Department of Earth Sciences
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, 310027, China.
Tel: 86-571-87952875 (o)
Education Experience

2014.9-2015.9 Visiting professor, Geosciences Department, University of Arizona
2013.7.21-27    AAPG instructional field course “Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-thrust Belts: Field Trip to the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountain Foreland”       
2009.4-2009.7   Training course of Oral English   Zhejiang University, China
2008 Ph.D. Geology       Zhejiang University, China
2002 M.S.  Structural Geology    Zhejiang University, China
1995  B.S.  Remote Sensing      Zhejiang University, China

Professional Appointments
2015-present Professor of School of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University
2009-2013  Assistant Dean of Department of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University
2010-2015  Associate professor of Department of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University.
1999-2010  Lecturer of Department of Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University.
Research Interests
Remote Sensing; Morphotectonics; Neotectonics; Landscape evolution; Analysis of Structural Deformation; Volcanic edifice
I am interested in field studies of fold thrust belt, volcanotectonic, and quantative analysis of geological structures and processes. More specifically, my research focuses on extracting the parameters of crust deformation using the remote sensing technology and facilitating a quantitative interpretation of the deep structure. Those researches will help us to better understand the complex interaction between tectonics, climate and surface processes.
I have gained extensive experiences in studies of the Tien Shan, Qaidam basin and central Asian orogenic belt.
Main Research Projects
⑴ Geometry and emplacement of the Permian mafic dyke swarms in the northeastern of Tarim Basin. Natural Science Foundation of China (41372205)
⑵ Collaborative research: The Late Cenozoic structural characteristics and deformation mechanism in the western Tarim basin. Natural Science Foundation of China (40372090)
⑶ Collaborative research: Quantitative analysis of geometry and kinematics in Tarim foreland fold-thrust belts. Natural Science Foundation of China (49972077)
⑷ Collaborative research: Spatial-temporal distribution of Permian large-scale magmatism and magma dynamics. National Basic Research Program of China (National 973 program) (2011CB808902)
⑸ Geomorphologic change detection in Zhoushan Islands based on 3D restruction. Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Y5100114)
⑹ Complicated Structures in Oil and Gas Bearing Basins: Complicated structure in Yingxionglin area, Qaidam Basin (subproject) National science and technology major projects (R2011011)
⑺ Collaborative research: Rheological behavior of salt layer and tectonic deformation mechanism. National science and technology major projects (R20100050)
Teaching Experience

  •  Geo-analysis of Remote Sensing (Undergraduate course)
  •  Field Geology (Undergraduate course)
  •  Analysis of Remote Sensing spectral features (Graduate course)

Recent Publications

⑴ He, XK., Chen, NH., Zhang, HG. 2014. Reconstruction of Sand Wave Bathymetry Using Both Satellite Imagery and Multi-beam Bathymetric Data: a Case Study of the Taiwan Banks. International Journal of Remote Sensing (accepted).

Chen, NH., Dong, JJ, Chen, JY et al., Geometry and emplacement of the Cretaceous mafic dyke swarms on the islands in Zhejiang Province, Southeast China: Insight from high-resolution satellite images. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013. 10. 001.

⑶ Chen, JY., Pan, DL., Mao, ZH., Chen, NH. Land-Cover Reconstruction and Change Analysis Using Multisource Remotely Sensed Imageries in Zhoushan Islands since 1970, Journal of Coastal Research, doi:10.2112/ JCOASTRES -D-13-00027.1

Chen, NH., Wang, X., Li, SQ. 2009. Surface deformation of the middle segment in the Qiulitag belt of the southern Tianshan Mountain, China: Remote sensing-aided character extraction. 44 (3): 931-944 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Chen, NH., Wang, X., Chen, HL., Yang, SF., Tang, T., 2010. Quantitative extraction of deformation parameters of active tectonics based on CORONA stereo pairs. Earth Science (Journal of China University of Geosciences) 35 (2): 283-290 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Chen, NH., Dong, J.J., Li, Z.L., Ni, N.N. 2013. Permian crustal extension of Beishan area in Xinjiang, NW China: Estimation from the statistical thickness of exposed mafic dyke swarms. Acta Petrologica Sinica 29 (10), 3540-3546.

⑺ Dong, JJ, Chen, NH, Li, ZL. 2013. Geometry of mafic dyke swarms and estimation of magma overpressure in Kuluktag region, Xinjiang. Acta Petrologica Sinica 29 (10): 3547-3554.

⑻ Dong, JJ., Chen, NH., Ma, YH. 2012. Land use change and information extraction of rural residential land based on Corona KH-4B imagery. 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing,  Environment and Transportation Engineering.

⑼ Pan, XQ., Shen, ZY., Chen, NH., Zhang, ZL., Lv, Q., Shang, LJ. 2011. Emplacement mechanism of diabase dyke swarms in Shengsi Island: Evidence from magnetic anisotropies. Chinese Journal of Geophysics-Chinese Edition 54, 3269-3279.


⑽ Li, SQ., Wang, X., Chen, NH.2009. Structural characters and deformation mechamisms of middle segment of Qiulitag anticline zone in Kuqa fold-and-thrust belt, southern Tianshan Mountian, China. Chinese Journal of Geology, 44 (3): 945-956 (in Chinese with English abstract)

Chen, NH., Wang, X., Yang, S. F., 2007. Quantitative extraction of shallow stratum information based on CORONA imagery. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science), 41(4) : 662- 667( in Chinese with English abstract).

⑿ Guan, SW., Chen, NH., Xu, F., Lei, GL., 2003. Properties of geometry and kinematic related to hydrocarbon traps in Qiulitag anticline zone of Kuqa depression. Acta Petrolei Sinica 24 (6): 30-34 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Chen NH., Dong, JJ., Chen, JY., Ni, NN. Restoration of geometry and emplacement of Permian mafic dykes swarms in Keping and adjacent area, NW Tarim, China: implication for the Tarim large igneous province. Lithos .

Research work

Remote Sensing; Morphotectonics; Neotectonics; Landscape evolution; Analysis of Structural Deformation; Volcanic edifice