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Yirong Lin, Ph.D.

Yirong Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Engineering Building, Room A-111
ylin3@utep.edu
(915) 747-6015

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Graphene, Carbon Nanotube
  • Smart Materials
  • Energy Harvesting and Storage

Research Description

Dr. Lin's research interests fall in design, fabrication and characterization of advanced nano/material systems for energy harvesting and storage, structural health monitoring and harsh environment application. His research encompasses micromechanics modeling, materials synthesis, structural characterization and device evaluation. The goal of his research is to develop advance structural materials for the next generation ground, aerial and space vehicles.

Degrees

Year Degree School
2009 Ph.D. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2006 M.S. Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
2004 B.S. Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

Academic Honors & Awards

2011 Best Paper in Materials of the Year, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE
2009 Honorable Mention Award, SMASIS Annual Conference
2008 Best Paper Award, SAMPE Technical Conference

Selected Publications

  1. Lin, Y. and Sodano, H.A., 2008, "Concept and Model of a Piezoelectric Structural Fiber for Multifunctional Composites," Composites Science and Technology, 68, 1911-1918
  2. Lin, Y. and Sodano, H.A., 2008, "Fabrication and Electromechanical Characterization of a Piezoelectric Structural Fiber for Multifunctional Composites," Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 592-598.
  3. Lin, Y. and Sodano, H.A., 2009, "Electromechanical Characterization of Single Active Structural Fiber Laminas for Multifunctional Composites," Composites Science and Technology, 69, 1825- 1830.
  4. Lin, Y. Ehlert, G. and Sodano, H.A., 2009, "Increased Interface Strength in Carbon Fiber Composites through a ZnO Nanowire Interphase," Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 2654- 2660.
  5. Lin, Y., Liu, Y. and Sodano, H.A., 2009, "Vertically Aligned PZT Nanowires for sensing and actuation," Applied Physics Letters, 95, 122901.