Jerry Lin

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Professor Jerry Lin at ASU

Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin (Chinese: 林跃生) is a Regents' Professor of chemical engineering at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA. He publishes papers under the name “Y.S. Lin”. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Chemical Engineering Department Chair at Arizona State University, and now directs the Membrane and Energy Laboratory at ASU.[1]


He is an editor for the Journal of Membrane Science.[2] Dr. Lin is also Cheung Kong Distinguished Guest Professor of Industrial Catalysis at Tianjin University. He was the Guangbiao Distinguished Guest Professor of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, and JSPS visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.

He works in the field of inorganic membrane science and separation technologies. He has published over 230 papers in chemical engineering and material science journals,[3] and holds 8 patents,[4] His papers have received over 6500 SCI citations (with SCI h-index of 46).

Lin received his B.S. (1982) from Zhejiang University in China, M.S. (1985) and his Ph.D (1988) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA, all in chemical engineering. He was a post-doctoral staff member at the University of Twente in the Netherlands (1988-1991). He joined the faculty of Chemical Engineering at University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor in 1991 and was promoted to full professor in 1998, where he was co-director of the National Science Foundation Center for Membrane Applied Science and Technology. He joined ASU in January in 2005 after serving at the University of Cincinnati.


  • NSF Career Award (1995)
  • Cheung Kong Scholar (2001)[5]
  • AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology (2009)[6] for "his sustained fundamental research in advancing inorganic membrane science for gas separations, and pioneering work on high temperature adsorption separation technologies"
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2009)
  • Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University (2012)
  • Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (2013) [7]

Lin co-chaired the 1998 North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting,[8] the 1994 MRS Symposium on Materials for Separation Technology, and 2001 ACS Symposium on Advanced Membrane Materials. He was the conference chairman of the 2004 International Conference on Inorganic Membranes and chair of the 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Membrane Materials and Processes.[9] He was also the co-chair of the 2013 North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting.