December 30, 2008: Chair Professor Jen-Fin Lin from the department of mechanical engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Lin has served as the director of the Center For Micro/Nano Science and Technology as well as chairing the Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering.
Professor Lin’s research interests mainly apply to tribology of ceramic materials, analyses in ball bearings and ball screws, microcontact models for rough surfaces and fractal theory, nanoindentation technologies and theoretical models developed for mechanical properties of various coating films and lump materials, frictional behavior and stick-slip motion at the atomic scale and multiscale mechanics and molecular dynamics.
Dr. Lin started his academic career at NCKU after he received his PhD from Columbia University in 1985. He has supervised 14 PhD and 97 MS students, and has authored about 200 academic papers, and holds seven patents.
In recent years, Dr. Lin has also started to promote his research on the multiscale mechanics, which is the hybrid method of molecular dynamics and the mesh free method. This technology has been developed in a positive way for the purpose of evaluating the adhesion force arising in nano rolling printing technology ad investigating the evolution of atomic defects such as micro cracks/fractures arising at nanoindentations. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology in NCKU. Four research teams have been founded and financially sponsored by the Center to engage in core projects in nanomechanics and nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies in optoelectronics, biomedicine and solar energy cell.
Dr. Lin is also in charge of the Nanotechnology Human Resource Cultivation Projects financially supported by the Ministry of Education, which have been carried out in order to provide nano-scale research facilities with good quality and high performance to share with partner universities in the southern Taiwan, and which give many training course and workshops every year for researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, and industry.