Lin, Jerry

Regents’ Professor
Chemical Engineering
Phone: (480)965-7769
Office: ERC 325 (Map)


Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin is a regents’ professor at the Arizona State University in Tempe.  He also serves as editor of Journal of Membrane Science.  Dr. Lin was a professor of chemical engineering and co-director of the NSF Center for Membrane Applied Science and Technology at University of Cincinnati prior to joining ASU in January, 2005.  He was chair of the department of chemical engineering at ASU in 2006-2009.

Dr. Lin  received B.S. (1982) from Zhejiang University in China, and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D (1988) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the U.S., all in chemical engineering. He was a post-doctoral staff member at the University of Twente in the Netherlands (1988-1991).

In 1991 Dr. Lin joined the faculty of Chemical Engineering at University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and full professor in 1998.     As of  Aug., 2013, he published over 231 refereed papers in chemical engineering and materials science SCI journals, 10 book chapters and 50 conference proceedings papers; he also holds 8 patents; his papers have received 6650 SCI citations (with H-index over 46) (Researcher ID: F-1235-2010).  Dr. Lin has given about 200 invited lectures in conferences, academia and industry around the world.

Dr. Lin’s services to the scientific community include serving as a referee for over 40 journals and 20 funding agencies, and  co-chairing the 1998 NAMS Annual Meeting, the 1994 MRS Symposium on Materials for Separation Technology, 2001 ACS Symposium on Advanced Membrane Materials.  He was the conference chairman of the 8th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (2004).  Dr. Lin was chair of 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Membrane Materials and Processes, and 2013 North American Membrane Society annual meeting.


Sc.D. Inorganic Materials, University of Twente (1992)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnical Institute (1988)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University (1982)

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of inorganic membranes and applications of membranes for energy processes including hydrogen productions, air separation, and carbon dioxide capture; adsorption and energy storage.

Graduate Faculties

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award (1995)
  • Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award (1998)
  • Cheung Kong Scholar (Jiangzuo) (2001)
  • BP Faculty Excellence Award (2002)
  • AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology (2009)
  • Regents’ Professorship (2012)
  • Fellow of  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2009)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (2013)