Professor Lin received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from SJTU in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Ship Structural Mechanics from SJTU in 1989. He served as Vice President of SJTU since 2004, and then Executive Vice President in 2010. In 2017, he became the 41st President of SJTU.
Professor Lin has led more than 40 major projects sponsored by the national “973” Program, “863” Program, the National Science Foundation of China as well as Industry projects. Professor Lin has received many honors and awards for his outstanding research achievements, including 3 National Science and Technology Progress Awards. His recent research interests include sheet metal forming, manufacturing quality control and process simulation technologies.
Professor Lin has also played a leading role in numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the standing committee of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Chairman of the Modern Design Methodology Society of Shanghai, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Automotive Engineering Society, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Mechanical Engineering Society and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Aviation Society.
He is also the editorial member of ASME Trans, JSME, International Journal of Sustainable Design, Journal of Plasticity Engineering, Forging & Stamping Technology, Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Machine Design & Research, etc.
He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of College of Engineering, University of Michigan. He is also a member of State Council Academic Degree Committee and a convener of Disciplinary Consultative Group for Mechanical Engineering. He is the Director of GM-SJTU Collaborative Research Laboratory in Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Baosteel-SJTU United Laboratory of AutoSheet Application Technology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Digital Automotive Body Engineering as well as Advanced Manufacturing Process Center for Civil Aircraft of SJTU-COMAC and SJTU-Tangche Collaborative Laboratory of High-Speed Railway Vehicle Body.