Lin named outstanding AU materials alum

Published: Feb 1, 2007 9:37:26 AM
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Hua-Tay Lin

Hua-Tay Lin

Hua-Tay Lin has been named the 2007 outstanding alumnus for the Department of Materials Engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. Lin graduated from Auburn University with a master's degree in 1985 and a doctorate in 1989. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from National Central University in Taiwan.

After graduation, Lin accepted a postdoctoral appointment in the structural ceramics group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he rose to become a group leader in the materials science and technology division. Lin currently centers his research on mechanical reliability of ceramic components and electronic devices, high-temperature mechanical performance of ceramics and composites, high-temperature steam effects on mechanical reliability of ceramics and environmental barrier coating systems, and engineering of microstructure and properties of ceramics, composites and coatings. He has served as a principal investigator on numerous programs sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Distributed Energy, Office of Transportation Technologies, Office of Industrial Technologies and Office of Power Technologies, frequently collaborating with researchers from institutions around the world.

His work has been recognized for its scientific quality as well as its practical value in technology transfer. Lin is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, for which he has served as chair of the engineering ceramics division. Lin currently serves on the Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance Committee of ASM International and Publication committee chair, and as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology of the American Ceramic Society. He is the editor and co-editor of eight peer-reviewed conference proceedings and author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Lin received the Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award in 1991, Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Support Awards for Technology Transfer in 1993 and 1996, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Significant Event Award in 1997 and Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellowship Award to conduct research in Japan in 1998.

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