Degrees Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin The College of Engineering at UAHuntsville is very pleased to welcome Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin, appointed as Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2012. Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin's research areas include the behavior and design of steel structures, seismic performance-based design, nonlinear modeling and analysis, and the reliability analysis of structural systems. He was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan in 2011 and received the P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University in2010 and 2011. Dr. Lin earned his Bachelor's in civil engineering and M.S. in structural engineering from the National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 2012. His Ph.D. research was part of the NSF NEESR-SG project on self-centering damage-free seismic-resistant steel frame systems. His research focus was to improve the resilience of civil infrastructures by improving connection behavior and system performance of steel structures using innovative technologies.