Mark W. Lin, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Mark W. Lin

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Lin received his M.S. in Engineering Mechanics in 1987 and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 both from Virginia Tech. He then served as Assistant Professor in Engineering at Clark Atlanta University and joined University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000. He is currently Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at UAH. His research interests include development of smart actuation and sensing systems, structural integrity monitoring of composite material systems and large engineering structures, characterization and engineering application of smart material systems, and theoretical and finite element modeling of hygro-thermo-mechanical response of composite materials. Dr. Lin has conducted several research projects sponsored by DoD, NASA, and DARPA. He has developed a prototype of electrical time domain reflectometry (ETDR) distributed strain sensor for health monitoring application of large concrete civil structures.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU), 1993
  • M.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics, VPI&SU, 1987
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tamkang University, 1982

Recent Publications

  • Khoshbakht, M. and Lin, M. W., 2010, “A Finite Element Model for Hygro-Thermo- Mechanical Analysis of Masonry Walls with FRP Reinforcement,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 46, pp. 783-791..
  • Khoshbakht, M., Lin, M. W., Carl A. Feickert, 2009, “A Finite Element Model for Hygrothermal Analysis of Masonry Walls with FRP Reinforcement,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 45 (2009) 511-518.
  • Khoshbakht, M. and Lin, M. W., 2006, “Development of an Electrical Time Domain Reflectometry (ETDR) Distributed Moisture Sensor for Porous Media,” Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 17, pp. 2989-2996.
  • Lin, M. W., Berman, J., Khoshbakht, M., Feickert, C. A., and Abatan, A O., 2006, “Modeling of Moisture Migration in an FRP Reinforced Masonry Structure,” Building and Environment, 41 (2006), 646 – 656.
  • Khoshbakht, M., Lin, M. W., and Berman, J. B., 2006, “Analysis of Moisture Induced Stresses in an FRP Composites Reinforced Masonry Structure,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 42 (2006), 414-429.
  • Lin, M. W. and Thaduri J., 2006, “Structural Deflection Monitoring Using an Embedded ETDR Distributed Strain Sensor,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 423-430.
  • Lin, M. W. and Thaduri, J., 2005, “Structural Damage Detection Using an Embedded ETDR Distributed Strain Sensor,” Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 315-336.
  • Lin, M. W., Thaduri, J., and Abatan, A. O., 2005, “Development of an Electrical Time Domain Reflectometry (ETDR) Distributed Strain Sensor,” Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 1495-1505.