Principal Investigator

Dr. Shaoting Lin will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University as an assistant professor in Fall 2022. Dr. Shaoting Lin holds the position of Postdoctoral Associate at MIT. He earned his Ph.D. degree (2019) at MIT and got his M.S. degree (2013) and B.S. degree (2010) at Tsinghua University. His Ph.D. focused on fundamental problems associated with mechanical failures of soft materials and longevity of soft machines. His research mission is to leverage molecular design and theoretical modeling to develop high-performing soft materials for long-term healthcare, sustainable water harvesting, and energy-saving buildings. As the first/co-first author, he published 18 papers in leading journals such as Sci. Adv., Nat. Commun., Nat. Nanotechnol., PNAS, JMPS, including 4 ESI Highly Cited Papers. His research work was featured in Nature, MIT News, BBC, Bloomberg, etc. He was the recipient of the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2018), the Den Hortog Travel Award in Mechanics (2015), Kaifeng Scholarship (Top 10 at Tsinghua University, 2008), and National Scholarship (Top 5% at Tsinghua University, 2007).