Email: linshaot@msu.edu

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shaoting Lin holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree (2019) at MIT and got his M.S. degree (2013) and B.S. degree (2010) at Tsinghua University. Dr. Lin has been focused on fundamental problems associated with the mechanical failures of soft materials and the 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), the Kaifeng Scholarship (Top 10 at Tsinghua University, 2008), and the National Scholarship (Top 5% at Tsinghua University, 2007). 

Graduate Student

Jiabin Liu (PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, MSU)

Email: liujiab1@msu.edu


Jiabin is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at MSU, supervised by Dr. Shaoting Lin. She joined Lin Research Group in the Fall of 2022 after receiving two master's degrees in Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University and Northwestern University. Her research interests include high-performing color-changing soft materials for distributed sensing. She likes hiking, watching TV shows, baking, and creating funny ideas!


Chuwei Ye (PhD student, Mechanical Engineering, MSU)

Email: yechuwei@msu.edu

Chuwei is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at MSU, co-supervised by Dr. Shaoting Lin and Dr. Zhaojian Li. He received his master's degree and bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2020 and 2017, respectively. His research interests include biosensing and system integration.

Undergraduate Student


Aditya Tarle (Undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering, MSU)

Email: tarleadi@msu.edu 

Aditya is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at MSU, supervised by Dr. Shaoting Lin. He focuses on FEA modeling of fracture in soft tough materials. Aditya has been studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerodynamics. His main interest lies in cars and racing and hopes to use his skills to achieve success at the upper echelons of motorsport.

Sean Blanchard (Undergraduate student, Mechanical Engineering, MSU)

Email: blanc124@msu.edu

Sean is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at MSU, supervised by Dr. Shaoting Lin. He focuses on design and characterization of transport in hydrogels. Sean plan to work in the automotive industry after graduation. Sean is passionate about robotics and engine design.