Jerry Y.S. Lin, professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, has been named Regents’ Professor, ASU’s highest faculty honor.
Lin is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of adsorption and inorganic membrane science, a field that, in essence, he created. He has been particularly active in advancing vapor deposition methods of fabrication for ultra-thin membranes and expanding the understanding and applicability of high temperature adsorption. His work impacts important problems in energy, sustainability and the development of advanced materials, with implications from the design of membranes to improve material properties to developing new techniques for the sequestration of carbon dioxide. Lin’s 20 years of fundamental research have advanced inorganic membrane science from its infancy to a major subdivision of membrane science, and yielded more than 200 articles in refereed journals, as well as 59 conference proceedings papers, four book chapters and four patents. Lin has been an international leader in chemical engineering, organizing a Gordon Research Conference among other impressive examples of professional engagement.