Jian Lin

Jian Lin

Jian Lin, Associate Professor, William R. Kimel Faculty Fellow

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jian Lin Portrait


Jian “Javen” Lin is an associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at MU. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering at Rice University. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and automation engineering in 2007, followed by a master’s degree in electrical engineering and doctorate in mechanical engineering in 2010 and 2011. Lin’s research group is conducting highly interdisciplinary research which dedicates computational and experimental research in advanced manufacturing and materials for biomedical and energy applications. The research lies in three main fields: smart manufacturing powered by artificial intelligence; soft materials and 3D/4D printing; and biomanufacturing. The research projects are funded by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and industry. The results have been published in top-tier journal papers and acknowledged by many media outlets. He is a recipient of the 2015 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and 2016 Emerging Investigator of the Journal of Materials Chemistry. In 2019, he was named as Dean William R. Kimel and Mila Kimel Faculty Fellow by the College of Engineering.


PhD from the University of California, Riverside
MS from the University of California, Riverside
BS from Zhejiang University

Technical Focus

3D/4D printing
Soft materials
Smart manufacturing


Advanced Manufacturing Lab: http://www.lin-research-lab.com/

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