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Jian Lin

Jian Lin, Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Jian “Javen” Lin is an assistant professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. 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, respectively.

His research lies in three main fields: 1) autonomous material discovery and development by artificial intelligence; 2) 4D printing of programmable, responsive materials; 3) soft materials for 3D bioelectronics. His work has been published in top-tier journal papers and acknowledged by many media outlets. He is a recipient of 2015 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and 2016 Emerging Investigator of the Journal of Materials Chemistry.


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

Technical Focus

Autonomous nanomanufacturing
4D printing
Soft materials for bioelectronics

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