Title: Engineer & Educator
Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Yukweng M. Lin, Ph.D., Engineer and Educator at Florida Atlantic University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
Amassing more than five decades of professional experience, Dr. Lin is an accomplished engineering educator who earned the title of professor emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in 1998. Prior to this position, he was the Charles E. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the College of Engineering and the director of the Center for Applied Stochastics Research at Florida Atlantic University from 1984 to 2008. Previously, he served the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a professor of aeronautical and astronomical engineering, associate professor, and assistant professor between 1960 and 1983. Dr. Lin commenced his career as an engineer with Boeing Company and Vertol Aircraft Corporation, as well as a teacher at Xiamen University in China and the Imperial College of Engineering in Ethiopia.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Lin served as a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton in England in 1976 and as a visiting professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1967 to 1968. He has further acted as a consultant for such companies as General Motors, Boeing Company, General Dynamics Corporation, TRW Inc., and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Lin pursued a formal education at Xiamen University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1946. He subsequently attended Stanford University in 1955, graduating with a Master of Science. He concluded his education at Stanford University in 1957, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy. After making significant strides in the industry, he was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo in 1994.
A prolific author, Dr. Lin has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and has served as an editor of numerous publications, including “Stochastic Dynamics and Reliability of Nonlinear Ocean Systems” in 1994, “Stochastic Structural Mechanics” in 1987, and “Stochastic Approaches in Earthquake Engineering” in 1987. He has additionally authored a number of books, such as “Probabilistic Structural Dynamics” in 2004, “Probabilistic Structural Dynamics: Advanced Theory and Applications” in 1995, and “Probabilistic Theory of Structural Dynamics” in 1967.
In an effort to remain aware of changes within the industry, Dr. Lin maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the American Association for Wind Engineering, the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, the Russian Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Engineering and Sigma Xi. Notably, he is a fellow of the American Society for Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
In recognition of his exceptional contributing to engineering and education, Dr. Lin has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Most recently, he won the Special Prize for Numerous Landmark Contributions from the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability in 2005 and the J.P. Den Hartog Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001. Likewise, he was the recipient of the Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal and the Theodore von Karman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1984 and 1998, respectively. He additionally received the Senior Research Award from the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability in 1993, as well as a senior postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation from 1967 to 1968.
Dr. Lin has been married to his wife Ying-yuh June Wang since 1952. They have four children: Jane, Della, Lucia, and Winifred, and four grandchildren. He has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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