Yu Lin, Ph.D.
Materials Design Engineer
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2013
Current Role at QuesTek
Yu Lin is specialized in medium carbon secondary hardening steels. She helps to develop and implement thermodynamic, kinetic, and mechanistic models for materials design projects.
Background and Specialization
Before joining QuesTek in 2019, she worked on the design of medium carbon secondary hardening steels for aircraft landing gear applications during her PhD work at Carnegie Mellon University. She investigated the effects of composition and heat treatment procedures on mechanical properties for alloys through experimental microstructure characterization and CALPHAD modeling. Her Ph.D. dissertation was titled “New High Toughness Ultra-High Strength Steels: Effects of Composition and Heat Treatment on Strength and Toughness”.
Publications and Patents
Some highlighted publications include:
- Yu Lin, Y. Zheng, Z. Wu, and W. M. Garrison, “Discussion of the Effects of Composition and Heat Treatment on the Toughness of Medium Carbon Secondary Hardening Steels”, Materials Science and Engineering A (2019).
- Yu Lin, D. E. Laughlin, J. Zhu, “A Study of the Determination of Grain Boundary Diffusivity and Energy through the Thermally Grown Oxide Ridges on a Fe-22Cr Alloy Surface”, Philosophical Magazine (2017).
- S. Liu, X. Wu, Yu Lin, M. Li, D. Weng, “Active Oxygen-Assisted NO-NO2 Recycling and Decomposition of Surface Oxygenated Species in Diesel Soot when Employing a Pt/Ce0.6Zr0.4O2”, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (2014).