Dr Ling Yin

Dr Ling Yin
 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
 Email ling.yin@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3197
 Location Floor/Room S3 04 ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background


    I am an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. I received my B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan, China. Subsequently, I started my academic and industrial R&D career at universities and government laboratories in five countries on three continents, including Tianjin University in Tianjin, China; Kumamoto University in Kumamoto, Japan; Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, USA; the Australian National University in Canberra and  James Cook University in Townsville, Australia; the National Institute of Standards & Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA; and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology in Singapore.


  • Qualifications

    B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan, China

  • Awards & Achievements

    My awards and honours include the JSPS Invitation Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Japanese Government Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. I am proud of being a supervisor for a PhD Thesis cum laude with a Medal of Excellence awarded by James Cook University and a co-supervisor for a Best Honours Project in Mechatronics at Ingenuity awarded by the University of Adelaide.  




  • Teaching Interests

    I am interested in teaching courses in Materials and Manufacturing including the following courses:

    MECH ENG 3026-7067 Aerospace Materials & Structures

    CHEM ENG 1009 Materials 1 


  • Research Interests


    My research focuses on advanced materials and manufacturing. These materials have applications in optics, semiconductors, mechanical structures, dental restorations, osteoporosis/osteoarthritis studies, and marine/animal sciences. Much of my research involves collaborations with scholars or practitioners in physics, materials science, dentistry, anatomy, orthopedic surgery, tribology, and zoology. I have published some 90 refereed journal papers and 9 book chapters, and produced 2 patents and a dozen industrial project reports. My publications can be viewed at Google Scholar or Scopus.  I have also given over 60 conference presentations and 30 industrial consortia and public seminars on four continents.

    PhD Scholarship Opportunities

    I am an eligible Principal Supervisor to supervise research programs at the PhD/Master degree level in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. I am interested in receiving inquiries from prospective PhD and Masters by Research candidates with background in mechanical or materials engineering, who are interested in the research areas of advanced materials and manufacturing.

    Scholarships for Australian citizens and permanent residents are available through Research Training Program (RTP) Awards and Divisional Scholarships. Details of these scholarships can be linked at Domestic Applicants - Research Scholarship Opportunities.

    International Applicants will be required to meet the Minimum English Language Proficiency Entry Criteria for Postgraduate Research Students Commencing Candidature in 2019.  There are three International Admission and Research Scholarship Application Rounds. Details of the scholarships can be found at Postgraduate Research Scholarships – International

    The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The University of Adelaide are jointly offering postgraduate research scholarships to students from People's Republic of China to understake a PhD at the University of Adelaide. More information about the program is available on the CSC UoA page. For the current round, Applications Open on 1 October 2018 and Applications Close on 31 January 2019.

  • Publications

    My publications can be viewed at Google Scholar or Scopus.

  • Professional Associations

    Committee Member, Australian Fracture Group (AFG)

    Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)

    Member, Australian Ceramic Society (ACS)

    Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

    Senior Member, North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI)

    Senior Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

    Founding Member, International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT), 2002–2005

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Entry last updated: Friday, 23 Nov 2018

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