Professor Liwei Lin



University of California, Berkeley Phone: 510-643-5495
621E Sutardja Dai Hall Fax: (510) 643-5599
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740 Email:
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Liwei Lin currently serves as Chancellor’s Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center.

Professor Lin received his B.S. (1986) in Power Mechanical Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and then received his M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1993) degrees from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, Professor Lin held the position of senior research scientist at BEI Electronics Inc. He also served as associate professor at the National Taiwan University and assistant professor at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1999. Professor Lin also held the position of vice chair of graduate study within the mechanical engineering department from 2006-2009.

Professor Lin’s research interests and activities at UC Berkeley include MEMS, NEMS, Nanotechnology, design and manufacturing of microsensors and microactuators, development of micromachining processes by silicon surface/bulk micromachining, micro moulding process, and mechanical issues in MEMS such as heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics and dynamics. Professor Lin is the co-inventor listed on 14 patents in MEMS and has authored or co-authored 90 journal publications and more than 130 refereed conference proceedings. Since 1996 he has graduated 17 Ph.D. and 25 M.S. students.




ME 219, Microelectromechanical Systems (Spring 00,10) – Spring 2010

ME 119, Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems, (Spring 01, 02 & Fall 02, 03, 05, 07) – Fall 2008

ME 118, Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanosciences – Spring 2008

ME 128, Computer-Aided Mechanical Design, (Spring 2005) – Spring 2006

ME 102B, Mechanical Engineering Design, (Fall 01, 02, 04 & Spring 03, 04) – Fall 2006

ME 102A, Mechanical Behavior and Processing of Materials, (Fall 1999, 2000) – Spring 2001

2007 – ChangJiang Scholar (China)

2006 – Chancellor’s Professor

2005 – Fellow, ASME

1999 – Best Paper Award, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer

1998 – NSF CAREER Award

1986Graduation with High Honors (first in class), Recipient of 16 Fellowship/Scholarship, National Tsing Hua University