Chen-Yu Lin

Graduate Research Assistant

Rail Transportation and Engineering Center - RailTEC
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B-118 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 244-6063

Email: <clin69> at


2011 B.S. (Civil Engineering) National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Professional Interests

Graduating from the Department of Civil Engineering in National Taiwan University in 2011, Chen-Yu Lin is currently a graduate research assistant pursuing his Master of Science degree with RailTEC at University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC). His research focuses on passenger train and freight train safety and risk. Mr. Lin is now conducting risk analyses on shared-use rail corridors (shared by freight and passenger trains) to identify major train accident causes, construct risk assessment models, and develop risk mitigation strategies. Mr. Lin has been active in the AREMA Student Chapter since his arrival in UIUC and currently serves as Engineering Council Representative for the 2014 calendar year.


Lin, C-Y. and M.R. Saat. 2014. Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment of Adjacent Track Accidents on Shared-Use Rail Corridor. Accepted, In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Colorado Springs, USA, April 2014.

Lin, C-Y., M.R. Saat and C.P.L Barkan. 2013. Causal Analysis of Passenger Train Accidents on Freight Rail Corridors. In: 2013 World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Lai, Y-C., A. Kawprasert, C.Y. Lin, M.R. Saat, C.H. Liang and C.P.L. Barkan. 2011. Integrated optimization model to manage risk of transporting hazardous materials on railroad networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2261: 115-123.