Chen-Yu Lin, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1236B Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Tel: (217) 300-9904
Fax: (217) 333-9464


2011 BS (Civil Engineering) National Taiwan University
2014 MS (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2019 PhD (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2014 AREMA New York Central Railroad Memorial Scholarship
2016 AREMA Larry L. Etherton Scholarship
2016 AARS Frank J. Richter Scholarship
2017 AREMA Design Nine, Inc. Railroad Engineering Scholarship
2017 Excellent Engineering Student – International Heavy Haul Association Annual Conference
2018 AREMA Committee 30 – Ties Scholarship
2019 AREMA REMSA Scholarship

Professional Interests

Dr. Chen-Yu Lin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in RailTEC at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He obtained his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University and a Masters and Ph.D. in civil engineering from UIUC. Dr. Lin leads research and coordinates industry projects in various rail safety fields including statistical and causal analyses of railroad accidents, quantitative risk analyses for hazardous material transportation, shared-use rail corridor risk assessments, and international rail safety evaluations. Dr. Lin manages the rail safety and risk group in RailTEC, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Current RailTEC Associations

  • Research Staff

Previous RailTEC Associations

  • Master's Student
  • Doctoral Student

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