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Pin Ann Lin

Pin Ann Lin is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. For her doctoral research Pin Ann synthesized metallic nanoparticles as catalysts to promote nanowire growth, and characterized the composition and structure of the particles via high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Pin Ann is working with Renu Sharma to measure in situ the thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of carbon nanotube growth using environmental TEM.


Selected Publications:
  • Centrifugal shape sorting of faceted gold nanoparticles using an atomic plane-selective surfactant, T. P. Tyler, P. A. Lin, Y. Tian, H.-J. Gao, X. P. A. Gao, R. M. Sankaran, and M. C. Hersam, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3, 1484–1487 (2012).
  • Plasma-assisted dissociation of organometallic vapors for continuous, gas-phase preparation of multimetallic nanoparticles, P. A. Lin and R. M. Sankaran, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50, 10953–10956 (2011).
  • Shape-controlled Au particles for InAs nanowire growth, P. A. Lin, D. Liang, S. Reeves, X. P. A. Gao, and R. M. Sankaran, Nano Letters 12, 315–320 (2011).
Staff Photo - P. A. Lin


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Chemical Engineering – National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Ph.D.  Chemical Engineering – Case Western Reserve University


Phone: 301-975-8830