Lin's research interest lies very much at the technology development end of the biomedical imaging spectrum. He has a strong interest in developing non-diffraction-limited optical microscopy, i.e. super-resolution microscopy. Lin is fascinated with cryogenic microscopy and correlative microscopy. He also enjoys working with biologists, chemists and material scientists, to explore how novel optical microscopy may help them address challenging questions and problems.
Lin obtained his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering under the supervision of Professor Mike Somekh FREng at the University of Nottingham in 2010. During this time, he developed a wide-field microscopic technique to obtain sub-100 nm resolution by combining solid immersion lens and structured illumination microscopy. He subsequently joined the research group headed by Professor Neil Hunter FRS at the University of Sheffield as a post-doctoral research fellow. In this role, Lin developed and applied a variety of super-resolution microscopy and other functional biological imaging techniques to characterise the structure and function of biological photosynthetic membranes and light-harvesting protein complexes.
Lin was appointed permanent Staff Scientist at Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Research and Innovation, at the end of 2015. His role is to lead the user operation programme in the area of super-resolution microscopy, and to develop novel microscopy techniques for biological imaging.
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