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Thomas F. Lin                                        

Applied Research Lab
The Pennsylvania State University
North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16804-0030
Office: (814)863-4249
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I am a senior faculty member at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) of Penn State. I have been with ARL-Penn State since April of 1985. Currently serving as head of the Nuclear and Space Power Systems Department of ARL-Penn State, I have worked on and managed many interesting projects such as: modeling of multiphase reacting jets for underwater propulsion systems; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) tests and modeling; and more recently the Freon critical heat flux tests for Westinghouse's advanced nuclear reactors, LOCA heat transfer for U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), and the advanced space nuclear power research. I have also served as associate professor of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State.

Originally from Taipei, Taiwan (Class of 1976, Nuclear Engineering, National Tsing Hua University), I have lived in several places in the United States: 2 years in Madison, Wisconsin while pursuing an M.S. degree; 5 years in Troy, New York while pursuing a Ph.D. degree; and 1.5 years at Stanford, California working as a visiting scientist. Of all, I have lived here at State College, Pennsylvania the longest (since 4/1985). Thus, I regard State College, Pennsylvania as my second hometown.

My wife Fen-Fen received her Music Education degree from Penn State. She enjoys teaching children’s music. Our son Steven graduated from Penn State in 2005 and enjoys football, piano, and history. He and his wife Jean are both elementary school teachers in Chesapeake, Virginia. Our daughter Cynthia graduated from University of Chicago in 2008 and is now studying epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. My hobbies include reading, jogging, internet bridge game, travel, and music. My two favorite books are "Pelican Brief" by John Grisham and "Peter the Great" by Robert Massie.

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