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James Lin honored for high scholarly rankings

James Lin

Professor Emeritus James Lin is one of ScholarGPS’s inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar – Lifetime in three areas of study: ninth in microwave, 27th in radio frequency, and 34th in telecommunication. ScholarGPS is the world’s most comprehensive scholarly analytics platform, built by scholars and accessible to everyone.

“I am humbled and encouraged by having been named an inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS,” Lin said.

Lin’s prolific career includes work in biomedical instrumentation, electromagnetics in biology and medicine, imaging and sensing, bioelectromagnetics, mobile telecommunication safety, and biological interactions of electromagnetic radiation, including RF, microwaves, and lasers.

Lin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale. He is a founding member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and was a member of the U.S. President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Lin has served as editor for multiple journals, including editor-in-chief for the journal Bio Electro Magnetics, and serves as a columnist for the IEEE Microwave Magazine.

He’s published over 300 scholarly articles, authored or co-authored four books, and edited an additional 11 books. As a leading investigator of the Microwave Auditory Effect, the human perception of sounds induced by pulsed or modulated radio frequencies, Lin was quoted in a New York Times article about the potential use of microwave weapons on U.S. Embassy workers.

Lin received his BS, MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.