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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Kevin Yi-Wei Lin, PhD Physics 20

2020 Graduate Achievement Award recipient

Kevin Yi-Wei LinWhen not drumming for UM’s Collegians and Mississippian Jazz Ensemble, serving as Taiwanese Student Association president, or helping with department outreach, Lin helped devise an acoustic method to detect deterioration in a dry storage cask of spent nuclear fuel. His research was presented at the 4th UM-Mississippi State University Physics Symposium and received best talk award at the 9th Graduate Research Symposium.

“This research project, among others, provided a taste of how to apply basic research to real world problems. I would like to pursue research and development in the industry setting.”