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Jim Jr-Min Lin

Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica 

Joint-Appointment Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

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About Jim Jr-Min Lin

Prof. Jim Jr-Min Lin has a PhD from National Taiwan University (1998) and conducted postdoctoral research at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica (1998-2001). He became an assistant research fellow in IAMS (2001) and an associate research fellow (2005), and have been a research fellow since 2010 and a deputy director since 2020 in the same institute. 

His research interests are in reactive scattering, dynamics, kinetics and spectroscopy of unstable species that are important in atmospheric chemistry. He investigated crossed-molecular-beam reactive scattering of fluorine atom and excited oxygen atom, probed by 3D velocity-map ion image and electron-impact mass spectrometry methods, respectively. He measured the absolute photodissociation cross sections of ClOOCl, an important intermediate in the catalytic cycle of ozone depletion. Since 2015, he investigated the spectroscopy and kinetics of Criegee intermediates, very reactive and interesting species formed in the ozonolysis of unsaturated hydrocarbons. 

He is also interested in science education by designing and building scientific apparatuses.  

His awards include the Distinguished Lectureship Award (CSJ Asian International Symposium, The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ)), the Broida Prize (Free Radical Symposium), Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (NSC, Taiwan), Outstanding Research Award (NSC, Taiwan), and JPA Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist Sponsored by Eikohsha (The Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA), Japan).  

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