Shibin Lin

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Associate Professor   Supervisor of Master's Candidates  


Shibin Lin, PhD, Associate Professor

Work Experience

2018.12 ‒ present Dalian University of Technology Associate Professor

2018.5 ‒ 2018.11 Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Research Engineer      

2016.5 ‒ 2018.4 Rutgers University Postdoctoral Research Associate

2014.5 ‒ 2016.4 Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate   

Education Background

2010.8 ‒ 2014.4 Iowa State University

2007.9 ‒ 2010.6 Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration

2003.9 ‒ 2007.6 Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

Research Interests

Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation

Wave Theory

Structural Dynamics & Soil Dynamics

Selected peer-reviewed journal papers (*Corresponding Author)


24. Lin S, Yi T.H., Ashlock J, Gucunski N. 2021. Forward modeling of Rayleigh surface waves for analytical characterization of dominant dispersion trends. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 1–16.

23. Lin S., Ashlock J., Li B. 2021. “Direct estimation of shear-wave velocity profiles from surface wave investigation of geotechnical sites.” Géotechnique,

22. Lin S., Gucunski N., Shams S., Wang   Y. 2021. “Seismic site classification from surface wave data to Vs,30 without inversion.” Journal   of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), 2021, 147(6):   04021029.

21. Lin S., Wang Y.   2020. “Crack-depth estimation in concrete elements using ultrasonic shear-horizontal waves.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities   (ASCE), 2020, 34(4): 04020064.

20. Lin, S., Shams,   S., Choi, H., Meng, D., Azari, H., 2020. “Estimation of wave velocity for ultrasonic imaging of concrete based on dispersion analysis.” Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM),48(2): 1095–1107.

19. Meng,   D., Lin, S.*, Azari, H., 2020.   “Non-destructive corrosion evaluation of reinforced concrete bridge decks with overlays: an experimental study.” Journal   of Testing and Evaluation, 48(1): 516–537.

18. Azari, H., Lin, S.*,   2019. “Evaluation of the impact echo method for concrete bridge decks with asphalt overlays.” Transportation   Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2673(2), 436-444.

17. Lin, S., Meng, D., Choi, H., Shams, S., Azari, H., 2018. “Laboratory assessment of nine methods for nondestructive evaluation of concrete bridge   decks with overlays.” Construction and   Building Materials, 188, 966-982.

16. Li, C., Ashlock, J. C., Lin,   S.*, Vennapusa, P., 2018. “In situ modulus reduction characteristics of stabilized pavement foundations by multichannel analysis of surface waves   and falling weight deflectometer tests.” Construction and Building Materials, 188, 809-819.

15. Lin,   S., Shams,   S., Choi, H., Azari, H., 2018. “Ultrasonic imaging of multi-layer concrete structures.” NDT & E International,   98, 101-109.

14. Lin, S., Ashlock, J. C., and   Williams, R.C., 2016. “Nondestructive quality assessment of asphalt pavements   based on dynamic modulus.” Construction   and Building Materials, 112: 836-847.

13. Lin, S., and   Ashlock, J. C., 2016. “Surface-wave testing soil sites using multi-channel simulation with one receiver.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 87: 82-92.

12. Lin,   S., Ashlock, J. C.,   Williams, R. C., Lee, H. D., Wang, Y., 2018. “Evaluation of three nondestructive testing techniques for quality assessment of asphalt   pavements.” Nondestructive Testing and   Evaluation, 33(4): 361-375.

11. Lin, S.*, and Ashlock, J. C.,   2017. “Improved seismic profiling by Minimally-invasive Multimodal Surface Wave method with Standard Penetration Test source (MMSW-SPT).” Geophysical Journal International, 208   (3), 1308-1312.

10. Lin, S., and Ashlock, J. C.,   2014. “Multimode Rayleigh wave profiling by hybrid surface and borehole methods.” Geophysical Journal   International, 197(2): 1184-1195.

9. Lin, S.*, and   Ashlock, J. C., 2015. “Comparison of MASW and MSOR for surface wave testing of pavements.” Journal of Environmental   & Engineering Geophysics, 20(4): 277-285.

8. Lin, S.*, Xie,   L., Gong, M., and Li, M., 2010. “Performance-based methodology for assessing seismic vulnerability and capacity of buildings.” Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 9(2): 157-165.

7. Meng, D., Lin, S.*,   Azari, H., 2018, “Reducing thermal reflections for infrared thermography applications on tunnel liners with reflective finishes.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation   Research Board, 2672(41), 145-155.

6. Can, C., Lin, S.*, Williams, R. C., and Ashlock, J. C., 2018.   “Non-destructive modulus testing and performance evaluation for asphalt   pavement reflective cracking mitigation treatments.” Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 13(1), 46-53.

5. Shams S., Ghorbanpoor, A., Lin, S.*,   Azari, H., 2018. “Nondestructive testing of steel corrosion in prestressed concrete structures using the magnetic flux leakage system.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of   the Transportation Research Board, 2672(41), 132-144.

4. Ashlock,   J. C., and Lin, S., 2015.   “Critical depths for higher modes by Minimally-invasive Multimodal Surface Wave (MMSW) method: simulations and field test.” Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 20(2):   195-202.

3. Wang, Y.,   Lin, S., Fan, F., Zhai X.,   and Qian, H., 2016 “Numerical simulation of aluminium alloy 6082-T6 columns failing by overall buckling.” Advances   in Structural Engineering, 19(10): 1547 -1574.  

2. Gong,   M., Lin, S., Sun, J., Li,   S., Dai, J., and Xie, L., 2015. “Seismic intensity map and typical structural damage of the 2010 Ms 7.1 Yushu Earthquake in China.” Natural Hazards, 77(2): 847-866.

1. Wang,   Y., Fan, F., and Lin, S.,   2014. “Experimental investigation on the stability of aluminium alloy 6082 circular tubes in axial compression.” Thin-walled   Structures, 89: 54-66.


3. Co-editor, Standard of mass data processing for structural health monitoring, T/CCES16-2020

2. Co-editor, Standard for construction and acceptance of structural health monitoring systems, T/CECS765-2020

1. Co-editor, Technical regulation on sensor selection and placement for bridge health monitoring, T/CCES15-2020

Academic Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member

American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Member

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Member

ASCE Geophysical Engineering Committee Committee Member

ASCE Mechanics of Pavements Committee Committee Member

ASCE Pavements Committee Committee Member

ASNT Infrared/Thermal (IR) Committee Committee Member

ASNT Ultrasonics (UT) Committee Committee Member

ASTM Concrete and Concrete Aggregates Committee Committee Member

ASTM Nondestructive Testing Committee Committee Member

Educational ExperienceMore>>

2010.8 2014.5

  • Iowa State University
  • Civil Engineering
  • Doctoral Degree

2007.9 2010.6

  • Institute of Engineering Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Master's Degree

2003.9 2007.7

  • Kunming University of Science and Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree

Work ExperienceMore>>

2018.12 Now
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Associate Professor
2018.5 2018.11
  • Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • Research Engineer
2016.5 2018.5
  • Rutgers University
  • Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Social Affiliations

Research FocusMore>>

  • Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation
  • Wave propagation theory
  • Structural Dynamics