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Cheng Lin

  • Cheng Lin
  • Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 102 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4644
  • clin@odu.edu
  • Dr. Lin received BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University of Taiwan, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Dr. Lin is currently serving as a professor and MET Program Director of Engineering Technology Department, F. Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Lin had six years of industrial experience in CAD/CAM, jig & fixture design, and CNC programming. Dr. Lin is a registered Professional Engineer of Virginia. He teaches Machine Design, CAD, CNC, Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning (GD&T), Automation Control, and Robotics and is active in local industrial research, teaching training courses for local industries and PE reviews, and consultation. He has published fifteen journals, twenty four proceedings, two technical papers, and ten technical reports in robotics, automation control, GD&T, and other applied researches. In addition, he has co-authored one patent.
  • Education

    Texas A & M University, 1989
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    National Cheng-Kung University, 1977
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    National Cheng-Kung University, 1975
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Automation, PLC, CNC, GD&T, and Machine Design
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Registered Professional Engineer
    Date Obtained: 1992-06-01
    ME Professional Engineer
    Sponsoring Organization: Taiwan Government
    Date Obtained: 1982-10-01
  • Expertise

    Mechanical Engineering
    Automation, Manufacturing, GD&T, PLC, CNC, and Machine Design
  • 2006: Outstanding Leadership Award, International Conference on Agile Manufacturing
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Hands-on Wiring Software for Automation Control
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU
    Date: June, 2013 - August, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Shen, Y.; Tomovic, M. M.
    CREARE Swaging Machine
    Sponsoring Organization: Navy
    Date: November, 2010 - October, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dean, A. W.; Hackworth, J. R.; Lin, C.
    Ralph Steckler/Space Grant Space Colonization Research and Technology Development Opportunity Phase I
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: November, 2009 - August, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Tomovic, M. M.; Lin, C.; Hsiung, S. C.; Lawrence, R. W.; Moustafa, M. R.
    RoboTech: Enhancing STEM skills through robotics
    Sponsoring Organization: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – NCLB
    Date: July 01, 2009 - August 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Verma, A. K.; Lin, C.; McKinney, S. E.; Dickerson, D. L.
    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four Year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation CCLI Program
    Date: April, 2007 - March, 2009
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Hoyt, J.; Hackworth, J. R.
    Shipbuilding and Repair Career Day Events
    Sponsoring Organization: National Shipbuilding Research Program – Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise
    Date: January, 2007 - June, 2008
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Verma, A. K.; Considine, C.
    Modeling and Validation of an Orthotic Knee Brace System
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Seed Grant
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Bawab, S.; Hou, G. J.; Onate, J. A.; Ringleb, S. I.; Edison, T.
    Development of Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory
    Sponsoring Organization: Navy Combatant Craft Division
    Date: October, 2007 - November, 2007
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Hou, G. J.
    CNC Programming for Two Parts
    Sponsoring Organization: VATPDC
    Date: October, 2007 - October, 2007
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    PLTW CIM Course Development
    Sponsoring Organization: PLTW
    Date: October, 2007 - October, 2007
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Hydraulic Pallet Nailing
    Sponsoring Organization: TAC
    Date: August, 2003 - June, 2004
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Cory, M.
    Plastic Print
    Sponsoring Organization: Tidewater OCC/TAC
    Date: June, 2002 - June, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Wells, s.; Cory, M.
    Leak Proof Design for a Toilet System
    Sponsoring Organization: 3WD and TAC
    Date: August, 1998 - June, 1999
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design for a Foaming Device, Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: Philburn Developments Inc. & TAC/CIT
    Date: March, 1995 - February, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Crossman, G.
    Design and Component Specification for a Portable Air Conditioning Units
    Sponsoring Organization: Stokley’s Services & TAC/CIT
    Date: January, 1996 - December, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    CASRM
    Date: January, 1995 - September, 1996
    Investigators:Lewis, V.; Hackworth, J. R.; Lin, C.; Wells, S.
    Design of an Automatic Blasting System for Shipyard
    Sponsoring Organization: CASRM
    Date: May, 1995 - June, 1996
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Wells, S.; Lewis, W.; Hackworth, J. R.
    Robot Programming for a Carved Glass Work
    Sponsoring Organization: Mr. Al Saferstein
    Date: January, 1996 - January, 1996
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design and Component Specification for a Portable Air Conditioning Units
    Sponsoring Organization: Stokley’s Services & TAC/CIT
    Date: May, 1995 - August, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Manufacturing of a Ramp Model
    Sponsoring Organization: Environguard/TAC
    Date: May, 1995 - May, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design for an Air Conditioner
    Sponsoring Organization: Stokley’s Services & TAC/CIT
    Date: May, 1994 - December, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Manufacturing Evaluation and Product Development
    Sponsoring Organization: NKL/TAC
    Date: October, 1994 - November, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design for a Foaming Device
    Sponsoring Organization: Philburn Developments Inc. & TAC/CIT
    Date: June, 1994 - November, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Equipment Grant for Manufacturing Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Society of Manufacturing Engineering
    Date: August, 1994 - August, 1994
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design and Manufacturing of a Hair Apparatus
    Sponsoring Organization: Mr. Avery L. Baylor & TAC/CIT
    Date: May, 1994 - August, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Evaluation of an Automatic Tag Machine
    Sponsoring Organization: TAGMATIC & TAC/CIT
    Date: January, 1993 - August, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Prototype Design for an Infant Toy
    Sponsoring Organization: T.D. Ryan & TAC/CIT
    Date: June, 1993 - December, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Sponge Sorbent Spin Extractor
    Sponsoring Organization: BREG International, Inc./CIT Match
    Date: January, 1993 - April, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Lin, C.; Bell, C.
    University Fund to Improve Undergraduate Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: December, 1992 - December, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Shipping Damage Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: nView and TAC/CIT
    Date: June, 1992 - August, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Transformation for Ground-based Manipulator
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: July, 1991 - August, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Automatic Robot Calibration
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: June, 1991 - August, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.
    Design of an Injector Disposal
    Sponsoring Organization: D&M Industries Inc
    Date: October, 1990 - January, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.