Ning Lin

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Office Phone
E328 Engineering Quad

PhD         Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2010

MS           Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2005

BS            Civil Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 2002

Concurrent University Appointments
  • Associated Faculty, High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Associated Faculty, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE)
Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2016
  • Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award, Princeton University, 2016
  • United States Frontiers of Engineering (FOE; Invited Speaker), National Academy of Engineering, 2015
  • Science of Risk Prize, Lloyd’s, 2014
  • Natural Hazards Focus Group Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2010
Research Interests

Dr. Lin’s research areas include Natural Hazards and Risk Analysis, Wind Engineering, Coastal Engineering, and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation. Her current primary focus is hurricane risk analysis. She integrates science, engineering, and policy to study hurricane-related weather extremes (strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surges), how they change with changing climate, and how their impact on society can be better mitigated. Dr. Lin has led a NSF CAREER project and a multi-institutional NSF Hazards SEEs project on hurricane hazards and risk in a changing climate.


CEE460 Risk Analysis
CEE560 Wind Engineering
CEE516 / ENV516 Coastal Flood Hazards and Mitigation