James Lin

Professor Emeritus

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, 1971
M.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, 1968
B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Washington, 1966

Contact Info

Email Website Address Phone Fax
email link 851 S. Morgan M/C 154
Chicago, IL. 60607
312.413.1052 312.996.6465

Professional Achievements

  • Fellow of IEEE (Elected 1986)
  • Fellow of AAAS (Elected 1989)
  • Founding Fellow of AIMBE (Elected 1992)
  • Member, U.S. President's Committee on the National Medal of Science (1992-1993)
  • d’Arsonval Medal Award of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (2003)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetics Compatibility (1975)
  • IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) Special Recognition Award (1991)
  • CAPAMA Outstanding Leadership Award (1993)
  • Best Advisor Award, UIC Professional Engineering Societies Council (1993)
  • NSC Research Chair (1993-97)
  • IEEE-EMBS Distinguished Lecturer (1994-2011)
  • Chair, IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation (1990-1991)
  • President, The Bioelectromagnetics Society(1994-1995)
  • Chair, URSI Commission on Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine (1996-1999)
  • Chair, NCRP Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radiofrequency Fields
  • Vice President, National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP),(2005-07)
  • Member, International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (2004-2008); and Chair of Standing Committe on Physics and Engineering (2008-present)
  • Feature Editor, ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (1999-2004)
  • Editor, Springer Science Book Series on Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living systems (2004-present)
  • Editor in Chief, Bioelectromagnetics,(2006-present)
  • Columnist, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (1999-present)
  • Columnist, IEEE Microwave Magazine (2000-present)
  • Columnist, Radio Science Bulletin, Columnist (2001-present)
  • Program Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society International Conf. (1985)
  • Chair, Chinese American Academic & Professional Convention (1993)
  • Chair, URSI International Scientific Meeting on Electromagnetics in Medicine, Chicago (1997)
  • Convener, URSI General Assembly, Maastricht , Netherlands (2002); New Delhi , India (2005)
  • Founding Chairman (2010-present), International ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (MobiHealth), Conference General Chair Cyprus (2010), Co-Chair Greece (2011 and 2014)
  • Co-chair, Workshop on "Current Topics in NIR Protection," 2013, Patras, Greece
  • Converner, Asian Pacific Radio Science Conference, Taipei, 2013
  • Convener, URSI General Assembly, Beijing 2014

Research Interests

Professor Lin's research interests include: Biomedical instrumentation; Electromagnetic Engineering for Biology and Medicine; Imaging and Sensing; Bioelectromagnetics; Mobile Telecommunication Safety; Biological Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation Including RF, Microwaves, and Lasers.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENDE PRESENTATIONS

268. Lin, J.C., "RF Exposure Standards, Guidelines and Their Rationale" (Invited) International Conference of Radiocommunication on Health and Environment Prospective, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, January, 2010

269. Lin, J.C., “Writing Manuscripts for Publication in Scientific Journals,” (Invited) 32th Ann. Mtg. Bioelectromagnetics Soc. Seoul, Korea, June 2010

270. Lin, J.C., Challenges in setting guidelines for radio frequency exposure in MRI and the role of ICNIRP” (invited) MR Safety: RF heating of the human in MRI, Stillwater, MN, USA 15-17 October 2010

271. Lin, J.C., “Ablathermia by high frequency EMF for cancer treatment and cardiac ablation” (Invited) Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields: Research and Therapy, E. Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy 23-28 November 2010.

272. Lin, J.C., “History of Wireless microwave sensing ” (Invited) IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, Phoenix, AZ 16-20 January, 2011.

273. Lin, J.C., “Exposures and dosimetry” (Rapporteur) International Conference on Non-Ionizing Radiation and Children's Health, 18 - 20 May 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia

274. Lin, J.C., “Research and reporting in bioelectromagnetics” (Invited) 6th International EMF Seminar. October 20 - 23, 2011, Chongqing, China.

275. Lin, J.C., “Human Exposure to Sources of ELF, RF, and MW Electromagnetic Fields,” (Invited) Radiation Safety Course on ELF, RF, and MW Electromagnetic Fields. 13-15 November 2011, Manila, Philippines

276. Lin, J.C., “Major scientific topics relevant for the revision of RF guidelines,” (Invited) 7th International NIR Workshop from 9-11 May 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland.

277. Lin, J.C., “Biological effects and health protection of power line EM fields," (Invited) International Symp on Risk Assessment and Communication of ELF Electromagnetics Fields, June 5-6, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan

278. Lin, J.C., “RF safety problems in medicine,” (Invited) Radiation Safety Course on ELF, RF, and MW Electromagnetic Fields. 2-3 December 2012, Bonn, Germany

279. Lin, J.C., “RF safety problems in medicine,” (Invited) Workshop on "Current Topics in NIR Protection". 17 June 2013, Patras, Greece.

280. Lin, J.C., “Radio Frequency Field Interactions with Humans at Pulsed High Power” (Invited) 7th International EMF Seminar ". 15-18 October 2013, Beijing, China.

281. Lin, J.C., “Submitting Research Papers to the Bioelectromagnetics Journal” (Invited), 7th International EMF Seminar ". 15-18 October 2013, Beijing, China.

282. Lin, J.C., “ICNIRP Standards Updates” (Invited) 17th GLORE Meeting–Global Coordination of Research and Health Policy on RF Electromagnetic Fields, 14-15 November 2013, Washington DC,

BOOKS

11. WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND HEALTHCARE.Lecture Notes (#55) of Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunication Engineering, Edited with K. S. Nikita. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011, 272 pp.

12. ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. Editor. CRC Taylor/Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2012 468 pp

13. WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND HEALTHCARE.Lecture Notes (#83) of Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunication Engineering, Edited with Nikita, K.S.; Lin, J.C.; Fotiadis, D.I.; Arredondo Waldmeyer, M.-T. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, August 2012, 445 pp.

JOURNAL PAPERS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

169. Lin, J.C. and Z.W. Wang, “Acoustic Pressure Waves Induced In Human Heads by RF Pulses From High-Field MRI Scanners." Heaslt Physics 98(4): 603-613, April 2010

170. Vecchia P, Matthes R, Feychting M, Green A, Jokela K, Lin JC, Peralta A, Saunders RD, Schulmeister K, Söderberg P, Stuck B, Swerdlow A, Veyret B.. “Protection of workers against ultraviolet radiation.” Health Physics 99(1):66-87, July 2010.

171. Lin, J.C. “ Writing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.Bioelectromagnetics. 32 (1):1-3, Jan 2011

172. Piuzzi E., P. Bernardi, M. Cavagnaro, S. Pisa, and J. C. Lin, “Analysis of Adult and Child Exposure to Uniform Plane Waves at Mobile Communication Systems Frequencies (900 MHz – 3 GHz),” I­EEE Trans. Electromagnetics Compatibility vol. 53(1), pp.38-47, February 2011

173. Lin, J.C.. “Coupling of Electromagnetic Fields into Biological Systems.” Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Systems. J.C. Lin, Ed. CRC Taylor/Francis, Boca Raton, FL, pp 1-57, September 2011

174. Lin J.C. “Rapporteur’s Report on Session 4 - Exposure and Dosimetry.” Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 107(3): 464-466, December 2011

175. Lin, J.C. et al. “Health Issues Associated with Millimeter Wave Whole Body Imaging Technology” Health Physics, 102(1): 81-82, January 2012

176 Wang, Z.W., Lin, J.C., “Partial-Body SAR Calculations in Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Scanning Systems." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 54/2, April 2012, pp. 230-237.

177. Lin JC. “Postface." Electromagnetic fields, Environment and Health.A Perrin and M Souques, Eds. Springer-Verlag, Paris. PP.143-146, 2012.

178. Lin, J.C.Challenges in Setting Guidelines for Radio Frequency Exposure in MRI and the Role of ICNIRP, In MR Safety: RF Heating of the Human Body in MRI, T. Vaughn, Ed ISMRM, Berkeley, CA (in Press)

179. Lin JC. “Health Aspects and Exposure Standards for the Physical Layer of Mobile Communication." In press)

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Editorial

7. Nikita K.S., Lin J.C., Fotiadis D.I.,Arredondo M.T., "Editorial: Special Issue on Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Healthcare Delivery," IEEE Trans. Biomed Engineering, vol. 59, pp 3080-3087, November 2012

IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine

37. Lin, J.C., “Cognitive Changes in Children from Frequency Use of Cell Phones,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 52/1, February 2010, pp. 232-234.

38. Lin, J.C., “Popularity, Funding for Health Effect Research and Cell Phone Addiction,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 52/2, April 2010, pp. 164-;166.

39. Lin, J.C., “Brain-Tumor Risk and Cell Phone Use,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 52/4, August 2010, pp. 166-167.

40. Lin, J.C., “International Guidelines for Radiofrequency Exposure Especially for the Most Successful Application of Electromagnetics in Medicine: Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 53/1, February 2011, pp. 169-174.

41. Lin, J.C., “The Peculiar Circumstances of the IARC Working Group on Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and Cellular Telephones,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 53/3, June 2011, pp. 202-203.

42. Lin, J.C., “Reply to Letter to the Editor Regarding a Column by Dr. J. C. Lin,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 53/5, October 2011, pp. 162-163.

43. Lin, J.C., “Are Cell Phones or Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans?,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 54/1, February 2012, pp. 210-212.

44. Wang, Z.W., Lin, J.C., “Partial-Body SAR Calculations in Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Scanning Systems." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 54/2, April 2012, pp. 230-237.

45. Lin, J.C., “Reassessing Exposure Safety Requirements for Cell Phones,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 55/1, February 2013, pp. 218-220.

46. Lin, J.C., “Wireless Power Transfer for Mobile Applications and Health Effects,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 55/2, April 2013, pp. 250-253

47. Lin, J.C., “The Case of Hypersensitivity to Electromagnetic Fields,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , 55/4, August, 2013, pp. 258-262

IEEE Microwaves Magazine

33. Lin, J.C., “Acquired Cognitive Behavior Changes in Children from Cell Phone Use.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11/4, pp 112-114, June 2010

34. Lin, J.C., Cell Phone Popularity, Addiction, and Funding for Biological Effect Research.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11/5, pp 118-120, August 2010

35. Lin, J.C., Epidemiological Studies on Tumor Incidence in Cell Phone Users.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11/7, pp 36-38, December 2010

36. Lin, J.C., Exposure Guidelines for Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Most Successful Application of Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 12/4, pp 46-56, June 2011

37. Lin, J.C., “The Curious Case of the IARC Working Group on Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and Cell Phones.” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 12/6, pp 32-34, October 2011

38. Lin, J.C., “Are Radio Frequency or Cell Phone Fields Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans?” IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 13/4, pp 30-32, June 2012

39. Wang, Z.W., Lin, J.C., SAR Calculations in MRI Scanning Systems”IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 13/5, pp 22-29, July 2012

40. Lin, J.C., “Safety Risks from Cell Phones Needs Review”IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 14/4, pp 42-46, June 2013

41. Lin, J.C., “Wireless Power Transfer for Cell Phones or Other Mobile Communication Devices and Biological Implications”IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 14/5, pp 18-22, July/August 2013

42. Lin, J.C., “Hypersensitivity Responses in Humans to Electromagnetic Fields”IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 14/7, pp 30-32, November/December 2013

Radio Science Bulletin

26. Lin, J.C., “Frequent Exposure to Mobile Phones Changes Cognitive Behavior in Children” URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 332, pp. 103-104, March 2010

27. Lin, J.C., “Mobile-Phone Popularity, Addiction, and Funding for Biological Effects Research” URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 333, pp. 51-52, June 2010

28. Lin, J.C., “Mobile Phone Use and Brain Tumor Research” URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 334, pp. 64-65, September 2010

29. Lin, J.C., “ICNIRP and its Role in Setting Guidelines for Radio-Frequency Exposure - The Most Successful Application of Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine : Magnetic Resonance Imaging” URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 336, pp. 95-100, March 2011

30. Lin, J.C., “The Unusual Story of the IARC Working Group on Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields and Mobile Phones. URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 338, pp. 54-55, September 2011

31. Lin, J.C., “Reply to Letter to the Editor Regarding a Column by Dr. J. C. Lin," URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 339, p. 6, December 2011

32. Lin, J.C., “Are Radio Frequency or Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Fields Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans?" URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 340, pp. 53-54, March 2012

33. Wang, Z.W., Lin, J.C., “Partial-Body SAR for Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Scanning Systems" URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 341, pp. 22-27, June 2012

34. Lin, J.C., “Reassessing Exposure Safety Requirements for Mobile Phones," URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 344, pp. 32-34, March 2013

35. Lin, J.C., “Wireless Battery-Charging Technology or Energy Harvesting to Power Mobile Phones or Other Mobile Communication Devices, and Health Effects," URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 344, pp. 34-36, March 2013

36. Lin, J.C., “Effect of Electromagnetic Field Exposure on Hypersensitivity Responses in Humans," URSI Radio Science Bulletin No. 346, pp. 28-29, September 2013

 
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