Aston University Zhang Lin

Aston University

Aston University Zhang Lin

Prof Lin Zhang

Professor Lin Zhang

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

Professor, Head of Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering

Phone number: 0121 204 3548
Room number: NW312

I joined the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (previous Photonics Research Group) in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University in 1994, and was appointed to a Lecturer in 2001 and a Professor in 2005. During my 19 years at Aston University, I have been mainly researching in the area of advanced fibre grating devices, technologies and applications and published over 400 papers in peer-review journals and international conferences.
  • Qualifications & education

  • BA in Physics, Suzhou University, China, 1978
  • PhD in Physics, Sussex University, UK, 1990
  • Employment

  • 2005 – to date: Professor of Photonics, School of Engineering & Applied Science,  Aston University.
  • 2001 – 2005: Lecturer, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 1997 – 2001: Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 1994 – 1997: Research Fellow, Photonics Research Group, Aston University
  • 1990 – 1994: Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Sussex University
  • 1979 – 1986: Lecturer, Physics Department, Suzhou University, China
  • Teaching activity

    • First Year Undergraduate Module on Physical Principles and Electric Circuits
    • Final Year Undergraduate Module on Optoelectronics
    • Supervising Final Year and MSc projects