Yuehe Lin, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) for his leadership and contributions to the fields of sensors and electrocatalysis.

ECS was founded in 1902. Every year, up to 15 renowned scientists and engineers are designated as fellows of the professional society, which includes about 8,000 members. The fellows are selected based on their technological contributions in the field of electrochemical and solid state science and technology as well as their active involvement in the society.

With WSU since 2013, Lin conducts research in nanosensors and nanotechnology for biomedical, energy and environmental applications. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited more than 54,000 times, according to Google Scholar. He has an h-index, a measure of a scientist’s productivity and impact, of 118. He has been named among the world’s most highly cited researchers, “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” every year from 2014 to 2019 by the Web of Science Group. Lin holds more than 20 patents, some of which have been licensed to industrial partners for commercialization.

Lin is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering as well as a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He serves as editor or editorial board member for approximately 20 international journals, including Advance Materials Technologies; Analytica Chimica Acta; Biosensors and Bioelectronics; Electroanalysis; International Journal of Nanomedicine; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Research-A Science Partner Journal; and Sensors and Actuators B.

Lin has been an ECS member since 1998. He has been actively serving the society, delivering 5 keynote lectures, organizing symposia and chairing sessions in nanotechnology and nanosensors.

Formal recognition of the honor will take place at the ECS meeting, PRiME 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii in October.