name: Lin LIN (林林)
gender: Female
nationality: People's Republic of China
birthday: Jan. 12, 1984
birth place: Qufu, Shandong (山东省曲阜市)
address: Hankou Road No.22, Nanjing 210093, China
南京市鼓楼区汉口路22号, 210093
phone: +86-186-5295-1784
fax: +86-25-8359 5535

education experience:

  • 2012-2013:Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • 2010-2014:Ph. D., Department of Physics, Nanjing University
  • 2006-2009:M. S., Department of Physics, Southeast University
  • 2002-2006:B. S., Department of Physics, Qingdao University

job experience:

  • 2016-present:Senior Research Staff, Nanjing University
  • 2014-2016:Postdoctoral Research Associate, Southeast University
  • 2009-2010: Research Assistant, Nanjing University

research interests:

  • We are interested in novel physical phenomena emerging in the strongly correlated electron system. Currently my main research interests are to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties in the highly geometrically frustrated magnets possessing exotic physical properties, such as spin ice, spin liquid, orbital ordering, and multiferroicity. The strategies are to grow polycrystal, single crystal, and thin films of them, and study them by low temperature and high magnetic field, pyroelectric current and PFM measurement. We are now focusing on:
  • Multiferroic materials and magnetoelectric coupling mechanism
  • Frustrated magnets (spin ice, breathing pyrochlore, spinel, etc.)
  • Hexagonal Ferrites (multiferroicity, topological defects, and photovoltaic property)

research projects:

  • “The investigation of novel physical effect and magnetoelectric coupling mechanism in spin ice heterostructure”, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2018
  • “The investigation of the coupling mechanism between topological structure and ferroic order”, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project, 2015-2016
  • “The modulation of magnetic monopole in spin ice epitaxial thin film”, Post-Doctoral Science Fund of Jiangsu Province, 2014-2015
  • “GaNb4S8: From superconductivity to multiferroicity”, The key funding project for the postdocs in Southeast University, 2014-2015

professional activities:

  • Phase stabilization and magnetic orders in multiferroic hexagonal ferrites, The 8th APCTP workshop on multiferroics, Shanghai, China, Oct. 8, 2016, poster.
  • Enhanced magnetism-generated ferroelectricity in highly Frustrated Fe-doped Ho2Ti2O7, The 3rd international conference of AUMS, Haikou, Oct. 30, 2014, poster.
  • Remarkable magnetoelectric coupling in spinel FeCr2S4, 2013 APS March meeting, Baltimore, USA, Mar. 19, 2013, oral talk.
  • Multiferroic behavior in spin ice Dy2Ti2O7, The 4th APCTP workshop on multiferroics, Beijing, China, Jan. 12, 2012, awarded to the Best Poster.


  1. L. Lin*, H. M. Zhang, M. F. Liu, Shoudong Shen, S. Zhou, D. Li, X. Wang, Z. B. Yan, Z. D. Zhang, Jun Zhao, S. Dong, and J.-M. Liu, “Hexagonal phase stabilization and magnetic orders of multiferroic Lu1-xScxFeO3”, Phys. Rev. B 93, 075146 (2016).
  2. L. Lin*, Y. L. Xie, J.-J. Wen, S. Dong, Z. B. Yan, and J.-M. Liu, “Experimental observation of magnetoelectricity in spin ice Dy2Ti2O7”, New. J. Phys. 17, 123018 (2015).
  3. L. Lin*, Y. L. Xie, Z. Y. Zhao, J.-J. Wen, Z. B. Yan, S. Dong, and J.-M. Liu, “Enhanced magnetism-generated ferroelectricity in highly frustrated Fe-doped Ho2Ti2O7”, J. Appl. Phys. 117, 17D915 (2015).
  4. L. Lin*, H. X. Zhu, X. M. Jiang, K. F. Wang, S. Dong, Z. B. Yan, Z. R. Yang, J. G. Wan, and J.-M. Liu, “Coupled ferroelectric polarization and magnetization in spinel FeCr2S4”, Sci. Rep, 4, 6530 (2014).
  5. Z. Y. Zhao, M. F. Liu, X. Li, L. Lin*, Z. B. Yan, S. Dong, and J.-M. Liu, “Experimental observation of ferrielectricity in multiferroic DyMn2 O5”, Sci. Rep. 4, 3984 (2014).
  6. L. Lin*, Z. Y. Zhao, D. Liu, Y. L. Xie, S. Dong, Z. B. Yan, and J.-M. Liu, “Chemically modulated multiferroicity in Dy-doped Gd2Ti2O7”, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 17D903 (2013).
  7. L. Lin*, L. Li, Z. B. Yan, Y. M. Tao, S. Dong, and J.-M. Liu, “Ferroelectricity of polycrystalline GdMnO3 and multifold magnetoelectric responses”, Appl. Phys. A 112, 947 (2013).
  8. L. Lin*, Y. L. Xie, M. F. Liu, Y. J. Guo, Z. B. Yan, and J.-M. Liu, “Multiferroicity in Mn-deficient Ca3CoMnO6: The consequence of Fe substitution”, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 027006 (2013).
  9. H. W. Yu, M. F. Liu, X. Li, L. Li, L. Lin*, Z. B. Yan, and J.-M. Liu, “Stabilized helical spin order and multiferroic phase coexistence in MnWO4: Consequence of 4d Ru substitution of Mn”, Phys. Rev. B 87, 104404 (2013).
  10. L. Lin*, Y. J. Guo, Y. L. Xie, S. Dong, Z. B. Yan, and J.-M. Liu, “Spin frustration destruction and ferroelectricity modulation in Ca3CoMnO6: Effects of Mn deficiency”, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07D901 (2012).
  11. L. Li, L. Lin*, Z. B. Yan, Q. Y. He, and J.-M. Liu, “Multiferroicity and phase transitions in Tm-substituted GdMnO3”, J. Appl. Phys. 112, 034115 (2012).
  12. Y. J. Guo, Y. Y. Guo, L. Lin*, Y. J. Gao, B. B. Jin, L. Kang, and J.-M. Liu, “Mean-field theory of ferroelectricity in Sr1-xCaxTiO3 (0<x<0.4)”, Phys. Rev. B 86, 014202 (2012).
  13. N. Zhang, Y. Y. Guo, L. Lin*, S. Dong, Z. B. Yan, X. G. Li, and J.-M. Liu, “Ho substitution suppresses collinear Dy spin order and enhances polarization in DyMnO3”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 102509 (2011).
  14. N. Zhang, S. Dong, G. Q. Zhang, L. Lin*, Y. Y. Guo, J.-M. Liu, and Z. F. Ren, “Multiferroic phase diagram of Y partially substituted Dy1-xYxMnO3”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 012510(2011).