Feng Lin was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in June 2021. He has been part of the Virginia Tech community since 2016. After earning his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Colorado School of Mines with graduate research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lin went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher and then a senior member at QuantumScape and a guest scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has continued this relationship with the National Laboratories to the present, where his group collaborates with several National Laboratories.
Lin's current research efforts on-campus encompasses the design, synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of energy materials in electrochemical systems (batteries, catalysis, and smart windows).