Concordia University

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Lan Lin, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Office: S-EV 6245 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3032
Email: lan.lin@concordia.ca

Dr. Lin joined the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University in 2011. She received her M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in structural engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Her Ph.D. thesis was nominated for Governor General’s Gold Medal as the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Her research is in the fields of structural and earthquake engineering, and focuses on the improvement of the seismic design and performance of buildings, bridges and infrastructure systems. Dr. Lin has published about 40 technical publications. In addition to her research expertise, she has extensive practical experience in the design of buildings and bridges. Dr. Lin has received a number of prestigious awards including the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Visiting Researcher Fellowship at Stanford University.

Award

2013-2014 President's Excellence in Teaching Award (New Faculty)

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Research

  • Seismic performance of buildings and bridges

  • Performance-based earthquake engineering

  • Development of seismic fragility curves for buildings and bridges

  • Development of improved intensity measures for probabilistic seismic demand analysis

  • Seismic risk assessment using HAZUS-MH

  • Characterization of seismic ground motion


Teaching activities

Currently offered

  • CIVI 7111: Theory and Modern Bridge Systems
  • CIVI 6101: Planning and Design of Bridges
  • CIVI 453: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • BCEE 345: Structural Design II
  • CIVI 490: Capstone Design Projects

Previously offered

  • CVG 4145: Reinforced Concrete Design II (University of Ottawa)
  • CVG 3148: Reinforced Concrete Design I (University of Ottawa)
  • CVG 4907: Engineering Design Project (University of Ottawa)


Publications

Refereed journal publications

  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., Foo, S., Edmund, B., and Gao,Y.L. (2013). Selection of seismic excitations for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete frame buildings. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 40(5): 411-426
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., and Foo, S. (2011). Improved intensity measures for probabilistic seismic demand analysis, Part 1 – Development of the improved intensity measures. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38: 79-88
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., and Foo, S. (2011). Improved intensity measures for probabilistic seismic demand analysis, Part 2 – Application of the improved intensity measures. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38: 89-99
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., and Foo, S. (2010). Seismic evaluation of the Confederation Bridge. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33: 821-833.
  • Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., Lin, L., and Amiri-Hormozaki, K. (2006). Evaluation of the effects of spectrum-compatible seismic excitations on the response of medium-height reinforced concrete frame buildings. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33: 1304-1319.

Research report

  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Strong motion records of the Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake of June 23, 2010. Online technical report, Geological Survey of Canada, 20 p. Available at: http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent_eq/2010/20100623.1741/index-eng.php
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Strong motions from nearby seismometer records of the Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake of June 23, 2010. Online technical report, Geological Survey of Canada, 23 p. Available at: 
  • http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent_eq/2010/20100623.1741/index-eng.php.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Comparison of strong motion records obtained by Etna and IA instruments from Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake of June 23, 2010. Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 16 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Notes for the Gaz Metro records of the Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake of June 23, 2010.  Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 7 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Compilation of strong motion records from eastern Canada for NGA-East Project. Progress report on the first 12 month work submitted to Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), Berkeley, CA, 35 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Strong motion records from Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, earthquake of March 6, 2005. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6544. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 94 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Strong motion records from Thurso, Quebec, earthquake of February 25, 2006. Geological Survey of Canada Open File. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 34 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Strong motion records from Cap-Rouge, Quebec, earthquake of November 6, 1997. Geological Survey of Canada Open File. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 18 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Investigation of noise and signal levels in the ground motion records obtained by different instruments. Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 26 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2009). Investigation of the effects of magnitude increments on the hazard results for eastern Canada. Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 6 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2009). Investigation of the effects of minimum magnitude on the hazard results. Research reports, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 15 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2009). Comparison of waveforms of March 6, 2005 earthquake recorded by strong-motion network and weak-motion network in eastern Canada. Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 12 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2009). Comparison of response spectra: strong-motion data and weak-motion data. Research report, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON., 19 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., and Saatcioglu, M. (2008). Performance of seismic resistant building structures against progressive collapse. Research report, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., 50 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2008). Evaluation of the threshold level of 60% seismic base shear for seismic upgrading of existing buildings. Research report, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, ON., 9 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2007). Correlating the damage with the seismic response of buildings: A new approach. Research report, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, ON., 10 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2006). Seismic vulnerability assessment for dams in Canada. Confidential contract report #1 for Energy Infrastructure Protection Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 122 p.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2006). Seismic vulnerability assessment for hydrosystems. Confidential contract report #2 for Energy Infrastructure Protection Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 20 p.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2006). Seismic vulnerability assessment for buried pipelines. Confidential contract report #3 for Energy Infrastructure Protection Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON., 8 p.


Participation activities

Conference proceedings

  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2011). Assessment of the vulnerability of buildings to progressive collapse due to blast loads. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 14-17, 2011.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2011). Engineering characteristics of ground motion records of the Val-des-Bois, Quebec, Earthquake of June 23, 2010. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 14-17, 2011.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J., Paquette, J., Glazer, R., and Duchesne, D. (2011). Dynamic properties of three major towers on Parliament Hill-Ottawa, from recorded vibrations during the Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake of June 23, 2010. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 14-17, 2011.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Saatcioglu, M., and Foo, S. (2010). Effects of strong-motion duration on the response of reinforced concrete frame buildings. Proceedings of the 9th US National/10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, ON., 10 p.
  • Lin, L., Adams, J. (2010). Compilation of strong-motion records from eastern Canada. Proceedings of the 9th US National/10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, ON., 10 p.
  • Nastev, M., Lin, L., Naumoski, N. (2010). Modeling seismic response of representative soil deposits in the Quebec City region, Canada. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, 8 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2009). Performance of earthquake resistant buildings against progressive collapse. ICOSSAR 2009 – Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Osaka, Japan, 8 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2008). Probabilistic assessment of the seismic vulnerability of reinforced concrete frame buildings in Canada. Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, 8 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2008). Elongation of the fundamental periods of reinforced concrete frame buildings during nonlinear seismic response. Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, 8 p.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2008). Seismic vulnerability and prioritization ranking of dams in Canada. Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, 8 p.
  • Nastev, M., Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Perret, D., and Lamarche, L. (2008). Seismic site response modelling of representative soil columns in the Quebec City region. Proceedings of the 61th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB., 8 p.
  • Lin, L., Nastev, M., and Naumoski, N. (2007). Representative bedrock seismic motions for Quebec City. Proceedings of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON., 8 p.
  • Nastev, M., Lin, L., and Naumoski, N. (2007). Characteristics of seismic motions recorded on bedrock in the Quebec City region. Proceedings of the 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON., 8 p.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2007). Probabilistic method for seismic vulnerability ranking of Canadian hydropower dams. Canadian Dam Association 2007 Annual Conference, St. John's, NL., 10 p.
  • Lin, L., and Adams, J. (2007). Lessons for the fragility of Canadian hydropower components under seismic loading. Proceedings of the 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, ON., 10 p.
  • Lin, L., Naumoski, N., Foo, S., and Saatcioglu, M. (2005). Dynamic behaviour of the Confederation Bridge due to seismic loads. Proceedings of the 1st Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, Hamilton, ON., 10 p.

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