Bringing Top Faculty to Engineering Through an Endowed Chairs
It's important to give back, the university gave us many opportunities. Now it's our turn to give younger researchers and scholars a helping hand.
- S.C. and Lily Lin
The Lins made a $2 million bequest to endow a Shao-Chi and Lily Lin Professor in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Physics, as well as to set up a scholarly exchange fund. Once established, the endowed chair will provide a dedicated source of funds, in perpetuity, for the chair holder's academic and teaching activities.
S.C.'s leading-edge work on the physics of strong shock waves and hypersonic flight caught the attention of the founders of UC San Diego's engineering program, and his research and teaching contributed to the early success of the program. A professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, S.C. Lin is regarded as a pioneer in studying short wave length, high power gas lasers.