Yu-Feng Lin

Yu-Feng Lin
Yu-Feng Lin
  • Adjunct Professor
(217) 333-0235
Natural Resources Building

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  • Ph.D., Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1996
  • B.S., Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Tamkang University, Taiwan, 1993

Academic Positions

  • Principal Research Hydrogeologist, Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Director, Illinois Water Resources Center
  • Clinical Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Professional Societies

  • Board of Directors, At-Large Representative, 2020-2023, National Institutes for Water Resources
  • Management Board, member, since 2019, Hydrogeology Division, Geological Society of America
  • Executive Editor, since 2017, Groundwater, National Ground Water Association
  • Delegate, Since 2013, the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)
  • Representative, since 2011, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) established by U.S. National Science Foundation

Research Interests

  • Groundwater and geothermal resources
  • Groundwater and surface water interactions
  • Fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS)
  • Groundwater and public health connections


  • Fellow, 2018, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Faculty Fellow, 2006, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL, USA.