Song Lin

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:
Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Academic focus:
Organic chemistry, catalysis, organic materials

Current research project:
We will develop interdisciplinary approaches to address unsolved problems in organic synthesis and sustainable chemistry. Particular emphases will be placed on the rational design of catalysts and the creative use of electrochemistry that will allow for the facile and selective conversion of readily available starting materials, such as sugars, CO2 and abundant natural products, into highly functionalized and value-added products, such as pharmaceuticals and polymers.

Previous positions:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013-2016

Academic background:
Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University, 2013
M.A., Chemistry, Harvard University, 2010
B.S., Chemistry, Peking University, 2008

Last book read:
“Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty,” by Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

In your own time/when not working:
Biking, swimming, walking the dog

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Sophomore organic chemistry

What most excites you about Cornell:
The opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the brilliant and diverse group of faculty, staff and students at Cornell

Song Lin