Wei   Lin

Associate Professor  

Office: BLHSB 1.814
Phone: (956) 882-5945
Email: wei.lin@utrgv.edu

Dr. Wei Lin

Dr. Lin studies rotational spectroscopy, the interaction between microwave radiation and the rotations of molecules.





Selected Publications


  • Yoon Choi, Alex Trevino, Susanna Stephens, Stephen Cooke, Stewart Novick, and Wei Lin. "Rotational spectra of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid and the 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid-formic acid complex," JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY 344, (2018): 65-70.

  • Zunwu Zhou, Aaron Pejlovas, Wei Lin, and Stephen Kukolich. "The microwave spectrum of phenylpropiolic acid," Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 351, (September 2018): 1-3.

  • Javix Thomas, Michael Carrillo, Agapito Serrato III, Wei Lin, Wolfgang Jäger, and Yunjie Xu. "Rotational spectroscopic and theoretical study of the perfluorobutyric acid···formic acid complex ," Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy no. 335 (2017): 88-92.

  • Javix Thomas, Michael Carrillo, Agapito Serrato III, Elijah Schnitzler, Wolfgang Jäger, Yunjie Xu, and Wei Lin. "Conformational Analysis of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanoic Acid," Chemical Physics Letters no. 661 (2016): 210-214.

  • Aaron Pejlovas, Agapito Serrato, III, Wei Lin, and Stephen Kukolich. "Microwave measurements of the tropolone–formic acid doubly hydrogen bonded dimer," The Journal of Chemical Physics 144, no. 4 (2016): 044306.

  • GS Grubbs, Daniel Obenchain, Derek Frank, Stewart Novick, Stephen Cooke, Agapito Serrato, III, and Wei Lin. "A Study of the Monohydrate and Dihydrate Complexes of Perfluoropropionic Acid Using Chirped-Pulse Fourier Transform Microwave (CP-FTMW) Spectroscopy," The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 119, no. 42 (2015): 10475–10480.

  • Wei Lin, Anan Wu, Xin Lu, Xiao Tang, Daniel Obenchain, and Stewart Novick. "Internal dynamics in the molecular complex of CF 3 CN and H 2 O," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, no. 26 (2015): 17266–17270.

  • Aaron Pejlovas, Wei Lin, Onur Oncer, and Stephen Kukolich. "Microwave spectrum and the gas phase structure of phthalimide," Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 317, (2015): 59–62.

  • Aaron Pejlovas, Wei Lin, and Stephen Kukolich. "Microwave Spectrum for a Second Higher Energy Conformer of Cyclopropanecarboxylic Acid and Determination of the Gas Phase Structure of the Ground State," The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 119, no. 39 (2015): 10016–10021.

  • Wei Lin, Andrew Brooks, Andrea Minei, Stewart Novick, and Wallace Pringle. "Microwave Spectra and Structure of the Argon–Cyclopentanone and Neon–Cyclopentanone van der Waals Complexes," The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118, no. 5 (2014): 856–861.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Yong Zhou. UTRGV Internal Seed Research Program (ISRP), UTRGV, $13,360.00 (January 2017 - August 2018)



Selected Presentations


  • Wei Lin and Yong Zhou. "Permittivity Retrieve of Glucose Concentration in Mimicking Blood Solutions," PIERS (Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium) 2018 , Toyama, Japan (August 2018)

  • J Luna and Wei Lin. "Microsolvation of Perfluoropentanoic Acid: A Computational Study," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) , UTRGV, (April 2018)

  • Alexis Delgado and Wei Lin. "Quantum Chemical Calculation on the Phenylpropiolic Acid-Formic Acid Complex," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) , UTRGV, (April 2018)

  • Michael Carrillo, Wei Lin, Alondra Escobar, Pedro Ramos III, and Yong Zhou. "Validation of Dielectric Properties of Blood Mimicking Fluid for Biomedical Applications," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) , UTRGV, (April 2018)

  • Alexis Delgado and Wei Lin. "Quantum Chemical Calculation on the Phenylpropiolic Acid-Formic Acid Complex," The 27th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics, Dallas, TX (March 2018)

  • Wei Lin. "Structural Determination of Two Polyfluorinated Carboxylic Acids and Their Complexes with Formic Acid ," The 27th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics , Dallas, TX (March 2018)

  • Michael Carrillo, Wei Lin, Pedro Ramos III, Alondra Escobar, and Yong Zhou. "Study of Dielectric Properties of Glucose Solutions for Non-Invasive Biomedical Sensing Applications," The 2017 annual ABRCMS conference, Phoenix, AZ (November 2017)

  • Michael Carrillo, Wei Lin, Alondra Escobar, Pedro Ramos III, and Yong Zhou. "Microwave Dielectric Spectroscopic Measurements Using a Transmission/reflection Line Method: Benchmark Study on Aqueous Ethanol Solution," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburg, TX (August 2017)

  • Pedro Ramos III, Alondra Escobar, Michael Carrillo, Yong Zhou, and Wei Lin. "Study of Dielectric Properties of Glucose Solutions for Non-Invasive Biomedical Sensing Applications," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburg, TX (August 2017)

  • Javix Thomas, Michael Carrillo, Agapito Serrato III, Elijah Schnitzler, Wolfgang Jäger, Yunjie Xu, and Wei Lin. "Conformational Analysis of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanoic Acid," The 72nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL (June 2017)

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CHEM 6360 02I - Sp Top in Physical Chem:
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CHEM 4201 02 - Chemistry Problems I:
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CHEM 3104 01 - Physical Chemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 7300 08 - Thesis I:
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CHEM 4378 05I - Special Topics in Chemistry:
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CHEM 6360 01I - Sp Top in Physical Chem:
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CHEM 3304 02 - Physical Chemistry I:
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