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


  • 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.

  • Aaron Pejlovas, Kexin Li, Stephen Kukolich, and Wei Lin. "Microwave spectrum of perfluoropentanoic acid," Chemical Physics Letters 610, (2014): 82–85.

  • Javix Thomas, Agapito Serrato III, Wei Lin, Wolfgang Jäger, and Yunjie Xu. "Perfluorobutyric Acid and Its Monohydrate: A Chirped Pulse and Cavity Based Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopic Study," Chemistry-A European Journal 20, no. 20 (2014): 6148–6153.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


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



Selected Presentations


  • 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)

  • Karen Peterson, Wei Lin, Eric Arsenault, Yoon Jeong Choi, and S Novick. "Microwave Spectrum and structure of the methane-propane complex," The 72nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL (June 2017)

  • Yoon Jeong Choi, Alex Treviño, Susanna Stephens, S Cooke, S Novick, and Wei Lin. "Rotational Spectra of 4,4,4-Trifluorobutyric Acid and the 4,4,4-Trifluorobutyric Acid-Formic Acid Complex," The 72nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL (June 2017)

  • Javix Thomas, Michael Carrillo, Agapito Serrato III, Wolfgang Jäger, YunJie Xu, and Wei Lin. "Microwave spectroscopy of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanoic acid-formic acid complex," The 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2017)

  • Alex Trevino and Wei Lin. "Molecular geometry and conformation analysis of the monomer and monohydrate of 4,4,4-trifluorobutyric acid," The 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2017)

  • Javix Thomas, Agapito Serrato III, Michael Carrillo, Wei Lin, Wolfgang Jäger, and Yunjie Xu. "Rotational Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies of the Perfluorobutyric acid—Formic Acid Complex," The 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2017)

  • Jesus Canales and Wei Lin. "Quantum Chemical Calculations of Perfluorooctanoic Acid ," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium, UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

  • Michael Carrillo and Wei Lin. "Quantum chemical calculations of the monomer and monohydrate of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanal," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium, UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

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