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, Fan Xie, Yunjie Xue, Wolfgang Jaeger, and Wei Lin. "Microwave Spectrum of the complex of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanoic Acid and Formic Acid," Molecular Physics 117, (2019): 1193-1199.

  • Karen Peterson, D. Pullman, Wei Lin, Andrea Minei, Eric Arsenault, and Stewart Novick. "Structure and Dynamics of the Methane-Propane van der Waals Complex," Journal of Physical Chemistry A 123, no. 25 (2019): 5274-5282.

  • 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.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


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



Selected Presentations


  • Jon Niduaza, Michael Carrillo, and Wei Lin. "Characterization of the Hydrogen Bonds in the Cyclobutanecarboxylic Acid and Formic Acid Complex," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium , Brownsville, TX (April 2019)

  • Juan Baltierrez Gomez, Michael Carrllo, and Wei Lin. "Conformational Analysis of Cyclopentanecarboxylic Acid," UTRGV Engaged Scholar Symposium, Brownsville, TX (April 2019)

  • Juan Baltierrez Gomez, Michael Carrillo, and Wei Lin. "Conformational Analysis of Cyclopentanecarboxylic Acid," UTRGV College of Sciences Student Conference, Edinburg, TX (March 2019)

  • Michael Carrillo, Shervin Fatehi, and Wei Lin. "Theoretical and Experimental Study of Cyclobutanecarboxylic Acid," UTRGV College of Sciences Student Conference, Edinburg, TX (March 2019)

  • 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)

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CHEM 1311 12P - General Chemistry I:
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CHEM 1311 12P - General Chemistry I:
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CHEM 7300 14 - Thesis I:
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CHEM 3104 04 - Physical Chemistry I Lab:
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CHEM 3304 03 - Physical Chemistry I:
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