Ning Lin has been awarded the Natural Hazards Focus Group Award for Graduate Research, given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding contributions to natural hazards research. Lin’s thesis is entitled “Multi-hazard risk analysis related to hurricanes.” She is scheduled to present an invited talk in the Extreme Natural Events: Modeling, Prediction, and Mitigation session (NH20) during the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, held 13–17 December in San Francisco, Calif. Lin will be formally presented with the award at the Natural Hazards focus group reception on 14 December 2010.
Lin received her B.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2002, an M.S. from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, in 2005, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, Princeton, N. J., in June 2010, all in civil engineering. She is currently a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow, working with Kerry Emanuel at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Her research interests include extreme winds, rainfall, and surge.