Yingqian Lin

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Current Standing: 
Last Degree: 
MS in Forestry, 2012, Michigan State University
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Current Research Interests / Thesis Topic: 

Cost prediction and Life Cycle Assessment of woody biomass supply-chain in Michigan.

Publications / Journal Articles: 

Y. Lin, F. Pan, A. Srivastava. (2016). “A Linear Programming Optimization Model Of Woody Biomass Logistics Integrating Infield Drying As A Cost Saving Pre-Process In Michigan”, Accepted by Forest Products Journal.

Z. Carter, F. Pan, Y. Lin, R. Miller, A. Srivastava. (2016). “A Traditional Ground-Based System for Woody Biomass Harvesting in Short Rotation Woody Crops (SRWC) Plantations - A Case Study in Michigan”, Accepted by Forest Products Journal.

Y. Lin, F. Pan. (2015). “Monitoring woody biomass chips quality change during field storage in Michigan”, Forest Products Journal, Vol. 65, No. 7-8, pp. 327-336.

Nzokou, P., A.R. Wilson, Y. Lin. (2014). “Effects of Cover Crops Management on Organic Nutrient Production and Soil Fertility in Abies fraseri Plantation”, Acta Horticulturae, 2014; 1018: 407-414.

Y. Lin, F. Pan. (2013). “Effect of In-Woods Storage of Unprocessed Logging Residue on Biomass Feedstock Quality”, Forest Products Journal, Vol. 63, No. 3-4, pp. 119-124.

Y. Lin, A. R. Wilson, P. Nzokou. (2011). “Combining Legume Groundcovers and Low Nitrogen Fertilization in a Short-rotation Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Cropping System: Effect on Productivity, Soil Fertility, and Nutrient Leaching”, Hort Science. 46(3): 481–486.

Biography (Personal Interest): 

Woody biomass supply chain, Logistics costs, Life cycle assessments.


Spartan Innovations Venture Fellows, Spartan Innovations, Michigan State University, 2016-2017.

Graduate Scholarly Achievement Award, Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers, 2016.

Outstanding Graduate Student in Biosystems Engineering of 2015-2016, College of Engineering, Michigan State University, 2016.