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Win-Li Lin, Ph.D.

Joint-appointed Investigator
Division of Medical Engineering Research


Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Eng., University of Arizona, U.S.A.
M.S., Department of Mechanical Eng., University of Iowa, U.S.A.
B.S., Department of Bioelectromechanical Eng., National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Joint-appointed Investigator, Division of Medical Engineering Research, NHRI (2004 - present)
Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, NTU (2001 - present)
Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, NTU (1998 - 2001)
Associate Researcher, Center for Biomedical Engineering, NTU (1992 - 1998)
Researcher, Institute of Mechanical Eng. ITRI (1991 - 1992)


Dr. Lin's research interests include ultrasound thermal therapy for tumor treatment, Noninvasive blood-brain barrier disruption by ultrasound, physics of medical ultrasound, imaging guided thermal ablation, bioheat transfer, ultrasound stimulation on bone tissue, and drug release control by ultrasound.


1. Published about 70 journal papers related to ultrasound hyperthermia and thermal therapy, medical ultrasound, genomics, etc.
2. Executive Editor of Journal of Biomedical Engineering-Appl Basis Com and Associate Editor of Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering; Councilor and Vice-President of Asian Society for Hyperthermic Oncology


1.Liu HL, Chang H, Chen WS, Shih TC, Hsiao JK, Lin WL. Feasibility of transrib focused ultrasound thermal ablation for liver tumors using a spherically curved 2D array: a numerical study. Med Phys. 2007; 34(9):3436-48.
2.Yang FY, Fu WM, Chen WS, Yeh WL, Lin WL. Quantitative evaluation of the use of microbubbles with transcranial focused ultrasound on blood-brain-barrier disruption. Ultrason Sonochem. 2007; Aug 26; [Epub ahead of print]
3.Ho CS, Ju KC, Cheng TY, Chen YY, Lin WL. Thermal therapy for breast tumors by using a cylindrical ultrasound phased array with multifocus pattern scanning: a preliminary numerical study. Phys Med Biol. 2007; 52(15):4585-99. Epub 2007 Jul 10.
4.Liu HL, Chen YY, Lin Win-Li, “A fast and conformal heating scheme for producing large thermal lesions using a 2-D ultrasound phased array,” International Journal of Hyperthermia. 2007; 23(1):69-82.
5.Yang FY, Fu WM, Yang RS, Liou HC, Kang KH, Lin WL. Quantitative evaluation of focused ultrasound with a contrast agent on blood-brain barrier disruption. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007; 33(9):1421-7. Epub 2007 Jun 11.
6.Horng TL, Lin WL, Liauh CT, Shih TC. Effects of pulsatile blood flow in large vessels on thermal dose distribution during thermal therapy. Med Phys. 2007; 34(4):1312-20.
7.Shih TC, Yuan P, Lin Win-Li, Kou HS, “Analytical analysis of the Pennes bioheat transfer equation with sinusoidal heat flux condition on skin surface,” Medical Engineering and Physics 2007; 29(9): 946-953.
8.Hung CC, Su YN, Chien SC, Liou HH, Chen CC, Chen PC, Shieh CJ, Chen CP, Lee WT, Lin Win-Li, Lee CN; “Molecular and clinical analysis of 84 patients with tuberous sclerosis complex,” BMC Medical Genetics 2006; 7: 72-78.
9.Tung YS, Liu HL, Wu CC, Ju KC, Chen WS, Lin Win-Li, “Contrast-agent-enhanced ultrasound thermal ablation,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2006;32: 1103-1110.
10.Liu HL Chen WS, Chen JS Shih TC, Chen YY, Lin Win-Li, “Interaction between consecutive sonications for characterizing the thermal mechanism in focused ultrasound therapy,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2006; 32: 1141-1421.
11.Pao SY, Lin Win-Li, Hwang MJ, “In silico identification and comparative analysis of differentially expressed genes in human and mouse tissues,” BMC Genomics 2006; 21: 86-95.
12.Liu HL Chen WS, Chen JS Shih TC, Chen YY, Lin Win-Li, “Cavitation-enhanced ultrasound thermal therapy by combined low- and high-frequency ultrasound exposure,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2006; 32: 759-767.