LIN Yufeng
Assistant Professor
Yufeng Lin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Wuchan University in 2007, and his Master’s degree from Peking University in 2010. He then moved to the Institute of Geophyiscs at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for his PhD, and completed in March 2015. Prior to joining the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at SUSTech, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Lin’s research interests broadly lie in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics, including dynamos, convection and tides in rotating stars and planets.


2010.10-2015.02, Doctor of Science, ETH Zurich
2007.09-2010.07, Master in Geophysics,Peking University
2003.09-2007.07, Bachelor in Geophysics, Wuhan University


2018.09-now, Assistant Professor, SUSTech, Department of Earth and Space Science
2015.03-2018.08, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, DAMTP


2019, Overseas High-Caliber Personnel
2016, Swiss NSF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship
2014, Swiss NSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship
2010, EGU Keith Runcorn Travel Award


Tidal dissipation in stars and planets
Convection in rotating stars and planets
Planetary magnetic fields generation: geodynamo and planetary dynamos



  • Lin Y*, & Ogilvie. G., (2019). Ohmic dissipation in the Earth's outer core resulting from the free inner core nutation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  • Lin Y*, & Ogilvie. G., (2018). Tidal dissipation in rotating fluid bodies: the presence of a magnetic field. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474. 
  • Lin Y*, & Ogilvie. G., (2017). Tidal interactions in spin-orbit misaligned systems. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , 468.
  • Lin Y*, Marti P, Noir J, Jackson A., (2016). Precession-driven dynamos in a full sphere and the role of large scale cyclonic vortices. Physics of Fluids, 28.
  • Lin Y*, Marti P, Noir J., (2015). Shear-driven parametric instability in a precessing sphere. Physics of Fluids, 27(4).
  • Lin Y, Noir J, Jackson A., (2014). Experimental study of fluid flows in a precessing cylindrical annulus. Physics of Fluids , 26(4).
  • Lin Y*, Noir J, Calkins M., (2014) Inertial wave and zonal flow in librating spherical shells. arXiv:1403.1702.
  • Huang Q, Lin Y., (2010). Selectivity of seismic electric signal (SES) of the 2000 Izu earthquake swarm: a 3D FEM numerical simulation model. Proc. Japan Acad., 86(3): 143-150.
  • Huang Q, Lin Y., (2010). Numerical simulation of selectivity of seismic electric signal and its possible influences. Chinese Journal of Geophysics ., 53(3): 535-543.


PhD Dissertation

  • Experimental and numerical study of precession and libration driven flows in planetary cores. ETH Zurich , Nr.22355 (2015).