Ethan Lin received a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yuan-
Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 2004, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2008 and 2015, respectively.

From 2006 to 2013, Dr. Lin worked at Defense Research Associates, Inc, as a digital/hardware engineer. There he worked on various military and commercial projects involving unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight test data analysis, analog and digital circuit design, embedded programing, signal processing, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) technology development, and navigation algorithm development. During this time Dr. Lin completed the Master of Engineering program, focusing his dissertation research on wideband digital receiver’s, utilizing a compressed sensing technique. At the same time, he served his community as a member of many organizations, the most notable being the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP),Cincinnati Chapter. NAAAP is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking, and community service. Dr. Lin started his NAAAP leadership journey as a member of the local chapter and continued to prove himself as valuable to the association and its members. In 2015, he became president of the chapter and a board member, ending his tenure as president in 2015.

After finishing his Ph.D., Dr. Lin joined the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in 2016. It was there that he first became involved in the aerospace industry. He served as a research engineer, a position in which he was responsible for advancing UDRI’s scientific and engineering capabilities in the development of the “digital twin” for an aircraft actuator and generator. Dr. Lin also served as a radar system engineer and contributed to the development of UDRI’s radar simulation and modeling capabilities.

In 2017, Dr. Lin joined the Riverside Research Institute as a technical research analyst supporting a Department of Defense (DOD) intelligence center in researching and evaluating foreign disruptive technologies. He has researched numerous technology areas as they relate to space, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, automation, brain machine interfaces, bionics, radar systems, remote sensing, satellite systems, guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), and green propellant. Additionally, Dr. Lin has led an assessment of technology enablers for future radar systems, which included the analysis of modeling test data. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton, teaching courses in the area of Radar Systems.