About Song

         Song grew up in Tianjin, China. After he earned his B.S. degree from Peking University in 2008, he pursued graduate studies at Harvard University working under the direction of Professor Eric Jacobsen. His doctoral research was focused on the development and mechanistic understanding of enantioselective reactions catalyzed by multifunctional hydrogen-bond donors. Motivated by the deep interest in catalysis cultivated by his graduate studies, Song then carried out postdoctoral studies with Professor Chris Chang at UC Berkeley. His postdoctoral research was focused on the design of molecularly tunable materials, such as covalent organic frameworks, as catalysts for electrochemical conversion of CO2 to value-added products. In the summer of 2016, Song moved to Ithaca to start his independent career.


2013 – 2016    University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor: Christopher J. Chang)
2008 – 2013    Harvard University, M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2013) (Thesis Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen)
2004 – 2008    Peking University, B.S. (2008)

2020    Cottrell Scholar Award
2020    Corteva Agriscience Lectureship, Indiana University
2019    MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (TR35) China
2019    Sigma-Aldrich Lectureship, Columbia University
2019    Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
2019    Lilly Research Award
2019    ONR Young Investigator Award
2019    Early Career Advisory Board, ACS Catalysis
2019    Celgene Lectureship, University of Michigan
2019    Edward Biehl Lectureship, Southern Methodist University
2018    Milstein Fellow, Cornell University
2018    NSF CAREER Award
2018    3M Nontenure Faculty Award
2018    CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award
2018    Thieme Chemistry Journal Award
2017    Academic Venture Fund, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
2014    State National Science Award, China
2012    Fieser Lectureship, Harvard University
2011    Eli Lilly Graduate Fellowship
2009    Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University
2007    Chun-Tsung Scholarship for Undergraduate Research, Peking University


Office: ST Olin 360B
Email: songlin@cornell.edu
Phone: (607) 255-2107