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)

2017    Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University
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