Professor Johnson Lin


Dr Lin has been involved in the environmental monitoring (bacterial, viral and physio-chemical parameters) of the Umgeni, Mhlathuze and Umhlangane Rivers.

Dr Lin is also working on bioremediation or prevention on oil/aromatic compounds degradation and metal corrosion using bacteria or the enzymes involved in the biological-process.

 Quote:   "Life is the best if you want it to be."
Position:   Researcher and Associate Professor
Qualifications:   BSc (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan )
PhD (State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S.A.)

Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7407

 Research Areas:  
Environmental microbiology, microbiologically influenced corrosion, bioremediation of industrial wastes, nanotechnology and sustainable agriculture.
 Recent Publications:   Lin J and Madida BB. Biofilms affecting progression of mild steel corrosion by Gram positive Bacillus sp. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 2015. Doi: 10.1002/jobm.201400886

Ganesh A, Lin J, and Singh M. Detecting the Presence of Virus-like Particles (VLPs) from the Umgeni River-South Africa. Clean-Soil, Air, Water. 42(4): 393-407, 2014. Doi: 10.1002/clen.201200564

Pillay C and Lin J. The Impact of Additional Nitrates in Mild Steel Corrosion in a Seawater/Sediment System. Corrosion Science 80, 416–426, 2014

Pillay C and Lin J. Metal corrosion by aerobic bacteria isolated from stimulated corrosion systems: Effects of additional nitrate sources. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 83 (2013) 158-165. Doi: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2013.05.013.

Lin J and Harichund C., Industrial Effluent Treatments Using Heavy-Metal Removing Bacterial Bioflocculants, Water SA, 37 (2) 265-270, 2011.

Website:    View Research Gate profile 


Contact Webmaster | View the Promotion of Access to Information Act | View our Privacy Policy
© University of KwaZulu-Natal: All Rights Reserved.