Professor Lin Gao studied at Tsinghua University (1946-1951) and then at Harbin Institute of Technology and Dalian Institute of Technology (1951-1954). He has been working at Dalian University of Technology since 1951 and was elected as academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997.
Professor Lin is one of the pioneeringresearchers in seismic safety structure of dams and nuclear power plants in China. His research results have led and driven the development of the engineering seismic discipline, including thetheory of seismic safety analysis of dams, nuclear power plants and underground structures, high-precision numerical simulation techniques, model testing techniques and the theory of fluctuations in complex media. He has contributed many times to solving key technical problems such as seismic safety of major engineering projects of dams and nuclear power plants.