LIN Yandan

Department of Light Sources and Illuminating Engineering

Professional Title:Professor



Visiting Address:Room407 at Xingye Building


Home Page:http://www.yandanlin.icoc.bz/en/

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. LIN Yandan


Prof. LIN Yandan received Ph.D. education in both Fudan Univeristy and Technischen Universität Darmstadt. She takes the position of Chinese member for CIE as associate Director of Division 4 (Lighting and Signaling for Transportation). She is also the director of CIES Division for Lighting and Signaling for Transportation. Since 2013, she has organized International Forum on Automotive Lighitng (IFAL) for 4 years. She has published more than 90 academic articles. She gained the second prize of Shanghai Science Progress Award in 2013 and was awarded Great Contribution for China Solid State Lighting Alliance in 2014. In 2016, she received Shanghai Women’s Innovation Award and was titled as woman pace-setter.

Research Field
Prof. LIN’s research interests include visual comfort, health and smart lighting. She has taken several government funding projects of intelligent solid state lighting technology, the relationship between lighting, visual safety, visual efficiency, and health. Some of her research projects on visual mechanism and dynamic control strategy include National Natural Science Foundation of China, Special Project for China Commercial Aircraft, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863), National Basic Research Program of China (973).

Selected Publications
1). Yandan Lin, M Wei, KAG Smet, A Tsukitani, P Bodrogi, and TQ Khanh. Colour preference varies with lighting application. Lighting Research & Technology, first published online October 20, 2015, doi:10.1177/1477153515611458
2). Yandan Lin, Steve Fotios, Minchen Wei, Yihong Liu, and Weihong Guo. Eye Movement and Pupil Szie Constriction under Discomfort Glare. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 56 (2015): 1649-1656
3). Yandan Lin, Yihong Liu, Yaojie Sun, Xiaoyan Zhu, Jushui Lai, and Ingrid Heynderickx. Model predicting discomfort glare caused by LED road lights. Optics Express, 22 (2014): 18056-18071
4). Yandan Lin, Jun He, Ayako Tsukitani and Hiroki Noguchi. Colour quality evaluation of natural objects based on the Feeling of Contrast Index. Lighting Research & Technology, published online December 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1477153514564097
5). Mengdi Dong, Steve Fotios, Yandan Lin. The influence of luminance, observation duration and procedure on the recognition of pedestrians’ faces. Lighting Research & Technology, published online June 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1477153514539781
6). Yandan Lin, Steve Fotios. Investigating methods for measuring face recognition under lamps of different spectral power distribution. Lighting Research & Technology, published online 30 September 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/147715351350530
7). Yuan Gao, Yandan Lin, Yaojie Sun. A Wireless Sensor Network Based on the Novel Concept of an I-matrix to Achieve High-Precision Lighting Control. Building and Environment,70(2013): 223-231
8). Shisen Song, Yaojie Sun, Yandan Lin, Bo You. A facile fabrication of light diffusing film with LDP/polyacrylates composites coating for anti-glare LED application. Applied Surface Science, 273(2013): 652-660
9). Biao Yang, Yandan Lin, Yaojie Sun. Transient effects of harsh luminous conditions on the visual performance of aviators in a civil aircraft cockpit. Applied Ergonomics, 44 (2) (2013): 185-191
10). Jiaqi Ju, Dahua Chen, Yandan Lin. Effects of correlated color temperature on spatial brightness perception. Color Research & Application, 37(2012): 450–454
11). Wenting Cheng, Jiaqi Ju, Yaojie Sun, Yandan Lin. The effect of LED lighting on color discrimination and preference of elderly people. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, Special Issue of HFEM&SI on “Aging Ergonomics” (2011) doi: 10.1002/hfm.20333
12). Qi Yao, Yaojie Sun, Yandan Lin. Research on Facial Recognition and Color Identification under CMH and HPS Lamps for Road Lighting. LEUKOS. 6 (2) (2009): 169-178

Research Interests

  • Illumination visual fundation
  • Human factors in lighting
  • Photometry and colorimetry
  • Road and traffic lighting, research and evaluation for interior lighting
  • Application of advanced lighting sources (CMH, LED, etc.)


Academic Positions

  • Chinese member for CIE Division 4 (Lighting and Signaling for Transportation)
  • Purchasing consultant of green lighting products for UNDP
  • Director of CIES Division for Lighting and Signaling for Transportation
  • Reviewer for Building and Environment and Applied Optics


  • The first prize of science and technology in Guangdong    
  • The second prize of Shanghai Science Progress Award in 2013
  • Great Contribution for China Solid State Lighting Alliance in 2014
  • Shanghai Women’s Innovation Award and woman pace-setter in 2016

Education and Working Experience

  • Fudan University      Bachelor
  • Fudan Univeristy and Technischen Universität Darmstadt    Jiont PhD


  • Undergraduate course: Colorimetry,  Human Factors in Lighting
  • Postgraduate course:  Visual Science


  • Subeditor of National Lighting Designer Professional Qualification Training Course 
  • Editor of Basic Knowledge          
  • Compiler of Chapter.2 of Automatic Lighting Control Technology 
  • Published more than 90 academic articles, more than 30 of which are published in the journal indexed by SCI and EI, such as IOVS, Optic Express, Building and Environment, Lighting Research and Technology                                 

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