Energy & Environmental Research Center, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

  about Prof. Lin

Selective publications 


 Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Oklahoma

 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma

 M.S., Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma

 B.S., National Taiwan University

Research Interests

 Energy and environmental policy analyses

 Environmental impact assessment

 Environmental quality for sustainable development

 3 E (energy, economics and environment) linkage analyses and modeling

 Life cycle assessment for power plants and industrial sectors


1. Committee board member of Natural Environmental Hazard Mitigation Program, Executive Yuan (2009-2013)

2. International editorial board of Energy Policy (2001-now)

3. Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (1988-now)

4. Visiting Scholar, Charles University in Praque (2009)

5. Committee board member of environmental impact assessment for EPA (2005-2009)

6. Council committee member of National Sustainable Development Program, Executive Yuan (2002-2005)

7. Committee board member of city planning for Dept. of Interior (2005-2007) (2013-now)

8. Committee member of environmental performance for Department of Transportation (2008-now)

9. Research Fellow, Center of Applied Sciences, Harvard University (1994-1995, 2004-2005, 2007)

10. Visiting Scholar, Energy and Environmental Policy Center, Harvard University (1988-1989)

11. Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (1984-1988)

12. Committee board member of environmental impact assessment    programs for local agencies

Professional Services as Cabinet-level Government Committees

1. Participated in formulating national sustainable development strategies and promoted research programs for Executive Yuan, ROC

2. Participated in areas of global change and energy efficiency mitigations for Department of Energy

3. Involved  in governmental environmental  policies and related programs for the Legislative Branch government

4. Participated in EIA regulations and environmental quality criteria for policy assessment

5. EIA review committee  for major energy, transport, land and industrial development projects for Environmental Protection Administration

6. Committee for certification of professional environmental engineering educational programs


Efforts in Environmental Issues and Resource Preservation

1. Hard and successful 8-year efforts to preserve the Chi Gu Wetlands and the endangered black-faced spoonbill bird through multi-media promotion (published over 20 articles in newspapers and magazines), television interviews and press conference and over 200 letters to Congress and key members of relevant agencies to prohibit Binnan Industrial Development Project in this area (1500 acres)

2. Promoted and formulated local environmental action plans for preservation of the Shih Tao bird and mangrove sanctuary (300 acres)

3. Instructor for annual ecological camps for youths for over 10 year-period

4. Successful preservation efforts for historical buildings, including Wu’s Garden (吳園) and the Tainan City Hall (台南公會堂)

5. L ong term devotion in environmental education and help NGO with related EIA experience.

 AddressDepartment of Environmental Engineering, No.1, University Road, Tainan City    701, Taiwan (R.O.C.) 

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[1] C.H. Liu, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2013. Evaluation of NOX, SOX and CO2 Emissions of Taiwan’s Thermal Power Plants by Data Envelopment Analysis. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 13, 1815–1823.

[2] Sue J. Lin*, C.H. Liu, Charles Lewis, 2012. CO2 Emission Multiplier Effects of Taiwan’s Sector by Input-output Analysis. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 12, 181-190. (SCI)

[3] C.H. Liu, Sue J. Lin*, Charles Lewis, 2012. Environmental Impacts of Electricity Sector in by Using Input-output Life Cycle Assessment: The Role of Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 12, 181-190. (SCI)

[4] C.H. Liu, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2010. Evaluation of thermal power plant operational performance in Taiwan by data envelopment analysis. Energy Policy 38, 1049–1058.

[5] C.H. Liu, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2010. Life cycle assessment of DRAM in Taiwan's semiconductor industry. Journal of Cleaner Production. Journal of Cleaner Production 18, 5, 419-425.

[6] I.J. Lu, Charles Lewis, Sue J. Lin, 2009. The forecast of motor vehicle, energy demand and CO2 emission from Taiwan’s road transportation sector. Energy Policy 37, 2952-2961.

[7] Y.H. Yang, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2009. Reduction of acidification from electricity - generating industries in Taiwan by Life Cycle Assessment and Monte Carlo optimization. Ecological Economics 68, 1575-1582.

[8] I.J. Lu, Sue J. Lin, and Charles Lewis, 2008. Grey relation analysis of motor vehicular energy consumption in Taiwan. Energy Policy, 36, 2556–2561.

[9] Yih F. Chang, Charles Lewis, Sue J. Lin, 2008. Comprehensive evaluation of industrial CO2 emission (1989–2004) in Taiwan by input–output structural decomposition, Energy Policy,36,7,  2471-2480.

[10] Cheng F. Lee, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2008. Analysis of the impacts of combining carbon taxation and emission trading on different industry sectors, Energy Policy, 36, 2, 722-729.

[11] Y.H. Yang., Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, 2008 Reduction of acidification from electricity generating industries in Taiwan by life cycle assessment and Monte Carlo optimization, Ecological Economics

[12] Cheng F. Lee, Sue J. Lin, Charles Lewis, Yih F. Chang, 2007. Effects of carbon taxes on different industries by fuzzy goal programming: A case study of the petrochemical-related industries, Taiwan. Energy Policy, 35, 4051–4058.

[13] I.J. Lu, Sue J. Lin, and Charles Lewis, 2007. Decomposition and decoupling effects of carbon dioxide emission from highway transportation in Taiwan, Germany, Japan and South Korea. Energy Policy 35, 3226-3235.

[14] Sue J. Lin, I. J. Lu and Charles Lewis, 2007. Grey relation performance correlations among economics, energy use and carbon dioxide emission in Taiwan. Energy Policy 35, 1948-1955.

[15] Y.H. Yang, S.J. Lin, C. Lewis, “Life cycle assessment of fuel selection for power generation in Taiwan”, Journal of the Air & Waste Management, 57, 1387-1395, 2007.

[16] S. J. Lin, P. Rogers, I. J. Lu, 2007. Decoupling effects among energy use, economic growth and CO2 emission from the transportation sector. Energy 2007, 227-235. (UK)

[17] I. J. Lu, S. J. Lin, C. Lewis, 2007. Comparison of energy performance between passenger cars and motorcycles in Taiwan by decomposition analysis. Energy 2007, 197-205. (UK)

[18] C.H. Liu, Sue J. Lin and C. Lewis, 2007. Life Cycle Impact Assessment of the DRAM Chip Industry in Taiwan. Energy 2007, 135-143. (UK)

[19]  Sue J. Lin, I. J. Lu and Charles Lewis, 2006. Identify key factors and strategies for reducing industrial CO2 emissions from a non-Kyoto protocol member’s (Taiwan) perspective. Energy Policy 34, 1499-1507.

[20] C. F. Lee, Sue J. Lin and Charles Lewis, 2001, “Devising an integrated methodology for analyzing energy use and CO2 emission from Taiwan’s petrochemical industries”, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.36, Number 4, pp. 377-385.

[21] C. F. Lee, Sue J. Lin., 2001, “Structural decomposition of CO2 emissions from Taiwan’s petrochemical industries”, Energy Policy, Vol. 29, Number 3, pp. 237-244.

[22] T. C. Chang and Sue J. Lin, 1999, "Grey relation analysis of carbon dioxide emissions from industrial production and energy uses in Taiwan", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.56, pp. 247-257.

[23] Y. F. Chang, Sue J Lin, 1998, "Structural decomposition of industrial CO2 emission in Taiwan: an input-output approach", Energy Policy, Vol. 26, Number 1, pp. 5-12.

[24] Sue J. Lin, C. F. Lee, Zhu C. Chang, 1998, "Linkages and Coupling Effects of CO2 Emissions and Energy Consumption in Taiwan ", Air Pollution 98, Italy.

[25] C. F. Lee, Charles D. Lewis, Sue J. Lin, 1998, "Linkage Effects of CO2 Emission and Energy Consumption of the Steel Industry in Taiwan ", Air Pollution 98, Italy.

[26] Sue J. Lin, 1998, " EIA at the crossroad: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Taiwan ", the 18th IAIA, New Zealand.

[27] Sue J. Lin, Y. F. Chang, 1997 "Linkage Effects and Environmental Impacts from Oil Consumption Industries in Taiwan", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 49, pp. 393-411.

[28] H.L. Hen, W. J. Lee, Sue J. Lin, G.C. Fang, , 1997 "Particle-bound PAH Content in Ambient Air", Environmental Pollution, Vol. 96, No. 3, pp. 369-382.

[29] W.J. Lee, Sue J. Lin, et al, 1996 "Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Ambient Air of Petroleum Refinery, Urban and Rural Areas", Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 30, No.13, pp. 2371-2378.

[30] Sue J. Lin and T. C. Chang, 1996, "Decomposition of SO2, NOx and CO2 Emissions from Energy Use of Major Economic Sectors in Taiwan", The Energy Journal, Vol. 17, No.1, pp. 1-17.

[31] Sue J. Lin, 1995, "Energy Policy and Environmental Challenges in Taiwan", 17th IAEE, Norway.

[32] Sue J. Lin, H. H. Liu, Y. F. Chang, 1994, "Integrating Energy and Environmental Policies: An Example of Oil Consumption Industry in Taiwan", TIMS XXXII, Alaska, U.S.A.

[33] Y. F. Chang, Sue J. Lin, Charles D. Lewis, 1994, "Fossil Fuel Alternatives in Taiwan for Cut Down Greenhouse Gases and Acid Rain Pollutants", TIMS XXXII, Alaska, U.S.A.

[34] Sue J. Lin, 1993, "Future Challenges of Environmental Impact Assessment in Taiwan", 17th International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) .

[35] Sue J. Lin, 1992, "Priority Setting of Strategies and Mechanisms for Limiting Global Warming", International Symposium on Energy, Environment & Information Management, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.A., pp. 4-364-40.

[36] Alan Gilpin and Sue J. Lin 1990, "Comparison of Environmental Impact Assessment in Taiwan and Australia", paper No.20, environment and Policy Institute, East-West Center, Honolulu.

[37] Sue J. Lin, 1990, "An Integrated Approach For Analyzing Facility Site Disputes: Interdisciplinary Look at DuPont's Tio2 Plant in Taiwan", E-90-01 Energy and Environmental Policy Center, Harvard University Press.

Publish over 150 international and domestic research papers plus 20+ reports and one book (EIA guidelines for nuclear power plant), subjects including energy and environmental linkage analysis, CO2 emission reduction simulation and assessment, integration analysis of industry, energy and environmental policy, coupling effects of energy consumption and environmental quality, GHG's mitigation and strategies, methodology and application of environmental impact assessment and life cycle analysis.