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ASTM Committee honors Chao Lin with Haas Award.

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Apr 25, 2013 - Chao H. Lin, a naval architect at the U.S. Maritime Administration, has received John Haas Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology. Lin was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the committee, and particularly to Subcommittee F25.01 on Structures, where he has served as chairman since 2009. A member of ASTM since 2008, Lin has contributed to development of F25 standards that ensure vessel integrity and cost-effective ship production.

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ASTM International Committee on Ships and Marine Technology Honors Chao Lin with Haas Award

Press release date: Apr 11, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Chao H. Lin, a naval architect at the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) in Washingon, D.C., has received the John Haas Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology.

Lin was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the committee, and particularly to Subcommittee F25.01 on Structures, where he has served as chairman since 2009. A member of ASTM International since 2008, Lin has contributed to the development of F25 standards that ensure vessel integrity and cost-effective ship production.

A naval architect for 34 years, Lin worked at Jacksonville Shipyards Inc. and Rudolph Matzer Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., and McDermott International Inc. in New Orleans, La., before joining MARAD in 1986. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a master’s in naval architecture, Lin also holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

In addition to ASTM International, Lin is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

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