Cui Lin

B.Eng, M.Eng, PhD (Dalhousie)

Contact Information

Ph: 709-864-8939
Em: cuil[at]

Office: IIC3018


  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mineral Processing
  • Safety and Risk
  • Mining Engineering

Research Interests

Mining Geomechanics and Mine Design Optimization; Underground Stress Estimation; Proper Support Timing and Support Effectiveness Evaluation; Corrosion Detection and Control in Mineral and Energy Industry; Mine Tailings Management and Disposal

Personal Profile

Dr. Cui Lin holds a B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering and an M. Eng. in Materials Processing Engineering, and her first PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. In 2020, she earned second PhD in Mineral Resource Engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada.

Dr. Lin joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University as an assistant professor in 2022. From 2016 to 2022, she worked as a sessional instructor in mineral resource engineering at Dalhousie University and taught underground courses in mineral processing, rock mechanics, slope stability and introductory mining engineering. She obtained a Certificate for University Teaching and Learning in 2019 and a Certificate in Adult Education in 2021.

Her research goals are to maintain excavation and mine safety, reduce risks and environmental impacts and support sustainable development in mineral resource industry. Her research currently involves pre-excavation stress estimation, ground stability control and geomechanics in underground mines, mine planning and design optimization, numerical modelling in mining and geomechanics, corrosion/wear mechanism and engineering application of environmentally-friendly surface treatment & processing technology. Dr. Lin is a member of Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a member of International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM).

Selected Publications

In Refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings:

Cui Lin, D.H. Steve Zou, 2021. Formulation and verification of 3D in-situ stress estimation based on differential-direction drilling. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 145: 104833.

Cui Lin, D.H. Steve Zou, Haoran Sun, 2019. Exploration of measurement methods of 3D in-situ stresses in rock masses. International Journal of Georesources and Environment, 5(1): 1-13.

Cui Lin, Sanjuan Chen, 2018. Atmospheric corrosion behavior of mild steel in the initial stage under different relative humidity. International Journal of Georesources and Environment, 4(2): 33-39.

Cui Lin, Qing Zhao, Xiaobin. Zhao, Ying Yang, 2018. Cavitation erosion of metallic materials. International Journal of Georesources and Environment. 4(1): 1-8.

Cui Lin, D.H. Steve Zou, 2016. In-situ stress estimation by back analysis based on wellbore deformation with consideration of pore pressure. International Journal of Geohazards and Environment, 2(1): 2-16.

Cui Lin, Xinpei Hong, 2011. Investigation of corrosion processing for Ti-6Al-4V in hydrochloric-nitric acid system. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference, 13-17 June, Corvallis, USA, pp. 349-355. ISBN: 978-0-791844-31-1.

Cui Lin, Xiaogang Li, Chaofang Dong, 2007. Pitting and galvanic corrosion behavior of stainless steel with weld in wet-dry environment containing Cl-. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing: Mineral Metallurgy Materials, 14(6): 517-522.

Cui Lin, Xiaogang Li, 2006. The role of CO2 in the initial stage of atmospheric corrosion of AZ91 magnesium alloy in the presence of NaCl. Rare Metals, 25(2): 190-196.

Cui Lin, Xiaogang Li, 2005. Initial CO2-induced atmospheric corrosion of carbon steel in the presence of NaCl. 16th International corrosion conference, 19-24 September, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-3-897461-59-8.

Cui Lin, D.H. Steve Zou, 2019. In-situ stress measurement from wellbore deformation. Energy 3-Canada Energy Conference, 16-18 October, Halifax, Canada.
D.H Steve Zou, Cui Lin, 2017. Sustainable mining – a case study in Canadian Practice. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, 26-28 June, Beijing, China, pp. 248-252. ISBN: 978-0-9948791-3-4.

Cui Lin, Nazila Dadband, Zoheir Farhat, Georges J. Kipouros, 2013. Electroless nickel phosphorus plating on carbon steel. Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2013, 27-31 October, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 2224-2237. ISBN: 978-1-62993-309-2.


“Titanium alloys - Anticorrosion and Etching” by Cui Lin and Meifeng Wang. Canamaple Academia Services, Halifax, Canada. 02/2017. ISBN: 978-0-9948791-2-7.

“Selection and Design of Titanium Alloy” by Cui Lin and Nan Du. Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, China, 08/2014. ISBN: 978-7-122-20717-3. (Book series “Life Extension and Sustainable Development of Materials)

“Initial Atmospheric Corrosion Behavior and Mechanism of Metals” by Xiaogang Li, Chaofang Dong, Kui Xiao, Cuiwei Du, Herong Zhou, and Cui Lin. Science Press, Beijing, China. 10/2009. ISBN: 978-7-030-25474-0.


Qingjie Wen, Liqiang Wang, Cui Lin, Nan Du. Chemical milling bath and technology of titanium alloy. 05/2012, China, 200910123331.3.

Cui Lin. Controlling device of thin electrolyte film for atmospheric corrosion test. 05/2010, China, 200920189161.4.

Profiles and Links


Open Positions

Applications are being accepted for Master of Engineering (thesis-based master's program) in the Department of Process Engineering. 

Expected qualifications from candidates:

  • A Bachelor degree in mining, petroleum or geotechnical engineering or related discipline;
  • Knowledge in rock mechanics, mine design and ground support;
  • Experience in rock mechanics, numerical modelling and geotechnical software applications is an asset;
  • Strong communication skills and self-motivated;
  • Able to learn new things and to take on new challenges. 

Interested students are encouraged to send an application to