Lin MingShr (Matt)

Full time Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, CA

Research areas


  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research & Teaching


Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

  • Topic: Application of combinatorics in the calculation of the partition function

  • Book publication: Combinatorics and the Feynman Identity

  2004 – 2009

M.S., Physics, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

  • Major: High Energy Particle Physics, GPA:3.8/4.0

2002 – 2004

B.S., Physics, National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan 

  • Overall GPA: 87.5/100, Senior/Graduate Level Class GPA: 95/100, Rank: 2/60

  • IPHO: Silver award (Rank: 46/300)


Working Experience

Math and Physics instructor, ACI Academy (Private learning center)

Tustin, CA

  • Teach physics courses, including physical science, general physics, advanced placement physics, and SAT II physics in a class setting.

  • Teach math courses, including algebra one, algebra two, pre-calculus, advanced placement calculus, advanced placement statistics, and SAT/ACT math.

  • Provide private tutoring with the above subjects and tailor the material to individual difference.

  • Design syllabus and curriculum, and prepare class material, quizzes, and report cards.

  • Consult with the students and discuss with the parents regarding students’ learning progress and study plans.

  • Hold parents conference.


Head Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA  

  • Supervised the staff of graders for the course of freshman physics and maintained the grading work of 250 students

  • Coordinated among the instructors to provide solutions for regular assignments and exams 

2008, 2009

Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA  

  • Taught the course of freshman physics twice per week for 1 hour

  • Coordinated with other instructors to produce quizzes and final exams

2002 – 2007


Leadership and Teamwork Experience

Intercultural Discussion Facilitator, Caltech International Student Program 

Pasadena, CA

  • Facilitated weekly intercultural discussion group and drafted the topics

2008 – 2009

International Student Orientation Volunteer, Caltech International Student Program

Pasadena, CA

  • Directed and acted as one of the main characters in an informative and humorous skit addressing cultural issues, and facilitated group discussion regarding life in U.S.

  • Teamed up with other senior students and counselors to organize the panel discussion for the topic of “A balanced life at Caltech”

2005 – 2008

Meditation Class Assistant, HoChi Universal Love (Non-profit meditation organization)

Monterey Park, CA 

  • Taught meditation class and facilitated weekly meditation session 

  • Assembled and operated the audio system, and let the group discussion during the course