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May 22, 2024

Xiaomao Lin receives Fulbright US Scholar Award to Finland

Submitted by Kathy Gehl

Xiaomao Lin, professor of agricultural climatology

Xiaomao Lin, professor of agronomy, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award in Biological and Environmental Sciences to Finland for the 2024-2025 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Beginning this fall, Lin will spend eight months conducting a greenhouse gas emission study in Finland at the University of Eastern Finland. He will focus on developing high-frequency and non-steady-state sensing techniques of methane emission in the forest-soil-atmospheric continuum. During his time in Finland, Lin will also teach the Climate Change and Plant Response course for graduate students at the University of Eastern Finland.

Lin is a professor of agricultural climatology in the department of agronomy. He also serves as the state climatologist for Kansas. His research includes climate change, plant response to climate change, and biophysical instrumentation and sensors.

"In the last three years, Dr. Lin has been the second faculty member in the department of agronomy at K-State who received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award. This speaks volumes about the talent and the relevance of research work transpiring in the department with a global impact. Dr. Lin is an outstanding climatologist, and this accolade adds another feather to his cap," said Raj Khosla, department head of agronomy.

Fulbright U.S. scholars are faculty, researchers, administrators and established professionals teaching or conducting research in affiliation with institutes abroad. Fulbright scholars engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their home countries, institutions, labs and classrooms, they share their stories. They often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad.

Since 1946, the Fulbright program has provided more than 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbright participants exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections and work to address complex global challenges. Notable Fulbright scholars include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, 41 heads of state or government, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Fulbright is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by the U.S. Government. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations worldwide also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

In the United States, the Institute of International Education implements the Fulbright U.S. Student and U.S. Scholar Programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit fulbrightprogram.org.