Dr Zi Lin is a Research Associate and a member of the Offshore Engineering Institute at the University of Strathclyde since 2018. Before Strathclyde, she was a Research Fellow in the School of Water, Energy, and Environment, Cranfield University. She holds a PhD degree from the University of Strathclyde; an MSc in Offshore Engineering and a BEng (Hons) in Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, both from Dalian University of Technology, China. Her main area of expertise is regarding ocean renewable energy (wind and wave). To be involved in the energy sector outside of academia, she is an Associate Member of RINA and a full member of AXELOS. Apart from it, she is a frequent presenter and session-chair (35th, 37th and 38th; Ocean Renewable Energy) at the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE). Besides, she owns the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).