Dr Sandy Lin

BE(Hons) PhD Auck.


Sandy is a Learning Adviser, assisting doctoral candidates and undergraduate students. She graduated with a BE(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland and continued to pursue her PhD with the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials where her research project involved the development of polymeric materials for biomedical applications. Sandy completed her PhD in 2014 and joined Student Learning Services in 2015.


Provides a range of services to support and enhance the learning activities of students.

  • Collaborates with academic staff and subject librarians to integrate academic and information literacy into the curriculum
  • Creates online tutorials and resources to support learning
  • Contributes to the Doctoral Skills Programme to help candidates develop and improve the skills needed to complete a major research project
  • Delivers workshops on academic reading and writing, time management, study skills, communicating and presenting, and test/exam preparation
  • Offers individual consultations to help develop effective academic and research skills

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lin, S. T. C., Musson, D. S., Amirapu, S., Cornish, J., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2017). Development of organic solvent-free micro-/nano-porous polymer scaffolds for musculoskeletal regeneration. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 105 (5), 1393-1404. 10.1002/jbm.a.36023
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34569
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Satya Amirapu, David Musson, Jillian Cornish, Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Lin, S. T., Kimble, L., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2017). Polymer Blends and Composites for Biomedical Applications. In Q. Li, Y. W. Mai (Eds.) (pp. 195-235). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 10.1007/978-3-662-53574-5_7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Lin, S. T., Musson, D. S., Bhattacharyya, D., & Cornish, J. (2015). Development of Organic Solvent-Free Polymeric Scaffolds for Musculoskeletal Regeneration. Paper presented at 4th TERMIS World Congress, Boston, MA. 8 September - 11 September 2015. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A. (pp. 2).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Musson, Debes Bhattacharyya, Jillian Cornish
  • Musson, D. S., Naot, D., Chhana, A., Matthews, B. G., McIntosh, J. D., Lin, S. T. C., ... Lesage, S. (2015). In vitro evaluation of a novel non-mulberry silk scaffold for use in tendon regeneration. Tissue Engineering: Part A, 21 (9-10), 1539-1551. 10.1089/ten.tea.2014.0128
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dorit Naot, Julie McIntosh, Ashika Chhana, Jillian Cornish, Karen Callon, David Musson, Rod Dunbar, Brya Matthews
  • Lin, S. T., Bhattacharyya, D., Fakirov, S., Matthews, B., & Cornish, J. (2014). A Novel Microfibrillar Composite Approach towards Manufacturing Nanoporous Tissue Scaffolds. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 21 (3), 237-243. 10.1080/15376494.2013.834098
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jillian Cornish, Stoyko Fakirov, Debes Bhattacharyya, Brya Matthews
  • Lin, S., Bhattacharyya, D., Fakirov, S., & Cornish, J. (2014). Novel organic solvent free micro-/nano-fibrillar, nanoporous scaffolds for tissue engineering. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63 (8), 416-423. 10.1080/00914037.2013.854210
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30661
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stoyko Fakirov, Debes Bhattacharyya, Jillian Cornish
  • Lin, S. T. C., Musson, D., Bhattacharyya, D., & Cornish, J. (2013). Organic Solvent-Free Polymeric Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications. Paper presented at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 10 November - 13 November 2013. TERMIS-AM 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition. Related URL.
  • Lin, S. T. C., Musson, D., Cornish, J., & Bhattacharyya, D. (2013). Solvent-Free Polymeric Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications. Paper presented at Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Sydney. 4 September - 5 September 2013. Related URL.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 121
New Zealand

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