Chemistry professor passes away

Chelsea Davis

Iowa State suffered the loss of chemistry professor Victor Lin, 43, on May 4.

Lin had taught chemistry at Iowa State since 1999, had been a scientist at the Ames Laboratory since 2001 and was the leader of the catalysis program. Lin was also the program director for chemical and biological sciences.

A public memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. May 14 in room 1148 of Gerdin.

A Facebook group has been started in honor of Lin, with friends, students and strangers covering the wall with prayers and well wishes for the family.