Wing Kam Liu Ph.D.

Liu, Wing Kam
Position Department / Business Unit
Walter P. Murphy Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institution Disciplines
Northwestern University Electronics Mathematics Engineering
City State / Provence
Evanston Illinois
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Dr. Liu's current research is vast, including Numerical Methods, Reproducing Kernel Particle and Wavelets Methods to Linear and Nonlinear Vibrations, as well as Computational Nanotechnology and Modeling or MEMS and NEMS Devices.

Education

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, August, 1980; M.S., California Institute of Technology, June, 1977; B.S., (with highest honors) University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, June, 1976; Registered Professional Engineer, State of Illinois

Career Highlights

* 2003- Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering
* 2003- Director of the NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials
* 2003-present Member of the executive committee of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (Elected)
* 2002-2006 General Chairman of the 7th World Congress for Computational Mechanics to be held in Century City, California, July, 2006.
* 2002-2004 Co-Chairman of the 6th World Congress for Computational Mechanics to be held in Beijing, China, September, 2004.
* 2000-2002 President of U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics, (Elected)
* 2001-2005 Member of the executive committee of Applied Mechanics Division of ASME (Chairman in 2005) (Elected)
* 1997-2001 Area Coordinator of Computational Structural Mechanics of Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC)
* 1997-2002 Associate Chairman of Department of Mechanical Engineering
* 1997 General Chairman of McNU'97 held at Northwestern University (more than 1000 participants)
* 1988-present Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University
* 1983-1988 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering (Courtesy Appointment), Northwestern University
* 1982-1983 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Courtesy Appointment), Northwestern University
* 1980-1983 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University
* 1976-1980 Research Assistant, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
* 1974-1976 Research Assistant, Department of Material Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Awards

Awards
* Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, “Computational Mechanics Award”, 2004
* International Association for Computational Mechanics “Computational Mechanics Award” (2002)
* U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics “Computational Structural Mechanics Award” (2001)
* ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award (1995)
* Thomas J. Jaeger Prize, Int. Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (1989)
* ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (1985)
* Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, American Society of Automotive Engineers (1983)
* ASME Melville Medal (1979)

Honors
* 2003-present Member of the executive committee of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (Elected)
* Cited by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) (2001) as one of the most highly cited, influential researchers in Engineering, and an original member, highly cited researchers database.
* 2001-2006 Member of the executive committee of Applied Mechanics Division of ASME (Chairman in 2005)
* Member of ASME AMD Timoshenko Medal Committee, 2001 - 2010
* Member of ASME AMD Warner T. Koiter Medal Committee, 2001 – 2010
* Member of ASME AMD Daniel C. Drucker Medal Committee, 2001 – 2010
* Member of ASME AMD Young Investigator Award Committee, 2001 – 2005
* Member of ASME AMD Applied Mechanics Award Committee, 2001 - 2005
* 2001-2003 Chairman of the Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, China July 1,
* 2002 – present (Member since July 1, 2001)
* 2000-2002 President, U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics
* 2000-2001 Visiting Nanyang Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* 1990 Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
* 1993 Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
* 1995 Fellow of U. S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
* 1997 Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics (AAM)
* 1998 Fellow of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
* 1980 Listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Engineers Joint Council of U.S.A.
* 1981 Listed in Who's Who in Technology Today, U.S.A.
* 1981 Listed in Outstanding Young Men of America
* 1982 Listed in International Who's Who in Engineering
* 1985 Listed in Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology, U.S.A.
* 1985 Listed in Men of Achievement, Great Britain
* 1985 Listed in International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, Great Britain
* 1986 Listed in American Men and Women of Science
* 1992 Listed in Who's Who in Midwest
* 1992 Listed in Who's Who in America
* 1994 Listed in Who's Who's Among Asian Americans
* 1995 Listed in American Men and Women of Science
* 1995 Listed in Who's Who in the World

Books

Contributor to the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology, Second Edition (CRC Press) 2007

Wing Kam Liu, Eduard Karpov, Harold Park, "Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Analysis and Applications," Wiley, 2005.
Shaofan Li and Wing Kam Liu, “Meshfree Particle Methods,” Springer, 2004.
Ted Belytschko, Wing Kam Liu, Brian Moran," Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures," Wiley, 2000.

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