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Nanoscale Mechanics, Bio-inspired Hierarchical Structures, and Potential Applications

Wing Kam Liu, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University and Director of NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials, received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976; his M.S. in 1977 and Ph.D. in 1981 both from Caltech. His research activities include concurrent and hierarchical bridging scale methods for computational mechanics, in particular, nano mechanics and materials, multi-scale analysis, and computational biology. Selected Liu's honors include the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal and the Melville Medal, all from ASME; the Thomas J. Jaeger Prize by the International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, and the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, the Computational Structural Mechanics Award and Computational Mechanics Award from USACM and IACM, respectively. In 2004, he receives the JSME Computational Mechanics Award. Liu serves on both the executive committee of the ASME applied mechanics division and the International Association for Computational Mechanics. He was the past president of USACM. Liu is cited by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as one of the most highly cited, influential researchers in Engineering, and an original member, highly cited researchers database.
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