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Wing-Kam Liu
Ph.D., Professor
Center for Applied Physics Technology
  • Email: w-liu@northwestern.edu

Education
1972.9-1976.6  BSc  USA    University of Illinois at Chicago   Engineering Science
1976.9-1981.6  PhD  USA   California Institute of Technology    Mechanical Engineering

 


Professional Experience
1976-1980 Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech, Research Assistant
1980-1983 Department of Mechanical&Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University, Assistant Professor
1982-1983 Department of Civil Engineering? Northwestern University, Assistant Professor
1983-1988 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Associate Professor
1988-Present     Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Professor

 


Research Areas
Linear and onlinear finite elements, multiscale methods for materials and material systems design, engineering simulation for manufacturing processes;
Meshfree particle methods, reproducing kernel particle methods, multiscale peridynamics;
Linear and Nonlinear Fluid Structure Interactions;
Seismic Analysis and Vulnerability of Structures;
Computational Nanotechnology;
Multiscale Computational Materials Design for Additive Manufacturing;
Computational Multiscale Fracture;
Microfluidics and electrokinetics of manipulation and assembly of nano/bio molecules;
Modeling of MEMS/NEMS and energy harvesting Devices;
Microfluidic electrokinetic assembly of nano- and bio-molecules;
Computational design and analysis of nanodiamond-polyethylenimine-gene/drug delivery ;
Computational design and analysis of drug delivery in microvasculature;
Nano-medicine ;
Multi-functional theory and finite element analysis and design of acoustic and phononic metamaterial isolation, energy harvesting, and sensing;
Finite element and multiscale analysis of nano-polymer composite for rubber and ties.

 


Selected Publications
   1. 2014      Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, Second Edition, John Wiley & Son? Ted Belytschko, Wing Kam Liu, Brian oran, and Khalil Elkhodary
    2. 2000      Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, John Wiley & Sons, Ted Belytschko, Wing Kam Liu, and Brian Moran
    3. 2004      Meshfree Particle Methods, Springer, Shaofan Li and Wing Kam Liu
    4. 2006      Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, W.K. Liu, E. Karpov, H. Park
    5. 2012      Nanoparticle Geometrical Effect on Structure, Dynamics and Anisotropic Viscosity of Polyethylene Nanocomposites, Macromolecules, 45: 2099−2112, Ying Li, Martin Kroger, Wing Kam Liu*
    6. 2010      Multiscale methods for mechanical science of complex materials: Bridging from quantum to stochastic multiresolution continuum, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng  83:1039–1080, Wing Kam Liu*, Dong Qian, Stefano Gonella, Shaofan Li, Wei Chen, and Shardool Chirputkar
    7. 2009      Multiresolution modeling of ductile reinforced brittle composites, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 57:244–267, McVeigh,C., Liu,W.K*.
    8. 2007      Multi-scale micromorphic theory for hierarchical materials, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 55:2603-2651, Franck Vernerey*,  Wing Kam Liu*, Brian Moran
    9. 2006      Immersed Finite Element Method and Applications to Biological Systems    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 195: 1722-1749, W K Liu*, Y Liu, D Farrell, L Zhang, X. Wang, Y Fukui, N Patankar, Y Zhang, C Bajaj, J Lee, J Hong, X Chen, and H Hsu
    10. 2004      Immersed Finite Element Method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering,  193: 2051-2067 (IF2.626), L. T. Zhang, A. Gerstenberger, X. Wang, and W. K. Liu*
    11. 2004      An introduction to computational nanomechanics and materials    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193: 1529-1578, W K Liu*, EG Karpov,S Zhang, HS Park
    12. 2003     Coupling of Atomic and Continuum Simulations Using  a Bridging Scale Decomposition, Journal of Computational Physics, 190: 249-274, G J. Wagner*, W K Liu*
    13. 1997      Moving least-square reproducing kernel methods .1. Methodology and convergence, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering,  143: 113-154, Liu, W K*; Li, S F; Belytschko, T
    14. 1996      Reproducing kernel particle methods for large deformation analysis of non-linear structures, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 139: 195-227, J. S. Chen*, C. Pan, C. Wu, W. K. Liu
    15. 1995      Reproducing Kernel Particle Methods for Structural Dynamics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering,  38: 1655-1679, W. K. Liu*, S. Jun, S. Li, J. Adee, and T. Belytschko
    16. 1995      Reproducing Kernel Particle Methods, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 20: 1081-1106 , W. K. Liu*, S Jun, YF Zhang
    17. 1986      Probabilistic Finite Elements for Nonlinear Structural Dynamics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 56: 61-81, W. K. Liu*, T. Belytschko A Mani
    18. 1984      Hourglass Control in Linear and Nonlinear Problems, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 43: 251-276, T. Belytschko*, W. K. Liu, J. M. Kennedy and J. S. J. Ong
    19. 1981      Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Formulations for Incompressible Viscous Flows, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 29: 329-349, T. J. R. Hughes*, W. K. Liu and T. K. Zimmerman
    20. 1979      Finite Element Analysis of Incompressible Viscous Flows by the Penalty Function Formulation, Journal of Computational Physics, 30:1-60, T. J. R. Hughes*, W.K. Liu, and A. Brooks