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Moubin Liu
Ph.D., Professor
Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, College of Engineering, Peking University

Institute of Ocean Research, Peking University

M. B. Liu received his B.E. and M. E. degrees from Xi’an JiaoTong University (XJTU), China in 1993 and 1996, respectively, and received his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003. He is currently a faculty at the College of Engineering and the Institute of Ocean Research of Peking University. He authored more than 100 reviewed technical papers and two monographs, with more than 1600 SCI citations. He has received a number of prestigious awards from universities and scientific organizations worldwide, including the 100 Talent Program Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2009, the Young Investigator Award from the Asia Pacific Association of Computational Mechanics (APACM) in 2007 and the Lee Kuan Yew Fellow Award from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2005. He is interested in computer modeling of complex flows with different coupling effects, and has developed some original numerical methods, both grid-based and meshfree particle-based, for modeling fluid dynamics and fluid-solid interactions, including high energy explosive detonation and explosion, underwater explosion, high strain hydrodynamics with material strength, wave breaking and interaction with structures (e.g., sloshing and slamming), and water entry and exit.

Research areas
Computational fluid dynamics, Fluid-structure interaction, Hydrodynamics and environmental fluid flows

2014, Supervisor for Excellent PhD graduates, Shanxi Province
2012, The 1st Prize of Natural Science Award in Universities in Shanxi Province
2012, Outstanding Contribution Award from the All China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
2009, 100 Talents Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007, Young Investigator Award, Asia Pacific Association of Computational Mechanics
2005, Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, Nanyang Technological University
2001, Young Investigator Award, The 1st MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

Invited Lectures/Speeches (from 2010)
2014-08, Plenary speaker, The 2nd National Conference on Computational Particle Dynamics, Lanzhou, China
2013-12, Keynote speaker, 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Singapore
2013-10, Plenary speaker, 36th International Conference on Boundary Elements and Other Mesh Reduction Methods, Dalian, China..
2013-09, Keynote speaker, III International Conference on Particle-Based Methods?Stuttgart.
2013-02, Keynote speaker, Advances in Computational Mechanics, A Conference Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Thomas J.R. Hughes, San Diego.
2012-11, Semi-plenary speaker, 4th International Conference on Computational Methods, Gold Coast, Australia.
2012-10, Invited speaker, 2012 China Conference on Computional Mechanics, Chongqin.
2012-10, Invited speaker, The Second International Conference on Scientific Computing in Aerodynamics, Beijing.
2011-08, Plenary speaker, the 15th National Symposium on Numerical Methods in Fluids (15 th NSNMF), Beijing.
2011-04, Invited speaker, the Int. Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2011, Nanjing.
2010-11, Invited speaker, the 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods, Zhangjiajie.



1. M. B. Liu*, G. R. Liu, Particle methods for multi-scale and multi-physics, World Scientific, 2015 (ISBN: 978-981-4571962,

2. G. R. Liu, M. B. Liu*, Smoothed particle hydrodynamics – A meshfree particle method, World Scientific, 2003 (ISBN: 981-238-456-1,

Selected journal papers


1. M. B. Liu*, and Z. L. Zhang (2019) Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) for modeling fluid-structure interactions, SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 62: 984701.

2. Z. L. Zhang, T. Long, J. Z. Chang, and M. B. Liu* (2019) A smoothed particle element method (SPEM) for modeling fluid–structure interaction problems with large fluid deformations, Computer Methods In Applied Mechanics And Engineering, 365: 261–93.

3. T. Ye, D. Y. Pan,  C. Huang,  M. B. Liu* (2019) Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) for complex fluid flows: Recent developments in methodology and applications. Physics of Fluids. 31:011301 (ESI highly cited). 

4. Z. K. Wang, Y. J. Teng, M. B. Liu* (2019) A semi-resolved CFD-DEM approach for particulate flows with kernel based approximation and Hilbert curve based searching strategy. Journal of Computational Physics. DOI: 10.1016/

5. Z. L. Zhang, M. B. Liu* (2018) A decoupled finite particle method for modeling incompressible flows with free surfaces. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 60:606-633 (ESI highly cited).

6. Z. L. Zhang, K.  Walayat, J. Z. Chang, M. B. Liu* (2018) Meshfree modeling of a fluid-particle two-phase flow with an improved SPH method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 116(8):530-569.

7. Z. Chen, Z. Zong, M. B. Liu*, L. Zou, H. T. Li and C. Shu (2015) An SPH model for multiphase flows with complex interfaces and large density differences, Journal of Computational Physics 283: 169-188.

8. M. B. Liu*, G. R. Liu, L. V. Zhou and J. Z. Chang (2015) Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD): An Overview and Recent Developments, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 22(4):529-556.

9. J. R. Shao, H. Q. Li, G. R. Liu, M. B. Liu* (2012) An improved SPH method for modeling liquid sloshing dynamics. Computers & Structures. 100-101:18-26.

10. M. B. Liu* and G. R. Liu (2010) Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH): an overview and recent developments. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. 17:25-76 (ESI highly cited).



We are looking for self-motivated researchers (Master and PhD students, Post-docs, short- and long-term researchers) to join us to conduct cutting-edge research in the broad areas of computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, hydrodynamics and environmental fluid flows. Interested candidates may contact us at