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03-12-2012

Yongming Liu Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Yongming Liu has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Yongming LiuLiu has been a faculty member at Clarkson University since fall of 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. His research expertise is in the multiscale damage mechanics of materials, probabilistic methods for risk assessment, and prognostics and health management of engineering structures.

His research projects primarily focus on developing and understanding the behavior of structural materials under mechanical and environmental loadings.

His group at Clarkson is actively pursuing research on understanding the material damage mechanism, life prediction under uncertainties, concurrent multiscale simulation of materials and structures, and risk management of structural systems. His research has been applied to a wide range of civil and mechanical structures, such as bridges, rotorcrafts, aircrafts, and railroad trains.

Liu has incorporated multidisciplinary principles in engineering education and training, and has been recognized twice for teaching excellence in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Liu has published more than 35 papers in refereed journal publications, written and co-written four book chapters, and over 60 papers in conference and symposia proceedings. One of his publications received the best paper award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering and received the best reviewer award in 2010. Liu was the recipient of the Air Force Young Investigator award in 2011.

He has secured external research funding totaling about $1.7 million from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and several other funding agencies and industries.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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