Dr. Kin Liao

Dr. Kin Liao

Dr. Kin Liao Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-5018583

Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442



  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), 1995 
  • M.Sc., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), 1991 
  • B.Sc., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), 1987
  • Engineering Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Biomechanics & Biophysics
  • Composite Materials
  • Nanomaterials and nanomechanics 
  • Biomechanics


  • Li, YQ; Samad, YA; Taha, T; Cai, GW; Fu, SY; Liao, K, “Highly Flexible Strain Sensor from Tissue Paper for Wearable Electronics,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Vol. 4 (8), pp.4288-4295, (2016).
  • Samad, YA, Li, YQ, Schiffer A, Alhassan, S, Liao, K, "Graphene foam developed with a novel two-step technique for low and high strains and pressure sensing applications", Small, Vol. 11(20) pp. 2380-2385 (2015) .
  • Li, YQ, Samad YA, Polychronopoulou K, Alhassan SM, and Liao, K, "From Biomass to High Performance Solar-Thermal and Electric-Thermal Energy Conversion and Storage Materials" Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 7759 (2014).
  • Li, YQ, Samad, YA, Polychronopoulou, K, Alhassan, SM, Liao, K, “Carbon Aerogel from Winter Melon for Highly Efficient and Recyclable Oils and Organic Solvents Absorption,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2(6): pp.1492-1497 (2014) .
  • Zhou, ZR and Liao, K, “Effects of interacting Stone-Wales defects on the fatigue behavior of single-walled carbon nanotubes” Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 80, 051005 (2013).
  • Li, YQ,Yu, T, Yang, TY, Zheng, LX, Liao, K, “Bio-inspired graphene based nacre-like composite films with superior mechanical, electrical and biocompatible properties,” Advanced Materials, Vol. 24(25), pp.3426-3431 (2012).
  • Tan, SCW, Pan, WX, Cai, N, Ma, G, Leong, KW, and Liao, K, “Viscoelastic behavior of human mesenchymal stem cells,” BMM Cell Biology, Vol. 9, article no. 40 (2008).
  • Ma, G, Ren, Y, Zhou, ZR, Li, F, Cheng, HM, Xiao, T, and Liao, K, “How long can single-walled carbon nanotube ropes last under static and dynamic fatigue?” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, 083105 (2008).
  • Xiao, T, Ren, Y, and Liao, K, “A kinetic model for time-dependent fracture of carbon nanotubes,” Nano Letters, Vol. 4 (6), pp.1139-1142 (2004).
  • Liao, K, and Li, S, “Characteristics of carbon nanotube-polystyrene interface,” Applied Physics Letters, Volume 79, No. 25, pp. 4225-4227 (2001).