Dr. Kin Liao graduated with B.Sc. (Engineering Mechanics), M.Sc. (Engineering Mechanics), and Ph.D. (Materials Engineering Science), all from Virginia Tech. He had spent two years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Northwestern University as a visiting scientist before joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow where he had served for 13 years. He was the founding faculty of NTU’s Bioengineering Division and has served as the Director for NTU’s BioInformatics Research Center from 2004-2006.
Dr. Liao is currently a professor holding joint appointments with the Aerospace Engineering Department and Mechanical Engineering Department. His research encompasses advanced materials for energy applications and aerospace applications, nano-materials and nano-mechanics, mechanics of cells and tissues, and durability of composite materials. Dr. Liao's current research interests are in two-dimensional heterogeneous materials, and novel composites for aerospace applications. He has authored and coauthored more than 130 technical papers in leading international journals.