Dr. Kin Liao
Dr. kin liao, fraes, frsc Professor Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information
kin.liao@ku.ac.ae 023124089


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, and served there for 13 years. He was one of 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’s research encompasses advanced materials for aerospace/senor/energy applications, nano-materials and nano-mechanics, 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 160 technical papers in leading international journals.  Dr. Liao is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering Science, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech
  • BS, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech

  • Composite Materials Design (AERO426)
  • Mechanics of Solids (AERO225)
  • Special Topics in AERO (AERO395)
  • Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (MEEN 495)
  • Statics (AERO200)
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (MEEN701)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center
  • Advanced Research and Innovation Center

Research Interests
  • Two-dimensional heterogeneous materials
  • Nanomaterials & nanomechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Interface studies


Multiple Postdoc vacancies in 2D materials