Tao Liu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering, Florida A&M-Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. He received his B.S. degree (1992) in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in polymer science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. As a Research Scientist II, he did his postgraduate researches at the Department of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering, Georgia Tech, on carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite fibers and films. Before joining Florida State University in 2007, Dr. Liu, respectively, worked with GE Advanced Materials, Mt. Vernon, IN, USA, for processing and product development of polymer optical films and with Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, for R&D of nanomaterial enabled functional materials. At Florida State University, he also serves as the PI at the High-Performance Materials Institute and an active faculty member in the newly established materials science and engineering graduate program. Dr. Liu’s current research focuses on developing multifunctional polymeric nanocomposites and quantitatively establishing and understanding the related processing-structure-property relationship. Dr. Liu has authored and coauthored 2 issued US patents and 27 refereed journal articles with a total citation of more than 1,300.
Biography Updated on 25 September 2012