William W. Liou

Western Michigan University, USA

W. W. Liou received his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, Penn, USA, in 1982, 1987, and 1991, respectively. He worked at the Institute of Computational Mechanics in Propulsion at NASA Glenn Research Center for seven years prior to joining Western Michigan University (WMU). He has been a Professor at WMU since 2004. He has performed research in hydrodynamic stabilities, transition and turbulence modeling and simulations, and high-speed laminar flow breakdown using the ab initio DSMC method and developed innovative modeling of turbulent flows over porous, rough, and ablative walls. He has applied spectral, pseudospectral, and finite difference to study hydrodynamic stability of free and bounded shear flows, studied immerse boundary method for dynamically flexible thin plate in high-Reynolds number flows, and performed simulations of shock/turbulent boundary layer interactions. Moreover, he studied microfluid dynamics using continuum and discrete approaches and coauthored a graduate level text book on microfluid mechanics. He conducted research in applying general continuum methods for the modeling of the mechanical and dynamic behavior of carbon nanotubes and in the interactions of fluid dynamics and structural dynamics for flexible fins and from blasts. He has performed computational fluid dynamics studies of various components in ground vehicles and wind turbines. He received the National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence. He is a Distinguished Faculty Scholar at WMU and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Biography Updated on 30 November 2011

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