Plenary lecturer: Wing Kam Liu

Professor Wing Kam Liu is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Northwestern University, President of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), Past Chair (2017-2018) (Chair 2015-2016) of the USNC/TAM and a BISO Member, both USNC/TAM and BISO are under the umbrella of the US National Academies. He received Ph.D. and M.S. from Caltech, and B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Liu’s selected honors include Japan Society of Computational Engineering Sciences Grand Prize; Computational Mechanics Award from Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers; Honorary Professorship from Dalian University of Technology, IACM Gauss-Newton Medal (highest honor) and Computational Mechanics Award; ASME Dedicated Service Award, ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award, ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal and ASME Melville Medal; John von Neumann Medal and Computational Structural Mechanics Award from the US Association of Computational Mechanics (USACM). Selected synergistic activities includes the development of ICME multiscale theories, methods, and software for the design and analysis of engineering material systems, materials design, additive manufacturing, and technology transfer through working with multiple major Corporations. He was the founding Director of the NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials and Founding Chair of the ASME NanoEngineering Council. He is the editor of two International Journals and honorary editor of two journals and has been a consultant for more than 20 organizations. Liu has written four books; and he is a Fellow of ASME, ASCE, USACM, AAM, and IACM.