About the author
Wei-Hsin Liao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. Since August 1997, Dr. Liao has been with the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he is also the founding director of the Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory. Dr. Liao currently serves as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Engineering. His research interests include smart materials and structures, energy harvesting, vibration control, mechatronics, and robotic exoskeleton.
Since 2000, he has been a member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST). He was the Conference Chair for the 20th ICAST held in Hong Kong in 2009. He was also the Conference Chair of the Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, in the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Liao has been a Principal Investigator of projects supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
His research has led to publications of 200 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 16 patents in US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. He received the T A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize 2005, awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in Structures (2008) and the Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems (2017) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He also received the four Best Paper Awards in IEEE conferences. At CUHK, Prof. Liao was awarded the Research Excellence Award (2011) and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering (2014). As the Chair of Joint Chapter of Robotics, Automation and Control Systems Society (RACS), IEEE Hong Kong Section, Dr. Liao received 2012 Chapter of the Year Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Mechatronics, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, as well as Smart Materials and Structures. Dr. Liao is a Fellow of ASME, HKIE, and IOP.
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