Liu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and associate chair of research at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the ASM International. ASM Fellows are technical and professional leaders who have been recognized by their colleagues and serve as advisors to the society.

The honor recognizes distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering. Liu was selected for significant contributions to science and technology of high temperature materials development used in energy production and conversion.
“I am honored and proud to be joining such an elite group of materials professionals,” said Liu.

Liu will be honored at a special ceremony at the Convocation of Fellows to be held during the ASM awards dinner on Tuesday, October 6, in Columbus, Ohio.

Liu began his professional career at WVU as a postdoctoral researcher in 2000, and joined the faculty in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 2002. He has received several honors from the scientific community including the R&D 100 Award in 2011 and the Innovator of the Year award from TechConnect WV in 2013. He was also named the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Outstanding Researcher in 2007 and 2009, and Researcher of the Year in 2011 and 2015.

He has served in various leadership positions outside WVU, including as chair of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society High Temperature Alloys Committee from 2011-2013 and its Energy Conversion and Storage Committee from 2012-2014. He is the standing vice-chair and program chair for the Basic Science Division of the American Ceramics Society.

Liu received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in materials science from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, China.

ASM International is dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through its network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale. Less than one tenth of a percentage of its members are selected as Fellows annually.