Yijun Liu, Ph.D., Chair Professor

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China

E-mail:  liuyj3@sustech.edu.cn 

Web:     www.YijunLiu.com

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Welcome to Join Us at

2024 IABEM SYMPOSIUM, December 4-6, 2024, HKUST, Hong Kong SAR


2024 IABEM Workshop On BIE/BEM, December 2-3, 2024, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China


Research Highlights: Fast Boundary Element Method (FastBEM) for Solving Large-Scale Engineering Problems

(Click on the images to see larger images or videos;   Go to FastBEM software to download the computer programs)

Modeling crack propagation in solids (click to see videos)

Modeling car exterior noise

Modeling wind turbine farm noise


Research Interests:

  • Computational mechanics, fracture mechanics, computational structural dynamics and acoustics

  • The boundary element method (see An Introduction to the BEM), especially the fast multipole and adaptive cross approximation BEM (FastBEM) for solving large-scale engineering problems

  • Large-scale, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of composites, nanomaterials, and biomaterials

  • Large-scale modeling of acoustic and elastic wave propagation problems with the BEM

  • BEM software development (FastBEM software)

Teaching Interests:

  • Introductory courses in engineering mechanics (Statics, Dynamics and Vibration)

  • Solid Mechanics, Elasticity, Fracture Mechanics, Elastodynamics, Energy Methods in Mechanics

  • Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method, Computational Acoustics


Academic Experience:

2018-pres.   Chair Professor, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China

2010-2019   Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (On leave during 2018-2019)

2/12-5/12     Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

5/04-9/04     Visiting Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

9/03-4/04     Visiting Professor/JSPS Senior Researcher Fellow, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

9/00-8/10     Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

9/96-8/00     Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

1/92-3/94     Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

1/90-12/91   Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

1/88-12/89   Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

8/87-12/87   Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

9/84-7/87     Lecturer, School of Aerospace Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

Industry Experience:

3/95-7/96     CAE Analyst, CAE Department, Advanced Vehicle Technology, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

1/95-3/95     Structural Analysis Engineer, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., New York City

3/94-5/94     Engineering Software Specialist, MSC/PDA Engineering, Costa Mesa, California

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Fellow of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers), 2015

  • Member of IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics), since 1991

  • Member of USACM (U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics), since 1991

  • Member of IABEM (International Association for Boundary Element Methods), since 1992

  • Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 1998-2003

Professional Services:

  • Member of the Executive Council of IABEM, 2011-2018

  • Member of the Editorial Board for Computers & Structures, 2017-2020

  • Member of the Editorial Board for Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, since 2009

  • Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Integral Equations and Applications, 2015-2020

  • Member of the Editorial Board for Acoustics, since 2019

  • Panel reviews of proposals for the US National Science Foundation, 2008, 2010

  • Reviewer for more than 20 technical journals, since 1994

  • Member of the Executive Local Organizing Committee, The Tenth US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Columbus, Ohio, July 13-19, 2009

  • Co-organizer, NSF Workshop on the BEM: Bridging Education and Industrial Applications, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 23-26, 2012

  • Co-organizer, NSF Workshop on the Emerging Applications and Future Directions of the BEM, Akron, Ohio, September 1-3, 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, 2013

  • Du Qinghua Medal for Computational Methods in Engineering, China, 2012

  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellowship for Senior Researchers, 2004

  • Chunhui Fellowship of the Ministry of Education of China, 2004

  • Research Award for Young Faculty, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2002






Finite Element Modeling and Simulation with ANSYS Workbench book cover


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Last updated: May 29, 2024.