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Yingtao Liu - Associate Professor

William H. Barkow Presidential Professor


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering – 2012 Arizona State University
  • M.S., Mechatronics Engineering – 2006 Harbin Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering – 2004 Harbin Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Advanced composites and multifunctional materials
  • Intelligent sensors and structures
  • Nondestructive inspection
  • Structural health monitoring and prognostics

Courses Taught at OU

  • AME 2113: Statics
  • AME 3143: Solid Mechanics
  • AME 3353: Design-Mechanical Components
  • AME 4553: Design Practicum
  • AME 5710: Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring

Recent Publications

  • Luo, W., Charara, M., Saha, M.C., Liu, Y. (2019). “Fabrication and Characterization of Porous CNF/PDMS Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications,” Applied Nanoscience, 9(6):1309-1317.
  • Charara, M., Luo, W., Saha, M.C., Liu, Y. (2019). “Investigation of Lightweight and Flexible Carbon Nanofiber/Poly Dimethylsiloxane Nanocomposite Sponge for Piezoresistive Sensor Application,” Advanced Engineering Materials, 21(5):1801068.
  • Chowdhury, S., Saha, M.C., Patterson, S., Robison, T., Liu, Y. (2019). “Highly Conductive Polydimethylsiloxane/Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Flexible Sensor Applications,” Advanced Materials Technologies, 4(1): 1800398.
  • Wang, J., Luo, J., Kunkel, R., Saha, M.C., Bohnstedt, B., Lee, C.H., Liu, Y. (2019). “Development of Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposite Foam for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms,” Materials Letters, 250: 38-41.

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Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award 2nd Prize, Materials Processing Technical Committee, Materials Division, ASME 2018 IMECE, Pittsburgh, PA, November 11-14, 2018
  • OU VPR Faculty Investment Program Award, 2015
  • Journal of Aerospace Engineering Best Paper Award, 2012

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Society of Photonics Engineers (SPIE)

Dr. Liu's Lab

Smart Materials and Intelligent Systems (SMIS) Laboratory

Dr. Yingtao Liu, AME Faculty

Contaction Information
(405) 325-3663
Felgar Hall, Room 218A

Office Hours:
Friday 9:00-10:00a