People
LIAO Wei-Hsin 廖維新
Professor and Chairman of Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
TEL: 852 - 3943 8341
Room 308, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Wei-Hsin Liao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. At Penn State University, he received the Inventor Incentive Award and Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award. Since August 1997, Dr. Liao has been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he is now Chairman and Professor of Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. His research has led to publications of over 260 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 18 patents in US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. He was the Conference Chair for the 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies in 2009; the Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE in 2014 and 2015. He received the T A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize 2005, awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is also a recipient of the 2008 Best Paper Award in Structures and 2017 Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He also received three best paper awards in IEEE international conferences. At CUHK, Prof. Liao was awarded the Young Researcher Award 2007, the Research Excellence Award (2010-11), and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering (2014-19). 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. Prof. Liao is the recipient of 2018 SPIE SSM Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize his sustained contributions to the advancement of Smart Structures and Materials. 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.

Research Interests
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Energy Harvesting and Vibration Control
  • 3D/4D Printing, Mechatronics
  • Exoskeleton and Prosthesis
Current Projects
  • Intelligent System and Control of Wearable Exoskeleton for Motion Assistance
  • Self-Powered Smart Prosthetic Knee
  • Design and Modeling of Impact-Excited Bistable Energy Harvesters
  • 3D Printing with Shape Memory Materials for Self-Folding/Unfolding Adaptive Structures
Teaching by Years
MAEG5080 Smart Materials and Structures
MAEG4020 Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
MAEG3010 Mechanics of Materials
MAEG2040 Basic Electronics
Publications

ORCID: 0000-0001-7221-5906
https://publons.com/researcher/1246220/wei-hsin-liao/
https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=mv9ZdOsAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Journal Papers (in the recent five years)

  • J. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Yang, R. Yang, W. H. Liao, and P. Guo, “Fabrication of Structurally Colored Basso-Relievo with Modulated Elliptical Vibration Texturing,” Precision Engineering, Vol. 64, pp. 113-121, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2020.03.021
  • G. Wang, H. Wu, W. H. Liao, S. Cui, Z. Zhao, and J. Tan, “A Modified Magnetic Force Model and Experimental Validation of a Tri-stable Piezoelectric Energy Harvester,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 31(7), pp. 967-979, 2020. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X20905975
  • J. Wang, B. Zhao, W. H. Liao, and J. Liang, “New Insight into Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting with Mechanical and Electrical Nonlinearities,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 29, No. 4, 04LT01, 2020. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/ab7543
  • M. Cai, J. Wang, and W. H. Liao, “Self-Powered Smart Watch and Wristband Enabled by Embedded Generator,” Applied Energy, Vol. 263, 114682, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114682
  • S. Fang, S. Wang, S. Zhou, Z. Yang, and W. H. Liao, “Exploiting the Advantages of the Centrifugal Softening Effect in Rotational Impact Energy Harvesting,” Applied Physics Letters, 116, 063903, 2020. DOI: 10.1063/1.5140060 (Featured Article, Scilight)
  • B. Zhao, J. Wang, J. Liang, and W. H. Liao, “A Dual-Effect Solution for Broadband Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting,” Applied Physics Letters, 116, 063901, 2020. DOI: 10.1063/1.5139480
  • Q. Gao, W. H. Liao, and L. Wang, “On the Low-Velocity Impact Responses of Auxetic Double Arrowed Honeycomb,” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 98, 105698, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2020.105698
  • Y. J. Wan, X. M. Li, P. L. Zhu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Lightweight, Flexible MXene/Polymer Film with Simultaneously Excellent Mechanical Property and High-Performance Electromagnetic Interference Shielding,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 130, 105764, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105764
  • Q. Gao, W. H. Liao, and L. Wang, “An Analytical Model of Cylindrical Double-Arrowed Honeycomb with Negative Poisson’s Ratio,” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 173, 105400, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.105400
  • G. Wang, Z. Zhao, W. H. Liao, J. Tan, Y. Ju, and Y. Li, “Characteristics of a Tri-stable Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester by Considering Geometric Nonlinearity and Gravitation Effects,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 138, 106571, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2019.106571
  • J. Wang, W. H. Liao, and P. Guo, “Modulated Ultrasonic Elliptical Vibration Cutting for Ductile-Regime Texturing of Brittle Materials with 2-D Combined Resonant and Non-Resonant Vibrations,” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 170, 105347, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.105347
  • L. Li, W. H. Liao, D. Zhang, and Y. Guo, “Vibration Analysis of a Free Moving Thin Plate with Fully Covered Active Constrained Layer Damping Treatment,” Composite Structures, Vol. 235 111742, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111742
  • W. Wang, J. Cao, J. Yu, R. Liu, C. R. Bowen, and W. H. Liao, “Self-Powered Smart Insole for Monitoring Human Gait Signals,” Sensors, 19, 5336, 2019. doi:10.3390/s19245336
  • S. T. Fang, X. L. Fu, and W. H. Liao, “Modeling and Experimental Validation on the Interference of Mechanical Plucking Energy Harvesting,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 134, 106317, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2019.106317
  • G. Wang, W. H. Liao, Z. Zhao, J. Tan, S. Cui, H. Wu, and W. Wang, “Nonlinear Magnetic Force and Dynamic Characteristics of a Tri-stable Piezoelectric Energy Harvester,” Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 97, No. 4, pp. 2371-2397, 2019. 10.1007/s11071-019-05133-z
  • F. Gao, Y. Liu, and W. H. Liao, “Implementation and Testing of Ankle-Foot Prosthesis with a New Compensated Controller,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1775-1784, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2019.2928892
  • F. Gao, G. Liu, Brendon L. H. Chung, Hugo H. T. Chan, and W. H. Liao, “Macro Fiber Composite-Based Energy Harvester for Human Knee,” Applied Physics Letters, 115, 033901, 2019. DOI: 10.1063/1.5098962 (Featured Article with Press Release)
  • S. T. Fang, X. L. Fu, and W. H. Liao, “Asymmetric Plucking Bistable Energy Harvester: Modeling and Experimental Validation,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 459, 114852, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2019.114852
  • S. T. Fang, X. L. Fu, X. N. Du, and W. H. Liao, “A Music-Box-Like Extended Rotational Plucking Energy Harvester with Multiple Piezoelectric Cantilevers,” Applied Physics Letters, 114, 233902, 2019. DOI: 10.1063/1.5098439
  • L. Li, W. H. Liao, D. Zhang, and Y. Guo, “Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of Rotating Beams with Partially Covered Enhanced Active Constrained Layer Damping Treatment,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 455, pp. 46-68, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2019.04.026
  • J. Wang and W. H. Liao, “Attaining the High-Energy Orbit of Nonlinear Energy Harvesters by Load Perturbation,” Energy Conversion and Management, 192, pp. 30-36, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.03.075
  • M. Bodaghi and W. H. Liao, “4D Printed Tunable Mechanical Metamaterials with Shape Memory Operations,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 28, 045019 (15pp.), 2019. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/ab0b6b
  • B. Chen, C. H. Zhong, X. Zhao, H. Ma, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao “Reference Joint Trajectories Generation of CUHK-EXO Exoskeleton for System Balance in Walking Assistance,” IEEE Access, Vol. 7, pp. 33809-33821, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2904296
  • K. P. Wang, M. J. Guan, F. Chen, and W. H. Liao, “A Low Power Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting System for High Internal Resistance Thermoelectric Generators,” Journal of Electronic Materials, 48(9), 5375-5389, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-019-06925-0
  • L. Li, Y. Z. Chen, D. G. Zhang, and W. H. Liao, “Large Deformation and Vibration Analysis of Microbeams by Using Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1950049 (20 pages), 2019. DOI: 10.1142/S0219455419500494
  • X. L. Fu and W. H. Liao, “Modeling and Analysis of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting with Dynamic Plucking Mechanism,” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 141, 031002 (9pp), 2019. doi: 10.1115/1.4042002
  • Y. C. Feng, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “Numerical/Experimental Assessment of 3D Printed Shape Memory Polymeric Beams,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 136, No. 16, 47422, 2019. DOI:10.1002/app.47422
  • B. Chen, B. Zi, Z. Wang, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “Knee Exoskeletons for Gait Rehabilitation and Human Performance Augmentation: A State-of-the-Art,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 134, pp. 499-511, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2019.01.016
  • S. Luo, J. Yu, S. Yu, R. Sun, L. Cao, W. H. Liao, and C. P. Wong, “Significantly Enhanced Electrostatic Energy Storage Performance of Flexible Polymer Composites by Introducing Highly Insulating-Ferroelectric Microhybrids as Fillers,” Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 9, No. 5, 1803204 (7pp.), 2019. DOI:10.1002/aenm.201803204
  • M. J. Cai, W. H. Liao, and J. Cao, “A Smart Harvester for Capturing Energy from Human Ankle Dorsiflexion with Reduced User Effort,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 28, 015026 (10pp), 2019. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aaed66
  • A. R. Damanpack, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “Experimentally Validated Multi-Scale Modeling of 3D Printed Hyper-Elastic Lattices,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 108, pp. 87-110, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2018.10.008
  • L. Li, W. H. Liao, D. Zhang, and Y. Zhang, “Vibration Control of a Rotating Flexible FGM Beam with a Lumped Mass in Temperature Field,” Composite Structures, Vol. 208, pp, 244-260, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.09.070
  • M. Wei, C. Wang, Y. Yao, S. Yu, W. H. Liao, J. Ren, R. Sun, and C. P. Wong, “Toward High-Performance All-Solid-State Supercapacitors Using Facilely Fabricated Graphite Nanosheet-Supported CoMoS4 as Electrode Material,” Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol 355, pp. 891-900, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.08.223
  • H. Ma, C. H. Zhong, B. Chen, K. M. Chan, and W. H. Liao, “User-Adaptive Assistance of Assistive Knee Braces for Gait Rehabilitation,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 10, pp. 1994 – 2005, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2868693
  • Y. Zhang, J. Cao, W. H. Liao, L. Zhao, and J. Lin, “Theoretical Modeling and Experimental Verification of Circular Halbach Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters for Performance Enhancement,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 27, 095019 (12pp), 2018. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aad710
  • B. Chen⁠, B. Zi⁠,⁠ Y. Zeng, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “⁠Ankle-Foot Orthoses for Rehabilitation and Reducing Metabolic Cost of Walking: Possibilities and Challenges,” Mechatronics, Vol. 53, pp. 241-250, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2018.06.014
  • X. L. Fu and W. H. Liao, “Nondimensional Model and Parametric Studies of Impact Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting with Dissipation,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 429, pp. 78-95, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2018.05.013
  • F. Gao, Y. N. Liu, and W. H. Liao, “Cam Profile Generation for Cam-Spring Mechanism with Desired Torque,” ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 10, 041010 (7pp), 2018. doi: 10.1115/1.4040270
  • A. R. Damanpack, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “Snap Buckling of NiTi Tubes,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 146, pp. 29-42, 2018. 10.1016/j.ij solstr.2018.03.016
  • Y. J. Wan, P. L. Zhu, S. H. Yu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Anticorrosive, Ultralight, and Flexible Carbon-Wrapped Metallic Nanowire Hybrid Sponges for Highly Efficient Electromagnetic Interference Shielding,” Small, 1800534 (11pp), 2018. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201800534
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, and W. H. Liao, “Triple Shape Memory Polymers by 4D Printing,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 27, 065010 (16pp), 2018. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aabc2a (Featured Article)
  • C. Chen, Y. S. Chan, L. Zou, and W. H. Liao, “Self-Powered Magnetorheological Dampers for Motorcycle Suspensions,” Proc. IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 232(7), pp. 921-935, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0954407017723761
  • F. Gao, Y. N. Liu, and W. H. Liao, “Design of Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthesis with Nonlinear Parallel Spring Mechanism,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 140, 055001 (8pp), 2018. doi: 10.1115/1.4039385
  • G. Wang, W. H. Liao, B. Yang, X. Wang, W. Xu, and X. Li, “Dynamic and Energetic Characteristics of a Bistable Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester with an Elastic Magnifier,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 105, pp. 427-446, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.12.025
  • B. Chen, C. H. Zhong, H. Ma, X. Guan, L. Y. Qin, K. M. Chan, S. W. Law, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “Sit-to-stand and Stand-to-sit Assistance for Paraplegic Patients with CUHK-EXO Exoskeleton,” Robotica, Vol. 36, pp. 535-551, 2018. doi:10.1017/S0263574717000546
  • Y. Li, W. Yang, S. Ding, X. Z. Fu, R. Sun, W. H. Liao, and C. P. Wong, “Tuning Dielectric Properties and Energy Density of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites by Quasi Core–shell Structured BaTiO3@graphene Oxide Hybrids,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 1082-1092, 2018. DOI 10.1007/s10854-017-8009-9
  • G. F. Hu, A. R. Damanpack, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “Increasing Dimension of Structures by 4D Printing Shape Memory Polymers via Fused Deposition Modeling,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 125023 (11pp), 2017. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa95ec
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, and W. H. Liao, “Adaptive Metamaterials by Functionally Graded 4D Printing,” Materials & Design, Vol. 135, pp. 26-36, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.08.069
  • J. Yu, J. Cao, W. H. Liao, Y. Chen, J. Lin, and R. Liu, “Multivariate Multiscale Symbolic Entropy Analysis of Human Gait Signals,” Entropy, 19, 557, 2017. doi:10.3390/e19100557
  • S. Ding, S. Yu, X. Zhu, S. Xie, R. Sun, W. H. Liao, and C. P. Wong, “Enhanced Breakdown Strength of Polymer Composites by Low Filler Loading and Its Mechanisms,” Applied Physics Letters, 111, 153902, 2017. doi: 10.1063/1.4998271
  • B. Chen, X. Zhao, H. Ma, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “Design and Characterization of a Magneto-rheological Series Elastic Actuator for a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 105008 (17pp), 2017. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa8343
  • A. R. Damanpack, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “A Robust Hyper-Elastic Beam Model under Bi-Axial Normal-Shear Loadings,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 95, pp. 287-295, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2017.07.001
  • Y. J. Wan, P. L. Zhu, S. H. Yu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Carbon Graphene Paper for Exceptional EMI Shielding Performance Using Large-Sized Graphene Oxide Sheets and Doping Strategy,” Carbon, 122, pp. 74-81, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.06.042
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, G. F. Hu, and W. H. Liao, “Large Deformations of Soft Metamaterials Fabricated by 3D Printing,” Materials & Design, Vol. 131, pp. 81-91, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.06.002
  • B. Chen, C. H. Zhong, X. Zhao, H. Ma, X. Guan, X. Li, F. Y. Liang, C. Y. J. Cheng, L. Qin, S. W. Law, and W. H. Liao, “A Wearable Exoskeleton Suit for Motion Assistance of Paralyzed Patients,” Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, Vol. 11, pp. 7-18, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.jot.2017.02.007
  • Eric Li and W. H. Liao, “Flexible Integration Points Coupled with Smoothed Strain in Elasticity Problems,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 9, No. 6, 1750079 (27 pages), 2017. DOI: 10.1142/S175882511750079X
  • A. R. Damanpack, M. Bodaghi, and W. H. Liao, “A Finite-Strain Constitutive Model for Anisotropic Shape Memory Alloys,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 112, pp. 129-142, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2017.05.012
  • H. Ma and W. H. Liao, “Human Gait Modeling and Analysis Using a Semi-Markov Process with Ground Reaction Forces,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 597-607, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2584923
  • C. Chen, L. Y. Chau, and W. H. Liao, “A Knee-Mounted Biomechanical Energy Harvester with Enhanced Efficiency and Safety,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 065027 (12pp), 2017. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa6cec
  • Y. J. Wan, P. L. Zhu, S. H. Yu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Ultralight, Super-Elastic and Volume-Preserving Cellulose Fiber/Graphene Aerogel for High-Performance Electromagnetic Interference Shielding,” Carbon, 115, pp. 629-639, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.01.054
  • M. J. Guan, K. Wang, D. Xu, and W. H. Liao, “Design and Experimental Investigation of a Low-Voltage Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting System for Wireless Sensor Nodes,” Energy Conversion and Management, 138, pp. 30-37, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.01.049
  • F. Gao, Y. N. Liu, and W. H. Liao, “Optimal Design of a Magnetorheological Damper Used in Smart Prosthetic Knees,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 035034 (9pp), 2017. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa5494
  • H. Ma, B. Chen, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “Design and Testing of a Regenerative Magnetorheological Actuator for Assistive Knee Braces,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 26, 035013 (13pp), 2017. doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa57c5
  • Y. J. Wan, P. L. Zhu, S. H. Yu, W. H. Yang, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Barium Titanate Coated Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide Towards High Dielectric Constant and Low Loss of Polymeric Composites,” Composites Science and Technology, 141, pp. 48-55, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.01.010
  • G. Q. Wang and W. H. Liao, “A Bistable Piezoelectric Oscillator with an Elastic Magnifier for Energy Harvesting Enhancement,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 28(3), pp. 392-407, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X16657419
  • S. Luo, Y. Shen, S. Yu, Y. Wan, W. H. Liao, R. Sun, and C. P. Wong, “Construction of 3D-BaTiO3 Network Leading to Significantly Enhanced Dielectric Permittivity and Energy Storage Density of Polymer Composites,” Energy & Environmental Science, 10, 137-144, 2017. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03190K
  • W. Wang, J. Cao, N. Zhang, J. Lin, and W. H. Liao, “Magnetic-Spring Based Energy Harvesting from Human Motions: Design, Modeling and Experiments,” Energy Conversion and Management, 132, pp. 189-197, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.11.026
  • M. J. Guan, K. P. Wang, Q. Y. Zhu, and W. H. Liao, “A High Efficiency Boost Converter with MPPT Scheme for Low Voltage Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting,” Journal of Electronic Materials, 45(11), 5514-5520, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4765-1
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, and W. H. Liao, “Self-Expanding/Shrinking Structures by 4D Printing,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, 105034 (15pp), 2016. doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/10/105034 (Won the Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • M. C. Tang, P. P. L. Chu, M. W. K. Leung, L. M. Chu, and W. H. Liao, “Evaluating Wood Strength Properties of Subtropical Urban Trees Using Fractometer II,” Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 28(3): 249–259, 2016.
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, and W. H. Liao, “A Robust Macroscopic Model for Normal-Shear Coupling, Asymmetric and Anisotropic Behaviors of Polycrystalline SMAs,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, 075019 (19pp), 2016. doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/7/075019
  • Y. J. Wan, S. H. Yu, W. H. Yang, P. L. Zhu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Tuneable Cellular-Structured 3D Graphene Aerogel and Its Effect on Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Performance and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites,” RSC Advances, 6, 56589-56598, 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c6ra09459g
  • M. Bodaghi, A. R. Damanpack, W. H. Liao, M. M. Aghdam, and M. Shakeri, “Modeling and Analysis of Reversible Shape Memory Adaptive Panels,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 27(12), pp. 1624-1649, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X15600082
  • Eric Li and W. H. Liao, “An Efficient Finite Element Algorithm in Elastography,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1650037 (22 pages), 2016. DOI: 10.1142/S175882511650037X
  • M. J. Guan and W. H. Liao, “Design and Analysis of a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Rotational Motion System,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 111, pp. 239-244, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.12.061
  • Y. J. Wan, W. H. Yang, S. H. Yu, R. Sun, C. P. Wong, and W. H. Liao, “Covalent Polymer Functionalization of Graphene for Improved Dielectric Properties and Thermal Stability of Epoxy Composites,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 122, pp. 27-35, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2015.11.005
  • B. Chen, H. Ma, L. Y. Qin, F. Gao, K. M. Chan, S. W. Law, L. Qin, and W. H. Liao, “Recent Developments and Challenges of Lower Extremity Exoskeletons,” Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, Vol. 5, pp. 26-37, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jot.2015.09.007

Patents

  • Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Device, US Patent, 10,406,000, September 10, 2019. (with F. Gao and Y. N. Liu)
  • Magneto-Rheological Series Elastic Actuator, China Patent, ZL201710242884.5, 16 August 2019 (with B. Chen, L. Qin, X. Zhao, and H. Ma)
  • Active-Passive Hybrid Actuators for Tracking and Focusing Motions in Optical Pickup Devices, Hong Kong Patent, HK1163333, October 23, 2015. (with K. W. Chan)
  • Self-Powered, Self-Sensing Magnetorheological Dampers, China Patent, ZL201010257348.0, May 27, 2015. (with C. Chen)
  • Active-Passive Hybrid Actuators for Tracking and Focusing Motions in Optical Pickup Devices, China Patent, ZL1, May 27, 2015. (with K. W. Chan)
  • Magnetorheological Actuator with Multiple Functions, Hong Kong Patent, HK1163377, June 20, 2014. (with H. T. Guo)
  • Magnetorheological Actuator with Multiple Functions, China Patent4, January 29, 2014. (with H. T. Guo)
  • Optical Pickup Assemblies and Drive Systems with the Same, US Patent, 8,605,558, December 10, 2013. (with K. W. Chan)
  • Self-Powered, Self-Sensing Magnetorheological Dampers, Japan Patent 5350565, August 30, 2013. (with C. Chen)
  • Magnetorheological Actuators, US Patent 8,193,670, June 5, 2012. (with H. T. Guo)
  • Pressurized Magnetorheological Fluid Dampers, Japan Patent 4959699, March 30, 2012. (with Y. K. Lau)
  • Piezoelectric Actuated Suspension with Passive Damping in Hard Disk Drives, US Patent 7,983,008, July 19, 2011. (with K. W. Chan)
  • Magnetorheological Fluid Apparatus and Method to Minimize Cavitation for Railway Vehicle Suspension Systems, Hong Kong Patent, HK1118593, May 13, 2011. (with Y. K. Lau)
  • Pressurized Magnetorheological Fluid Dampers, Korean Patent 10-1024124, March 15, 2011. (with Y. K. Lau)
  • Magnetorheological Fluid Apparatus and Method to Minimize Cavitation for Railway Vehicle Suspension Systems, China Patent ZL2, December 15, 2010. (with Y. K. Lau)
  • High Speed Pick and Place Apparatus, US Patent 6,758,113, July 6, 2004. (with P. K. Choy, C. K. Liu, and Y. Wang)
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