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Hao LIU, Japan

Hao Liu is currently a Professor of Biomechanical Engineering of Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University.

From 2000 to 2003, he was a senior research scientist in the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Wako, Saitam, a leading national institute in Japan. From 1998 to 2000 he was an assistant professor in Nagoya Institute of Technology. From 1993 to 1998 he was a research scientist in Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

From 1992 to 1993 he was a research scientist in Ship Research Institute, Japan. He received a BS degree in 1985 from Dalian University of Technology in China. He went to Yokohama National University in 1986, and received M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees, both in fluid engineering, in 1989 and in 1992, respectively. He is the author and a co-author of more than 350 papers in refereed journals and national and international conferences, dealing with computational and modeling issues related to computational and modeling concepts for fluid dynamics, heat transfer, free surface and moving boundaries, parallel computing, insect flight, fish swimming, unsteady aerodynamics at low Reynolds number, micro air vehicles, medical image processing, physiological fluid dynamics, computational biomechanics, multi-scale hemodynamics, and cardiovascular auto-regulation.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms, an associate editor of Acta Mechanica Sinica and on the editorial board of Journal of Bionics Engineering, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, and reviewers of NSF proposal, ESF proposal, NSFC proposal, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Interface of the Royal Society, AIAA Journal, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, etc. He has given seminars and invited/keynote lectures in many institutions and conferences, and is a Guest Chief Scientist of RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), a chair professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University of Chang Jiang Scholars Program of Chinese Ministry of Education, a Guest Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Graduate School, China Science and Technology University (China). His professional views have been quoted in several news media, including the NHK, the AFP, the Thomson Reuter, the Yomiuri, the EBS (Korea Educational Broadcasting System), and the Science Channel Network of the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency).

Hao LIU, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomechanical Engineering
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering
Gradual School of Engineering
Chiba University
1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
263-8522 Japan
Phone: +81-43-290-3228
Facsimile: +81-43-290-3228

Selected publications on Biomimetics

1. Books

1) H. Liu, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, Wiley, 2010. (MAV section editor)

2) H. Liu, Flight control of insects, Insect Biomimetics, NTS Publisher, 2008.

3) W. Shyy, Y.S. Lian, J. Tang, D. Viieru, and H. Liu, Aerodynamics of low Reynolds Number Flyers. Cambridge University Press, 2007.


2. Peer-Refereed Papers

1) N. Gao, H. Aono, H. Liu, Perturbation analysis of 6DoF flight dynamics and passive dynamic stability of hovering fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, Journal of Theoretical Biology, doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.11.022, 2010.

2) H. Liu, T. Nakata, N. Gao, M. Maeda, H. Aono, and W. Shyy, Micro Air Vehicle-Motivated Computational Biomechanics in Bio-flights: Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics and Maneuvering Stability, Acta Mehcanica Sinica, DOI 10.1007/s10409-010-0389-5, 2010. (invited)

3) N. Gao and H. Liu, A Numerical Analysis of Dynamic Flight Stability of Hawkmoth Hovering Passive dynamic stability of a hovering fruitfly: a comparison between linear and nonlinear methods, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 5(1), 591-602, 2010.

4) M. Maeda, N. Gao, N. Nishihashi and and H. Liu, A Free-Flight Simulation of Insect Flapping Flight, Journal of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms, 1, 71-79, 2010.

5) W. Shyy, H. Aono, S. K. Chimakurthi, P. Trizila, C.-K. Kang, C. E. S. Cesnik, and H. Liu, Recent Progress in Rigid and Flexible Flapping Wing Aerodynamics, Progress in Aerospace, 46, 284-327, 2010.

6) H. Liu and H. Aono, Size effects on insect hovering aerodynamics: an integrated computational study, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 4, 1-13, 2009.

7) H. Liu, Integrated modeling of insect flight: from morphology, kinematics to aerodynamics, Journal of Computational Physics, 228(2), 439-459, 2009.

8) Y. Inada, H. Aono, H. Liu, T. Aoyama, Numerical Analysis of Sound Generation of Flapping Wings of Insect, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2009.

9) H. Aono, W. Shyy, and H. Liu , Near wake vortex dynamics of a hovering hawkmoth, Acta Mehcanica Sinica, 25(1), 23-36, 2009.

10) U. K Müller, J. L van Leeuwen, S. van Duin, and H. Liu, An Un-momentous Start to Life: Can Hydrodynamics Explain Why Fish Larvae Change Swimming Style? Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 4(1), 41-53, 2009.

11) Y. Katumata, U. K Müller and H. Liu, Computation of self-propelled swimming in larva fishes, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 4(1), 54-66, 2009.

12) N. Gao, H. Aono and H. Liu, A Numerical Analysis of Dynamic Flight Stability of Hawkmoth Hovering, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 4(1), 105-116, 2009.

13) W. Shyy, Y. Liang, J. Tang, H. Liu, O. Trizila, B. Stanford, L. Bernal, C. Cesnik, P. Friedmann and P. Ifju, Computational Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Plunging, Pitching and Flexible Wings, Acta Mehcanica Sinica, 24(4), 351-374, 2008.

14) H. Aono, F. Liang and H. Liu, Near- and far-field aerodynamics in insect hovering flight: an integrated computational study, Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 239-257, 2008.

15) W. Shyy, and H. Liu, Flapping wings and aerodynamic lift: the role of leading-edge vortices, AIAA Journal, 45(2), 2819-2821, 2007.

16) H. Aono and H. Liu, Vortical Structure and Aerodynamics of Hawkmoth Hovering, Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, 1(1), 234-245, 2006.

17) H. Liu, Simulation-based biological fluid dynamics, Transaction of the ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews, 58, 269-282, 2005.