MSU mechanical engineering professor honored as ASME fellow

August 28, 2017

A member of the Bagley College of Engineering faculty has been selected as a 2017 fellow of an international mechanical engineering organization.

Associate professor Yucheng Liu has received the distinction of 2017 fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Being elected to the grade of fellow is the highest distinction of membership for the international organization and recognizes the outstanding engineering achievements made by active members of at least ten years. Only around 3,000 members have received the designation of fellow from ASME.

“I am honored and excited to be elected as an ASME fellow,” Liu said, while also expressing his gratefulness for the support received from his colleagues in the Bagley College and mechanical engineering department, as well as at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, since joining the Mississippi State faculty in 2014.

“Without this support, it would have been impossible for me to receive such a recognition,” Liu said.

Liu also credits the efforts of his graduate students, for which he says his work and the “success of integrated computational and experimental methods for the development and assessment of high performance materials in my group has truly been a team effort.”

In addition to associate professor, Liu also serves as the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s graduate coordinator. Specializing in areas such as computer modeling and simulation, ocean and marine energy technology, and vehicle system design, Liu has been published in numerous journals and texts. Before being named an ASME fellow, Liu received the 2016 Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Hefei University of Technology, as well as both a master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. With focuses on global impact, energy, and workforce development, ASME seeks to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge.

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By: Amanda Meeler