Biography

Ya-Ting T. Liao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 
Faculty Director of the UL Fire and Combustion Laboratories 
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue, Glennan 479
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: 216-368-0048
e-mail: yating.liao@case.edu

Download full CV (Last update: May 16, 2023)

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, June 2011
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Master of Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, August 2007
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 2004
Bachelor of Science, Physics, June 2004
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, July 2022 to present

George B. Mayer Assistant Professor in Urban and Environmental Studies, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2020 to June 2022.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2015 to June 2022

Thermo-Fluids Specialist, Multi-Physics Simulation Group
FMC Technologies, Houston, Texas, May 2014 to March 2015

CFD Engineer
Yoya SciTech LLC, Cleveland, Ohio, January 2013 to December 2013

Software Developer, R&D Equity Fund Team
Bloomberg LP, New York, New York, July 2011 to June 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Fire Safety in Space, International Topical Team, February 2016 to present
Combustion Institute, 2007-present
The International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2015 to present
American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, October 2016 to present
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, May 2017 to present

 

AWARDS

Finalist for the NPA Gallagher Mentor Award, 2023
CWRU Case School of Engineering Research Award, 2022
George B. Mayer Assistant Professor in Urban and Environmental Studies, 2020 - 2022
Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviewer of Fire Technology, 2020
NSF CAREER Award, 2019
CWRU Glennan Fellowships Award, 2019
CWRU Case Prime Fellowships, 2005

 

LEADERSHIP

Faculty director of the UL Fire and Combustion Laboratories, January 2022 -  present
Faculty advisor of the Society of Women's Engineers CWRU Chapter, February 2021 - present
Board of the United State Section of the Combustion Institute, February 2020 - present
Treasurer of the United State Section of the Combustion Institute, June 2021 - present
Board of Advisors of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, May 2018 - present
ASME K11-Fire and Combustion Technical Committee (FCTC), 2020 - present
Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Fire Science, August 2019 - present