Liu, Yongming
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (480)965-6883
Office: ERC 409 (Map)


Dr. Yongming Liu is a Professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at the Arizona State University. His research interests include fatigue and fracture analysis of metals and composite materials, probabilistic methods, computational mechanics, and risk management. He completed his PhD at Vanderbilt University, and obtained his Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees from Tongji University in China. Dr. Liu is a member of AIAA,ASME, and ASCE and serves on several technical committees on probabilistic methods and advanced materials. His group is current working on several projects for damage analysis and prognosis sponsored by DOE, AFOSR, NASA, and DOT.


Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University 
Nashville, TN May 2006
Thesis: Stochastic modeling of multiaxial fatigue and fracture
Advisor: Professor Sankaran Mahadevan

M.S. Structural Engineering, Tongji University
Shanghai, China May 2002
Thesis: Elastoplastic fracture behavior of steel beam-column joints
Advisor: Professor Yangji Chen and Professor Yiyi Chen

B.S. Structural Engineering, Tongji University
Shanghai, China July 1999
Thesis: Nonlinear seismic response of steel frame-tube structure
Advisor: Professor Yiyi Chen

Research Interests

Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, probabilistic computational mechanics, risk assessment and management, multi-physics damage modeling and structural durability, multi-scale uncertainty quantification and propagation, imaging-based experimental testing, diagnostics and prognostics.

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2011
  • Million Dollar Club – research grant, Clarkson University, 2011
  • Best paper award, ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2011
  • Albert Merrill Award 2010-2011, Clarkson University CEE
  • Excellent Reviewer Award, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2010
  • Teaching Excellence Award – Clarkson CSoE, 2008, 2011
  • Best student paper award, 1st prize, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Graduate Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, 2002-2005