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Dr. Zhiyong (Richard) Liang

Dr. Liang is a professor at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He also serves as the Technical Director at the FSU High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI). He joined the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in 2001. He holds Ph.D, MS, and BSc degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. His research experience and expertise include high-performance composites and nanocomposites, including processing-structure-property relationships, property characterization and process modeling, and development of manufacturing processes as well as quality control. The importance and uniqueness of his research have attracted significant research funding from various government agencies and leading industrial corporations. As PI and Co-PI, he has worked on more than 35 research grants. He has about 20 US patent and patent applications (pending) in the area of nanotube dispersion, buckypaper, nanocomposites and composite fabrication processes. He has published more than 90 refereed journal papers. He advised 24 MS, 9 PhD and 4 honors thesis students, as well as 17 postdocs since he joined FSU. He has won 15 outstanding research, best paper, innovation and student advising awards, including MICRO/NANO 25 Award (R&D Magazine and MICRO/NANO Newsletter, 2007), Nano 50 (NASA, 2008), Graduate Faculty Mentor Award (FSU, 2009), and SAMPE Best Papers (2006 and 2010).