Professor Hua-Kuang Liu, PhD

Title: Retired Electrical Engineering Educator
Location: Arcadia, California, United States

Professor Hua-Kuang Liu, PhD, Retired Electrical Engineering Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering and research.

Now retired, Dr. Liu is an accomplished electrical engineering educator and research scientist with decades of experience to his credit. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Chern chair professor at Nankai University in China, and from 2003 to 2006 he was a professor of electrical engineering at the graduate institute of electro-optical engineering at National Taiwan University. Dr. Liu has additionally contributed his talents as the president of the International Academy of Arts and Sciences.

From 1975 to 1979, Dr. Liu began his career as a National Science Foundation visiting associate professor in the department of electrical engineering at Stanford University. He worked as a professor of electrical engineering at The University of Alabama from 1969 to 1984 and was a distinguished senior research scientist and professor with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology from 1984 to 1995. From 1998 to 2006, Dr. Liu was a science and technology adviser in the Optoelectronics Systems Laboratory of the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan from 1998 to 2006.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Liu attended National Taiwan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He went on to obtain a Master of Science in electrical engineering from The University of Iowa. In 1969, Dr. Liu concluded his higher education at Johns Hopkins University and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering.

Dr. Liu holds more than 40 patents in his field and is an honorary professor to multiple Chinese institutions. For his accomplishments, he received Best Faculty Research Awards from the Capstone Engineering Society in 1979, 1982 and 1984, and additionally received Certificates of Recognition for Technology Innovations and several awards from NASA. To keep abreast of his field, Dr. Liu is the founding president of the Photonics Society of Chinese-American and a fellow of Optica.

Dr. Liu has found success through his written works, co-authoring “ChemInform Abstract: Optical Limiting Behavior of Nanosized Polyicosahedral Gold-Silver Clusters Based on Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Effects” in 2010. He is additionally the author of more than 200 technical papers and has contributed his expertise as a referee for archival journals and a reviewer for major funding agencies. In his spare time, Dr. Liu enjoys sports, traveling, dancing and singing.

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