Dr. Liu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of steel structures. In her research, Dr. Liu explores resilient steel structures, with focus on seismic and disproportionate collapse resistance. She has interests in behavior and design of structural steel connections and innovative systems for lateral resistance. She was awarded an AISC Milek Fellowship for research on steel slit panels for lateral resistance. Dr. Liu is a member of a number of committees, including the ASCE/SEI Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation Standard Committee, NCSEA Basic Education Committee, and AISC Partners in Education Committee. She also serves as Research Editor for the AISC Engineering Journal. She has been honored with an AISC Special Achievement Award for her contributions to the Partners in Education Committee and other efforts to improve structural steel education.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1996
B.A.E., Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1995