Richard Liang

Richard Liang
Professor and Director of HPMI
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Dr. Zhiyong (Richard) Liang is a professor at Department of Industrial and Manufacturing, Florida State University. He also serves as the Director of the FSU High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI). He received his PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is research experience and expertise are in the areas of advanced composites, multifunctional nanomaterials and CNT buckypaper materials, including synthesis, chemical functionalization, processing-structure-property relationships, and multiscale characterization and manufacturing process modeling. Since he joined FSU in 2001, 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 50 research grants. He has about 25 US patents and pending applications. He has published more than 110 refereed journal papers. He advised 26 MS, 10 PhD and 7 honors thesis students, as well as 22 postdocs since joining FSU. With his colleagues and students, he has won 17 outstanding research, best paper, innovation and student advising awards.