LIU Tianshu
Visiting Professor

Work experience

2009.9 - present Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Western Michigan University
1985.5 - 1985.12 Institute of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Göttingen Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany Visiting Scientist
1985.12 - 1988.1 Lecturer, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1988.11 - 1990.8 University of Houston Researcher
1991.8 - 1995.12 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
1993.2 - 1999.3 Japan National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) Visiting Scientist
1996.1 - 1997.2 Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Postdoctoral Research Assistant
1997.2 - 1999.9 Research Scientist, High Technology Corporation
1999.9 - 2004.9 NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
2004.9 - 2008.8 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Western Michigan University
2012.6 - 2012.9 Visiting Professor, Institute of Space and Space Science, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (JAXA), Japan
2015.4 - 2015.9 Visiting Professor, Department of Fluid Science and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University (Japan)
2016.6 - 2016.6 Italian Institute of Marine Hydrodynamics (INSEAN)
2016.7 - 2016.8 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Global Innovation Institute Visiting Professor
2018.5 - 2018.7 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology


Educational experience

1978 - 1982 Bachelor of Aerodynamics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1982 - 1985 Master of Aerodynamics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1996 Ph.D., Purdue University, USA
2016 Distinguished Researcher Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Western Michigan University
2013 Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Measurement Science and Technology Fluid Mechanics
2009 The Kenneth Harris James Award and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Thomas Hawksley Gold Award for Best Papers on Unstable and Hypersonic Flow Medium Pressure Sensitive Coatings


Related papers

T. Liu and J. P. Sullivan, “Pressure and Temperature Sensitive Paints,” Springer, Berlin (2005)
T. Liu, RSV. Ramasamy, R. Radermacher, and W. Liou, “Oscillating-wing unit for power generation,” Journal of Power and Energy, Sep. 19 (2018).
T. Liu, "Skin-friction and surface-pressure structures in near-wall flows," AIAA Journal, June, 10, pp. 3887-3896 (2018).
T. Liu, J. Montefort, S. Stanfield, S. Palluconi, J. Crafton, and Z. Cai, “Analytical inverse heat transfer method for temperature-sensitive-coating measurement on a finite base”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 118, pp. 651-662, (2018).
T. Liu, S. Wang, and G. He, “Explicit role of viscosity in generating lift,” AIAA Journal, 55(11), pp. 3990-3994, July, (2017).
T. Liu, “An analytical solution for probability density function of stretching rate in homogenous isotropic turbulence,” European Journal of Mechanics: B/Fluids, 62:42-50 (2017).
T. Liu, T. Misaka, K. Asai, S. Obayashi, and J-Z Wu, “Feasibility of skin-friction diagnostics based on surface pressure gradient field,” Measurement Science and Technology, 27(12), 125304 (2016).
T. Liu, A. Merat, MHM Makhmalbaf, C. Fajardo, P. Merati, "Comparison between optical flow and cross-correlation methods for extraction of velocity fields from particle images," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 56, pp. 166 -189 (2015)
T. Liu, S. Wang, X. Zhang & G. He, “Unsteady thin airfoil theory revisited: application of a simple lift formula,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 1493-1502 (2015)
T. Liu, S. Woodiga, J. Gregory and J. Sullivan, "Global skin friction diagnostics based on surface mass-transfer visualizations," AIAA Journal, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 2369-2383 (2014)
T. Liu, “Extraction of skin-friction fields from surface flow visualizations as an inverse problem,” Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 24, p. 124004 (2013)
T. Liu, A. Oyama and K. Fujii, “Scaling analysis of propeller-driven aircraft for Mars exploration,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 1593-1604 (2013)
T. Liu, J. Rubal, C. Ward, J. Sullivan, and S. Schneider, “Heat-flux measurements with temperature sensitive paint in a Mach-6 quiet tunnel,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No 2, pp. 282-293 (2013)
T. Liu, B. Wang and D. Choi, “Flow structures of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot extracted by using optical flow method,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, 096601-13 (2012)
T. Liu, A. W. Burner, T. Jones, and Barrow, D., "Photogrammetric techniques for aerospace applications," Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 54, pp. 1-58 (2012)
T. Liu and S. Woodiga, "Feasibility of global skin friction diagnostics using temperature sensitive paint," Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 22, 115402 (2011)
T. Liu, S. Woodiga and T. Ma, "Skin friction topology in a region enclosed by penetrable boundary," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 51, pp. 1549-1562 (2011)
T. Liu, B. Wang, J. Rubal, and J. Sullivan, "Correcting lateral heat conduction effect in image-based heat flux measurements as an inverse problem," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, pp. 1244-1258 (2011)
T. Liu, "Probability density function of small separation between two inertial particles in homogeneous isotropic turbulence," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 045105-1 to 7 (2010)
T. Liu, J. Montefort, W. Liou, and R. Pantula, “Effects of flexible fin on low-frequency oscillation in post-stall flows,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 1235-1247 (2010)
T. Liu, J. Nink, P. Merati, T. Tian, ​​Y. Li, and T. Shieh “Deposition of micron liquid droplets on wall in impinging turbulent air jet,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 48, pp. 1037 -1057 (2010)
T. Liu, Z. Cai, J. Lai, J. Rubal, & J, Sullivan, "Analytical method for determining heat flux from temperature-sensitive-paint measurements in hypersonic tunnels," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 24 , No. 1, pp. 85-94 (2010)
T. Liu, W. Liou and M. Schulte, “Aeroship: A hybrid flight platform,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 667-674 (2009)
T. Liu, S. Woodiga, J. Montefort, K. J. Conn, and L. Shen, “Global skin friction diagnostics in separated flows using l