Research Structural Engineer
Ming Liu, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, is a research structural engineer at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) in Port Hueneme, California. Dr. Liu’s technical role in federal service since 2009 has involved structural analysis and safety evaluation beyond the current design code requirements, including, but not limited to, risk analysis of concrete dams subjected to strong earthquakes, tsunami design loads for naval facilities, and structural design reviews on nuclear safety-related structures under seismic loads beyond the code requirements. His primary research areas are structural safety design and evaluation, structural reliability and optimization, life-cycle civil engineering, and dynamics of structures, including time-variant performance of concrete structures, structural safety evaluation integrated with Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) data, risk acceptance criteria in structural design and safety evaluation, and resilience of deteriorating structural systems and infrastructure networks through computer simulations.
Dr. Liu served as a SEI-ASCE committee member of Task Group 3: Reliability Assessment of Structural Infrastructure Facilities and Risk-Based Decision Making from 2010 to 2016. He initiated and developed the survey questionnaires for the SEI-ASCE special project of “Implementation of Risk-Based Structural Evaluation Methods: Best Practices and Development of Standards”, funded by the SEI TAD Executive Committee. He received a B.Eng. in civil engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China (1988), and MSCE from Bradley University, Peoria, IL (1996) and a Ph.D. in structural engineering in 2006 from the University of Colorado - Boulder. He has been a registered professional engineer in Colorado since 2001.
Friday, April 26
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM