Yongsheng Lian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
211 Sackett Hall
Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, University of Florida, 2003.
M.Sc. in mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1998.
B.Sc. in mathematics, ShanDong University, 1995.
Original appointment as assistant professor, 2008.
Portion of time committed to research and scholarly activities - 40 percent.
Portion of time committed to teaching- 50 percent.
Portion of time acommitted to institutional and professional service - 10 percent.
2005-2008, research specialist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
2003-2005, senior Researcher, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Dayton, OH.
1999-2003, research assistant , University of Florida, Gainesville. FL.
Shyy, W., Lian, Y., Tang, J., Viieru, D. and Liu, H., Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Lian, Y., "Numerical Investigation of Boundary Effects on Flapping Wing Study," accepted by AIAA Journal.
Shyy, W., Lian, Y., Tang, J., Liu, H., Trizila, P., Stanford, B., Bernal, L., Cesnik, C., Friedman, P. and Ifju, P., "Computational Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Plunging, Pitching and Flexible Wings for MAV Applications," Review Paper, Acta Mech Sin, 24, 351-373, 2008.
Lian, Y. and Shyy, W., "Laminar-Turbulent Transition of a Low Reynolds Number Rigid or Flexible Airfoil," AIAA Journal, 47(7) , 2007.
Lian, Y. and Liou, M-S., "Aero-Atructural Optimization of a Transonic Compressor Rotor," Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22(4), 880-888, 2006.
Lian, Y. and Kim, N-H., "Reliability-Based Design Optimization of a Transonic Compressor," AIAA Journal, 44(2), 368-375, 2006.
Lian, Y. and Liou, M-S., "Multi-Objective Optimization of a Transonic Compressor Rotor Using Evolutionary Algorithm," Journal of Propulsion and Power, 21(6), 979-987, 2005.
Lian, Y., and Liou, M-S., "Multi-Objective Optimization Using Coupled Response Surface Model and Evolutionary Algorithm," AIAA Journal, 43(6), 1316-1325, 2005.
Lian, Y. and Shyy, W., "Three-Dimensional Fluid-Structure Interactions of a Membrane Wing for Micro Air Vehicle Applications," Journal of Aircraft, 42(5), 865-873, 2005.
Lian, Y. and Liou, M-S., "Mining of Data from Evolutionary Algorithms for Improving Design Optimization," Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 8(1), 61-72, 2005.
Lian, Y., Shyy, W. and Haftka, R., "Shape Optimization of a Membrane Wing for Micro Air Vehicles," AIAA Journal, 42, 424-426, 2004.
Scientific and Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Honors and Awards
Best presentation (2005), 30th AIAA/ASME Dayton Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, OH
Best paper (2004), Workshop on Application of Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms to Complex Optimization Problems, July 2004, Seattle, WA
Achievement Award (2004), Ohio Aerospace Institute
Outstanding Paper, 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, January 2002, Reno, NV
Alumni Fellowship (1999-2000, 2002-2003), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Academic Achievement Award (2000), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Huawei First Prize (1998), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Institutional and Professional Service
Session chair, 41st AIAA/ASME/ASE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 2005
Reviewed articles for eight technical journals: AIAA Journal, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Journal of Aircraft, Applied Mechanics Review, Computers and Fluids, Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, and Structural and Multi-disciplinary Optimization
Professional Development Activities
Attendance at several technical conferences