Dr Tao Liu


Research Overview

Experimental mechanics, Cell & Tissue mechanics, Machine learning, Impact Engineering, Multifunctional materials, Micromechanics of cellular/fibrous materials, Design of bio-inspired structures, Mechanics of materials


My research is in the area of mechanics of materials, with focus on

1) innovative design and mechanics of materials and structures under extreme environment such as blast , impact and shock; 

2) mechanics of cellular materials and fibre reinforced composites

3) multiphysics modelling of material behaviours  ;

4) Design and mechanics of bio-inspired materials and structures, such as self-healing cellular materials;

5) design and mechanics of additively manufactured (AM) multifunctional mechanical metamaterials.