Before joining National Cheng Kung University as an assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering in 2008, Dr. Bernard Haochih Liu worked as a research scientist in the advanced develop group of Veeco Instruments, Inc. (now Bruker), the leading developer of atomic force microscopes, from 2004 to 2008. His research focused on the development of novel nanoprobes and related technologies for next generation Critical Dimension Atomic Force Microscopy (CD AFM). Prior to Veeco, Dr. Liu was a research assistant at Rapid Prototyping Lab at Stanford University from 1999 to 2004; he has a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Design) from Stanford University. He worked on several projects with Honda R&D, DARPA, and NSF. The research focus was on additive manufacturing (AM) based solid freeform (SFF) forming of functional ceramic energy devices such as micro gas turbines, heat exchangers, microreactors.
Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Medal of K. T. Li Technology and Literature Lectureship, 2011 International Invertor Prize, 2005 A. M. Strickland Prize, 2000 Rodney H. Adams scholarship. He currently has 17 patents (10 US, 1 Canada, 1 Japan, and 5 Taiwan, ROC). In Aug. 2013, Dr. Liu received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Prof. Liu also serves the Deputy Director of Art Center of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.