Dec. 2015 Ph.D. in Structures & Mechanics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. PhD supervisor: Prof Yaowen Yang
Jun. 2009 B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China
Research website: liyazhao-lab.com
Dr Liya Zhao is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney). She is the recipient of the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for 2021-2024.
She received her BEng in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in 2009, and her PhD in Structures and Mechanics from Nanyang Technological University Singapore in Dec 2015. After that, she worked as a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. She moved to the University of Technology Sydney in 2017 as a Lecturer and became a Senior Lecturer in 2021. She joined UNSW Sydney as a Senior Lecturer in 2022. Dr Liya Zhao was featured among the World's Top 2% Scientists list for single year 2020 in the subject field of Materials, Energy, and Enabling & Strategic Technologies, published by Stanford University in Aug 2021.
Her research interests include energy harvesting, nonlinear dynamics, smart materials and structures, electromechanical modelling, vibration control, aerodynamics, and piezoelectric devices. More details on my research website: Dynamic Smart Structures and Energy Harvesting Lab
- Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration Suppression
- Kinetic Energy Harvesting
- Smart Materials and Structures
- Integrated Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks/Active Tags
Sole CI: "Low-frequency vibration test platform", UNSW MME RIS, 2022, AUD 25,000
Sole CI: UNSW Start-Up Grant, 2022, AUD 30,000
Sole CI: “Metastructures for Simultaneous Vibration Suppression and Energy Harvesting”, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Liya Zhao, 2022-2024, AUD 425,775
Lead CI: “Generating Electricity during Sound Absorption: Novel Acoustic Metastructures for Simultaneous Structure-borne Noise Attenuation and Energy Harvesting”, Blue Sky Grant, University of Technology Sydney, 2019, AUD 15,000
Sole CI: “Small-scale energy harvesting with smart materials and structures”, Seed Grant, University of Technology Sydney, 2018, AUD 20,000
Co-CI: Defence Innovation Network PhD Scholarship, 2021-2023, AUD 100,500
Teaching Grant “Integrating online assessments for mechanical and mechatronic engineering”, University of Technology Sydney, FEIT, 2018, AUD 5,000
Nanyang Engineering Doctoral Scholarship (NEDS) Award, Nanyang Technological University, 2011-2012, SGD 6,000
“Broadband energy harvesting optimized for shipboard intelligent wireless sensor and actuator networks”, Office of Naval Research Global, USA, Aug 2013 – Jul 2015, SGD 47,040. Principal Investigator: Prof Yaowen Yang, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
“Small scale energy harvesting” (M4081328), NTU Research Initiative, Aug 2013 – Jul 2016, SGD 180,000. Principal Investigator: Prof Yaowen Yang, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
AVEN1920 Introduction to Aircraft Engineering