Yu Liu

Associate Professor
Phone: 0755-88018187
Email: liuy@sustc.edu.cn
Office: Room 307, Block 5, Wisdom Valley

Research Interests

◆ Aeroacoustics and Low-Noise Aircraft
  • Airframe noise, aero-engine duct acoustics, wind turbine noise, UAV noise
◆ Acoustic Application of Porous Materials
  • Bluff body flow/noise control, vibroacoustics of sandwich structures
◆ Thermoacoustics
  • Combustion noise, gas turbine entropy noise
◆ Acoustic Testing
  • Aeroacoustic wind tunnel, phased microphone array & beamforming algorithm

Educational Background

◆ 2004 – 2008 PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK
◆ 2001 – 2004  MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
◆ 1997 – 2001  BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professional Experience

◆ 2016/11 – Present Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology
◆ 2012/10 – 2016/09
Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering University of Surrey (UK)
◆ 2009/11 – 2012/09 Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
◆ 2008/09 – 2009/02 Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

Honors & Awards

◆ 2017 Overseas High-Calibre Personnel in Shenzhen (Peacock Plan)
◆ 2016   Best Student Paper nomination for the 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration 
◆ 2008   Chinese Government Award For Outstanding Students Abroad
◆ 2004 – 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholarship 
◆ 2004 – 2007    Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme 

Professional Activities

◆ 2014/08 – Present Senior member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), US
◆ 2014/12 – Present  Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
◆ 2015/10 – Present  Referee for research funding agencies, e.g. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK), Technology Foundation STW (The Netherlands), Junior Research Fellowship (Churchill College, University of Cambridge)
◆ 2011/04 – Present  Peer review for > 10 journal and conferences, e.g. AIAA J, J Sound Vib, J Fluid Struct, J Propul Power, Aerosp Sci Technol, Compos Struct, AIAA Aeroacoustics, ASME Turbo Expo

Selected Publication

◆  Liu Y*, Daudin C. (2017) Analytical modelling of sound transmission through finite clamped double-wall panels lined with poroelastic materials. Composite Structures, 172: 359-373. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Catalan J-C. (2017) External mean flow influence on sound transmission through finite clamped double-wall sandwich panels. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 405: 269-286. DOI
◆  Liu Y*. (2016) On the space-time correlation of heat release rate in turbulent premixed flames. Combustion Science and Technology, 188 (2): 166-189. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, He C. (2016) Analytical modelling of acoustic transmission across double-wall sandwich shells: Effect of an air gap flow. Composite Structures, 136: 149-161. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, He C. (2016) Diffuse field sound transmission through sandwich composite cylindrical shells with poroelastic core and external mean flow. Composite Structures, 135: 383-396. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, He C. (2015) On sound transmission through double-walled cylindrical shells lined with poroelastic material: Comparison with Zhou’s results and further effect of external mean flow. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 358: 192-198. DOI
◆  Liu Y*. (2015) Two-time correlation of heat release rate and spectrum of combustion noise from turbulent premixed flames. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 353: 119-134. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Sebastian A. (2015) Effects of external and gap mean flows on sound transmission through a double-wall sandwich panel. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 344: 399-415. DOI
◆  Liu Y*. (2015) Sound transmission through triple-panel structures lined with poroelastic materials. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 339: 376-395. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Dowling AP, Swaminathan N, Morvant R, Macquisten MA, Caracciolo LF. (2014) Prediction of combustion noise for an aeroengine combustor. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30 (1): 114-122. DOI
◆  Liu Y*. (2013) Assessment of surface roughness for a ‘silent’ aircraft. The Aeronautical Journal, 117 (1189): 283-298. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Dowling AP, Swaminathan N, Dunstan TD. (2012) Spatial correlation of heat release rate and sound emission from turbulent premixed flames. Combustion and Flame, 159 (7): 2430-2440. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Quayle AR, Dowling AP, Sijtsma P. (2008) Beamforming correction for dipole measurement using two-dimensional microphone arrays. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124 (1): 182-191. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Dowling AP, Shin HC. (2008) Measurement and simulation of surface roughness noise using phased microphone arrays. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 314 (1-2): 95-112. DOI
◆  Liu Y*, Dowling AP. (2007) Assessment of the contribution of surface roughness to airframe noise. AIAA Journal, 45 (4): 855-869. DOI

Positions Available

We have various openings in the “Advanced Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Laboratory (A3 lab)” for postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, visiting scholars/postgraduates, and joint PhD programs with internationally competitive salary. Students and researchers interested in aeroacoustics and flow/noise control (with background in fluid, acoustics, mechanics, etc.) are encouraged to get in touch and join our lab.