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Associate Professor

2004 – 2008 PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2001 – 2004 MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University
1997 – 2001 BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University


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
2009/11 – 2012/09 Research Associate, University of Cambridge
2008/09 – 2009/02 Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Honors & Awards
2018 Pearl River Program – Young Elites of Guangdong
2016 Best Student Paper nomination for the 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV)
2008 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
2004 – 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholarship (GCS)
2004 – 2007 Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS)


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


Research Grants

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, General Program (No. 11772146) “Bluff body flow/noise control by coupling porous material and air blowing/suction”, 2018/01–2021/12, $110,000, PI

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, Major Research Plan “Generation, evolution and mechanisms of turbulence structures” – Key Program (No. 91752204) “On the relationship between turbulence structures and spectrum similarities of Aerodynamic noise”, 2018/01–2021/12, $600,000, Co-PI

  • Construction Fund of High-Level Universities of Science and Technology of Guangdong, “Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic wind tunnel”, 2017/01–2019/12, $2,230,000, PI

  • Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen, Fundamental Research Program (No. JCYJ20170817110605193) “Mechanisms and suppression methods of aerodynamic noise from small UAVs”, 2018/03–2021/03, $320,000, PI

  • Shenzhen Overseas High-Calibre Personnel , Research Startup Fund, “Active/passive control of bluff body flow and noise”, 2018/01–2022/12, $640,000, PI



  1. Arcondoulis EJG, Liu Y*. (2018) An iterative microphone removal method for acoustic beamforming array design. Journal of Sound and Vibration, under review.

  2. Shen C, Catalan J-C, Liu Y*. (2018) Effects of external and air gap flows on sound transmission through finite clamped double-panel sandwich structures.Composite Structures, 203: 286-299. DOI.

  3. Arcondoulis EJG*, Zander AC, Brooks LA, Doolan CJ, Liu Y. (2018) An investigation of dual acoustic feedback mechanisms of airfoils at low-to-moderate Reynolds number. AIAA Journal, under review.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Liu Y*. (2015) Sound transmission through triple-panel structures lined with poroelastic materials. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 339: 376-395. DOI

  13. 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

  14. Liu Y*. (2013) Assessment of surface roughness for a ‘silent’ aircraft. The Aeronautical Journal, 117 (1189): 283-298. DOI

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Liu Y*, Dowling AP. (2007) Assessment of the contribution of surface roughness to airframe noise. AIAA Journal, 45 (4): 855-869. DOI