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2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

For pioneering contributions to spectral and multi-scale methods in multi-physics electromagnetics and subsurface sensing and imaging of complex media.

Qing Huo Liu

Qing Huo Liu

PhD '89

Duke University

Durham, NC

Qing Huo focuses his research on computational electromagnetics and acoustics, inverse problems, and their application in nanophotonics, geophysics, biomedical imaging, and high speed electronic systems. He has published over 450 papers in refereed journals in these areas. Now a professor at Duke University, he began his career as a postdoctoral research associate with the Electromagnetics
Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He then spent six years in the oil exploration industry as a research scientist and program leader with Schlumberger-Doll Research. He moved to academia in 1996 as an associate professor with New Mexico State University, before moving to Duke in 1999. Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, the Electromagnetics Academy, and the Optical Society of America. Currently he serves as the founding editor-in-chief of the new IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques. He received the 1996 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, the 1996 Early Career Research Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, and the 1997 NSF CAREER Award. He has served as an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer.
He received the 2017 Technical Achievement Award and the 2018 Computational Electromagnetics Award from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, and the 2018 Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.