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Dr. Peter Ping Liu

Professor

Office: 4032 - Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-6267
Email: pliu@eiu.edu

I always enjoy meeting students and faculty, which provides inspiration and spark new ideas.  My office hours are: 11:00 - 12:00 PM Monday through Friday.  

Frequently Taught Courses

TEC 5133 Total Quality Systems (Course Developer)

TEC 5323 Advanced Database Technology (Course Developer)

TEC 6363 Database Security and Reliability (Course Developer)

TEC 5243 Design for Quality (Course Developer)

Education

Ph.D.      Mechanical Engineering (Materials/Manufacturing), Iowa State University, Ames, 1991.

M. S.       Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 1984.

B. S.        Electro-mechanical Engineering, Nanchang University, China, 1982.

Professional Organizations

Professional Engineer (PE) in Mechanical Engineering, Illinois.

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Oracle 8i DBA.

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) by American Society for Quality

Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) by Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering

Research

Renewable Energy, Materials Recycling, Failure Analysis, Biomedical Materials and Devices, Enterprise Computer Systems, Database Development

Publications

L. D. Helsel and P. P. Liu, Industrial Materials (2nd Edition), The Goodheart-Wilcox, c2008, ISBN 978-1-59070-852-1

L. D. Helsel and P. P. Liu, Instructor’s Guide: Industrial Materials (2nd Edition), The Goodheart-Wilcox, c2008, ISBN 978-1-59070-853-8


D.P. Harvey II and P.P. Liu. (2009). Algorithms to Automate Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media. PReMI 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5909, S. Chaudhury et al. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 585-590.     

Patent:
1.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing Suture (Patent Number: US 6,010,525, Jan. 4, 2000)

2.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing Suture II (Patent Number: US 6,159, 234, Dec. 12, 2000)

3.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing Suture II (Patent Number: US 6,475,230 B1, Nov. 5, 2002)

4.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing Suture II (Patent Number: US 6,569,187 B1, May 27, 2003)

5.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Suture Securing Tool (Patent Number: US 6,932,835 B2, August 23, 2005)

6.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing a Suture (Patent Number: US 7048755,  May 23, 2006)

7.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Methods and Apparatus for Securing a Suture (United States Patent 7147652 , Dec. 12, 2006)

8.                   P. Bonutti, M. Cremens and P. Liu, Method for Implanting a Flowable Fastener, (United States Patent 7879072, Released Feb.  2011)

Conference Presentations

1.       M. Rizwan, R. Bai and P. P. Liu, Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model: A Decision Making Tool for Renewable Energy Projects, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, TN, Nov. 14-16, 2012.

2.       W. Wang, P. P. Liu and J. Cloward, A Study of Laboratory Scale Biomass Gasification for Renewable Energy,  Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, TN, Nov. 14-16, 2012.

3.       R. Bai, P. P. Liu and D. Harvey, Wireless Network Connectivity for Solar Energy Deployments, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, TN, Nov. 14-16, 2012.

4.       M. Rizwan, Rigoberto Chinchilla and P. P. Liu, Information Security Management Standards and Procedures, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nashville, TN, Nov. 14-16, 2012.
 
5.       D. P. Harvey, R. Bai and P. P. Liu, Implementing Mobile Computing Services, Midwest EDUCAUSE 2012, Chicago, IL, March 2012.

6.       B. Lou, J. Zhao, P. Liu, Research on Tribological Property of Micro-Arc Oxidation Film on AZ91D, 2011 International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science (ICFMD 2011).

7.       G. Reed and P. P. Liu, Renewable Energy Center at Eastern Illinois University, Midwest Energy Policy Conference, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 1-2, 2011.

8.       M. Rizwan, R. Bai and P. P. Liu, Performance Analysis of Voice VPN, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Cleveland, OH, Nov. 9-12, 2011.
 
9.       R. Bai, P. P. Liu and J. Cloward, Integrative Learning of Biomass Renewable Energy, Proceedings of Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Nov. 9-12, 2011.

10.    P. P. Liu, R. Bai and J. Cloward, Integrative Learning of Biomass Renewable Energy, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Cleveland, OH, Nov. 9-12, 2011.
 
11.    D. P. Harvey, R. Bai and P. P. Liu, Mobile Web and HTML5 Mobile Apps for Higher Education, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Cleveland, OH, Nov. 9-12, 2011.

12.    R. Bai, J. J. Wu and P. P. Liu, Technologies behind the Phenomenal 3D Movie Avatar, Proceedings of Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Oct. 28-30, 2010
 
13.    V. Chandra and P. P. Liu, Making the Leap of Understanding: Metaphors for Expanding Student Learning in Technology Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City, FL, Oct. 28-30, 2010
 
14.    R. Bai, J. J. Wu and P. P. Liu, Technologies behind the Phenomenal 3D Movie Avatar, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Panama City, FL, Oct. 28-30, 2010
 
15.    P. P. Liu, Integrated Renewable Energy Research and Education: A Mission to Balance Economy and Environment, Annual Meeting of Illinois Deans of Arts and Sciences, Mattoon, IL, Sept. 30, 2010.

16.    D.P. Harvey II and P.P. Liu. (2009). Algorithms to Automate Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media. PReMI 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5909, S. Chaudhury et al. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 585-590.     

17.    R. Chinchilla and P. P. Liu, Investigative Learning of Biometric Security Technology: An Innovative Approach, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Louisville, KY, Nevember 12-13, 2009
 
18.    D.P. Harvey II and P.P. Liu. (2009). Development of Algorithms to Automate Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media. International Conference on Applied Modeling and Information Security Systems, Birmingham, AL, October 8 - 10, 2009.
 
19.    D.P. Harvey II and P.P. Liu. (2009). Algorithms to Automate Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media. Third International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, December 16 - 20, 2009.
 
20.    R.Bai, D. P. Harvey II and P. P. Liu, Accessibility Design of Digital Media in Web and Multimedia Courses, Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), Louisville, KY, Nevember 12-13, 2009
 
21.    D. P. Harvey II and P.P. Liu. (2008). Automated Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media. Infinite Solutions, HighEdWeb 2008, Springfield, MO, October 5 – 8, 2008.
 
22.    R. Chinchilla and P. P. Liu, Development of a Face Recognition Laboratory with Applications on Industrial Security, NAIT Conference, Nashville, TN, Nov. 18-22, 2008.
 
23.    D. P. Harvey and P. P. Liu, Automated Estimation of Time Codes for Captioning Digital Media, HighEdWeb 2008.

24.    R. Chinchilla and P. P. Liu, Development of a Network Security Laboratory, NAIT Convention, Panama City, FL, Oct. 23-27, 2007.

25.    D. P. Harvey, P. P. Liu, Development of a Multimedia Data Management System, Eastern Illinois University, April 20, 2007

26.    R. Chinchilla and P. P. Liu, Development of an E-Manufacturing Laboratory, NAIT Convention, Cleveland, OH, Nov. 17, 2006.
 
27.    P. P. Liu, Orthopedic Joint Replacement: Applications and Challenges, IEEE Central Illinois Section, April 2006.
 
28.    D. Pollard and P. P. Liu, Adaptive Forward Error Correction for Wireless Communication, NAIT Convention, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 17, 2005.
 
29.    P. P. Liu, Paradigm for Computer Technology Program Development, NAIT Convention, Louisville, KY, Oct. 2004.

30.    P. P. Liu, Quality Systems Development, Zhijiang College of Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, July 2004.

31.    P. P. Liu, Enterprise Computer Systems, College of Information Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, July 2004.

32.    P. P. Liu, Worldwide Quality Systems, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, July 2004.

Funding & Grants

1.                   Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), “Exploratory Study on Gasification of Pelletized Grassy Biomass,” May 15 –Nov. 16, 2103 (PI: Peter Ping Liu, Project Manager: Jerry Cloward) ($16,938)

2.                   Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), “Evaluate Feasibility of Sustainable and Economical Utilization of Biomass Gasification Byproducts,” Jan. 15-Dec. 15, 2013 (Collaborating PIs: Vinodkumar A. Patel (ISTC), Dr. Brajendra Kumar Sharma (ISTC), Peter Ping Liu), ($29,682)
 
3.                   Presidential Research Fund (PRF), “Densification of Corn Stover for Gasification Technology,” Eastern Illinois University, July 2, 2011 –June 30, 2013 (PI: Thomas Canam, Co-PI: Peter Ping Liu) ($19,609).
 
4.                   National Science Foundation, “Enhancing Undergraduate Education Through Student-Led Research in Biomass Renewable Energy,” Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES), Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2015 ($198,694)

5.                   Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences (IRIS) Grant, Efficient Solar Traps, College of Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, AY 2012-13 (Peter Andrew, Patrick Coulton, Steve Daniels, Peter Ping Liu, Mark McGuire) ($1,000)
 
6.                   Charleston Area Charitable Foundation, Equipment for Center for Clean Energy Research and Education, Nov. 2, 2010-April 15, 2012 ($56,500)

7.                   Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, Integrated Learning of Biomass Renewable Energy, FY 2010-11 ($1,000).

8.                   Eastern Illinois University, Proposal Initiation Fund (PIF), Preliminary Study of Biometric Face-Recognition for Extensive Curriculum Development, AY2007-8 (Peter Ping Liu and Rigo Chinchilla)
 
9.                   Eastern Illinois University, Technology Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) grant: Development of the Network Security Laboratory, Dec. 2006-June 30, 2007 (Rigo Chinchilla and Peter Ping Liu)

10.                Eastern Illinois University, Technology Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) grant: Using Tablets to Enhance Off-Campus Instructional Delivery, June 1 2005-May 30, 2006 (Lance Hogan, Thomas Hawkins and Peter Ping Liu).

11.                Eastern Illinois University, Technology Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) grant: Initial Development of the Biometric Laboratory for New Initiatives in Technology Security, June 1 2005-May 30, 2006 (Rigo Chinchilla and Peter Ping Liu)

12.                Study of Biological Antioxidants for Improving Longevity of Total Joint Replacement, Council for Faculty Research, Eastern Illinois University, Summer 2005.

13.                Eastern Illinois University, Technology Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) grant, Phase I: Development of e-Manufacturing Lab. Dec. 2004-June 30, 2005 (Rigo Chinchilla and Peter Ping Liu)
 
14.                Central Illinois Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administrators (CISHHRA) and Southern Illinois Healthcare Human Resources Administrators (SIHHRA), Healthcare Compensation (Mid Year), Jan. – April 2005.

15.                Eastern Illinois University, Technology Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) grant, Phase II: Development of e-Manufacturing Lab, Dec. 2004-June 30, 2005 (Rigo Chinchilla and Peter Ping Liu)
 
16.                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Benthic algal community structure and bioaccumulation of mercury in a coastal watershed, May 2004 – May 2005 (Principal Investigator: Charles Pederson).

17.                Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System and ActiveTek, Development of Electronic Tool for Employees Living the Values (Phase II), Jan. - August 2004.

18.                VA Illinana Care System, Statistical Resources Leaders, April-May, 2004.

19.                VA Illinana Care System, Goal Sharing: Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis, Feb- April, 2004.

20.                ACH Food Companies, Inc. Skill Block Review for Line Tech Maintenance and Boiler Operators, 2003 (Principal: Dr. Tom Boldrey).

21.                Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System and ActiveTek, Development of Electronic Tool for Employees Living the Values, Jan. -June 2003.
 
22.                 Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Living the Values, Dec. 2002-June 2003 (Tom Boldrey and Peter Ping Liu).
 
23.                Eastern Illinois University Foundation, John and Margarete Reden Grant for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, August 2003. 
 
24.                Eastern Illinois University, Online Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Technology, November 2002, $18,000 (Project Director).
 
25.                Eastern Illinois University, Online Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Technology, November 2001, $40,000 (Project Director).
 
26.                Eastern Illinois University, Certificate Program: Teaching and Learning with Technology, November 2001 (Mahmood Butt, Pat Fewwell, Bill Gibbs, Louis Butler, Ping Liu, Tom Grissom)
 
27.                Eastern Illinois University, Certificate Program: Teaching and Learning with Technology, April 2001 (Mahmood Butt, Pat Fewwell, Bill Gibbs, Louis Butler, Ping Liu, Tom Grissom)
 
28.                Biomet Inc. and Bonutti Research Inc. Structure and Oxidation Resistance of Machined and Compression-Molded Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Implants, April 2000 (Principal Investigator,$41,952).
 
29.                Council for Faculty Research, Eastern Illinois University, Study on new photoluminescent after-glow polymers, 1999-2000 ($4395.30)
 
30.                Redden Grant for Improvement of Undergraduate Education, EIU 1999-2000 ($1,450)
 
31.                Biomet Inc. and Bonutti Research Inc.: Structure and Oxidation Resistance of Compression Molded Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Aug. 1998 -Aug. 1999 (Principal Investigator,$26,600).
 
32.                Council for Faculty Research, Eastern Illinois University: Study of Antioxidant for Improving Oxidative Resistance of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, 1998-99 ($3,950).
 
33.                Bonutti Research Inc: Development of Suture Crimp, Jan. 1997- Aug. 1998 (Private support for graduate assistantship, $800/mo)
 
34.                Council for Faculty Research, Eastern Illinois University: Study of Biodegradability for Polycaprolactone using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Summer Research Grant, 1998 ($2,500).
 
35.                National Science Foundation (RIA-Tribology): "Investigation of Electrical Sliding Wear, Arc Erosion and Oxidation of Cu-15%Cr Deformation Processed Composite," June 15, 1993-May 31, 1997 (Principal Investigator,$95,971).

36.                National Science Foundation (ILI-DUE): "Implementing Plastic Recycling Experiments for Improvement of Undergraduate Laboratory Education in Materials Technology," April 15, 1993-September 30, 1995 (Principal Director, $96,850).
 
37.                National Science Foundation (ILI-DUE): "Enhanced Plastic Recycling Experiments to further Improve Undergraduate Materials Education" June 1, 1995-May 31, 1997 (Principal Director, $161,090).
 
38.                National Science Foundation (ILI-DUE): Microstructural Analysis of Recycled Plastics using Scanning Electron Microscope: Enhanced Plastic Recycling Experiments, June 1, 1997 - May 31, 1999  (Principal Director, $199,950).
 
39.                Apogee Medical Research, "Effects of Machining on Structure and Wear Behavior of UHMWHDPE used for Orthopedic Joints," June 1994 - May 1997 (Private support for a graduate assistantship, $720/mo).
 
40.                Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources through Office of Solid Waste Research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Thermoplastic Composites of Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Reinforced by Short Glass Fibers," April 1, 1993-May 30, 1995 (Principal Investigator,  $47,366).
 
41.                Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources through Office of Solid Waste Research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Study of Composite Materials Made of Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Scrap Automobile Tire Particles," Jan.1, 1996-Dec. 30, 1997 (Principal Investigator, $52,064).
 
42.                The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation: "Micromechanic Study of Recycled Plastic Composite using Finite Element Method: Promoting Balance between Plastics Application and Plastics Waste Reduction," June 1, 1995 - May 30, 1996 (Principal Investigator, $10,540).
 
43.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: "Mechanical Behavior of Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)," 1991-1992 (Principal Investigator, $3,000).
 
44.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: "Short Fiber Reinforcement of Recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)," 1992-1993 (Principal Investigator, $5500).
 
45.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: "Finite Element Modeling of Thermoplastic Composite of Recycled High Density Polyethylene Reinforced by Glass Fibers," 1993-1994 (Principal Investigator, $3,500).
 
46.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: "Study of Composites of Recycled High Density Polyethylene and Recycled Tire Chips," 1994-1995 (Principal Investigator, $2,485).
 
47.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: "Study of Composites of Recycled High Density Polyethylene and Recycled Tire Chips," 1995-1996 (Principal Investigator, $3,640).
 
48.                Council for Faculty Research at Eastern Illinois University: Processing Recycled Polystyrene into Useful Products," 1996-1997 (Principal Investigator, $4,125).
 
49.                U.S. Department of Commerce: "Study of Cu-Nb Electrical Sliding Contact Composite Materials," Research fellowship, 1988-1990.
 
50.                Electrical Power Research Center, Iowa State University: "Development of Ag-Nb Composite Electrical Contact Material for Utility Industry," research fellowship, 1990-1991.

Community

Served on Charleston Excellence in Education Foundation for 6  years.

Spoke to Charleston High School Physical Sciences class on renewable energy and climatic change.

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