Chang Liu

Assistant Professor

School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Chang Liu is an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Connecticut

Academic Employment

University of Connecticut 8/2023 – now
Assistant Professor in School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering

University of California, Berkeley 8/2021 – 7/2023
Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Physics


Johns Hopkins University 8/2017 – 8/2021
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 8/2021
M.S.E. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 5/2021
M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering 8/2020

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 9/2013 – 7/2017
B.E. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
B.E. in Computer Technology and Application


Teaching assistant/Instructor
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 9/18 – 5/21

  • Undergraduate course: EN.530.334 SP 21 Heat Transfer
  • HEART instructor: EN.500.111 FA20 Simple Mathematics Revealing Big Physics
  • Undergraduate course: EN.530.343 SP20 Design and Analysis of Dynamical Systems
  • Undergraduate/Graduate course: EN.530.424/EN.530.624 FA19 Dynamics of Robots and Spacecraft
  • Undergraduate course: EN.530.470 SP19 Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Graduate course: EN.530.761 FA18 Mathematical Methods of Engineering I


Proposal Reviewer: National Science Foundation, Army Research Office

Journal Reviewer: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Computers and Fluids, Marine Structures, Ocean Engineering, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, IEEE Control Systems Letters, Physica Scripta, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals

Awards and Honors

  • Connecticut Sea Grant Professional Development Award ($3312) 2023
  • BPA Professional Development Award ($1250) 2023
  • Corrsin-Kovasznay Outstanding Paper Award ($500) 2021
  • Creel Family Teaching Assistant Award ($500) 2019
  • Outstanding Contribution Award of Chun-Tsung Foundation 2018
  • Excellent Bachelor Thesis (Top 1%) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2017
  • Hongyi Scholarship (¥25,000) 2016
  • Class NK Scholarship (¥5,000) 2016
  • Chun-Tsung Scholar (¥16,000) 2016
  • Fan, Xuji Scholarship (¥10,000 per year) 2015
  • National Scholarship (¥8000) 2014
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