Dr. Richard Liu has been a Cullen College mainstay for his 26-year tenure at UH Cullen College of Engineering, and his countless accomplishments during his time with the college were celebrated at his retirement party last week. Over the course of his career at the Cullen College, Liu taught 20 courses and supervised the research of 33 undergraduate and graduate students as well as 48 graduated M.S. and Ph.D. students. He also served as director of the Well Logging Lab and the Subsurface Sensing Technology Lab.
Working closely with industry in the sector, the Well Logging Group and its associated consortium developed new technologies for recording and understanding the attributes of oil wells. Additionally through the Subsurface Sensing Technology Group, Liu and his research team developed sensors for various applications, including sensors that looked beneath road surfaces for defects and to check for proper construction. Both groups received a great amount of support from industry, including the National Science Foundation and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Liu authored or co-authored 150 papers, book chapters, and conference papers and served as an invited speaker or presenter at 27 conferences and seminars. He currently holds 10 U.S. patents.
Check out the pictures from Dr. Liu’s retirement party here.