• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Professor
Hong Liang

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Interests

    • Surface and interface science, tribology
    • Advanced manufacturing
    • Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials for energy, health, transportation, water & environments, corrosion, and extreme conditions
    • Nanolubrication
    • Chemical-mechanical polishing

Industry Experience

    • Total four years in development and optimization of manufacturing processes in polishing of photonic crystals and planarization of integrated circuits.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Editor, Tribology International
  • Associate Editor / Member of Editorial Board: Friction, Lubricants, IOP Surface Topography, Morphology and Properties, ASTM Materials Performance and Characterization

Awards & Honors

  • 2018-2019 ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow
  • 2016-2017 William Keeler Memorial Award, College of Engineering Contribution Awards
  • 2014-2015 William O. and Montine P. Head Faculty Fellow, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2014 Best Application Paper in IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • 2013 Best Research Paper in journal Friction
  • 2009-2010 Charles H. Barclay, Jr. 45 Faculty Fellows, Texas A&M University College of Engineering
  • 2009 Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2007 Fellow of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Selected Publications

  • K. Lee, Y. Chen, D. Naugle, and H. Liang, “Design of Quasicrystal Alloys with Favorable Tribological Performance in view of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties,” Matls. & Design, 193(8) 2020, 108735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108735
  • S. Jha, S. Mehta, Y. Chen, R. Likhari, W. Stewart, D.Y. Parkinson, and H. Liang, “Design and Synthesis of High Performance Flexible and Green Supercapacitors made of Manganese-Dioxide-Decorated Alkali Lignin,” Energy Storage, 2 (5), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/est2.184
  • Y. Chen and H. Liang, “Tribological Evaluation of Electrical Resistance of Lubricated Contacts,” ASME J. Trib., 142(11), 2020. Pp:114502. DOI: 10.1115/1.4045578.
  • E.Y. Chen, B. Guo, and H. Liang, “Effects of Surface Morphological Parameters on Cleaning Efficiency of PV Panels,” Solar Energy, 194(12), pg.840-847, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.10.087.
  • S. Mehta, S. Jha, and H. Liang, “Lignocellulose Materials for Supercapacitor and Battery Electrodes: A Review,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol.134 (12) 2020, 110345 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110345