Associate Professor and William E. O’Neil Faculty Scholar in Civil Engineering
Associate Dean of Facilities and Capital Planning, College of Engineering
Professor Liang Y. Liu, is an associate professor of civil engineering and a William E. O’Neil Faculty Scholar. He also serves as the UIUC College of Engineering’s associate dean of facilities and capital planning and was the department of civil and environmental engineering’s associate head director of undergraduate studies from 2010-16. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in construction engineering and management, including construction productivity, cost estimating, construction management information systems, and construction case studies. In 2003, he won the University of Illinois College of Engineering’s Teaching Excellence Award. He also received the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising in 2015. Prof. Liu conducts both basic and applied research in construction engineering and management, including project controls, productivity analysis and improvement, cost engineering, information technologies, facility life-cycle analysis, risk management, and computer simulation.