Virginia Tech: Invent the Future Department of Chemical Engineering

  Y. A. Liu

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Pump Sizing and Selection Made Easy
Hydrogen Pinch Made Easy
VT Sigma Profile Database
Water Design Software
Biodiesel Modeling


Y. A. Liu

Y. A. Liu

Alumni Distinguished Professor,
Frank C. Vilbrandt Endowed Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
136 Randolph Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: 540-231-7800
FAX: 540-231-5022


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974
M.S., Tufts University, 1970
B.S., National Taiwan University, 1967


  • Process system engineering (PSE) with applications to process and product design, advanced process control, supply-chain optimization, computational chemistry, and molecular engineering.
  • Development of simulation and optimization technology for fuels and chemicals from coal, biomass and renewable resources, and for large-scale energy-saving, CO2 capture processes
  • Process synthesis and integration with applications to energy conservation, pollution prevention, and wastewater minimization.