Dr. Liang Zhu received her B.S. in Engineering Thermophysics at University of Science and Technology of China in 1988, Ph.D. in Engineering at City University of New York in 1995. Currently she is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on thermal science with clinical applications, including imaging processing, hyperthermia treatments using microwave, radio frequency, laser, magnetic nanoparticles, and gold nanorods, and developing cooling devices and protocols for head injury patients. Dr. Zhu served as Chair (2007-2010) and co-Chair (2005-2007) of Biotransport Committee of ASME Bioengineering Division and ASME Heat Transfer Division. She is also interested in engineering education and currently serves as Director of the Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Program at UMBC.