Dr. Liang Zhu received her B.S. in Engineering Thermophysics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988, Ph.D. in Engineering at the City University of New York in 1995. Currently she is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Zhu’s research has been funded by NSF, FDA, DoD, AHA, the Whitaker Foundation, and the TEDCO Fund, and it is focused 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. In 2015 she was elected to be an fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 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 the Director of the Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Program at UMBC.