December 15, 2020
New Fellows are elected by the Fellowship on the basis of a range of criteria, always ensuring that newcomers can contribute to the Academy’s mission of applying science, technology and engineering to solve the big issues facing our nation in a fast-changing world. Membership is a highly competitive process.
Liang’s research has significantly impacted industry practice – for example, to ensure that offshore pipelines and cables are designed and constructed with a small environmental footprint. Over the years he has supported oil, gas and renewables companies in building key offshore infrastructure with less damage to the marine ecosystem.
Seen as an international authority on the long-term interaction of fluid, structures and seabed, Liang has applied his expertise to help industry more effectively design and maintain a range of human-built marine structures.