Liya Zhao

Senior Lecturer, ARC DECRA Fellow
University of Technology Sydney

Ultimo, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Dr Liya Zhao is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the recipient of the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). She received her BEng in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in 2009, and her PhD in Structures and Mechanics from Nanyang Technological University Singapore in Dec 2015. After that, she worked as a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. She joined the University of Technology Sydney in Oct 2017.

Her main research interests include energy harvesting, smart materials and structures, wind energy, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, aero-electro-mechanical coupling, power electronics and piezoelectric devices.