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Dr Wei Liu

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy , SFHEA

Biographical details

Dr Wei Liu is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at King's College London with extensive teaching and research experience across design, engineering and management, leading design education. Wei accomplished her PhD at the University of Cambridge and was Visiting Fellow at Harvard University to explore design education in interdisciplinary fields. Before joining King’s, she conducted academic research and teaching in the UK, US and China. She worked as a faculty member at Cambridge Judge Business School as well as practiced leadership as Assistant Dean at Tongji University and Director of Design Research Group at Aston University. 

Teaching - Wei is keen to deliver interdisciplinary teaching across design, engineering and management. She was founding director of several interdisciplinary degree programmes, e.g. MSci Design, Enterprise and Innovation, the first degree programme of its kind in the UK to teach Engineering, Design and Business to trigger students' creativity and entrepreneurship for solving real-world problems. She won Academic Awards for Teaching Excellency. As an experienced educator, she is recognised as a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK. In 2021, she was elected as the Director and the member of Executive Board of Design in Engineering Education Division, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Research - Wei has rich experience of conducting interdisciplinary research and obtained over £1.3 million research grants from EPSRC, NSFC and other prestigious funding bodies. Her research outputs have been published in the leading design, advanced manufacturing and innovation management journals such as The Design JournalRapid Prototyping Journal3D printing and Additive Manufacturing, and R&D Management. She won Best Paper Awards from Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Conference and British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. 

Design - She has professional design experience in world leading business and design consultancies (BCG, IBM and TEAMS Design) where she led to design and develop consumer goods, industrial products and digital products for global top brands, and many of her designed products were produced and sold in the market. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

Wei also holds professional memberships of IEEE, Design Society, ASME and IED. Moreover, she has been the session Chair, keynote speaker, member of conference committee, reviewer and member of scientific review committee for many international conferences such as Academy Design Management Conference, R&D Management Conference, European Academy of Design Conference, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and Cambridge Academy Design Management Conference.  

 

刘硙博士是伦敦国王学院的终身教职副教授、博导、设计学科带头人、主任。她于剑桥大学获得博士学位,并在哈佛大学担任过客座研究员,开拓了设计引领学科交叉创新的方向。入职伦敦国王学院前,她在英国、美国和中国的高校工作:曾在剑桥大学嘉奇商学院任教,和担任过中国同济大学的院长助理和英国阿斯顿大学设计系主任。

  • 教学育人:刘教授长期致力于设计、工程及管理等学科交叉的教学及培养面对世界未来挑战的创新人才。她创立过多个跨学科学位项目并获聘主任,例如Design Enterprise and Innovation(设计、创业和创新本硕连读学位项目) - 这是在英国首创的第一个此类学位,学生要学习工程、设计和商业课程,积累跨学科知识以激发创造力和创业精神,并获得解决现实世界中复杂问题的资源和能力。她凭出色的教学获过英国阿斯顿大学“最佳教学奖”和中国同济大学“优秀班主任”;并逐渐获得全球教育界的认可:被评为英国高等教育学会的资深会士(SFHEA),2021年当选为美国工程教育学会(ASEE)设计教育委员会常务委员。
  • 科学研究:刘教授有着丰富的跨学科研究经验,她的研究成果获得了来自英国自然与工程科学基金委员会(EPSRC)的重大项目和一般项目、中国国家自然科学基金委员会(NSFC)等若干世界知名科研基金委超过130万英镑的研究资助。她的研究论文发表在设计、先进制造和创新管理学科的国际顶级会议和权威期刊上(涵盖SSCI、SCI和A&HCI和CCF-A类论文),如 The Design Journal, Design Science, R&D Management, Rapid Prototyping Journal, California Management Review及ACM/IEEE ICSE等;获得过美国产品开发管理协会(PDMA)“最佳论文奖”和英国管理学会(BAM)的“最佳论文奖”。
  • 创新设计:她有在世界领先的商业和设计咨询公司(波士顿咨询BCG、IBM和齐思设计TEAMS design)的专业经验,为全球顶级品牌设计过消费品、工业产品和数码产品,她设计开发的众多产品已在市场上生产和销售。她是英国皇家艺术学会会士(FRSA)。

此外,她是电气电子工程师学会(IEEE)、国际设计学会(Design Society)、美国机械工程师学会(ASME)、英国工程设计师学会(IED),美国国际设计管理学会(DMI)等全球专业学会的资深会员;并担任包括国际设计管理学术大会(ADMC)、国际创新研发管理大会(R&D Management)、欧洲设计学术大会(EAD),管理学会年会(AOM)及剑桥设计管理大会(CAMDC)等多个国际学术大会的主旨演讲嘉宾、分会议主席、大会组委会委员及审稿委员会委员等角色。

 

Research interests

o     Design Thinking & User - Centred Design

o     Design and Engineering Education

o     Design for Sustainability (Circular Economy)

o     Design and Innovation Management

o     Design for Advanced Manufacturing

o     Human - Computer Interaction

o     Design - driven Innovation

o     New Product Design & Development Management

o     Innovation Ecosystems

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