Dr. Rui Liu joined Kent State University (KSU) in the fall semester of 2013. His research interests are in the field of resilient and sustainable cities and buildings, especially in the areas of "green" construction materials, innovative structural design, forensic engineering, and intelligent infrastructure management. He is serving ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities as an associate editor. Dr. Liu chairs the Education Committee of ASCE Forensic Engineering Division. Funded by federal and state agencies, as well as university and private foundations, his studies have been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals. At KSU, he is teaching structural systems, architectural form finding, and sustainable building construction.