College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Zhongming "Wilson" LiangZhongming "Wilson" Liang

Associate Professor, MET

Contact Information

  • Room: ET 221-G
  • Phone: 260-481-6387 
  • Fax: 260-481-5734 
  • E-mail:

Education & Certifications

  • B S. Mechanical Engineering, South-China University of Science and Technology, 1966
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong Institute of Technology, 1981 
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering, City University of New York, 1982 
  • Ph.D. Candidate (Thesis not completed) 1983 - Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Professional Engineer

Areas of Expertise and Research Interest

Computer numerical control, mechanisms and robotics, machine elements design and finite element analysis, tool and fixture design

Selected Papers (more available on request)

Liang, Z. ‘A Study of Tool Life Sensitivity to Cutting Speed,” Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2002

Liang, Z. ‘A Study of Taylor Equation,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Engineering Design and Automation, Nevada, USA, August 5-8, 2001. Liang, Z., ‘Computer-Aided Mechanism Design for Motion and Function Generation in a Robotic Automation Cell,’ Proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, Hong Kong, April 28-30, 1997.

Liang, Z. ‘Inverse Kinematics of a Robot Manipulator on a CAD System,’ International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 12, No.1, 1996.

Liang, Z., ‘Dynamic Data Exchange between CAD and Spreadsheet for Mechanism Design’, Computers in Education Journal, Vol. VI, No. 3, 1996.

Liang, Z., ‘Using the CAD System to Apply a New Design Method in Robotics’, the Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Engineering Computer Graphics and Descriptive Geometry, Cracow, Poland, July 18-22, 1996.