University of Idaho
Jim Liou came to University of Idaho as a student in 1971. After completing this doctorate at the University of Michigan in 1976, he worked as a consultant to various industries for 10 years. Drawn by his fond memories of northern Idaho, he returned to U of I in 1986. He enjoys teaching modern hydraulics as a science rich in applications in engineering analysis and design. His core expertise is fluid transients and has also engaged in other areas of research such as stratified flows in advanced nuclear reactors, mobility and transport of bio-waste in aquaculture, and tracking water quality parameters in potable water distribution networks. He has kept current with industry practice through consulting with various engineering companies and government agencies.