Dr. Liping Huang is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, USA. She obtained her BS and ME degree from Zhejiang University, China, and PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After several years of postdoctoral research experience at the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University, she joined RPI as an assistant professor in 2008. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, and won numerous prestigious awards, including the Norbert J. Kreidl Award from the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society, the NSF CAREER Award, the Defense Treat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator Award, the Alfred H. Geisler Memorial Award, and the inaugural Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholar from the Corning Incorporated. She served as the secretary, vice chair, chair-elect and chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division in the American Ceramic Society in 2015-2019. She is currently an associate editor of the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science and an editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Her primary research interest is to investigate the atomic structure and mechanical behavior of amorphous materials by combining experimental techniques such as in-situ Brillouin and Raman spectroscopy with multi-scale computational approaches.