Courses Taught

  • ECE321:    Electronics I
  • ECE322:    Electronics I Lab
  • ECE333:    Electronics II
  • ECE334:    Electronics II Lab
  • ECE322:    Electronics I Lab
  • GECE704: Engineering Analysis
  • PHYS101:  Concepts in Physics
  • PHYS218:  General Physics Lab for Engineering
  • PHYS112:  General Pysics Lab 3
  • PHYS212:  Fundermental of Physics 2

Educational History

  • M.Sc., Embedded Software Engineering, Gannon University, USA
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Wyoming, USA
  • B.Sc.,  Applied Physics (Honor), University of Portsmouth, U.K.

Honor Societies

  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu

Professional Experience

  • Lab Manager / Adjunct Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Gannon University, Erie PA (2010-present)
  • Software Manager, TOB Solution, Malaysia (1991 – 2008)
  • Senior Programmer Analyst, SW International System P/L Singapore (1990 – 1991)
  • Programmer Analyst, Equity System Ltd., Sydney, Australia (1989 –1990)

Professional Societies

  • Member, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, American Physical Society


Peer-reviewed Full Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Tech-Meng Liaw and Lin Zhao (2012), “Automatic Remote Control and Data Acquisition for Experimental Study of EHD Lifters”, accepted by 2012 annual conference of Electrostatics Society of America, June 12-14, Cambridge, ON
  • Lin Zhao and Tech-Meng Liaw (2011), “Thrust Origin in EHD Lifters”, Proceedings of 46th annual meeting of IEEE Industry Applications Society, paper 2001-EPC-226, October 9-13, 2011, Orlando, FL


Research interests:

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Embbeded Design and Robotic


  • Secretary of the IEEE Erie Section Executive Committee (2018)
  • Liaison/Supervisor of Gannon-Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Exchange Student Program
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