Liang-Shih Fan is a Distinguished University C J Easton Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University. His research group is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the areas including fluidization and multiphase flow, particulate reaction engineering, and particle technology. He holds several patents, including the invention of the leading clean-coal technology in the United States: chemical looping processes for electricity, hydrogen, fuel and chemical production – which have been licensed and are currently being demonstrated at a pilot scale for commercial applications.
He has also invented the first and only Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography for 3-dimensional real-time imaging of multiphase flows and reactor systems – commercialized by a spinoff company (Tech4Imaging) and used worldwide in academic research and industrial practice. He holds a B.S., National Taiwan University, 1970, an M.S. (1973) and Ph.D (1975) from West Virginia University, as well as an M.S. (1978) in Statistics from Kansas State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.