Dr Kelvin Liu

Industrial Associate

Kelvin is an Industrial Associate at IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS). He focuses on interdisciplinary research and consulting, including additive manufacturing technologies, materials characterization, innovation and technology management, innovation-driven and strategic frameworks, industrial sustainability, and sustainable value creation. Kelvin has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge. Before came to Cambridge, he obtained an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering Management at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. He was also a visiting researcher respectively at Stanford University, USA and Keio University, Japan.


Kelvin has worked and lived in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Austria for over ten years. He has extensive working experiences in technology startups and management consulting. He co-founded in two tech companies with unlimited enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. Kelvin was selected to AACYF “Top 10 Outstanding Chinese America Youth”, and Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia” list of “game-changers under 30 transforming the world.” In 2017, He was selected as a member of the China Youth Entrepreneurs Delegation to attend the G20 YEA Summit in Berlin.


Previously, Kelvin worked as a management consultant while he also served as the Partner Expert at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). During his time at UNIDO, he worked on providing technical cooperation services on technological and economic issues and promoting sustainable industrial development in developing countries.


Published Papers


Jin, Wanwan; Zhang, Chaoqun*; Jin, Shuoya; Tian, Yingtao; Wellmann, Daniel; Liu, Wen. (2020), “Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steels: A Review”, Appl. Sci. 10, no. 5: 1563.


Tian, Zhihua; Zhang, Chaoqun*; Wang, Dayong; Liu, Wen; Fang, Xiaoying; Wellmann, Daniel; Zhao, Yongtao; Tian, Yingtao. (2020), “A Review on Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Inconel 625 Nickel-Based Alloy”, Appl. Sci. 10, 81.


Chen, Hongwei; Zhang, Chaoqun*; Jia, Dan; Wellmann, Daniel; Liu, Wen. (2020), “Corrosion Behaviour of Selective Laser Melted Aluminum Alloys: A Review”, Metals, 10, 102.


CUI Yong, JI Desen*, LIU Wen, CHENG Yunlong, CAI Li. (2019), “Research on the cost of a distributed photovoltaic plant of China based on whole life cycle perspective”, IEEE Access. PP (99): 1-1.


C.Q. Zhang*, W. Liu. (2019), “Non-parabolic Al3Ti intermetallic layer growth on aluminium - titanium interface at low annealing temperatures”, Materials Letters. Volume 256, 126-624.


C.Q. Zhang*, W. Liu. (2019), “Abnormal effect of temperature on intermetallic compound layer growth at aluminium-titanium interface”, Materials Letters. Volume 254, 1-4.


Liu, W*., Evans, S. (2017), “The impact of additive manufacturing on sustainable business models from the value perspective”, R&D Management Conference, K.U. Leuven, Belgium.


Liu, W*., Evans, S. (2017), “A study of resource-efficient technologies for cities of the future to be sustainable”, Procedia Manufacturing. Volume 21, 830-837.


Litos*, P. Lunt, W. Liu, S. Evans. (2017), “Organizational designs for sharing environmental best practice between manufacturing sites”, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. pp. 427-434.


Liu, W*., Zhang, B Y., Lin, F. (2017), “Characterization of the Roman curse tablet”, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1879, 030005.


Liu, W*., Evans, S. (2016), “How Companies Respond to the Emergence of 3D Printing Technology?”, ECEEE Industrial Summer Study Proceedings 2-104-16.


Liu, W*., Holgado, M. (2015), “Analysis of Sustainable Product-Service Systems Within Chinese Manufacturing Industries”, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology. Vol. 2, Issue 11.

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