Tsai Lu Liu


Professor and Head, Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design, North Carolina State University, United States
Tsai Lu Liu, Professor of Industrial Design, is the Head of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design at North Carolina State University in the United States. Prior to his academic career, Professor Liu managed new product/service design and marketing for 12 years in the toy, healthcare, gaming, semiconductor, and communication industries. With a user-centered approach to innovation, his teams successfully introduced several products to the international markets through comprehensive research, design, engineering, production, and marketing endeavors.
Professor Liu joined Auburn University’s Industrial Design faculty in 2004. He and his students collaborated with Broan-NuTone, Coca-Cola, DeWalt, Generac, and Johnson & Johnson on design projects in the studios. The College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University appointed Professor Liu as the interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in 2011. In 2012, Professor Liu joined NC State University’s College of Design. As a Department Head, he provides academic and administrative leadership to the undergraduate and graduate Graphic Design and Industrial Design programs. Professor Liu has also facilitated the establishment of sponsored research/design projects with organizations such as BD Medical, Bosch Appliances, Caterpillar, Coca Cola, Duke University, Eastman Chemical, Georgia Pacific, Hanes Brands, IBM, JLG, Lowe’s, SAS Institute, UNC Hospitals, and Under Armour.
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