As an emerging engineering program, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) has seen a significant growth in the past twenty years. With tens of thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide, nowadays, the applications for PHM are very broad encompassing aerospace, energy, manufacturing, defense, civil, automotive, transportation, communication, and health care. PHM methodologies possess a good potential in providing effective means for reduction in cost associated with maintenance of complex systems, equipment, or facilities through accurate assessment of incipient damages and/or reliable prediction of remaining useful life at both component and system levels.

Dr. Jie (Peter) Liu is a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He completed his B.Eng. in Electronics and Precision Engineering at Tianjin University (China) in 1998, his M.Sc. in Control Engineering at Lakehead University in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in 2008-2010.

Dr. Liu is leading international research efforts in Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) with applications to several engineering systems including gas turbine engines, lithium ion batteries, and mechanical power transmissions. His research contributions have led to 56 journal papers and 36 conference papers. Among these publications, there are 17 papers published in journals with an impact factor higher than 8 (highest impact factor: 39.714, Energy & Environmental Science) , 3 papers rated as ESI highly cited papers (top 1% in the field), 8 papers that received over 200 citations (highest single-paper citations: 388), and the total citations are over 3800 (Google Scholar). Five of his papers were regarded as seminal papers in the field, including a conference paper published on the Proceedings of PHM 2010 International Conference. Four of his papers were cited by Wikipedia under “Maintenance (technical)”, “Prognostics”, “Particle filter”, and “Intelligent Control”, respectively.

Dr. Liu was the recipient of Carleton University Research Achievement Award (2017), IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Service Award (2017), France-Canada Research Award (2013-2015), NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010), NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (2005-2008), and Governor General’s Gold Medal of Canada (2006).

Dr. Liu served as the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (2020-present), the Senator of Carleton University (2017-2020), the IEEE Reliability Society Administrative Committee Member (2018-2020), Interim Vice President of IEEE Reliability Society (2019), the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability (2016-2020), and the Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Aeronautics (Elsevier) since 2013. He served as the General Chairs for several international conferences in PHM, including IEEE PHM 2019 International Conference in San Francisco, IEEE PHM 2018 International Conference in Seattle, PHM 2019 International Conference in Paris, PHM 2018 International Conference in Chongqing, and SDPC 2017 International Conference in Shanghai. He was also the Honorary General Chairs for PHM 2020 Besancon International Conference, PHM 2020 Jinan International Conference, SDPC 2020 Beijing International Conference, SDPC 2019 Beijing International Conference, and SDPC 2018 Xi’an International Conference. He is a Fellow of IET, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Professional Engineer of Ontario.