Dr Songsong Liu
Lecturer in Management and Systems
Telephone: (01792) 604085
Room: Office 310 - 310
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Dr Songsong Liu is a Lecturer in Management and Systems at the School of Management, Swansea University. He is also an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL). Dr Liu has a strong academic and research background in multiple disciplines. He obtained his BSc degree in Information and Computing Science and MSc degree in Mathematics from Tsinghua University, and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from UCL. Before joining Swansea University, He has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL, involved within the Centre for Process Systems Engineering and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies, and an Honorary Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr Liu’s research lies in the interdisciplinary field of management, operational research, engineering and computer science. His research interests are to develop optimisation-based models, approaches, methodologies and tools for complex problems, processes and systems in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, business, healthcare, etc., and demonstrate these by applications to real-world challenging problems, especially on supply chain management, production planning and scheduling, sustainability management, process management and data mining and analytics. Prospective PhD students with research interests in the related topics are welcome to contact him.

Dr Liu has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in top academic journals, books and conference proceedings. He also has extensive experience in collaborating with academic and industrial researchers through various research, industrial and consulting projects. In addition, He has received several prestigious honours and awards, including IChemE Hutchison Medal, RSC Emerging Talent Prize, UK Government Overseas Research Students Award, and Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Dr Liu is also a member of the Operational Research Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operational Research
  • Management Science
  • Systems Engineering
  • Optimisation
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Decision Making
  • Supply Chain Optimisation
  • Data Mining and Analytics


  1. & Optimal antibody purification strategies using data-driven models. Engineering
  2. & Multi-objective optimisation for biopharmaceutical manufacturing under uncertainty. Computers & Chemical Engineering 119, 383-393.
  3. & Optimisation approaches for supply chain planning and scheduling under demand uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 138, 341-357.
  4. & Fair profit distribution in multi-echelon supply chains via transfer prices. Omega 80, 77-94.
  5. & Optimal multi-floor process plant layout with production sections. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 137, 488-501.

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