Yang receives doctoral research award

Dr. Li Yang is the 2012 recipient of the Rapid Prototyping Journal Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Yang was presented the award on August 12 at the 24th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin, Texas.

The title of his research was "Structural Design, Optimization and Application of 3D Re-entrant Auxetic Structures." The work was selected by the Senior Editor of the journal as the winner in the Additive Manufacturing category.

Dr. Yang is an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering after completing his doctoral work in Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prior to his arrival at UofL, Yang worked at B/E Aerospace, Inc. in Everett, Washington as a certification engineer. B/E Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products for the commercial and business jet aircraft markets.

The Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award includes an award of 1,000 Euros, a certificate and the prospect of an offer of publication of the work in the Rapid Prototyping Journal.