Li Yang

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering


Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University in 2011, and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007. Between 2012 and 2013, he worked as testing engineer in B/E Aerospace, and took primary responsibilities of the establishment and daily operation of the life cycle testing group. He is the recipient of the 2016 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Additive Manufacturing Award (FAME Jr), 2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Additive Manufacturing, and 2007 3rd Grade Scholarship of Excellency in Tsinghua University. He also received the Best Paper Award in 2014 Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium. Dr. Yang is a member of IIE, SME, SAMPE, ACeS and Alpha Pi Mu.

Teaching Interests

    • Fundamentals of manufacturing processes
    • design for manufacture
    • additive manufacturing

    Research Interests

      Dr. Yang’s primary research interest focuses on additive manufacturing (3D printing). More specifically, he is interested in the design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) with emphasis on structural and process design and development. His recent research includes additive manufacturing with ceramics and the design and fabrication of 3D cellular structures with additive manufacturing.