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Emma Yang

[Yiran Yang]

Assistant Professor, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Advanced manufacturing; sustainable additive manufacturing; process modeling and optimization; hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing

Biography

Biography

Dr. Yiran (Emma) Yang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering. She has a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Vehicle Engineering. Her research interests are mainly concerned with evaluating and improve different aspects of additive manufacturing, e.g., process sustainability, product performance, waste recycling, material characterization, process modeling and optimization, etc. She is dedicated to creating a collaborative and diversified research environment, and she is always open to advising undergraduate students in research. In addition to innovative research, she has been devoting her time to serving the scientific community, mentoring female students in engineering, K-12 outreach, multidisciplinary education, and workforce development for future manufacturing.

Education

Education

    • 2019 PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
      University of Illinois Chicago
    • 2015 MS in Mechanical Engineering
      Purdue University Northwest
    • 2013 BS in Automotive Engineering
      Beijing Institute of Technology

Memberships

    • Jan 2020 to Present ASME
    • Jan 2020 to Present IISE

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2020 The L3/Harris Award at Innovation Day 2020 sponsored by UTA COE
    • Mar  2020 Research Enhancement Program sponsored by UTA
    • Nov  2019 Waters Corporation’s Academic Research Support Program sponsored by Waters Technologies Corporation
    • Oct  2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduate sponsored by College of Engineering, UTA
    • Aug  2019 Rising STARs sponsored by UT System

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2020 to Sept 2021 Rrcycling Multicolor and Multimaterial Theroplastic Wastes from 3D Printing sponsored by  -  $14938
      (Funded)

Publications


      2021
      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Additive Manufacturing-Enabled Supply Chain: Modeling and Case Studies on Localized, Integrated Production-Inventory-Transportation Structure
        [Yang, Yiran, Cui, Weiwei, Di, Lei, Dababneh, Fadwa]. Applied Energy. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Cost Modeling and Evaluation for 4D Printing with Thermo-responsive Polymers towards Desired Shape Memory Performance
        [Han, Muyue, Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin]. International Journal of Production Economics. Submitted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Life cycle assessment of selective-laser-melting-produced hydraulic valve body with integrated design and manufacturing optimization: A cradle-to-gate study
        [Peng, Tao , Wang, Yanan, Zhu, Yi, Yang, Yang, Yang, Yiran, Tang, Renzhong]. Additive Manufacturing. 36, 101530. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2020.101530

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Reusable unit process life cycle inventory for manufacturing: Stereolithography
        [Simon, Timothy, Yang, Yiran, Lee, WoJae, Zhao, Jing , Li, Lin , Zhao, Fu ]. Production Engineering.
      • Journal Article
        Mechanical property modeling of photosensitive liquid resin in stereolithography additive manufacturing: Bridging degree of cure with tensile strength and hardness
        [Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin, Zhao, Jing]. Materials & Design. 162(15), 418-428. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2018.12.009

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Cost modeling and analysis for Mask Image Projection Stereolithography additive manufacturing: Simultaneous production with mixed geometries
        [Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin]. International Journal of Production Economics. 206, 146-158. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.09.023
      • Journal Article
        A novel 6-axis hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing process: Design and case studies
        [Li, Lin, Haghighi, Azadeh, Yang, Yiran]. Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 33, 150-160. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2018.05.008
      • Journal Article
        Theoretical modelling and prediction of surface roughness for hybrid additive–subtractive manufacturing processes
        [Li, Lin, Haghighi, Azadeh , Yang, Yiran]. IIE Transactions. 51(2), 124-135. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2018.1458268
      • Journal Article
        Total Volatile Organic Compound Emission Evaluation and Control for stereolithography Additive Manufacturing process
        [Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin]. Journal of Cleaner Production. 170(1), 1268-1278. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.193

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Energy Consumption Modeling of Stereolithography‐Based Additive Manufacturing Toward Environmental Sustainability
        [Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin, Pan, Yayue, Sun, Zeyi]. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 21(S1), S168-S178. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12589

      2020
      • Conference Proceeding
        MULTI-EXTRUSION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR ERROR COMPENSATION: A DEMONSTRATIVE CASE STUDY
        [Kan, Chen, Ye, Zehao, Yang, Yiran, Di, Lei, Shah, Deep, Shah, Dhairya]. "Proceedings of the ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference ".
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of Material Aging on Stereolithography Reliability: An Experimental Study
        [Zhao, Jing, Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin]. "Proceedings of the ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference".

      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        A new machine learning based geometry feature extraction approach for energy consumption estimation in mask image projection stereolithography
        [Yang, Yiran, He, Miao, Li, Lin]. Procedia CIRP. 80, 741-745. "Elsevier". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.01.012

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Energy Consumption Study for 6-Axis Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing Process
        [Yang, Yiran, Haghighi, Azadeh, Li, Lin]. Proceedings of the 2018 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference . 1019-1024.

      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        Dimensional Performance of As-Built Assemblies in Polyjet Additive Manufacturing Process
        [Haghighi, Azadeh, Yang, Yiran , Li, Lin ]. ASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference collocated with the JSME/ASME 2017 6th International Conference on Materials and Processing . V002T01A039. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2017-2983
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of Environmental Sustainability for Additive Manufacturing Batch Production
        [Yang, Yiran, Li, Lin]. Proceedings of the ASME 2017 12th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference . V002T01A038.

Courses

      • IE 3301-003 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY
        (Course Id: 103178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • IE 3301-004 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY
        (Course Id: 103178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • IE 6397-021 RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 103300)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • IE 4345-001 DECISION ANALYSIS IN SYS DSIGN
        (Topic: DECISION ANALYSIS IN SYS DSIGN | Course Id: 103219)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • IE 6397-021 RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 103300)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • IE 3301-003 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY
        (Course Id: 103178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • IE 4345-001 DECISION ANALYSIS IN SYS DSIGN
        (Topic: DECISION ANALYSIS IN SYS DSIGN | Course Id: 103219)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • IE 6397-021 RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 103300)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • IE 3301-003 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY
        (Course Id: 103178)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus

Service to the Profession

    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Applied Science
    • Oct 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
    • May 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Materials
    • Mar 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Crystals
    • Mar 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Engineering Report
    • Mar 2020 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor
      Sustainability Journal Special Issue
    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sustainability
    • July 2020 to  July 2021
      Session Chair
      ASME MSEC 2021 Quality and Reliability Track
    • Oct 2020 to  Nov 2020
      Session Chair
      IISE Annual Conference