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Yuan Yao

Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering

Department of Forest Biomaterials

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 1022H

919-515-8957

https://faculty.cnr.ncsu.edu/yuanyao/

Area(s) of Expertise

Industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, data analytics, quantitative analysis for accelerating RD&D in renewable energy technologies, manufacturing processes, and sustainable bioeconomy

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2016
  • B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, Northeastern University, China, 2011
  • Management for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL, USA, 2015

Dr. Yuan Yao’s research is motivated by the increasing need of sustainable engineering that can support industrial development without compromising the environment or depleting the resources for future generations. She uses interdisciplinary approaches in industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, operations research, and big data analytics to develop systematic and scientific rigorous methodologies to support engineering and policy decisions towards sustainable development of industries. She collaborates with U.S. national labs, energy consulting firms, and universities to develop quantitative analysis for accelerating RD&D in renewable energy technologies, manufacturing processes, and sustainable bioeconomy. Dr. Yao received National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2019.

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