Dr. Yuan Yao is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Systems at the Yale School of the Environment, Yale University. Dr. Yao 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. Dr. Yao receives the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Award in 2019, the most prestigious award from the NSF to junior faculty in the United States.
Dr. Yuan Yao received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in the U.S. and a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Northeastern University in China. She also has a Management for Scientists and Engineers from Kellogg Business School. Dr. Yao uses interdisciplinary approaches in industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, and data analytics to support engineering and policy decisions towards sustainable development of industries. Her research focuses on developing quantitative analysis tools for accelerating Research, Development, and Deployment of renewable energy technologies, manufacturing processes, and sustainable bioeconomy. For more information about Dr. Yao's research group: https://yao.research.yale.edu/
Life Cycle Assessment; Systems Modeling; Sustainable Engineering; Biofuel and Bio-Based Materials; Data Analytics and Machine Learning; Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
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