Dr. Li Yang is the 2012 recipient of the Rapid Prototyping Journal Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. 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 completed his doctoral work in 2011 in Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University. His advisors were Dr. Ola Harrysson (Chair) and Denis Cormier (Co-Chair). Presently, Dr. Yang is an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Louisville. Prior to this, he 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.