GLEI Faculty Member Chris Yuan Wins Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Chris Yingchun Yuan, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Established in 2011, the award recognizes researchers under 40 for significant contributions to fundamental science and engineering of manufacturing processes. Dr. Yuan was recognized for his research contributions to sustainable manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Previously, Dr. Yuan won the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2014, the State of Wisconsin “Citation of Commendation” Award in 2014, the Gustav Olling Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 2013, and the LEO Best Paper Award from the 2013 CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering.

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