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Research interests

My research interests are intelligent manufacturing with a focus on remanufacturing, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD) with case studies ranging from automotive components, rolling stocks, machine tools, aeroengine components leading to papers, patents and software prototypes

Scholarly biography

 Dr. Yan Wang is one of the UK’s leading researchers in remanufacturing, has published 50+ papers in manufacturing and been granted 10 patents. Dr Wang serves on BSI technical group BS8887 which gives the definition of remanufacturing, and contributed to the forthcoming Part 3 of BS8887 “the Guide to choosing an appropriate end-of-life strategy”. She is an active reviewer of several highly rated journals and a member of the editorial board of “China Surface Engineering”. She is the secretary of the Sino-UK Low Carbon Manufacturing Consortium supported by EPSRC network fund (EP/J007870/1). She has organised several UK-China workshops in remanufacturing attended by senior government policy makers from the UK, e.g. BEIS, DIT and UKRI and China e.g. Minister of Information and Industry Technology (MIIT), standards development agencies, and industry associations. These workshops are the highest-level meetings of this kind between China and the UK in the area of remanufacturing to date. Before she moved to the UoB from the University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus, she led a ¥9m RMB project (Approx. £1m) called Innovation Team in Low Carbon Manufacture of Automotive parts.

Approach to teaching

I am currently teaching Mechanical Design (Level 4), Manufacturing Instrumentation and measurement, and Manufacturing Engineering (Level 5) to engineering students.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 200013 Jul 2005

Master, Guangdong University of Technology

1 Sep 19971 Jul 2000

Bachelor, Wuhan Textile University

1 Sep 19921 Jul 1996

External positions

Visiting Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

15 Mar 201815 Mar 2021

Commitee member of British Standard BS8887, British Standards Institution

6 Jun 2014 → …


  • TS Manufactures
  • Low carbon manufacturing
  • Remanufacturing& repai
  • Green design
  • intelligent manufacturing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Yan Wang is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Milling (machining) Engineering & Materials Science
Machining Engineering & Materials Science
Process planning Engineering & Materials Science
Lead screws Engineering & Materials Science
Machine tools Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal fatigue Engineering & Materials Science
Decision making Engineering & Materials Science
Die casting Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 26 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Conference article

A data-driven based decomposition–integration method for remanufacturing cost prediction of end-of-life products

Jiang, Z., Ding, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Hu, X. & Yang, Y., 17 Jul 2019, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 61, 101838.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A dynamic information transfer and feedback model for reuse-oriented redesign of used mechanical equipment

Wang, H., Jiang, Z., Zhang, H. & Wang, Y., 4 May 2019, Procedia CIRP. Elsevier, Vol. 80. p. 15-20 6 p. (Procedia CIRP).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
Machine tools
Energy utilization

Analytical modeling of temperature distribution in lead-screw whirling milling considering the transient un-deformed chip geometry

He, Y., Liu, C., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, S., Wang, L. & Wang, Y., 6 May 2019, In : International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 157-158, p. 619-632 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lead screws
Milling (machining)
Temperature distribution
temperature distribution

An analytical model for predicting specific cutting energy in whirling milling process

He, Y., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, S., Wang, Y. & Liu, C., 28 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 240, 118181.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Milling (machining)
Analytical models
Ball screws
Sustainable development

Emergy based sustainability evaluation of spent lead acid batteries recycling

Yu, J., Yang, J., Jiang, Z., Zhang, H. & Wang, Y., 27 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 119467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lead acid batteries
Sustainable development