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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

Award Date: 13 Jul 2005

Master, Guangdong University of Technology

1 Sep 19971 Jul 2000

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

Bachelor, Wuhan Textile University

1 Sep 19921 Jul 1996

Award Date: 1 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

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Research Output

  • 27 Article
  • 7 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

An Ontology-based Method of Knowledge Modelling for Remanufacturing Process Planning

He, Y., Hao, C., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, Y., Huang, L. & Tian, X., 6 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 258, 120952.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

    Open Access