Yuan Yao

Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering

Dr. Yao is an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. She uses interdisciplinary approaches in industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, and operations research to develop systematic and scientific rigorous methodologies to support engineering and policy decisions towards a more sustainable industrial future. She has been collaborating with multiple national labs, energy consulting firms, and universities to develop quantitative analysis for accelerating RD&D in renewable energy technologies, carbon capture, chemical process improvements, and supply chain optimization.

Yuan Yao