Contact Dr Miying Yang


I joined Cranfield University in August 2021 as Reader in Sustainability. Prior to this, I obtained my PhD degree at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at University of Cambridge (2011-2015), worked as Research Fellow in Sustainable Manufacturing at Cranfield University (2016), and University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Engineering Management (2017-2021) and subsequently Senior Lecturer (2021). I was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2018). I have been the external examiner for MSc programmes at Bath University (2019-2022) and PhD external examiner for University of Cambridge.

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As an academic, I am passionate about my research in digital sustainability. My work focuses on how to make manufacturing and supply chain more sustainable and circular through digitalisation and business model innovation. I've received five research awards from EPSRC, ESRC, STFC and Royal Society, and won two Best Paper Awards in international conferences. I like working with industries and I am enthusiastic about developing new methods from my research to solve real problems faced in companies. I've developed Sustainable Value Analysis Tool to help over 100 firms identify their sustainable value opportunities. As a teacher, I like working with highly motivated students and love to see my students making progress. I initiated and led the Sustainable Manufacturing module at University of Exeter and will be leading the Leading Sustainable Business module on MBA and EMBA programmes at Cranfield University.