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 (twice).

Research opportunities

Call for Paper: "Data-Driven Intelligent Manufacturing for Circular Economy and Sustainability", Sustainability, deadline: 15 May 2022

Current activities

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 have received five research awards from EPSRC, ESRC, STFC and Royal Society, and won two Best Paper Awards in international conferences.

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 am currently leading the Leading Sustainable Business module on MBA and EMBA programmes at Cranfield University.

As a trained engineer transitioning to a management school, I like to explore the synergies between engineering and management studies. 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 a Sustainable Value Analysis Tool to help over 100 firms identify their sustainable value opportunities.


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