Contact Dr Miying Yang

Background

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 the University of Cambridge, worked as Research Fellow in Sustainable Manufacturing at Cranfield University (2016), and at the 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 the University of Cambridge (twice).

Research opportunities

Call for Paper: "Data-Driven Intelligent Manufacturing for Circular Economy and Sustainability", Sustainability, deadline: 30 December 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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