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Yufan Zheng

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Yufan Zheng (郑羽帆) received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2020. In 2016, he got the MSc degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology Systems Management at the University of Manchester, UK. He earned his B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2012.From 2020 to 2021, he was working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing, Design, and Automation (LIMDA), University of Alberta, leading the project of design and development of systems for autonomous repair technologies.Currently, Dr. Yufan Zheng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem, his research interests include Process Planning for Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence for Additive Manufacturing, Hybrid and Smart Manufacturing, Repairing Remanufacturing.Recruiting self-motivated Ph.D. students. Candidates with interests in intelligent manufacturing process planning, and scheduling optimization are encouraged to apply.

Research interests

Scheduling and Process Planning Optimization

Additive Manufacturing

Repairing Remanufacturing


Assistant Professor, XJTLU, China, 2021-present

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Alberta, Canada, 2020-2021

Research assistant, University of Alberta, Canada, 2017-2020

Teaching assistant, University of Alberta, Canada, 2017-2020


MFE208-Additive Manufacturing

MFE201-Principle of Mechanical Design

Awards and honours

Academic Excellence Award, School of IME, XJTLU, 2023

University of Alberta AGES Scholarship, 2020

University of Alberta Sadler Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering Department, 2019

University of Alberta Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarship, 2016

University of Manchester Outstanding Performance Graduates Award, 2016

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

PGcert, Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, UK, 2023

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, 2020

MSc (Distinction), Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Systems Management, University of Manchester, UK, 2016

B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, 2012

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