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Dr Yang Luo is an Assistant Professor at the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem in the XJTLU. His primary research interest centers on industrial sustainability, with a focus on reducing dependence on fossil-based energy sources through the implementation of intelligent operations and process planning. Dr Luos research activities encompass several areas within this field, including real-time energy management for flexible and reactive factories, modeling energy consumption across various levels (plant, process, and product), and energy capture and reuse in manufacturing enterprises. Prior to joining his current position, Dr Luo worked as a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) in Heriot-Watt University, UK and Energy Sustainability Consultant at State Grid, China.Current Teaching Responsibilities:MFE306TC Mass Customisation and Manufacturing Systems MFE002TC Introduction to Smart ManufacturingRBE201TC Project, Problem Solving and Sustainability in RoboticsMFE205TC Manufacturing ProcessMES102TC Experimental, Computer Skills and SustainabilityMFE301TC Final Year Project

Research interests

Energy capture and reuse within manufacturing enterprises

Modelling of energy consumption on the plant, process and product level

Real-time energy management

Eco-intelligent Manufacturing


Post-doctoral Research Associate, Research Centre for Carbon Solutions, Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2017 - 2020

Research Assistant, Concrete Preservation Technologies Ltd., Birmingham, UK, 2010 - 2011


MFE301TC Final Year Project

MES102TC Experimental, Computer Skills and Sustainability

RBE201TC Project, Problem Solving and Sustainability in Robotics

MFE002TC Introduction to Smart Manufacturing

MFE306TC Mass Customisation and Manufacturing Systems

MFE204TC Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis

MFE205TC Manufacturing Process

Awards and honours

2019, Winner in the 2019 IET Innovation Awards for Transport

2019, Highly Recommended in the 2019 IET Innovation Awards for Sustainability and Environmental Impact

2018, Research Centre for Carbon Solutions annual conference Best Poster Awards

2017, Finalist in the IChemE Global Awards for Energy and Sustainability

2012, Full Scholarship for PhD research project

2011, Concrete Preservation Technologies Ltd. sponsored Undergraduate Summer Research Experience

2010, TESCO sponsored BEng Civil Engineering Design Project Awards

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Sustainable Manufacturing, Loughborough University, 2012 - 2016

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, 2011 - 2012

BEng, Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, 2008 - 2011

Person Types

  • Staff


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