Yuan Yao

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9359-2030

Chemical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Engineering

Works (49)

2023 journal article

An integrated techno-economic and environmental assessment for carbon capture in hydrogen production by biomass gasification

Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

By: N. Wu, K. Lan & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: October 8, 2022

2022 journal article

A review of inventory modeling methods for missing data in life cycle assessment

Journal of Industrial Ecology.

By: S. Zargar, Y. Yao & Q. Tu

Source: ORCID
Added: August 1, 2022

2022 journal article

Carbon Footprint of Bleached Softwood Fluff Pulp: Detailed Process Simulation and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment to Understand Carbon Emissions

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 10(28), 9029–9040.

By: R. Buitrago-Tello, R. Venditti, H. Jameel, Y. Yao & D. Echeverria

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: July 8, 2022

2022 journal article

Circular utilization of urban tree waste contributes to the mitigation of climate change and eutrophication

One Earth.

By: K. Lan, B. Zhang & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: August 5, 2022

2022 journal article

Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Technologies under Different Greenhouse Gas Concentration Pathways

Environmental Science & Technology, 12.

By: K. Lan & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: December 7, 2021

2022 journal article

Emerging Engineered Wood for Building Applications

Chemical Reviews.

By: Y. Ding, Z. Pang, K. Lan, Y. Yao, G. Panzarasa, L. Xu, M. Ricco, D. Rammer ...

Source: ORCID
Added: October 20, 2022

2022 journal article

Equally green? Understanding the distribution of urban green infrastructure across student demographics in four public school districts in North Carolina, USA

URBAN FORESTRY & URBAN GREENING, ["67"], [""].

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 29, 2021

2022 journal article

Feasibility of gasifying mixed plastic waste for hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage

Communications Earth & Environment.

By: K. Lan & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: November 30, 2022

2022 journal article

How does COVID-19 affect the life cycle environmental impacts of U.S. household energy and food consumption?

Environmental Research Letters, 2.

By: Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: February 9, 2022

2022 journal article

Process Simulation-Based Life Cycle Assessment of Dissolving Pulps

Environmental Science & Technology, 56(7), 4578–4586.

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: March 12, 2022

2022 journal article

Sustainability implications of artificial intelligence in the chemical industry: A conceptual framework

Journal of Industrial Ecology, 26(1), 164–182.

By: M. Liao, K. Lan & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: November 14, 2021

2021 journal article

A general Life Cycle Assessment framework for sustainable bleaching: A case study of peracetic acid bleaching of wood pulp

Journal of Cleaner Production, 290, 125854.

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 15, 2021

2021 journal article

A strong, biodegradable and recyclable lignocellulosic bioplastic

Nature Sustainability, 4(7), 627–635.

By: Q. Xia, C. Chen, Y. Yao, J. Li, S. He, Y. Zhou, T. Li, X. Pan, Y. Yao, L. Hu

Source: ORCID
Added: March 26, 2021

2021 journal article

An integrated techno-sustainability assessment (TSA) framework for emerging technologies

Green Chemistry, 23(4), 1700–1715.

By: S. Van Schoubroeck, G. Thomassen, S. Van Passel, R. Malina, J. Springael, S. Lizin, R. Venditti, Y. Yao, M. Van Dael

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: February 19, 2021

2021 article

Applications of artificial intelligence-based modeling for bioenergy systems: A review

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY BIOENERGY, Vol. 13, pp. 774–802.

By: M. Liao & Y. Yao

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: February 18, 2021

2021 journal article

Author Correction: A strong, biodegradable and recyclable lignocellulosic bioplastic

Nature Sustainability, 8.

By: Q. Xia, C. Chen, Y. Yao, J. Li, S. He, Y. Zhou, T. Li, X. Pan, Y. Yao, L. Hu

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2021

2021 journal article

Dynamic life-cycle carbon analysis for fast pyrolysis biofuel produced from pine residues: implications of carbon temporal effects

BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, ["14"](1), [""].

By: K. Lan, L. Ou, S. Park, S. Kelley, P. Nepal, H. Kwon, H. Cai, Y. Yao

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: September 30, 2021

2021 journal article

Lightweight, strong, moldable wood via cell wall engineering as a sustainable structural material

Science, 374(6566), 465–471.

By: S. Xiao, C. Chen, Q. Xia, Y. Liu, Y. Yao, Q. Chen, M. Hartsfield, A. Brozena ...

Source: ORCID
Added: October 22, 2021

2021 journal article

Sustainable high-strength macrofibres extracted from natural bamboo

Nature Sustainability.

By: Z. Li, C. Chen, H. Xie, Y. Yao, X. Zhang, A. Brozena, J. Li, Y. Ding ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 17, 2021

2021 journal article

Techno-Economic Analysis of decentralized preprocessing systems for fast pyrolysis biorefineries with blended feedstocks in the southeastern United States

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 143, 110881.

By: K. Lan, L. Ou, S. Park, S. Kelley, B. English, T. Yu, J. Larson, Y. Yao

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 10, 2021

2020 journal article

Dynamic life cycle carbon and energy analysis for cross-laminated timber in the Southeastern United States

Environmental Research Letters, 15(12), 124036.

By: K. Lan, S. Kelley, P. Nepal & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: October 30, 2020

2020 journal article

Generating Energy and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data of Activated Carbon Production Using Machine Learning and Kinetic Based Process Simulation

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8(2), 1252–1261.

By: M. Liao, S. Kelley & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: January 1, 2020

2020 journal article

Impacts of uncertain feedstock quality on the economic feasibility of fast pyrolysis biorefineries with blended feedstocks and decentralized preprocessing sites in the Southeastern United States

GCB Bioenergy, 12(11), 1014–1029.

By: K. Lan, S. Park, S. Kelley, B. English, T. Yu, J. Larson, Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: September 26, 2020

2020 journal article

Key issue, challenges, and status quo of models for biofuel supply chain design

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Making, 273–315.

By: K. Lan, S. Park & Y. Yao

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 2, 2019

2020 journal article

Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Analysis of Pulp and Paper Grades in the United States Using Production-line-based Data and Integration

BioResources. https://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/BioRes/article/view/BioRes_15_2_3899_Tomberlin_Life_Cycle_Carbon_Footprint

By: Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2020

2020 journal article

Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Analysis of Pulp and Paper Grades in the United States Using Production-line-based Data and Integration

BIORESOURCES, 15(2), 3899–3914.

By: K. Tomberlin, R. Venditti & Y. Yao

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2020

2019 journal article

A Parametric Life Cycle Modeling Framework for Identifying Research Development Priorities of Emerging Technologies: A Case Study of Additive Manufacturing

Procedia CIRP, 80, 370–375.

By: Y. Yao & R. Huang

Source: ORCID
Added: May 15, 2020

2019 journal article

Artificial neural network based modeling for the prediction of yield and surface area of activated carbon from biomass

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 13(4), 1015–1027.

By: M. Liao, S. Kelley & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: May 16, 2019

2019 journal article

Integrating Life Cycle Assessment and Agent-Based Modeling: A Dynamic Modeling Framework for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Journal of Cleaner Production, 238.

By: K. Lan & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2019

2019 journal article

Life Cycle Analysis of Decentralized Preprocessing Systems for Fast Pyrolysis Biorefineries with Blended Feedstocks in the Southeastern United States

Energy Technology, 8(11), 1900850.

By: K. Lan, L. Ou, S. Park, S. Kelley & Y. Yao

Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: September 4, 2019

2019 journal article

Using a Data-Driven Approach to Unveil Greenhouse Gas Emission Intensities of Different Pulp and Paper Products

Procedia CIRP, 80, 689–692.

By: A. Nabinger, K. Tomberlin, R. Venditti & Y. Yao

Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 15, 2020

2018 journal article

Environmental implications of the methanol economy in China: Well-to-wheel comparison of energy and environmental emissions for different methanol fuel production pathways

Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 1381–1390.

By: Y. Yao, Y. Chang, R. Huang, L. Zhang & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Life-cycle modeling framework for generating energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventory of emerging technologies in the chemical industry

Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 768–777.

By: Y. Yao & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Quantifying carbon capture potential and cost of carbon capture technology application in the U.S. refining industry

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 74, 87–98.

By: Y. Yao, J. Marano, W. Morrow & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 conference paper

A life cycle assessment of torrefaction biomass to displace the coal in the electricity generation

International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference, IBBC 2017, 2017-November, 11–13. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85051798023&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: M. Hen-Era, S. Kelley & Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: May 17, 2020

2017 conference paper

A life cycle assessment of torrefaction biomass to displace the coal in the electricity generation

International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference, IBBC 2017, 2017-November, 285. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85051765869&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: M. Herrera, Y. Yao & S. Kelley

Source: ORCID
Added: May 17, 2020

2017 journal article

Models for sustainability

BioResources, 12(1), 1–3.

By: Y. Yao

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Prospective Energy Analysis of Emerging Technology Options for the United States Ethylene Industry

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 55(12), 3493–3505.

By: Y. Yao, D. Graziano, M. Riddle, J. Cresko & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Quantifying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Current Status and Trends

Energies, 9(2), 65.

By: Y. Chang, G. Li, Y. Yao, L. Zhang & C. Yu

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 conference paper

Accelerating the development of green technologies for chemical production through multiscale life-cycle technology assessment

Education Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, 205. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84968732939&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: Y. Yao

Source: ORCID
Added: May 17, 2020

2015 journal article

Understanding Variability To Reduce the Energy and GHG Footprints of U.S. Ethylene Production

Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(24), 14704–14716.

By: Y. Yao, D. Graziano, M. Riddle, J. Cresko & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

A hybrid life-cycle inventory for multi-crystalline silicon PV module manufacturing in China

Environ. Res. Lett., 9(11), 114001.

By: Y. Yao, Y. Chang & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Greener pathways for energy-intensive commodity chemicals: opportunities and challenges

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 6, 90–98.

By: Y. Yao, D. Graziano, M. Riddle, J. Cresko & E. Masanet

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Reflections on a massive open online life cycle assessment course

Int J Life Cycle Assess, 19(12), 1901–1907.

By: E. Masanet, Y. Chang, Y. Yao, R. Briam & R. Huang

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 conference paper

Hybrid life cycle assessment model of silicon photovoltaics

Sustainable Engineering Forum 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future, 268–269. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84911914052&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: Y. Yao, Y. Chang & E. Masanet

Source: ORCID
Added: May 17, 2020

2013 conference paper

Hybrid techno-economic modeling tool for greener chemicals supply chains

Sustainable Engineering Forum 2013 - Core Programming Area at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting: Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future, 424. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84911912530&partnerID=MN8TOARS

By: Y. Yao, Y. Chang, F. Thwaites & E. Masanet

Source: ORCID
Added: May 17, 2020

2013 article

Life Cycle Energy, Environmental and Economic Comparative Analysis of CdTe Thin-film Photovoltaics Domestic and Overseas Manufacturing Scenarios

23rd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Vol. 32, pp. 733–738.

By: Y. Yao & F. You

Source: ORCID
Added: May 16, 2019

2012 journal article

Design under uncertainty of hydrocarbon biorefinery supply chains: Multiobjective stochastic programming models, decomposition algorithm, and a Comparison between CVaR and downside risk

AIChE J., 58(7), 2155–2179.

By: B. Gebreslassie, Y. Yao & F. You

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 conference paper

Multiobjective optimization of hydrocarbon biorefinery supply chain designs under uncertainty

2012 IEEE 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 5560–5565.

By: B. Gebreslassie, Y. Yao & F. You

Source: ORCID
Added: May 16, 2019

Employment

2020 - present

Yale University New Haven, CT, US
Assistant professor of industrial ecology and sustainable systems Yale School of the Environment

2016 - 2020

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering Forest Biomaterials

Education

2011 - 2016

Northwestern University Evanston, IL, US
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering

2007 - 2011

Northeastern University Shenyang, Liaoning, CN
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering