Yuan Yao

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

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

Works (27)

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

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.

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

Source: Web Of Science
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: May 17, 2020

2019 journal article

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

Energy Technology, 9, 1900850.

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

Source: ORCID
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

Source: ORCID
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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