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Chris Yingchun Yuan

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Researches design, manufacturing and sustainability science of lithium ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies.
Office: 423 Glennan
Phone Number: (216) 368-5191
Fax Number: (216) 368-6445

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2005
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 1999

Awards and Recognitions

2019, Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2018, ASME Chao & Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2018, Graduate Teaching Award, Honorable Mention., CWRU School of Engineering
2017, First Place, RAMP National Research Competition, NIST, NSF, ASME, ASTM
2014, Citation of Commendation Award, State of Wisconsin
2014, National Science Foundation Career Award, National Science Foundation
2013, LEO Best Paper Award, CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
2013, The Gustav Olling Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Research Interests

lithium ion batteries, electric vehicles, atomic layer deposition, life cycle assessment, industrial energy efficiency, sustainable manufacturing.

Teaching Interests

Manufacturing, <br>Lithium ion battery

Professional Leadership and Service

Friday, January 1, 2016 - PRESENT, Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Sunday, January 1, 2012 - PRESENT, Member Electrochemistry Society
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - PRESENT, Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publications

Chen, H., Si, J., Lyu, S., Zhang, T., Li, Z., Lei, C., ... Hou, Y. (2020). Highly Effective Electrochemical Exfoliation of Ultrathin Tantalum Disulfide Nanosheets for Energy-Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12 (22), 24675-24682.
Wang, F., Deng, Y., & Yuan, C. (2020). Life cycle assessment of lithium oxygen battery for electric vehicles. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 264 ().
Fu, Y., Wang, T., Zheng, W., Lei, C., Yang, B., Chen, J., ... Hou, Y. (2020). Nanoconfined Tin Oxide within N-Doped Nanocarbon Supported on Electrochemically Exfoliated Graphene for Efficient Electroreduction of CO2 to Formate and C1 Products. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12 (14), 16178-16185.
Cheng, X., Yuan, J., Cao, J., Lei, C., Yang, B., Li, Z., ... Hou, Y. (2020). Strongly coupling of amorphous/crystalline reduced FeOOH/alpha-Ni(OH)(2) heterostructure for extremely efficient water oxidation at ultra-high current density. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 579 (), 340-346.
Yuan, C. (2020). Temporal environmental and economic performance of electric vehicle and conventional vehicle: A comparative study on their US operations. Resources, Conservation & Recycling , ().
Zheng, W., Yang, J., Chen, H., Hou, Y., Wang, Q., Guo, X., ... Feng, X. (2020). Atomically Defined Undercoordinated Active Sites for Highly Efficient CO2 Electroreduction. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 30 (4).
Yuan, C. (2020). Cell failures of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes: Lithium dendrites. Energy Storage Materials, ().
Wang, F., Gao, X., Ma, L., & Yuan, C. (2020). Environmental Sustainability of Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon Nanowires for Lithium-Ion Battery Anode. JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE, 17 (1).
Yuan, C. (2020). Exfoliated metallic niobium disulfate nanosheets for enhanced electrochemical ammonia synthesis and Zn-N2 battery. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, ().
Yuan, C. (2020). Highly Boosted Reaction Kinetics in Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction by Surface‐Introduced Electronegative Dopants. Advanced Functional Materials , ().
Zheng, W., Yang, J., Chen, H., Hou, Y., Wang, Q., Guo, X., ... Feng, X. (2019). Atomically Defined Undercoordinated Active Sites for Highly Efficient CO2 Electroreduction. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 30 (4), 1907658.
Wang, F., & Yuan, C. (2019). Environmental Sustainability of Metal Assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery Anode. Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 17 (1), 011012.
Ke, X., & Yuan, C. (2019). Towards rationally mechanical design of inorganic solid electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium ion batteries. Energy Storage Materials, 26 (), 313-324.
Wang, F., & Yuan, C. (2019). Experimental Methods to Study Environmental Sustainability of Silicon-based Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing , 33 (), 501-507.
Wang, F., & Yuan, C. (2019). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Silicon Nanowire and Silicon Nanotube Based Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles. Procedia CIRP, 80 (), 310-315.
Yang, F., & Yuan, C. (2019). Impacts of battery degradation on state-level energy consumption and GHG emissions from electric vehicle operation in the United States. Procedia CIRP, 80 (), 530-535.
Zhang, J., & Yuan, C. (2019). Life Cycle Environmental Impact Comparison of Bioelectrochemical Systems for Wastewater Treatment. Procedia CIRP, 80 (), 382-388.
Zhang, C., & Yuan, C. (2019). Multiphysics Modeling of Energy Intensity and Energy Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Operation. Procedia CIRP, 80 (), 322-327.
Wang, F., Gao, X., Ma, L., & Yuan, C. (2019). Nanoparticle Emissions From Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Batteries. JOURNAL OF MICRO AND NANO-MANUFACTURING, 7 (1), 011001.
Xie, J., Xie, Y., & Yuan, C. (2019). Numerical study of heat transfer enhancement using vortex generator for thermal management of lithium ion battery. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 129 (), 1184-1193.
Zhang, C., Yang, F., Ke, X., Liu, Z., & Yuan, C. (2019). Predictive modeling of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from autonomous electric vehicle operations. APPLIED ENERGY, 254 (), 113597.
Wang, L., Cao, J., Lei, C., Dai, Q., Yang, B., Li, Z., ... Hou, Y. (2019). Strongly Coupled 3D N-Doped MoO2/Ni3S2 Hybrid for High Current Density Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis and Biomass Upgrading. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 11 (31), 27743-27750.
Zeng, Y., Li, T., Deng, Y., & Yuan, C. (2019). A General Empirical Energy Consumption Model for Computer Numerical Control Milling Machine. JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 141 (2), 021020.
Cheng, X., Pan, Z., Lei, C., Jin, Y., Yang, B., Li, Z., ... Hou, Y. (2019). A strongly coupled 3D ternary Fe2O3@Ni2P/Ni(PO3)(2) hybrid for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution at ultra-high current densities. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 7 (3), 965-971.
Lu, C., Yang, J., Wei, S., Bi, S., Xiao, Y., Chen, M., ... Zhuang, X. (2019). Atomic Ni Anchored Covalent Triazine Framework as High Efficient Electrocatalyst for Carbon Dioxide Conversion. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 29 (10), 1806884.
Hou, Y., Qiu, M., Kim, J., Liu, P., Nam, G., Zhang, J., ... Feng, X. (2019). Atomically dispersed nickel-nitrogen-sulfur species anchored on porous carbon nanosheets for efficient water oxidation. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10 (1), 1392.
Quan, Q., Zhang, T., Lei, C., Yang, B., Li, Z., Chen, J., ... Hou, Y. (2019). Confined carburization-engineered synthesis of ultrathin nickel oxide/nickel heterostructured nanosheets for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction. NANOSCALE, 11 (46), 22261-22269.
Lei, C., Wang, Y., Hou, Y., Liu, P., Yang, J., Zhang, J., ... Feng, X. (2019). Efficient alkaline hydrogen evolution on atomically dispersed Ni-Nx Species anchored porous carbon with embedded Ni nanoparticles by accelerating water dissociation kinetics. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 12 (1), 149-156.
Ma, L., Guan, D., Wang, F., Deng, Y., & Yuan, C. (2019). Environmental Sustainability of Liquid-Based Chemical Synthesis of Si Nanotube as Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2 (9), 5546-5552.
Yang, J., Lei, C., Wang, H., Yang, B., Li, Z., Qiu, M., ... Feng, X. (2019). High-index faceted binary-metal selenide nanosheet arrays as efficient 3D electrodes for alkaline hydrogen evolution. NANOSCALE, 11 (38), 17571-17578.
Zhang, J., Yuan, H., Deng, Y., Abu-Reesh, I., He, Z., & Yuan, C. (2019). Life cycle assessment of osmotic microbial fuel cells for simultaneous wastewater treatment and resource recovery. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, 24 (11), 1962-1975.
Deng, Y., Ma, L., Li, T., Li, J., & Yuan, C. (2019). Life Cycle Assessment of Silicon-Nanotube-Based Lithium Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 7 (1), 599-610.
Huo, J., Yuan, C., & Wang, S. (2019). Nanocomposites of Three-Dimensionally Ordered Porous TiO2 Decorated with Pt and Reduced Graphene Oxide for the Visible-Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Waterborne Pollutants. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2 (5), 2713-2724.
Yuan, C. (2018). Multi-layer Micro Silicon-Graphene-CNT anode for full cell lithium ion battery. Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, (16), 011009.
Wang, F., Gao, X., Ma, L., & Yuan, C. (2018). Nanoparticle Emissions from Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Batteries. Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, ().
Yang, F., Xie, Y., Deng, Y., & Yuan, C. (2018). Predictive modeling of battery degradation and greenhouse gas emissions from US state-level electric vehicle operation. Nature communications, 9 (1), 2429.
Yuan, K., Sfaelou, S., Qiu, M., Lützenkirchen-Hecht, Dirk, Zhuang, X., Chen, Y., ... Scherf, U. (2018). Synergetic Contribution of Boron and Fe--N x Species in Porous Carbons toward Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. ACS Energy Letters, 3 (1), 252--260.
Hou, Y., Li, J., Mao, S., Lei, L., & Yuan, C. (2018). 3D Edge-enriched Fe3C@ C Nanocrystals with a Core-shell Structure Grown on Reduced Graphene Oxide Networks for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction. ChemSusChem, ().
Yang, F., Xie, Y., Deng, Y., & Yuan, C. (2018). Considering Battery Degradation in Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emission Analysis of Electric Vehicles. Procedia CIRP, 69 (), 505--510.
Shaeri, M., Guan, D., Cao, F., & Yuan, C. (2018). DEVELOPING HIGH-TEMPERATURE WATER-REPELLENT GLASS FIBER CLOTHS THROUGH ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION. , ().
Lei, C., Wang, F., Yang, J., Gao, X., Yu, X., Yang, B., ... Hou, Y. (2018). Embedding Co2P Nanoparticles in N-doped Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Porous Carbon Polyhedra for High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries. Industrial \& Engineering Chemistry Research, ().
Ma, L., Guan, D., Wang, F., & Yuan, C. (2018). Environmental Emissions from Chemical Etching Synthesis of Silicon Nanotube for Lithium Ion Battery Applications. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2 (1), 11.
Lei, C., Chen, H., Cao, J., Yang, J., Qiu, M., Xiao, Y., ... Others (2018). Fe N4 Sites Embedded into Carbon Nanofiber Integrated with Electrochemically Exfoliated Graphene for Oxygen Evolution in Acidic Medium. Advanced Energy Materials, (), 1801912.
Zhang, J., Yuan, H., Deng, Y., Zha, Y., Abu-Reesh, I., He, Z., ... Yuan, C. (2018). Life cycle assessment of a microbial desalination cell for sustainable wastewater treatment and saline water desalination. Journal of Cleaner Production, ().
Yuan, C., Xie, J., & Nicol, J. (2018). Manufacturing Facility Energy Improvement. Energy Efficient Manufacturing: Theory and Applications, (), 299--338.
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Laser ablation on lithium ion battery electrode solid electrolyte interface removal. Journal of Laser Applications , ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Laser ablation on lithium ion battery electrode solid electrolyte interface removal. Journal of Laser Applications , ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Ternary Porous Cobalt Phosphoselenide Nanosheets: An Efficient Electrocatalyst for Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Advanced Materials, ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Ternary Porous Cobalt Phosphoselenide Nanosheets: An Efficient Electrocatalyst for Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Advanced Materials, ().
Zhang, J., Gao, X., Deng, Y., Zha, Y., Yuan, C., Zhang, J., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Comparison of life cycle environmental impacts of different perovskite solar cell systems. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 166 (), 9-17.
Zhang, J., Gao, X., Deng, Y., Zha, Y., Yuan, C., Zhang, J., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Comparison of life cycle environmental impacts of different perovskite solar cell systems. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 166 (), 9-17.
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Integrated Hierarchical Cobalt Sulfide/Nickel Selenide Hybrid Nanosheets as An Efficient Three-dimensional Electrode for Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Nano letters, ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Integrated Hierarchical Cobalt Sulfide/Nickel Selenide Hybrid Nanosheets as An Efficient Three-dimensional Electrode for Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. Nano letters, ().
Yuan, C. (2017). Atomic Layer Deposition of Alumina Coatings onto SnS2 for Lithium-Ion Battery Applications. , ().
Deng, Y., Li, J., Li, T., Gao, X., Yuan, C., Deng, Y., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Life cycle assessment of lithium sulfur battery for electric vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, 343 (), 284-295.
Deng, Y., Li, J., Li, T., Gao, X., Yuan, C., Deng, Y., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Life cycle assessment of lithium sulfur battery for electric vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, 343 (), 284-295.
Yuan, C. (2017). A TiO2 Nanotube Network Electron Transport Layer for High Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. , ().
Ma, L., Pan, D., Xie, Y., Wang, F., Yuan, C., Ma, L., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Experimental Study of Process Emissions From Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 Under Various Temperatures and Purge Time. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139 (5), 051013.
Ma, L., Pan, D., Xie, Y., Wang, F., Yuan, C., Ma, L., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Experimental Study of Process Emissions From Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 Under Various Temperatures and Purge Time. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139 (5), 051013.
Yuan, C. (2017). Life cycle assessment of high capacity molybdenum disulfide lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles. , ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Efficient Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting by a 3D Nanostructured Carbon Supported on Flexible Exfoliated-Graphene-Foil. Advanced Materials, ().
Yuan, C., & Yuan, C. (2017). Efficient Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting by a 3D Nanostructured Carbon Supported on Flexible Exfoliated-Graphene-Foil. Advanced Materials, ().
Yuan, C., Deng, Y., Li, T., Yang, F., Yuan, C., Deng, Y., ... Yang, F. (2017). Manufacturing energy analysis of lithium ion battery pack for electric vehicles. CIRP Annals, 66 (1), 53-56.
Yuan, C., Deng, Y., Li, T., Yang, F., Yuan, C., Deng, Y., ... Yang, F. (2017). Manufacturing energy analysis of lithium ion battery pack for electric vehicles. CIRP Annals, 66 (1), 53-56.
Wang, F., Gao, X., Ma, L., Liu, T., Yuan, C., Wang, F., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Sustainability Analysis of Silicon Nanowire Fabrication for High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Anode. Procedia Manufacturing, 7 (), 151-156.
Wang, F., Gao, X., Ma, L., Liu, T., Yuan, C., Wang, F., ... Yuan, C. (2017). Sustainability Analysis of Silicon Nanowire Fabrication for High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Anode. Procedia Manufacturing, 7 (), 151-156.
Yuan, C. (2016). Efficient Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting by a 3D Nanostructured Carbon Supported on Flexible Exfoliated-Graphene-Foil. , ().
Huang, T., Mao, S., Qiu, M., Mao, O., Yuan, C., & Chen, J. (2016). Nitrogen-boron Dipolar-doped Nanocarbon as a High-efficiency Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Electrochimica Acta , 222 (), 481-487.
Yuan, C. (2016). Deriving Characterization Factors on Freshwater Ecotoxicity of Graphene Oxide Nanomaterial for Life Cycle Impact Assessment. , ().
Xie, Y., Pan, D., Ma, L., & Yuan, C. (2016). Optimizing the process efficiency of atomic layer deposition of alumina for its sustainability improvement: a combined experimental and modeling study. Journal of Cleaner Production , 133 (1), 338–347.
Hou, Y., Li, J., Gao, X., Wen, Z., Yuan, C., & Chen, J. (2016). 3D Dual-Confined Sulfur Encapsulated in Porous Carbon Nanosheets and Wrapped with Graphene Aerogels as Cathode for Advanced Lithium Sulfur Batteries. Nanoscale, 8 (), 8228 - 8235.
Li, T., & Yuan, C. (2016). An Optimal Design Analysis of a Novel Parabolic Trough Lighting and Thermal System. International Journal of Energy Research , 40 (9), 1193–1206.
Pan, D., Ma, L., Xie, Y., Jen, T., & Yuan, C. (2016). Effects of gap size, temperature and pumping pressure on the fluid dynamics and chemical kinetics of in-line spatial atomic layer deposition of Al2O3. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , 96 (), 189-198.
Qiu, M., Xie, Y., Gao, X., Li, J., Deng, Y., Guan, D., ... Yuan, C. (2016). Band Gap Opening and Semiconductor-metal Phase Transition in (n, n) Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Distinctive Boron-Nitrogen Line Defect. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , 18 (), 4643-4651.
Xie, J., & Yuan, C. (2015). Parametric Study of Ice Thermal Storage System with Thin Layer Ring by Taguchi Method. Applied Thermal Engineering , 98 (), 246-255.
Guan, D., Li, J., Gao, X., Xie, Y., & Yuan, C. (2015). Growth characteristics and influencing factors of 3D hierarchical flower-like SnS2 nanostructures and their superior lithium-ion intercalation performance. Journal of Alloys and Compounds , 658 (), 190-197.
Wu, Y., Balu, N., Li , W., Chen, Q., Joshi-Imre, A., Kummitha, C., ... Lu, Z. (2013). Molecular MRI of atherosclerotic plaque progression in an ApoE(-/-) mouse model with a CLT1 peptide targeted macrocyclic Gd(III) chelate.. American journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 3 (5), 446-55.
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