Chris Yuan is currently a Professor in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Sustainable Energy Manufacturing at CWRU. His research activities are focused on sustainable manufacturing of lithium ion battery and industrial energy efficiency, through both modeling and experimentation. So far he has published over 150 research papers. His past research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Argonne National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, General Motors, Johnson Controls, etc. His research work has been recognized by many national and international awards. In 2017 his research won the First Place in the U.S. RAMP National Research Competition on Sustainable Manufacturing. In 2018, he is the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. Besides, he received the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2014, The Gustav Olling Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 2013, and the LEO Best Paper Award from the 2013 CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering.He served the Chair of ASME Life Cycle Engineering Technical Committee from 2013-2015, and served conference program chair, track chair, symposium chairs, session chairs, scientific committee, etc., for a number of ASME, IEEE, CIRP conferences. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2009.