Associate Professor

Phone: +86-27-87541940


Academic Areas: Modeling, monitoring and control of manufacturing process; design and optimization of complicated mechatronic system; environmentally sustainable manufacturing; green supply chain theory & its applications

Dr. Pengxing Yi is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Professor Yi earned his B.S. degree in Metallurgical Machinery from Wuhan University of Science & Technology, his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology. He joined the HUST faculty in 2009. Prior to joining HUST, Dr. Yi had been worked for 6 years in Wuhan Iron & Steel Company as an engineer from 1997 to 2003.Dr. Yi is now an IEEE member, and also he is a senior member of CSME.

Dr. Pengxing Yi’s research concerns Modeling, Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process, Design and Optimization of Complicated System, Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing, etc. Presently, a major area of Dr. Yi focuses on developing technologies of manufacturing, reuse and remanufacturing for construction machinery, including methods to model and analyze the manufacturing and remanufacturing process, nondestructive testing appliances to assess the quality status of metal parts, and strategies to update the performance of construction machinery, such as excavator, crane and loader.

Dr. Yi teaches Fundamentals of Control Theory in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Testing Technology for the undergraduates at HUST, and he also teaches Uncertainty Analysis in Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Process for the graduates.

Dr. Yi became a graduate mentor in Mechanical Engineering at HUST in 2010, and now he is mentoring 2 Doctoral candidates and 6 Master’s candidates in Mechanical Engineering.

Academic Degrees

1993- 1997 Wuhan University of Science & Technology         Bachelor

2000- 2003 Huazhong University of Science & Technology     Master

2003- 2007 Huazhong University of Science & Technology     P h .D

Professional Experience

July 1997-Mar. 2003: Assistant Engineer. Wuhan Iron and Steel Company.

July 2007-Jun. 2009: Post-doctoral Fellow. Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China.

Jul. 2009- Oct. 2009: Assistant Professor. School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China.

Nov. 2009- Oct. 2010: Deputy Director. The Administrative Committee of Changzhou Science & Education Town, Jiangsu Province, China.

Nov.2010-present, Associate Professor, vice director at Institute of Mechatronic Information Engineering, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China.

Selected Publications

Previewed Journal Papers:

[1]Min Huang, Pengxing Yi*, Lijun Guo,Tielin Shi. Multi-dimensional Recycling Channel Strategies of RetailerDominated Closed-loop Supply Chain for Construction Machinery Remanufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, under reviewing, corresponding author.

[2]Pengxing Yi*, Peng Huang, Tielin Shi. Numerical Analysis and ExperimentalInvestigation of Modal properties for the Gearbox in Wind Turbine. Frontier of Mechanical Engineering, 2016 , 11 (4) :388-402, corresponding author.

[3]Penxing Yi*, Min Huang, Lijun Guo and Tielin Shi. Dual Reverse Channel Decisionin Retailer Oriented Closed-loop Supply Chain for Construction MachineryRemanufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 016, 124: 191-203, corresponding author. SCI Factor =4.959, 

[4]Pengxing Yi*, Min Huang, Lijun Guo and Tielin Shi. A Retailer Oriented Closed-loop Supply Chain Network Design for End of Life Construction Machinery Remanufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 137: 1393-1405, corresponding author. SCI Factor = 4.959.

[5]Min Huang, Pengxing Yi*, Tielin Shi, Lijun Guo. A modal interval based method for dynamic decision model considering uncertain quality of used products in remanufacturing. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10845-015-1151-4, corresponding author. SCI Factor = 1.731

[6]Kang Zhang, Pengxing Yi*, Xuming Zhang, Yahui Li, and Bing Hui. A new method to evaluate the surface defects with the EMAT. Sensors, 2015, 15 (7): 17420-32, corresponding author. SCI Factor =2.245

[7]Chao Jin, Youmin Hu, Bo Wu, Pengxing Yi*, Yao Cheng. Thermal characteristics prediction of a CNC feed system under varying operating conditions. Precision Engineering, 2015, 42: 151-164. SCI Factor = 1.517

[8]Pengxing Yi*, Cheng Zhang, Lijun Guo and Tielin Shi. Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of Load Sharing Characteristics of Wind Turbine Gearbox. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2015, 7 (3): 1687814015575960 corresponding author. SCI Factor = 0.575

[9]Yi Pengxing*, Dong Lijian, Shi Tielin. Multi-objective genetic algorithms based structural optimization and experimental investigation of the planet carrier in wind turbine gearbox. Frontier of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 9(4): 354-367. 

[10]Pengxing Yi*, Kang Zhang, Yahui Li, Xuming Zhang. Influence of the Lift-Off Effect on the Cut-Off Frequency of the EMAT-Generated Rayleigh Wave Signal. Sensors, 2014, 14(10): 19687-99. SCI Factor= 2.245. 

[11]Yi Pengxing,Zhang Cheng. A Simulation Study of Errors on Planet Load Sharing and Sun Gear Track of Wind Turbine Gearbox. Equipment manufacturing technology,2014,3:25-28. In Chinese

[12]Yi Pengxing,Du Heng,Lu Huanan,Lai Wuxing. Research and Application of Automatic Bottom Bobbin Changer for Industrial Sewing Machine. Machine Tool and Hydraulics,2014,42 (21):33-35,41. (In Chinese)

[13]Minyu Li, Bo Wu, Youmin Hu, Pengxing Yi*, Yao Cheng. An improved discrete particle swarm optimization algorithm for High-speed trains’ operation panel assembly sequence planning. Assembly Automation, 2013, 33(4): 360-373, corresponding author. SCI Factor= 0.913

[14]Feng Xiong, Fengling Han, Pengxing Yi, Tielin Shi. Model of the steady configuration of moving webs nearby a pulley and its solution, Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Nature Science Edition), Vol. 37, No. 10, 2009, pp. 89-92. EI (In Chinese)

[15]Feng Xiong, Fengling Han, Pengxing Yi, Tielin Shi. Steady configuration of moving strip around a pulley, China Mechanical Engineering, Vol.20, No.19, 2009, PP. 2358-2362. (In Chinese)

[16]Pengxing Yi, Shiyuan Liu, Feng Cui, Youmin Hu. Three dimensional design and optimization system for stirring blades with complicated surface by flow field simulation, Journal of Astronautics, Vol.30, No.1, 2009, PP.76-81 SCOPUS, CSCD (In Chinese)

[17]Pengxing Yi, Youmin Hu, Feng Cui, Shuzi Yang. Numerical analysis on effects of helix angle of stirring paddle on mixing performance of vertical kneading machine, Journal of Solid Rocket Technology, Vol. 30, No. 5 2008, pp.381-385. EI (In Chinese)

[18]Pengxing Yi, Youmin Hu, Feng Cui, Runsheng Du, Shuzi Yang. Numerical investigation of effect of kneading clearance on mixing performance of vertical kneading mixers, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), Vol. 58, No.10, 2007, pp. 2680-2684.EI, CSCD (In Chinese)

[19]Yi Pengxing,Hu Youming,Yang Shuzi,et al. System reliability analysis of redundant condition monitoring systems. In:Pro.of the first international symposium on digital manufacture,Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan,China,2006,Vol.28:561-564. EI, CSCD

[20]Yi Pengxing,Yang Shuzi,Du Runsheng,et al. Distributed monitoring system reliability estimation with consideration of statistical uncertainty. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition),2005,18(4): 519-524. EI,CSCD

[21]Pengxing Yi, Shuzi Yang, Runsheng Du, et al. Distributed monitoring system reliability estimation with consideration of statistical uncertainty, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition), Vol. 18, No.4, 2005, pp.519-524.

[22]Pengxing Yi, Runsheng Du, Shiyuan Liu, Shuzi Yang. Study on Markov model based reliability for distributed monitoring system, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol.41, No.6, 2005, PP.143-148. (In Chinese)

[23]Pengxing Yi, Runsheng Du. Design and implement of constant temperature water supply system for kneading machinery. Water & Wastewater Engineering, 2003, Vol.29 No.10 pp.97-99. CSCD (In Chinese)


Previewed Conference Papers

[1] Min Huang, Pengxing Yi*, Lijun Guo, Tielin Shi. A Modal Interval Based Genetic Algorithm for Closed-loop Supply Chain Network Design under Uncertainty. In: Proceedings of MIM2016, Jun 28- Jul 1,2016, Troyes, France, IFAC-PapersOnLine,2016, 49-12: 616–621, corresponding author. EI

[2]Min Huang, Pengxing Yi, Tielin Shi. Multi-dimensional Reverse Channel Decision under Different Collection Strategies. In: Proceedings of INCOM 2015, May 9 – 15 2015, Ottawa, Canada, IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48-3, p.p. 357-361, Corresponding author. EI

[3]Pengxing Yi, Junfeng Wang, Tao Huang and Bo Wu. An autonomous learning ability based laboratory course for undergraduate students studying in measurement and control subjects. In: Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Engineering Education, July 20-24, 2015, Zagreb, Zadar (Croatia), p.p. 162-167.

[4]Zheng Yongfeng; Hu Youmin; Wu Bo, Yi Pengxing. Finite Element Modal Analysis of Four-link Combination Portal Crane. In: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (ICMRA), APR 20-21, 2015, Shenzhen, China, ACSR-Advances in Computer Science Research, 15: 662-665.

[5]Kang Zhang, Pengxing Yi*, Yahui Li, Xuming Zhang and Zailin Guan. Numerical Investigation of the lift-off effect on the cut-off frequency in the Rayleigh wave. In: the Proceedings of IEEE Mechatronika/Mechatronics 2014, Dec.3rd – Dec. 5th, 2014, Brno, Czech, corresponding author. EI

[6]Min Huang, Pengxing Yi*, Tielin Shi, Kang Zhang, and Lijun Guo. The study of multi-dimensional reverse channels for construction machinery remanufacturing. In: the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM), Jul. 30th - Aug 2nd, 2013, Xian, China, pp.116 – 119, corresponding author. EI

[7]Pengxing Yi*, Lijian Dong, Yuanxin Chen. The multi-objective optimization of the planet carrier in wind turbine gearbox. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 184-185, 2012, pp 565-569. 

[8]Feng Xiong, Fengling Han, Pengxing Yi, Tielin Shi. Axial motion of flat belt induced by angular misalignment of rollers, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, In: Proc. of ICMA 2009, August 9th -12th ,2009, Changchun, China, pp. 3298-3303. EI

[9]Yi, P.X., Liu, S.Y., Hu, Y.M., Liu, W. Reliability analysis of condition monitoring systems under fuzzy environment. Advanced Materials Research, 2008,Vol.44-46: 863-870. EI 

[10]Yi, Pengxing,Hu Youmin,Liu Shiyuan. Numerical investigation of effect of stirring blades on mixing efficiency of a planetary kneading mixer with Non-Newtonian and viscoplastic materials. AIP conference proceedings: 15th international congress on rheology - the society of rheology 80th annual meeting, Montery, USA, 2008,Vol.1027: 442-~444. 

[11]Tao Huang,Shiyuan Liu,Pengxing Yi,Tielin SHI. Focusing and leveling system for optical lithography using linear CCD. In: Proceeding of 2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Measurement Technology and Applications, edited by Shenghua Ye, Guangjun Zhang, Jun Ni, 2008, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7160: 71602X. EI 

[12]Tao Huang,Shiyuan Liu,Pengxing Yi,Tielin SHI. Automatic alignment system for optical lithography based on machine vision. SPIE Proceedings: 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems, 2008, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7284, 72840I. EI

Hu Youmin, Wu Bo, Yi Pengxing. Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation Approach of Reliability for Condition Monitoring System. In: Proceedings of 1st International Conference Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2008, 5315: 583-592. EI

Awards and Honors

Supervisor of Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, Hubei Province, 2016

Supervisor of First Prize in National Undergraduate Competition of Innovative Mechanical Design, 2016

Science & Technology Award, China Association of Circular Economy, 2016

Teaching Quality Excellence Award , Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., 2012

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., 2008

Science & Technology Progress Award, Ministry of Education, China, 2006

Courses Taught

Courses for undergraduates

Fundamental of Control Theory in Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Testing and Signal Processing

Database Technology and its applications

Creative Decision and Design in Mechanical Engineering

Courses for graduates

Uncertainty Analysis in Manufacturing Processing


National Sci-Tech Support Plan of China: Development and Application of Weight Reduction Technologies of Bridge Crane. Grant #: 2015BAF06B06. Jan. 1st, 2015-Dec. 31st, 2017, PI.

National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program): Technologies of Reuse and Remanufacturing of Retired Construction Machinery: Researches and Applications. Grant #: 2013AA040206. Jan. 1st, 2013-Dec. 31st, 2015, PI. 

Jiangsu Provincial Science and Technology Innovation Program: Dynamical Performance Analysis and Design Optimization of Large-scale Wind Turbine Gearbox. Feb. 2011-Dec. 2013, PI.

SEVALO Research Project: Devices and Process Scheduling for Construction Machinery Remanufacturing Factory. Mar.2009-May.2010, PI.

NSFC Project: 3D Chaotic Mixing Fundamentals and Methods of Highly Viscous Composite Materials with a Novel Bladeless Mixer. Grant #: 50803022, Jan. 2009- Dec.2009, PI.

NSFC Project: A study of Laser Shock Wave Mechanical Effect Based Micro-drive Technology and Systems. Grant #: 50975113, Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2012, Key Researcher (Rank Second), being in charge of Multi-physics Simulation of Multi-phase Flow Characteristics in the Laser Shock Field.

Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program of China: Digital Assembly of High-speed Trains. Jan.2010 - Dec. 2015, Key Researcher

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