Associate Professor

Phone: +86-27-87541940


Academic Areas: Modeling, Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process, Design and Optimization of Complicated System, Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing, etc.

Dr. Pengxing Yi is currenly an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.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 taking part in HUST, Dr. Yi had been worked for 6 years in Wuhan Iron & Steel Company as an engineer from 1997 to 2003.

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 applicances to assess the quality status of metal parts, and strategies to update the performance of recycled construction machinery.

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

Dr. Yi became a graduate mentor in Mechanical Engineering at HUST in 2010, and now he is mentoring 3 Doctoral students and 6 Master’s students in Mechanical Engineering.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Huazhong University of Science & Technology 2007 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering Huazhong University of Science & Technology 2003 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Wuhan University of Science & Technology 1997

Professional Experience

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

July 2007-June, 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. School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China.

Selected Publications

Peer reviewed Journal Papers

1.Kang Zhang, Pengxing Yi*, Xuming Zhang, Yahui Li, and Bing Hui. A new feature to evaluate the surface defects with the EMAT. NDT & E, 2015, submitted, corresponding author.

2.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, submitted, corresponding author.

3.Penxing Yi*, Ming Huang, Lijun Guo and Tielin Shi. Dual Reverse Channel Decision in Retailer Oriented Closed-loop Supply Chain for Construction Machinery Remanufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 2015, submitted, corresponding author.

4.Min Huang, Pengxing Yi*, Tielin Shi and Lijun Guo. A modal interval based method for dynamic decision model in remanufacturing with uncertain quality of used products. International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2015, submitted, corresponding author.

5.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, accepted, corresponding author.

6.Pengxing Yi*, Lijian Dong, Tielin Shi. Multi-objective genetic algorithms based structural optimization and experimental investigation of the planet carrier in wind turbine gearbox. Frontier of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, to be published, DOI: 10.1007/s11465 -014- 0319 -5.

7.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): 19687-19699.

8.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.

9.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.

10.Pengxing Yi. The Remanufacturing Products are not second-handproducts. Economic Daily, 2011.9.2, Page 9. (In Chinese)

11.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. (In Chinese)

12.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)

13.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. (In Chinese)

14.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. (In Chinese) 

15.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. (In Chinese)

16.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.

17.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)

18.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. (In Chinese)

Peer reviewed Conference Papers

1.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.

2.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.

3.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, Proc. of ICMA 2009, August 9th -12th ,2009,Changchun, China, pp. 3298-3303.

4.Pengxing Yi, Youmin Hu, Shiyuan Liu. 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, August 8th -12th ,2008, Monterey, USA, Vol.1027, pp.442-444.

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

6.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, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7160: 71602X, 2008.

7.Youmin Hu, Bo Wu, Pengxing Yi. 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, Vol. 5315, 2008,Wuhan, China, pp.583~592.

8.Pengxing Yi, Youmin Hu, Shuzi Yang, Runsheng Du. System reliability analysis of redundant condition monitoring systems, In:Proceedings of the first international symposium on digital manufacture,Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, Vol.28, 2006, pp. 561-564.

Awards and Honors

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

Fundamentals of Control Theory in Mechanical Engineering 

Engineering Testing Technology 



1.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.

2.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.

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

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

5.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.

6.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.

7.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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