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Dr. Yuanyuan Tian, Manufacturing Engineering, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr. Yuanyuan Tian is a highly accomplished researcher with a rich academic background and diverse expertise. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Hunan University, China, and has further expanded her knowledge through an Exchanged Ph.D. program at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Currently serving as a Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, NTU, under the supervision of Prof. Kun Zhou, Dr. Tian’s research focuses on advanced structural materials, mechanical and tribological behaviors, additive manufacturing, and precision machining, as well as molecular dynamics simulation.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Dr. Yuanyuan Tian’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics and an Exchanged Ph.D. in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Here are the details:

Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics

  • Duration: 09/2016-10/2022
  • Institution: Hunan University, China
  • Supervisors: Prof. Qihong Fang and Prof. Jia Li
  • GPA: 89/100 (top 3%)

Exchanged Ph.D. in School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

  • Duration: 08/2021-08/2022
  • Institution: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Supervisor: Prof. Kun Zhou

These educational experiences demonstrate a strong foundation in engineering mechanics, complemented by international exposure through the exchanged Ph.D. program at NTU in Singapore.

Research Experience:

Dr. Yuanyuan Tian has accumulated a diverse and extensive research background, showcasing a dedication to advancing knowledge in the field of engineering mechanics. Currently serving as a Research Fellow at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since October 2023, under the guidance of Prof. Kun Zhou, she is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. Prior to this, from January 2023 to October 2023, Dr. Tian held a Research Fellow position at the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, NTU, focusing on digital manufacturing under the supervision of Prof. Kun Zhou.

Her involvement in NTU dates back to August 2021 to August 2022, where she undertook an Exchanged Ph.D. program in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU, once again working with Prof. Kun Zhou. In the capacity of Project Officer from October 2022 to January 2023, she contributed to projects within the same school.

Dr. Tian’s academic journey includes successfully earning a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Hunan University, China, where she conducted research from September 2016 to October 2022. Her Ph.D. supervisors were Prof. Qihong Fang and Prof. Jia Li, and she achieved an impressive GPA of 89/100, placing her in the top 3% of her cohort. This comprehensive research experience, spanning different institutions and roles, reflects Dr. Yuanyuan Tian’s commitment to advancing the understanding of engineering mechanics.

Awards & Honors:

Dr. Yuanyuan Tian has been consistently recognized for her outstanding contributions and achievements throughout her academic and research journey. In 2020, she received the prestigious “Outstanding Graduate Model” award, highlighting her exceptional qualities as a graduate student. Additionally, she was honored with the “Taihao Top Ten Star Scholarship” in the same year, further acknowledging her academic excellence and leadership.

In 2019, Dr. Tian was recognized as an “Outstanding Graduate Student,” underscoring her continuous commitment to scholarly pursuits. She also received accolades for her involvement in research, notably the “Hunan Graduate Research Innovation Project” in 2019, reflecting her significant contributions to innovative projects.

Her noteworthy achievements extend to 2018, where she secured the “Guangdong Open Fund Project,” showcasing her ability to attract external funding for research endeavors. Dr. Tian’s commitment to innovation and academic excellence was acknowledged with the “Third Prize” at the Hunan Graduate Student Innovation Forum in 2017.

Furthermore, her leadership skills were acknowledged with the “Outstanding Graduate Student Cadre” award in 2017. Financial support for her academic pursuits was provided through the “Cummins Dr. Lyn Scholarship” in the same year, illustrating her multifaceted success in both academia and extracurricular activities. These awards collectively affirm Dr. Yuanyuan Tian’s exceptional dedication and contributions to her field.

Research Interests:

Dr. Yuanyuan Tian’s research interests encompass a diverse range of topics in the field of engineering mechanics. Her focus includes:

🌐 Advanced Structural Materials: Exploring innovative materials with enhanced properties for various engineering applications.

⚙️ Mechanical and Tribological Behaviors: Investigating the mechanical characteristics and frictional interactions of materials, essential for understanding their performance in real-world conditions.

Additive Manufacturing and Precision Machining: Contributing to the advancement of manufacturing processes, particularly in additive manufacturing and precision machining, to develop efficient and precise techniques.

🧪 Molecular Dynamics Simulation: Utilizing molecular dynamics simulation to model and analyze the behavior of materials at the molecular level, providing valuable insights into their structural and dynamic properties.

Dr. Tian’s multidisciplinary research interests demonstrate a commitment to advancing the understanding and application of materials in engineering contexts.

Publication Top Noted:

Additively Manufactured Dual-Faced Structured Fabric for Shape-Adaptive Protection

  • Authors: Tian, Y.; Chen, K.; Zheng, H.; … Wang, Y.; Zhou, K.
  • Journal: Advanced Science, 2023, 10(21), 2301567

Effect of Build Direction on Tension–Tension Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Polyamide 12 Parts Printed by Multi Jet Fusion

  • Authors: Chen, K.; Teo, H.W.B.; Tian, Y.; … Zeng, J.; Du, H.
  • Journal: International Journal of Fatigue, 2023, 170, 107514

Influence of Microstructure on Stainless Steel 316L Lattice Structures Fabricated by Electron Beam and Laser Powder Bed Fusion

  • Authors: Zeng, Z.; Wang, C.; Lek, Y.Z.; … Bartolo, P.J.D.S.; Zhou, K.
  • Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2022, 859, 144225

Friction and Wear Behavior of a Precipitation-Hardened Equiatomic FeCrNi Medium Entropy Alloy Unraveled by Molecular Dynamics Simulation

  • Authors: Kong, J.; Tian, Y.; Zeng, X.; … Fang, Q.; Li, J.
  • Journal: Journal of Materials Research, 2022, 37(18), pp. 3009–3020

High-Throughput Predictions of the Stabilities of Multi-Type Long-Period Stacking Ordered Structures in High-Performance Mg Alloys

  • Authors: Fan, T.; Wang, Z.; Tian, Y.; Liu, Y.; Tang, P.
  • Journal: Nanomaterials, 2022, 12(18), 3240



Yuanyuan Tian | Manufacturing Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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