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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Lang Yuan

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-8226
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
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Dr. Yuan’s research focuses on microstructure and defect formation during alloy solidification for Additive Manufacturing, casting and remelting technologies. His research interests also include Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, discrete element modeling, process development and optimization for additive, nucleation, X-Ray imaging and diffraction of solidification phenomena and data sciences.


  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2010
  • M.Eng., Materials Processing and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2006
  • B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003

Selected Publication

  • An, K., Yuan, L., Dial, L., Spinelli, I., Stica A.D., and Gao, Y. Non-destructive residual stress measurement and finite element simulation in thin-walled structure by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing, Materials & Design, 2017, vol 135, 122-132. (IF = 4.525)
  • Karagadde S., Yuan L., Shevchenko N., Eckert S. and Lee P.D., 3-D microstructural model of freckle formation validated using in situ experiments, Acta Materialia, 2014, vol 79, pp 168-180 (IF = 6.036)
  • Cai B., Karagadde S., Yuan, L., Marrow T.J., Connolley T. and Lee P.D., In situ synchrotron tomographic quantification of granular and intragranular deformation during semi-solid compression of an equiaxed dendritic Al–Cu alloy, Acta Materialia, 2014, vol 76, pp 371-380. (IF = 6.036)
  • Miller J.D., Yuan L., Lee P.D. and Pollock T.M., Simulation of diffusion-limited lateral growth of dendrites during solidification via liquid metal cooling, Acta Materialia, 2014, vol 69, pp 47-59. (IF = 6.036)
  • Zhang Z., Yuan L., Lee P.D., Jones, E. and Jones, J. R., Modeling of time dependent localized flow shear stress and its impact on cellular growth within additive manufactured titanium implants, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2014, 2014:00B:1–11. (IF = 3.373)
  • Prasad A., Yuan L., Lee P.D. and StJohn D., Interdependence Theory of grain nucleation: A numerical analysis, Acta Materialia, 2013, vol 61, pp 5914-5927. (IF = 6.036)
  • Yuan L. and Lee P. D., A New Mechanism for Freckle Initiation Based on Microstructural Level Simulation, Acta Materialia, 2012, vol 60, pp 4917–4926. (IF = 6.036)


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