Lang Yuan

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Dr Lang Yuan's lab focuses on both numerically and experimentally controlling microstructures and defect formation locally during alloy solidification to achieve desired mechanical and/or functional properties by additive manufacturing. 

Dr. Yuan specializes in alloy solidification and computational modeling of advanced solidification processes, covering from process to microstructure. He leads the Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of South Carolina (USC). He obtained his BS and MSc degrees in Materials Processing and Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Department of Materials at Imperial College London, UK, in 2010. He joined the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility in 2011 from Imperial College London, where he was a research associate on synchrotron X-ray Imaging, solidification microstructure prediction and semisolid deformation for metallic alloys. He worked at GE Global Research, NY as a lead research engineer before joining USC in 2018, driving and developing multiscale physics based computational models to improve process and understand defects in manufacturing processes, in particular, additive manufacturing. His current research is on process innovation enabled by additive manufacturing for processing hard-to-weld alloys and new materials and locally tailoring microstructure and defects.


McNair Aerospace Center
1000 Catawba St
Columbia, SC 29201


+1 (803) 576-8226

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