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Mechanical engineering educator

Yi-Xin Lawrence Yao, Australian Mechanical engineering educator. Chartered professional engineer, Australia. Research grantee Australian Research Council, 1990, 91, 92, 93, 94, collaborative research grantee Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation/University Collaborative Research Scheme, 1991, 92.


Yao, Y. Lawrence was born on May 25, 1953 in Shanghai, China. Came to the United States, 1982. Son of Da-Jun Yao and Mei Fen Xu.


Bachelor of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1982. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1988.


Graduate assistant University Wisconsin, Madison, 1983-1987. Lecturer University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1989-1991, senior lecturer Australia, 1991-1994. Associate professor Columbia University, New York City, since 1994.

Consultant Unisearch & CAMIA, Australia, 1989-1994, Medical Devices Manufacturers, New York and New Jersey, since 1994.


  • Chartered professional engineer, Australia.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Journal High Temperature Materials Processes, since 1998. Contributor technical papers to professional journals and conference proceedings.


Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate editor Journal Manufacturing, Science and Engineering since 2000), Society Manufacturing Engineers (senior member, associate editor Journal Manufacturing Processes since 1999), North America Manufacturing Research Institute, American Society Engineering Education, Laser Institute American (board directors since 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, swimming, classical music, traveling, movies.


Married Nancy N. Li, June 24, 1984. Children: David, Phillip.

Da-Jun Yao

Mei-Fen Xu

Nancy N. Li

David Yao

Phillip Yao