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Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3057 ERF

Lab Location: 1114 SEL

Lab Website: Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2007

M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan, 2007

M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2003

B.E., Mechanical Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2001

Real-time energy management

Multi-machine system modeling and throughput estimation

Discrete event simulation

Real-time throughput control

Intelligent maintenance of manufacturing systems

Extension of engineering research to healthcare system

Journal Papers:

  1. L. Li, and J. Ni, 2008, “Reliability Estimation Based On Operational Data of Manufacturing Systems”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 24, 843-854.
  2. L. Li, Q. Chang, and J. Ni, 2009, “Data Driven Bottleneck Detection of Manufacturing Systems”, International Journal of Production Research, 47:18, 5019-5036.
  3. L. Li, M. You and J. Ni, 2009, “Reliability-based Dynamic Maintenance Threshold for Failure Prevention of Continuously Monitored Degrading Systems”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 131, pp. 031010:1-9.
  4. L. Li, Q. Chang, J. Ni and S. Biller, 2009, “Real Time Production Improvement Through Bottleneck Control”, International Journal of Production Research, 47:21, 6145-6158.
  5. S. Ambani, L. Li and J. Ni, 2009, “Condition-based Maintenance Decision Making for Multiple Machine Systems”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 131, pp. 031009:1-9.
  6. L. Li, 2009, “Bottleneck Detection of Complex Manufacturing Systems using Data Driven Method”, International Journal of Production Research, 47:24, 6929-6940.
  7. X. Jin, L. Li and J. Ni, 2009, “Option Model for Joint Production and Preventive Maintenance System”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.119, pp.347-353.
  8. L. Li, S. Ambani, and J. Ni, 2009, “Plant-level Maintenance Decision Support System for Throughput Improvement”, International Journal of Production Research, 47:24, 7047-7061.
  9. Y. Wang, L. Li, J. Ni and S. Huang, 2009, “Feature Selection using Tabu Search with Long Memories and Probabilistic Neural Networks”, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 661-670.
  10. A. Brzezinski, L. Li, X. Qiao, and J. Ni, 2009, “A New Method for Grinder Dressing Fault Mitigation Using Real Time Peak Detection”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 45, pp. 470-480.
  11. L. Li and J. Ni, 2009, “Short-term Decision Support System for Maintenance Task Prioritization”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 121, pp. 195-202.
  12. Y. Wang, L. Li, J. Ni and S. Huang, 2009, “Form Tolerance Evaluation of Toroidal Surfaces Using Particle Swarm Optimization”,ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 131, pp. 051015: 1-9.
  13. M. You, L. Li, G. Meng and J. Ni, 2010, “Cost-Effective Updated Sequential Predictive Maintenance Policy for Continuously Monitored Degrading Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 257-265.
  14. S. Lee, L. Li, and J. Ni, 2010, “Online Degradation Assessment and Adaptive Fault Detection Using Modified Hidden Markov Model”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, pp. 021010: 1-11.
  15. L. Li, and Y. A. Bozer, 2010, “Retrieval Strategies for Multi-tier Automated Carousel Conveyors with Multiple Robots”, Simulation,Vol. 86, No. 7, pp. 395-404.
  16. M. You, L. Li, G. Meng and J. Ni, 2010, “Two-zone Proportional Hazard Model for Equipment Remaining Useful Life Prediction”,ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, pp. 041008: 1-6.
  17. Z. Jiang, S. Xuanyuan, L. Li, and Z. Li, 2011, “Inventory-Shortage Driven Optimization for Product Configuration Variation”,International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 1045-1060.
  18. L. Li, Q. Chang, G. Xiao and S. Ambani, 2011, “Throughput Bottleneck Prediction of the Manufacturing Systems Using Autoregressive Moving Average Model”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, pp. 021015: 1-8.
  19. H. Shao, X. Shi, and L. Li, 2011, “Power Signal Separation in Milling Process Based on Wavelet Transform and Independent Component Analysis”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 51, pp. 701-710.
  20. J. Sun, L. Li, and L. Xi, 2012, “Modified Two-stage Degradation Model For Dynamic Maintenance Threshold Calculation Considering Uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 209-212.
  21. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2012, “Heterogeneous Redundancy Allocation for Series-Parallel Multi-State Systems using Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Local Search”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics –Part A, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 464-474.
  22. Y. Wang, L. Li, S. Huang and Q. Chang, 2012, “Reliability and Covariance Estimation of Weighted k-out-of-n Multi-state Systems”, European Journal of Operational Research, 221, pp. 138-147.
  23. Y. Wang, and L. Li, and S. Huang, 2012, “Derivation of Reliability and Variance for Multi-State Systems with Binary-Capacitated Components”, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 549-559.
  24. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2012, “Effects of Uncertainty in Both Component Reliability and Load Demand on Multi-state System Reliability”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics –Part A, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 958-969.
  25. Z. Jiang, L. Li, Zhi Li, and Zhaoqian Li, 2012, “Order-oriented Cooperative Sequencing Optimization in Multi-Mix-Model Assembly lines”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 24, pp. 7198-7209.
  26. Z. Sun, and L. Li, 2013, “Opportunity Estimation for Real Time Energy Control of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Special issue on Automation in Green Manufacturing, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 38-44.
  27. Q. Chang, G. Xiao, S. Biller and L. Li, 2012, “Energy Saving Opportunity Analysis of Automotive Serial Production System”,IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 334-342.
  28. L. Li, and Z. Sun, 2012, “State-based Dynamic Energy Control for Energy Efficiency Improvement of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Using Markov Decision Process”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 1195-1205.
  29. S. Lee, L. Li and J. Ni, 2013, “Markov-Based Maintenance Planning Considering Repair Time and Periodic Inspection”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 135, No.3, pp. 031013: 1-12.
  30. M. Fernandez, L. Li, and Z. Sun, 2013, ““Just-For-Peak” Buffer Inventory For Peak Electricity Demand Reduction of Manufacturing Systems”, International Journal of Production Economics, 146, pp. 178-184.
  31. A. Bego, L. Li and Z. Sun, 2013, “Identification of Reservation Capacity in Critical Peak Pricing Electricity Demand Response Program for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems”, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 38, pp. 728-736.
  32. Z. Sun, and L. Li, 2013, “Potential Capability Estimation for Real Time Electricity Demand Response of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Using Markov Decision Process”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 65, pp. 184-193.
  33. Z. Zhou, L. Li, and J. Lin, 2013, “Integrated Analytical Modeling for Production Systems Coupled with Material Handling Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Systems, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1067-1076.
  34. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2013, “Time-of-Use Based Electricity Demand Response for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems”, Energy, Vol. 63, pp. 233-244.
  35. H. Shao, L. Li, L. Liu and S. Zhang, 2013, “Study on Machinability of a Stellite Alloy with Uncoated and Coated Carbide Tools in Turning”, SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes,Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 673-681.
  36. Y.Wang, and L. Li, 2014, “Time-of-use based Electricity Cost of Manufacturing Systems: Modeling and Monotonicity Analysis”,International Journal of Production Economics,Vol. 156, pp. 246-259.
  37. Z.Jiang, Y. Liu, L. Li,and W. Shao, 2014, “A Novel Prediction Model for Thin Plate Deflections Considering Milling Residual Stresses”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 74, pp. 37-45.
  38. Z.Sun, L. Li,M. Fernandez,and J. Wang, 2014, “Inventory Control for Peak Electricity Demand Reduction of Manufacturing Systems Considering the Tradeoff between Production Loss and Energy Savings”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 82, pp. 84-93.
  39. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2014, “A Novel Modeling Method for Both Steady-State and Transient Analyses of Serial Bernoulli Production Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 45, pp. 97-108.
  40. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2014, “Uncertainty Importance Measure of Individual Components in Multi-State Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 64, pp. 772-783.
  41. K. Zhang, L. Li, Y. Duan, and Y. Li, 2014, “Experimental and Theoretical Stress Analysis for an Interface Stress Model of Single-L Adhesive Joints between CFRP and Aluminum Components”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol. 50, pp. 37-44.
  42. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2015, “A PSO Algorithm for Constrained Redundancy Allocation in Multi-State Systems with Bridge Topology”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 28, pp. 13-22.
  43. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2015, “Time-of-use Electricity Pricing for Industrial Customers: A Survey of U.S. Utilities”, Applied Energy, Vol. 149, pp. 89-103.
  44. Z. Sun, L. Li, A. Bego and F. Dababneh, 2015, “Customer-side Electricity Load Management for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Utilizing Combined Heat and Power Generation System”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 165, pp. 112-119.
  45. L. Li, Z. Sun, X. Yao and D. Wang, 2016, “Optimal Production Scheduling for Energy Efficiency Improvement in Biofuel Feedstock Preprocessing Considering Work-In-Process Particle Separation”, Energy, Vol. 96, pp. 474-481.
  46. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2016, “Li-Ion Battery Dynamics Model Parameter Estimation Using Datasheets and Particle Swarm Optimization”, Accepted to appear in International Journal of Energy Research, DOI: 10.1002/er.3497, In press.
  47. Z. Sun, L. Li, and F. Dababneh, 2016, “Plant-Level Electricity Demand Response for Combined Manufacturing System and HVAC System”, Accepted to appear in Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.12.098, In press.
  48. Y. Wang, and L. Li, 2016, “Critical peak electricity pricing for sustainable manufacturing: Modeling and case studies”, Applied Energy, Vol. 175, pp. 40-53.