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Lin Li, PhD


Director of U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

3057 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

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Research Interests:

Energy-efficient manufacturing

Power demand response of manufacturing systems

Electric vehicle battery remanufacturing and life cycle assessment

Multi-machine production system modeling and throughput estimation

Environmental sustainability of additive manufacturing processes

Cost analysis of cellulosic biofuel manufacturing processes

Intelligent maintenance of manufacturing systems

Notable Honors

2008, Excellence in Research Award, S. M. Wu Foundation

2013, College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, UIC

2013 2017 2019, College of Engineering Faculty Advising Award, UIC

2016, Harold A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIC

2016, Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC

2014 2018, College of Engineering Teaching Award, UIC

2012-2020, IISE Chapter Recognition Program Gold Award as Faculty Advisor, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

2020, Industrial Assessment Center Award for Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering Research, U.S. Department of Energy


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2007

M.S.E., Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2005

M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2003

B.A., Business Administration
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2001

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