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Laboratory for Sustainable and Additive Manufacturing

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Assistant Professor
Office Jacaranda Hall 3305
Tel (818) 677-6229
Fax (818) 677-6427
Email bingbing.li@csun.edu





Research Interests

  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (Green Design, Manufacturing Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability Analysis, Disassembly, Recycling, Remanufacturing).
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Bioprinting, Selective Laser Sintering/Melting (SLS/SLM), Laser Cladding, Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and Jetting).
  • Smart Manufacturing (Process Simulation and Control, Smart Connected Worker, Assistive Technology).
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Product and Manufacturing Systems Design.
  • CAD/CAM, and CNC machining.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S.          Mechanical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 2005
  • M.S.          Mechanical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 2008
    • Advisor: Dr. Zhifeng Liu, Vice President and Professor
  • Ph.D.        Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2012
    • Advisor: Dr. Hong-Chao Zhang, E.L. Derr Professor
  • Post-Doc  Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2012-2013
    • Advisor: Dr. Chris Yuan, Professor

Academic/Professional Appointments

  • 08.2014~present      Assistant Professor, Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management, California State University, Northridge, CA, U.S.A.
  • 08.2013~07.2014     Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.
  • 06.2012~08.2013     Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
  • 01.2009~05.2012     Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.
  • 08.2008~12.2008     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
  • 04.2007~06.2007     Research Associate, Central R&D Institute, China National Electric Apparatus Research Institute Co., Ltd. (China Electric Institute CEI), Guangzhou, China.


  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Inkjet Bioprinting”, Journal of Functional Biomaterial.

Professional Services

  • Session Co-Chair, Industrial Energy Efficiency Session, the 10th ASME 2015 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2015), Charlotte, NC, June 8-12, 2015.
  • Scientific Committee, The First International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing (SMPM), Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa, January 23-25, 2017.
  • Symposium Co-Organizer, Smart Manufacturing and System Sustainability Symposium, ASME 2018 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2018), College Station, TX, June 18-22, 2018.

Peer Reviewer Activities

  • Environmental Science & Technology (2016 Impact Factor: 6.198)
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2016 Impact Factor: 5.951)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (2016 Impact Factor: 5.715)
  • Journal of Industrial Ecology (2016 Impact Factor: 4.123)
  • Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering - Transactions of the ASME (2016 Impact Factor: 3.480)
  • International Journal of Operations & Production Management (2016 Impact Factor: 3.339)
  • International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2016 Impact Factor: 3.173)
  • Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (2016 Impact Factor: 3.035)
  • Journal of Manufacturing Systems (2016 Impact Factor: 2.770)
  • Materials (2016 Impact Factor: 2.654)
  • International Journal of Energy Research (2016 Impact Factor: 2.598)
  • International Journal of Production Research (2016 Impact Factor: 2.325)
  • Journal of Manufacturing Processes (2016 Impact Factor: 2.322)
  • Energies (2016 Impact Factor: 2.262)
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2016 Impact Factor: 2.209)
  • Journal of Nanomaterials (2016 Impact Factor: 1.871)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L - Journal of Materials – Design and Applications (2016 Impact Factor: 1.625)
  • Journal of Composite Materials (2016 Impact Factor: 1.494)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B - Journal of Engineering Manufacture (2016 Impact Factor: 1.366)
  • Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (2016 Impact Factor: 0.994)
  • International Journal of Exergy (2016 Impact Factor: 0.913)
  • Advances in Mechanical Engineering (2016 Impact Factor: 0.827)
  • International Journal of Manufacturing Research
  • Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering
  • International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
  • ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017), Cleveland, OH, August 6-9, 2017.
  • SME 45th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), Los Angeles, CA, June 4-8, 2017
  • ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition 2015, Seattle, WA, June 14-17, 2015
  • ASCE Shale Energy Engineering Conference 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, July 21-23, 2014

Contributions to the University and Community

  • CECS College Academic Affair, 08.2017-present
  • Recruitment Committee, 12.2016-present
  • Program Director of B.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 11.2016-present
  • Faculty Mentor of USDE HSI-STEM/ AIMS2 (Attract, Inspire, Mentor and Support Students) at CSUN, 10.2016-present
  • Program Director of M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 08.2016-present
  • CECS College Student Affairs Committee, 08.2016-08.2017
  • Energy Research Center Board Member, 01.2016-present
  • MSEM Department Representative of Equity and Diversity, 10.2015-present
  • Faculty Mentor of NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research (PODER) at CSUN, 08.2015-present
  • Faculty Mentor of 2015 CSUN New Faculty Orientation, 08.2015
  • Faculty Advisor of Chinese Students and Scholars Association at CSUN (CSUN-CSSA), 08.2015-present
  • Solution Design and Innovation Leadership Initiative - Faculty Group Working, 05.2015-06.2016
  • CECS College Impaction Committee, 02.2015-present
  • Faculty Sponsor of Epicenter University Innovation Fellow Leadership Circle at CSUN, 10.2014-06.2016
  • Faculty Advisor of SME Student Chapter S327, 10.2014-present
  • MSEM Department Facility & Equipment Committee, 08.2014-present
  • MSEM Department Undergraduate Studies Committee, 08.2014-present