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Shun Yang is assistant professor for the manufacturing systems at UT. Prior to joining UT, he was the executive director of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) China Branch, seinior research associate at wbk Institute of Production Science of KIT, senior project engineer at Global Advanced Manufacturing Institute (GAMI), and visiting scientist at the department of Mechanical Engineering in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He concentrates on the Sino-German collaboration in the field of research, education and innovation. He has variety experience and solid expertise in global production strategy and smart automation as well as sustainable manufacturing through the cooperation with Industry. He is also horned as Sino-European innovation director at wbk of KIT.


  • Site-specific Production
  • Smart Automation
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Digital Business Model
  • Quality Management

Other contributions

  1. Hamann, K., Rickert, A., & Yang, S. (2023). Hybrid E-learning approach for culture-sensitive soft skills trainings in virtual classrooms-Challenges and potentials. INTED2023 Proceedings, 8237-8247.
  2. Bretz, L., Klinkner, F., Kandler, M., Yang, S., & Lanza, G. (2022), „The ECO Maturity Model–A human-centered Industry 4.0 maturity model“. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 106, ed, Elsevier, pp. 90-95.
  3. Yang, S.; Pukert, S. & Lanza, G. (2021), „Design for X – Site-Specific Adaption of Production Processes and Products“. Global Manufacturing Management, ed. Springer International Publishing,  ISBN 978-3-030-72739-0.
  4. Yang, S. (2021). Regionalized implementation strategy of smart automation within assembly systems in China. Shaker Verlag.
  5. Yang, S.; Arndt, T.; Mu, Y. & Lanza, G. (2020), „Industrie 4.0 Qualifizierung für Fachkräfte in China“. Publikation Berufsbildung International, DLR, pp. 43-47
  6. Yang, S.; Liu, H.; Zhang, Y.; Arndt, T.; Hofmann, C.; Häfner, B. & Lanza, G. (2020), „A Data-Driven Approach for Quality Analytics of Screwing Processes in a Global Learning Factory“. Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 45, ed. Elsevier, pp. 454-459.
  7. Gönnheimer, P., Kimmig, A., Mandel, C., Stürmlinger, T., Yang, S., Schade, F., ... & Fischer, M. (2019), „Methodical approach for the development of a platform for the configuration and operation of turnkey production systems”. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 84, ed. Elsevier, pp. 880-885.
  8. Yang, S.; Schrage, J.; Haefner, B. & Lanza, G. (2019), „Development of a regionalized implementation strategy for smart automation within assembly systems in China“. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 80, ed. Elsevier, pp. 723-728.
  9. Yang, S.; Boev, N.; Haefner, B. & Lanza, G. (2018), „Method for Developing an Implementation Strategy of Cyber-Physical Production Systems for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in China“. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 76, ed. Elsevier, pp. 48-52.
  10. Yang, S.; Hamann, K.; Haefner, B.; Wu, C. & Lanza, G. . (2018), „A Method for Improving Production Management Training by Integrating an Industry 4.0 Innovation Center in China“. Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 23, ed. Elsevier, pp. 213-218.
  • Sustainability in Manufacturing

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Courses academic year 2023/2024

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  • NWA Smart Industry Route


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