Yifei Yu is a PhD student at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) at the University of Twente (UT). The information about his current PhD project can be found in the section of Research. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in 2017. Later, he pursued his Master's degree in Construction Management and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering Technology at UT in 2020. During the master's programme, he was admitted as a member of the UT Research Honours Programme because of his excellent track record. Afterwards, he worked as a junior researcher at IEBIS to prepare his PhD proposal supported by the Twente Graduate School (TGS) Bridging Grant for six months.

He conducts multi-disciplinary research to realise a Circular Economy (CE) in the construction industry. Particularly, he is interested in designing digital decision-support tools for both public and private stakeholders to implement CE practices in the built environment. He aims to put forward a research paradigm of Circular Construction Ecosystems where circular material flows among multiple buildings are managed as a collective network over space and time.


  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Circular Economy
    • Construction Industry
    • Symbiosis
    • Construction
    • Model
  • Computer Science

    • Information Technology
    • Models
  • Social Sciences

    • Research


This is a 4-year full-time PhD project funded by the BMS Signature PhD Grant at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS). The project is entitled as Circular Construction Ecosystems: Designing a Circularity Information Platform for the Built Environment. The supervision team consists of Prof. dr. M.E. Iacob, dr. D.M. Yazan and dr. V. Junjan. 

The research aims to accelerate the Circular Economy transition in the built environment by innovating a Circularity Information Platform (CIP). CIP is an inter-organisational information management system. It provides necessary decision support to make circular material transactions among multiple projects feasible. Beyond a digital tool, CIP stands for a new way of managing circular building projects at scale.



Research profiles

Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023

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