Yi Cai

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentApplied Engineering Technology



OfficePrice Hall
Room: 124-A

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Smith Hall


Ph D: Industrial Engineer, North Carolina State University, 2017

MS: Industrial and Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 2011

BS: Mechatronic Engineering, South China University of Technology, 2009

Research Interests

Data analysis for improvement of manufacturing processes. Sensor applications for healthcare and transportation. Vibration-assisted medical devices.

Recent Publications

Lies,  Benjamin  Cai,  Yi  Spahr,  Eric  Lin,  Kevin  Qin,  Hantang  ( 2018).  Machine Vision Assisted Micro-Filament Detection for Electrohydrodynamic Inkjet Printing.    Procedia Manufacturing.

Qin,  Hantang  Cai,  Yi  Dong,  Jingyan  Lee,  Yuan-Shin  ( 2017).  Direct Printing of Capacitive Touch Sensors on Flexible Substrates by Additive E-Jet Printing with Silver Nanoinks.  ( 3,  139,  pp. 031011).   Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

Cai,  Yi  Moore,  Jazon  Lee,  Yuan-Shin  ( 2017).  Novel Surgical Needle Design and Manufacturing for Vibration-assisted Insertion in Medical Applications.  ( 4,  16,  pp. 1-11).   Computer-Aided Design and Applications.

Zhang,  Jianlei  Starly,  Binil  Cai,  Yi  Cohen,  Paul  Lee,  Yuan-Shin  ( 2017).  Particle Learning in Online Tool Wear Diagnosis and Prognosis.  ( 3,  28,  ).   Journal of Manufacturing Processes.

Cai,  Yi  Starly,  Binil  Singh,  Shaurabh  Cohen,  Paul  Lee,  Yuan-Shin  ( 2017).  Sensor Data and Information Fusion to Construct Digital-Twins Virtual Machine Tools for Cyber-Physical Manufacturing.  ( 10,  ).   Procedia Manufacturing.

Cai,  Yi  Moore,  Jazon  Lee,  Yuan-Shin  ( 2017).  Thin-Slots Machining of Compliant Needles for Vibration-assisted Medical Insertion.  ( 10,  ).   Procedia Manufacturing.