Yiming (Kevin) Rong

John Woodman Higgins Professor in Engineering

Yiming Rong is internationally known for his contributions in the areas of computer-aided design and manufacturing and computer-aided fixture design. His research on fixturing and restraining parts in the machining operation—which has been funded by such well-known manufac­turing companies as Caterpillar, Ford, and GM, and such federal agencies as the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy—has contributed significantly to the nation’s manufacturing competiveness. He has published and presented his research results extensively, and his book, Computer-Aided Fixture Design, is considered a standard reference in the field. Rong, who joined the WPI faculty in 1998, holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Harbin University of Science and Technology and an MS in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University, both in China. He also earned an MS in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2004.

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