MEM is an independent academic program that belongs to both the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The students majoring in MEM graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by both the School of Engineering and the School of Business.

Dr. Hongyi Xu

Office: UTEB 354
Phone: (860) 486-2855

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Xu received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, China (2008), M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China (2010), and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, USA (2014). Prior to joining UConn, Dr. Xu was a research engineer in Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Dearborn, Michigan (2014-2019).

Dr. Xu joined University of Connecticut in February 2019 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on developing design optimization and uncertainty quantification methods for integrated manufacturing-material-structure design. His research interests also include Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and data mining-enhanced multi-disciplinary optimization of mechanical products.

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