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Ruoyu Song

Ruoyu Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: 275 PTB Building
Tel: 404-519-6029
Mailing Address: PTB building 275
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5794


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2016-2019
  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2014-2015
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2011-2014

Research Area

  • Design of nanogenerators and self-powered sensing systems
  • Sustainable design
  • Design for sustainable manufacturing

Selected Publications

  1. Song, R., Telenko, C., 2019, “Causes of Desktop FDM Fabrication Failures in an Open Studio Environment,” Procedia CIRP, 80, pp. 494-499.
  2. Song, R., Clemon, L., and Telenko, C., 2019, “Uncertainty and Variability of Energy and Material Use by FDM Printers in Makerspaces,” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 23, pp. 699-708.
  3. Song, R., and Telenko, C., 2018 “Towards Sustainable Additive Manufacturing in University Makerspaces,” Construct3D 2018, Atlanta, GA, 5-8 October.
  4. Song, R., Lu, Y., Telenko, C., and Wang Y., 2017, “Manufacturing Energy Consumption Estimation Using Machine Learning Approach,” ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, OH, Paper Number: DETC2017-67679
  5. Song, R., and Telenko, C., 2017, “Material and Energy Loss due to Human and Machine Error in Commercial FDM Printers,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, pp. 895-904.
  6. Song, R., and Telenko, C., 2016, “Material Waste of Commercial FDM Printers under Realstic Conditions,” Proceedings of the 2016 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX.

Awards and Honors

  • 2nd Place of DFMLC Student Poster Competition, ASME IDETC (2017)
  • Possible Woman Foundation International Scholarship (2017)
  • NSF Student Travel Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2016)
  • Best Mechanical Engineering Project of Capstone Design, Georgia Tech (2014)
  • Best Performance and Best Aesthetics Awards, Creative Decisions and Design Final Contest, Georgia Tech (2012)