Young B. Moon

William J. Smith Professor in Manufacturing Enterprises
Department Chair MAE

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

263-E Link Hall



  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • B.S., Seoul National University

Lab/Center Affiliation(s):

  • Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises

Research Interests:

  • Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Sustainability and Enterprise Systems
  • Product Lifecycle Management

Current Research:

Professor Moon’s research involves using modeling and simulation methods to develop effective and innovative solutions to complex systems problems such as CyberManufacturing Systems, New Product Development Processes, Enterprise Systems, and Sustainable Manufacturing.

Courses Taught:

  • Simulation and Data Analytics
  • Statistics for Engineers
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Modeling and Optimization Techniques


  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Excellence Award

Selected Publications:

Y.B. Moon, “Simulation Modeling for Sustainability: A Review of the Literature,” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 2-19, 2017.

M. Wu, V. Phoha, Y.B. Moon and A.K. Belman, “Detecting Malicious Defects in 3D Printing Process Using Machine Learning and Image Classification,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 11-17, 2016.

Z. Song and Y.B. Moon, “Performance Analysis of CyberManufacturing Systems: A Simulation Study,” Proceedings of the IFIP 13th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, volume 492), Columbia, SC, July 11-13, 2016.

M. Wu and Y.B. Moon, “Spurring Innovation in a Sustainable Manufacturing Course,” Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.

Y. B. Moon and M. Wu, “Innovation within the constraints of sustainability: analysis of product development projects,” (with Mingtao Wu), Proceedings of the Frontiers in Engineering Conference, El Paso, TX, October 21-24, 2015.

B. Wang, S. Breme and Y.B. Moon, “Hybrid Modeling and Simulation Method for Lifecycle Assessment,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 69, pp. 77-88, 2014.

K.R. Reddi, W. Li, B. Wang and Y.B. Moon, “System Dynamics Modeling of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems and Combined Heating & Power Generator,” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 31-47, 2013.

K.R. Reddi and Y.B. Moon, “System Dynamics Modeling of New Product Development and Engineering Change Management in a Collaborative Environment,” International Journal of Production Research, vol. 51, no. 17, pp. 5271-5291, 2013.

W. Li and Y.B. Moon, “Modeling and Managing Engineering Changes in a Complex Product Development Process,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 63, no. 9-12, pp. 863-874, 2012.