Yan Tang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Internship and Co-op Coordinator for the Mechanical Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering Department
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

16:00-17:00 (M-F) or by appointment

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Load Theory

Deliberate Practice

Problem Solving


The newest member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty, Dr. Yan Tang, chose to work at Embry-Riddle for three main reasons: the focus on teaching, the low student-faculty ratio, and its location in the sunshine state. As a professor, her educational philosophy is that "we should not only teach students the knowledge they need to be engineers, but also equip them with the skills required for continuing learning." She continues to clarify this statement, saying that "we need to teach students how to learn, and enjoy learning."

Her current research focus is on controls optimization, particularly bio-inspired optimal control and its applications in multiple autonomous vehicles and distributed energy systems.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida

  • ES 204: Dynamics
  • CEME 396: Coop Ed Mechanical Engineering
  • CEME 397: Coop Ed Mechanical Engineering

EE401/EE402

ME306

ME400

ME402

ME414

ME419

ME495B

ME595F