Xiaoying Rong

Xiaoying Rong


Contact Information

Office Hours

  • In person bldg 26 rm 208                                                                                                                  Monday 1:10pm-2:00pm                                                                                                                      Wednesday 12:10pm-2:00pm                                                                                                              Friday 2:10pm-3:00pm
  • Also by appointment (please schedule through this link: Calendar)



  • Ph.D. Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Printing, Western Michigan University
  • MBA Beijing Institute of Technology
  • BE Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication


  • GrC 329 - Printed Electronics and Product Development
  • GrC 357 - Specialty Printing Technologies
  • GrC 337 - Consumer Packaging


Xiaoying Rong earned her Bachelor of Engineering from Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, a Master of Business Administration from Beijing Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Printing from Western Michigan University. Her favorite part about teaching is interacting with students, learning with and from them. Her biggest highlight of her career was becoming a professor.  

Specialty and Passion

She considers herself an engineer with a decent amount of creativity, with a passion to design physical products that are both aesthetic and functional. Her experiences focus more on technology, material, and production aspects of graphic communication.

Teaching and Research Interests

Her teaching and research interests are interactive tangible products development, design for smart packaging, and marketing applications. Also, technologies for manufacturing printed, flexible, hybrid electronics; specialty imaging technologies, materials for packaging and graphic communication products, conventional and digital printing technology, and color management. Xiaoying is also currently the PR person for a local Chinese association, managing their website, social media, and marketing materials.

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