Professor Yi Qin

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

Professor Yi Qin (FIMechE, FIoN, FHeA, CEng, PhD, MSc and BEng), is a Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems, Director of the Centre for Precision Manufacturing, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Manufacturing Review, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, Secretary to the Committee of the UK University Manufacturing Engineering Consortium, and a Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Professor Qin’s interests in research and technological development (RTD) include Materials Forming, Micro/Precision-Manufacturing, Numerical Modelling, and Manufacturing System Technology. He has taken the lead in several large-scale RTD projects, including co-ordination of one of the largest manufacturing research projects in EU - FP6 integrated project MASMICRO for the development of an integrated facility for the mass-manufacture of micro-components. He is the Project Co-ordinator of EU FAST-SMART Project (2020-2024). His recent/current RTD projects include EU Micro-FAST, LoCoLite, Counter-Fog, MMTech, SUPERMAT, LoCoMaTech, MicroMAN, M3DLoC and FAST-SMART project, and UK EPSRC Micro-3D, AUTOMAN and Manufacturing the future SMART project.

Professor Qin has published over 250 technical articles on various subjects in the fields of materials, manufacturing and numeric modelling, including a book on "Micro-Manufacturing Engineering and Technology" (published by Elsevier, 1st edition in June 2010, and 2nd edition in June 2015), and 5 journal special-issues. He is also an Advisor to the International Commercial Magazine "Micro-Manufacturing", and edited newsletters for EU MINAM Platform and NanoFutures Platform.

Professor Qin has delivered keynote speeches and invited lectures at more than 30 international conferences/workshops. He has reviewed technical papers for more than 20 international journals and been a member of the scientific committee for more than 40 international conferences. He was the Chair of the 4th International Conference on New Forming Technology (ICNFT) (Glasgow, August 2015), and Co-Chair of the 5th ICNFT (Bremen, Sept. 2018).

Publications

Three-dimensional nanostructures enabled by customised voltage waveform-induced local anodic oxidation lithography
Gao Jian, Luo Xichun, Chang Wenlong, Qin Yi, Xie Wenkun, Fan Pengfei, Hasan Rashed Md Murad, Geng Yanquan, Yan Yongda
22nd EUSPEN International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 285-288 (2022)
Fabrication of equiatomic FeCo alloy parts with high magnetic properties by fields activated sintering
Zhou Bohao, Yang Yi, Qin Yi, Yang Gang, Wu Mingxia
Manufacturing Review Vol 9 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1051/mfreview/2022001
Crack propagation of a thin hard coating under cyclic loading : irreversible cohesive zone model
Feng J, Qin Y, Liskiewicz TW, Beake BD, Wang S
Surface and Coatings Technology Vol 426 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2021.127776
LCA and LCC of emerging and incumbent technologies on energy harvesters
Malagnino Ada, Rostagno Maddalena, Amaro Giuseppe Gaspare, Vlysidis Anestis, Gkika Anastasia, Koumoulos Elias, Qin Yi
Materials Proceedings Vol 5 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/materproc2021005021
A machine learning-based framework for automatic identification of process and product fingerprints for smart manufacturing systems
Kundu Pradeep, Luo Xichun, Qin Yi, Cai Yukui, Liu Zhanqiang
Journal of Manufacturing Processes (2021)
Deformation mechanism of ZK61 magnesium alloy cylindrical parts with longitudinal inner ribs during hot backward flow forming
Xia Qinxiang, Long Jinchuan, Xiao Gangfeng, Yuan Shuai, Qin Yi
Journal of Materials Processing Technology Vol 296 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2021.117197

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Professional activities

The 4th Int. Conf. on Emerging Technologies in Materials Engineering
Participant
4/11/2021
The 18th and 19th Int. Conf. on Manufacturing Research (Event)
Advisor
9/9/2021
The 11th & 12th EASN Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space (Event)
Advisor
2/9/2021
2019 International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (LMM 2019)
Keynote/plenary speaker
10/2019
The 9th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space
Organiser
3/9/2019
World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (Event)
Advisor
9/2019

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Projects

Advanced manufacturing for insulating and energy harvesting/storage materials for climate adaptive building envelopes
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
Injection Moulding Repurposing for Medical Supplies enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
New generation of offshore turbine blades with intelligent architectures of hybrid, nano-enabled multi-materials via advanced manufacturing
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Luo, Xichun (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
A Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Qin, Yi (Co-investigator) Ward, Michael (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2024
FAST and Nano-Enabled SMART Materials, Structures and Systems for Energy Harvesting (FAST_SMART)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
FAST and Nano-Enabled SMART Materials, Structures and Systems for Energy Harvesting - FAST-SMART (H2020)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Numerical modelling of laser metal deposition (LMD) process for melt pool temperatu re distribution and deposited tracks’ geometry prediction(Route-to-Impact project)
Zeng, Quanren (CoPI) Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Tian, Yankang (Co-investigator) Reimer, Andreas (Administrator) Fitzpatrick, Stephen (Administrator)
The project was focused on the development and validation of an integrated approach for the modelling of  Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for melt pool temperature distribution and deposited tracks’ geometry prediction for the fabrication of metal components by this additive manufacturing process. 

The project was funded by the "Route to Impact" call from the Advanced Forming Research Centre, a High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre which is funded and managed by Innovate UK.
01-Jan-2019 - 15-Jan-2020

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