Professor Yi Qin

Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

Personal statement

Prof. Yi Qin (FIMechE, FIoN, FHeA, CEng, PhD, MSc and BEng), a Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems, Director of the Centre for Precision Manufacturing, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Manufacturing Review, Secretary to the Committee of the UK University Manufacturing Engineering Consortium. His interests in research include Materials Forming, Micro-Manufacturing, Numerical Modelling of Manufacturing Processes, Tool and Machine Design, Manufacturing System Technology, etc. Yi was the Project Co-ordinator and technical leader of EU flagship project - FP6 integrated project MASMICRO for the development of an integrated facility for the mass-manufacture of micro-components (2004-2008) (36 partners from 13 EU countries, with a budget of 21 millions Euros), Technical Co-ordinator of the EU FP7 Polytubes Project (2009-2012) (17 partners) and EU FP7 Micro-FAST project (2013-2017) (18 partners), and wrokpackage leader in several other EU projects. His current projects include EU Micro-FAST, LoCoLite, Counter-Fog, MMTech, SUPERMAT and MicroMAN project, EPSRC Micro-3D and AUTOMAN project, and a Royal Society International Exchange Programme. His main contributions to knowledge in manufacturing, to-date, include new design and numerical analysis methods for materials forming and micro-manufacturing, new manufacturing-machine/tool designs, micro-manufacturing system concepts, etc. Yi has published over 200 technical articles on various subjects in these fields, including a book on "Micro-Manufacturing Engineering and Technology" (published by Elsevier, 1st edition in June 2010, and 2nd edition in June 2015), 5 journal special-issues (edited as a Guest Editor) for the Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Journal of Multiscale Modelling respectively, including a special issue on "Mass-Manufacture of Micro-Products" (published by IJAMT, April 2010) and special issue on "Multiscale Modelling of Multi-layered Coated Surface-Systems" (published by JMM, March 2011) . He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (IJMTM) and other two journals, Advisor to the International Commercial Magazine "Micro-Manufacturing". He also edited newsletters for EU MINAM Platform and NanoFutures Platform. Yi is a Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Nanotechnology and Higher Education Academy. He has delivered plenary addresses/keynote papers and invited lectures/seminars at more than 30 international conferences/workshops, including Keynote speech at 23rd International Conference on Computer-aided Production Engineering (2015), 2015 International Forum on Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Aerospace Industry (2015), NEC Manufacturing Exhibition (2013), 3rd International Conference on New Forming Technology (2012), 12th Plasticity Engineering Conference (2011), International Workshop on Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (2010), 6th International Symposium on Nanomanufacturing (2008), Cutting Tool Congress (2007), 11th Int. Conf. on Metal Forming (2006) and the 1st Int. Conf. on Micro-Manufacturing (2006). He has reviewed technical papers for 20 international journals, and a member of the scientific committee for more than 30 international conferences. Yi, currently, supervises 5 Research Associates/Research Assistants and 15 PhD students, and he was the Chair of the 4th International Conference on New Forming Technology which was held in Glasgow in August 2015.


Behaviour and constitutive modelling of ductile damage of Ti-6Al-1.5Cr-2.5Mo-0.5Fe-0.3Si alloy under hot tensile deformation
Li Junling, Wang Baoyu, Huang He, Fang Shuang, Chen Ping, Zhao Jie, Qin Yi
Journal of Alloys and Compounds Vol 780, pp. 284-292 (2019)
A single-step fabrication approach for development of antimicrobial surfaces
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, MacLean Michelle, Qin Yi, Duxbury Mark, Ding Fei
Journal of Materials Processing Technology Vol 271, pp. 249-260 (2019)
Product and process fingerprint for nanosecond pulsed laser ablated superhydrophobic surface
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Liu Zhanqiang, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Sun Yanzhou
Micromachines (2019)
Correlating and evaluating the functionality-related properties with surface texture parameters and specific characteristics of machined components
Zeng Quanren, Qin Yi, Chang Wenlong, Luo Xichun
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences Vol 149, pp. 62-72 (2018)
Chemical and mechanical stability of air annealed cathodic arc evaporated CrAlON coatings
Almandoz Eluxka, Fuentes Gonzalo G, Fernández José, Martinez de Bujanda Javier , Rodríguez Rafael J , Pérez-Trujillo Fco Javier , Alcalá Germán, Lousa Arturo, Qin Yi
Surface and Coatings Technology Vol 351, pp. 153-161 (2018)
Simulation of thermal behaviours and powder flow for direct laser metal deposition process
Zeng Quanren, Tian Yankang, Xu Zhenhai, Qin Yi
The 5th International Conference On New Forming Technology (2018)

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Professional activities

International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture
Keynote/plenary speaker
Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-layered Surface Systems
EUSPEN SIG Workshop on Micro & Nano-Manufacturing
Research in numerical modelling of metal-surface coatings
EUSPEN SIG Workshop on Micro/Nano Manufacturing
International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (Journal)
Associate Editor

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Manufacturing of 3D Microfluidic MEMS for Lab-on-a-Chip applications - M3DLoC
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Low-cost materials processing technologies for mass production of lightweight vehicles (H2020-NMBP) LoCoMaTech Project
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
The VIRTUAL Centre for Integration of INNOVATIVE synthesis and Processing methods (SUPERMAT) (H2020 - TWINN - 2015)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2018
European Training Network on "Process Fingerprint for Zero-defec Net-shape MICROMANufacturing" H2020 MSCA ETN)
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Qin, Yi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
New aerospace advanced cost effective materials and rapid manufacturing (MMTECH)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Xu, Zhenhai (Researcher) Zeng, Quanren (Researcher)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
Automated Manufacturing Process Integrated with Intelligent Tooling Systems (AUTOMAN)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator) Taufik Bin Mohamed Supri, T (Researcher) Wan Nawang, Wan Adlan (Researcher) Zhao, Yihui (Researcher)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2017

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