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).

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Intrinsic and post-hoc XAI approaches for fingerprint identification and response prediction in smart manufacturing processes
Puthanveettil Madathil Abhilash, Luo Xichun, Liu Qi, Walker Charles, Madarkar Rajeshkumar, Cai Yukui, Liu Zhanqiang, Chang Wenlong, Qin Yi
Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (2024)
An electromagnetic coupling treatment for improving the cutting performance of cemented carbide-coated tools
Sun Kaien, Zeng Bo, Qin Yi, Deng Chengjun, Yang Yi, Huang Kunlan, Wang Jie
Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies Vol 11, pp. 504-516 (2023)
Atomistic insights into bias-induced oxidation on passivated silicon surface through ReaxFF MD simulation
Gao Jian, Luo Xichun, Xie Wenkun, Qin Yi, Hasan Rashed Md Murad, Fan Pengfei
Applied Surface Science Vol 626 (2023)
Carbon materials : structures, properties, synthesis and applications
Li Jiang, Yin Deqiang, Qin Yi
Manufacturing Review Vol 10 (2023)
Flexible single-step fabrication of programmable 3D nanostructures by pulse-modulated local anodic oxidation
Luo Xichun, Gao Jian, Xie Wenkun, Hasan Rashed Md Murad, Qin Yi
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology Vol 72, pp. 177-180 (2023)
Development, optimization, and testing of a hybrid solar panel concept with energy harvesting enhancement
Pattath Saseendran A, Hartl C, Tian Yankang, Qin Y
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 2526 (2023)

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Professional Activities

2023 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (Event)
13th EASN International Conference on "Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons" (Event)
20th International Conference in Manufacturing Research
Member of programme committee
19th International Conference in Manufacturing Research
The 4th Int. Conf. on Emerging Technologies in Materials Engineering
The 18th and 19th Int. Conf. on Manufacturing Research (Event)

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Computational Multi-Models Enabled Design of Safe & Sustainable Multi-Component High-Entropy Coating (M2DESCO)
Qin, Yi (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2027
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-2025
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 - 30-Jan-2024

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Professor Yi Qin
Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Tel: 548 3130