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.