Professor Yi Qin

Design, Manufacturing 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, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, Secretary to the Committee of the UK University Manufacturing Engineering Consortium. His interests in research include Materials Forming, Micro/Precision-Manufacturing, Numerical Modelling of Manufacturing Processes, Tool and Machine Design, Manufacturing System Technology, etc. He 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 recent/current projects include EU Micro-FAST, LoCoLite, Counter-Fog, MMTech, SUPERMAT, LoCoMaTech, MicroMAN and M3DLoC project, EPSRC Micro-3D and AUTOMAN project. 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. Prof. Qin 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), 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 also an Advisor to the International Commercial Magazine "Micro-Manufacturing", and had edited newsletters for EU MINAM Platform and NanoFutures Platform. Prof. Qin is a Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Nanotechnology and Higher Education Academy. He has delivered plenary addresses, keynote speeches and invited lectures at more than 30 international conferences/workshops, including Keynote speech at the 2nd Asian Pacific Symposium on Technology of Plasticity (2019), 1st International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (2018), 23rd International Conference on Computer-aided Production Engineering (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 more than 20 international journals, and a member of the scientific committee for more than 40 international conferences. Prof. Qin 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).


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)
A sequential process for manufacturing nature-inspired anisotropic superhydrophobic structures on AISI 316L stainless steel
Cai Yukui, Xu Zongwei, Wang Hong, Lau King Hang Aaron, Ding Fei, Sun Jining, Qin Yi, Luo Xichun
Nanomanufacturing and Metrology (2019)
Dynamic behaviours of water droplets impacting on laser ablated surfaces
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Tian Yankang, Hasan Rashed Md Murad, Chang Wenlong, Qin Yi
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects Vol 580 (2019)
Heating schemes and process parameters of induction heating of aluminium sheets for hot stamping
Tian Yankang, Wang Libo, Anyasodor Gerald, Xu Zhenhai, Qin Yi
Manufacturing Review Vol 6 (2019)
A hybrid laser ablation and chemical etching process for manufacturing nature-inspired anisotropic superhydrophobic structures
Cai Yukui, Luo Xichun, Xu Zongwei, Lau King Hang Aaron, Ding Fei, Qin Yi
EUSPEN's 19th International Conference & Exhibition, pp. 90-93 (2019)
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)

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Professional activities

2nd International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing (Event)
World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (Event)
17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (Event)
2nd Asian Pacific Symposium on Technology of Plasticity
International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture
Keynote/plenary speaker
Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-layered Surface Systems

more professional activities


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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