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Prof. Xiu T YAN, (BEng, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FIET, FHEA), is a Professon in Mechatronic Systems Technology,  the Director of  Space Mechatronic Systems Technology Laboratory (SMeSTech), Strathclyde Space Institute. He is currently the Chairman of Robotics and Mechatronics TPN Executive Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Vice-Chiarman of Mechtronics Forum - the Vice Chairman of the Mechatronics Forum – an international mechatronics organisation established in 1992 and sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the UK.  

His research contributions include a systematic mechatronic system design methodology through the development of a novel ‘design process model’ and associated computer support tools for mechatronic systems design. He is the founding director of a research centre on mechatronic systems technology – SMeSTech. His research output impact has been realised through extensive knowledge exchange projects and recognised by the awards of National Judges Commendation Award for Knowledge Transfer Partnership Best Partnership Awards 2010, MCN Best Product of the Year 2009 and finalist for the John Logie Baird Innovation Awards. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers and book chapters published in leading international journals and conferences in mechatronic system design and modelling, enginggering system design, haptic system modelling, computer modelling and design support tools for mechatronic system development and applications of design process in several engineering discplines, manufacturing and assembly, bio-structure modelling.  

Two of his books have been rated as top 25% top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook collection with a third book as top 50% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook collection. Prof Yan currently manages and hosts over 20 researchers within SMeSTech lab.

Prof. Yan has been nominated for the award of Excellent Teaching for the award of Strathclyde Teaching Excellence in 2014 for "He is very skillful and hardworking teacher".

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Projects 2004 2021

soil nitrogen
feasibility study
health monitoring

Research Output 1999 2019

Dynamic anytime task and path planning for mobile robots

Wong, C., Yang, E., Yan, X-T. & Gu, D., 16 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press). 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Motion planning
Mobile robots
Cost reduction

A common data fusion framework for space robotics: architecture and data fusion methods

Dominguez, R., Govindaraj, S., Gancet, J., Post, M., Michalec, R., Oumer, N., Wehbe, B., Bianco, A., Fabisch, A., Lacroix, S., De Maio, A., Labourey, Q., Souvannavong, F., Bissonnette, V., Smisek, M. & Yan, X., 4 Jun 2018. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Data fusion
Electric fuses


Hot embossing of polymeric tubular micro-components

Author: Zhao, J., 1 Sep 2013

Supervisor: Qin, Y. (Supervisor) & Yan, X. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Paper Award

Cuebong Wong (Recipient), Erfu Yang (Recipient), Xiu Yan (Recipient) & Dongbing Gu (Recipient), 24 Jan 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Motion planning
Mobile robots

Activities 1996 2018

69th International Astronautical Congress

Xiu Yan (Participant)
1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Mechatronics 2018: Reinventing Mechatronics16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference

Xiu Yan (Chair)
19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference


Scottoiler has designs on global markets

Xiu Yan (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce