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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).

Education/Academic qualification


Master of Engineering, Chongqing University

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Shijiazhuang Railway Engineering

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Research Output

A new static method of calibration for low-cost laser triangulation systems

Zhao, Y., Bin Mohamed Supri, T., Yang, S. & Qin, Y., 31 May 2020, In : Measurement. 156, 9 p., 107613.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Comprehensive demo video of Micro-Fast

    Zhao, Y. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 27 Jun 2017


    Comprehensive demo video of Automan Inspection Module

    Zhao, Y. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 27 Jun 2017



    A probability-based inspection method : principle and implementation

    Author: Zhao, Y., 10 Jun 2019

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Design, control and error analysis of a fast tool positioning system for ultra-precision machining of freeform surfaces

    Author: Ding, F., 23 Nov 2019

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    2019 International Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture (LMM 2019)

    Yi Qin (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    The 9th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space

    Quanren Zeng (Organiser), Yi Qin (Organiser)
    3 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia


    Improving Europe's micro-manufacturing capabilities

    Yi Qin (Participant), Rajendram Balendra (Participant), Neal Juster (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce