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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the field of:
- Parallel robot/manipulators/mechanisms
- Design and development of robots for eye surgery
- Variation propagation modelling and control in manufacturing processes
- Robotised intelligent manufacturing
- Drilling metallic/composite materials
- Scheduling and lean digital manufacturing


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Personal profile

Research Interests

Dr Jin is a Professor of Smart Manufacturing and Robotics in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK (IMechE). He has been working in the school as a research fellow (2007-08), a lecturer (2009-15), a senior lecturer (2015-18) and a reader (2018-21). He obtained both his Bachelor and Master degree in mechanical engineering in Dalian University of Technology China, in 1998 and 2002 respectively, and received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University Singapore in 2007. His research interest is in parallel kinematic machines, robotics, digital lean and green manufacturing, high performance machining, and production management. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of research programmes, funded by DTI, EPSRC, Innovate UK, Royal Academy of Engineering, EU H2020, Invest Northern Ireland and industry (e.g. EADS/Airbus and Bombardier Aerospace Belfast). He is a member of the prestigious EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, and a member of technical committee of UK-RAS network. He is an associate editor of IMechE Journal of Engineering Manufacture, and an editorial board member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering. As general chair of ICMR2019 and Parallel2020 international conferences, Prof. Jin has organised 20+ international conferences as committee members. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed technical papers. He is a chartered engineer, chair of robotics committee in UK IFToMM, baord member of IMechE MICG, and a member of IEEE.

Details of his research are available at the following websites:

Smart Manufacturing & Robotics Research Group: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/smr/

Q-PreMan project funded by EPSRC: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/q-preman/

Eye surgery robot project funded by Cathedral Eye Clinic: https://cathedraleye.com/robotics/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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