Yan Jin


  • Room 05.018 - Ashby Tower

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the field of: - Design 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 Reader in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been working in the school as a research fellow (2007-08), a lecturer (2009-15), and a senior lecturer (2015-18). 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. Dr Jin’s research interest is in parallel kinematic machines, robotics, digital lean and green manufacturing, high performance machining, and production management. Dr Jin 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, a member of editorial board of International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Journal of Robotic and Mechatronic Systems, and Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering. He has been an organising chair or committee member of 20+ international conferences such as ReMAR2012, ICIEA2013 and ICRA2014. Dr Jin has published over 100 high quality technical papers. He is a chartered engineer, chair of robotics committee in UK IFToMM, baord member of IMechE MICG, and a member of IMechE.

Details of some projects are available at the following URLs.

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/





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