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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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


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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 and IEEE.





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Research Output

Kinematics and Constraints of the Exechon Robot Accounting Offsets Due to Errors in the Base Joint Axes

P. C., L-C., Dai, J., Fu, R. & Jin, Y., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. 12, 2, 14 p., 021109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Modelling and experimental validation on drilling delamination of aramid fiber reinforced plastic composites

    Liu, S., Tao, Y., Liu, C., Jin, Y., Sun, D. & Shen, Y., 10 Jan 2020, In : Composite Structures.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Representing financial data streams in digital simulations to support data flow design for a future Digital Twin

    Murphy, A., Taylor, C., Acheson, C., Butterfield, J., Jin, Y., Higgins, P., Collins, R. & Higgins, C., 01 Feb 2020, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 61, 101853.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Cooling Process of Reverse Air Suctioning for Damage Suppression in Drilling CFRP Composites

    Fu, R., Jia, Z., Wang, F., Jin, Y., Sun, D., Cheng, D. & Yang, L., 30 Dec 2019, In : Procedia CIRP. 85, p. 147-152

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    A. T. Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics

    Yan Jin (Recipient), 18 Aug 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Conference Paper Finalist

    Yan Jin (Recipient), 27 Jul 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Paper Award: IMIOT & ICSEE Conference 2018

    Jonathan Adams (Recipient), Yan Jin (Recipient), David Barnes (Recipient) & Joseph Butterfield (Recipient), 21 Sep 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best postgraduate poster award 2018 at Queen’s University Belfast

    Vincent McKenna (Recipient), Yan Jin (Recipient) & Adrian Murphy (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Dean's Award on Internationalisation

    Yan Jin (Recipient), 19 Dec 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    the 7th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference

    Yan Jin (Member of scientific committee)
    28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Journal of Robotics (Journal)

    Yan Jin (Guest editor)
    01 Nov 201701 May 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Intelligent autonomous manufacturing systems

    Yan Jin (Invited speaker)
    20 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Shuai Shang

    Yan Jin (Host)
    03 Sep 201730 Nov 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Shipeng Li

    Yan Jin (Host)
    01 Jun 201730 Aug 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Press / Media

    Publicity on Establishment of UK-China Consortium on Engineering Education and Research

    Yan Jin


    4 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Other

    Robotics Open Day

    Yan Jin


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities