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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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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
Motion planning

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., 10 Oct 2019, (Accepted) In : Procedia CIRP. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Composite materials

Cost-oriented process optimisation through variation propagation management for aircraft wing spar assembly

McKenna, V., Jin, Y., Murphy, A., Morgan, M., Fu, R., Qin, X., McClory, C., Collins, R. & Higgins, C., 10 Jan 2019, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 57, p. 435-451

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Process Optimization

Design and Manufacture of a New Smart Desktop Rotational Moulding Machine

Adams, J., Jin, Y., Barnes, D. & Butterfield, J., 10 Sep 2019, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorportating the 34th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, 10 - 12 September 2019, Queen's University Belfast UK. Jin, Y. & Price, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, Vol. 9. p. 28-33 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Plastics molding machines
Rotational molding
Motion control
Control systems

Kinematic analysis of the exechon robot accounting offsets in the accounting offsets in the joint axes

Lopez-Custodio, P. C., Dai, J., Fu, R. & Jin, Y., 01 Aug 2019, (Accepted) Proceedings of the ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2019 August 18-21, 2019, Anaheim, CA, USA. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fixed platforms
Inverse kinematics


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 postgraduate poster award 2018 at Queen’s University Belfast

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

Prize: Other distinction


Best Student 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)

Dean's Award on Internationalisation

Yan Jin (Recipient), 19 Dec 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Summer School

Activities 2005 2017

Intelligent autonomous manufacturing systems

Yan Jin (Invited speaker)
20 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Recent Advance of Robot/PKM based Flexible Manufacturing System for Automated Aircraft Assembly

Yan Jin (Invited speaker)
04 Jul 201705 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Journal of Robotics (Journal)

Yan Jin (Guest editor)
01 Nov 201701 May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Shipeng Li

Yan Jin (Host)
01 Jun 201730 Aug 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

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

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