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  • 04/2017 - Present,   Research Fellow in Ultra-precision Surfaces, University of Huddersfield, UK

  • 09/2016 - 03/2017,  Research Assistant in Ultra-precision Surfaces, University of Huddersfield, UK

  • 05/2015 - 08/2016,  Post-Doctoral Research, Glyndwr University, UK

  • 12/2013 - 04/2015,  Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

  • 04/2004 - 12/2013,  Lecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


  • 05/2009–07/2012 University College London, UK

    PhD in Physics and Astronomy

  • 09/2001–04/2004 Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

    MSc in Electrical Engineering and Automation

  • 09/1997–07/2001 Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

    B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering and Automation


  • Development of a high dynamic-range, free-form surface-metrology. To establish feasibility of the key technical risk items in a novel metrology instrument that aims to deliver automated, high dynamic-range, in-line metrology for “industry-sized” free-form surfaces, fast and precisely. Then, to estimate uncertainty of measurement. Aim to address free-form parts of any shape, up to 30~40cm in size.

  • Research on the potential of industrial robots to automate manual interventions with CNC polishing machine, and to provide surface-processing capabilities in their own right.

  • Development of aspheric aluminium mirrors polishing techniques for a space- based telescope system.

  • Development on an automation system combining an industrial robot with a CNC polishing machine. The scope of this project is to deliver a fully-automated, integrated system to enhance industrial mass ultra-precision manufacture.

  • Developed a process-chain for the manufacture of the mirror segments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) using the 'Precessions' polishing technique.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Optical metrology instruments development
  • Free-form optics
  • Data acquisition
  • System test and data analysis
  • CNC polishing
  • Ultra-precision surface and metrology
  • Robotic polishing
  • ABB IRC5 and FANUC 30iB
  • Mechanical design


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