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Dr Qunfen Qi is a research fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology (CIMAM) at the University of Huddersfield. Qunfen has a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Measurement Technology. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Huddersfield on 2013 with a thesis entitled “Bridging the knowledge gap between design, manufacture and measurement in the field of surface texture” under the supervision of Professors Xiangqian Jane Jiang and Paul J Scott at the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT), University of Huddersfield.

During her PhD project Qunfen designed and developed an infrastructure that integrating with Computer-Aided systems to facilitate designers, engineers and metrologists by a multi-tasks platform for surface texture design, manufacture and measurement. It also involves the development of novel knowledge model based on category theory to structure the complicated surface texture knowledge in GPS. The project outputs resulted in a prototype system which is recognised by Rolls Royce Manufacture Group and numerous colleagues. She has been granted the annual award of Huddersfield Association Women Graduate in 2012. On the 1st Jan 2014, she was appointed a full-time position as research fellow at the CIMAM. Currently, Qunfen is working under the EPSRC Fellowship in Manufacturing project “Controlling Geometrical Variability of Products for Manufacturing”, to investigate the fundamental structure of Geometrical Products Specifications and Verification (GPS) to prove consistency, completeness, and robustness of GPS.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fundamental structure of Geometrical Product Specifications and Verification (GPS)
  • Knowledge representation of GPS
  • Surface texture design and metrology
  • Geometrical tolerance design and metrology
  • Computer Aided Tolerancing
  • Uncertainties of GPS

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
1 Citations

Towards an ontology-supported case-based reasoning approach for computer-aided tolerance specification

Qin, Y., Lu, W., Qi, Q., Liu, X., Huang, M., Scott, P. J. & Jiang, X. 1 Feb 2018 In : Knowledge-Based Systems. 141, p. 129-147 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Case based reasoning
Case-based reasoning

A review of representation models of tolerance information

Qin, Y., Qi, Q., Lu, W., Liu, X., Scott, P. & Jiang, X. 21 Nov 2017 In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citations

Explicitly representing the semantics of composite positional tolerance for patterns of holes

Qin, Y., Lu, W., Qi, Q., Li, T., Huang, M., Scott, P. & Jiang, X. May 2017 In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 90, 5-8, p. 2121-2137 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Composite materials
Semantic Web
Computer aided manufacturing

Matching Algorithm for tolerance specification and measurement

Qi, Q., Scott, P. & Jiang, X. 1 Jun 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access