• University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

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Last updated 20th June 2024


Dr Yuchu Qin is currently a Researcher in AI-Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Measurement with the EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology Hub. He had a BEng and an MEng in Computer Science, a DEng in AI-Aided Measurement, and a PhD in AI-Aided Manufacturing. He was appointed as a full-time Researcher in June 2021. He has engaged in teaching undergraduate and master’s students and co-supervising PhD students since September 2023. He has authored/co-authored 60+ journal papers (including 30+ first-author journal papers). He is a/an Guest Editor/Editorial Board Member for 4 journals and a Peer Reviewer for 47 journals.

06/2021 – Present: Research Fellow, EPSRC Future Advanced Metrology Hub, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

09/2023 – 06/2024: PgCertHE, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
10/2017 – 04/2021: PhD, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.
09/2013 – 09/2017: DEng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

2021: Automatic Determination of Part Build Orientation for Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing. University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Main supervisor: Prof Paul Scott DSc, FRSS)
2017: Towards Intelligent Design of Tolerance Specifications: An Ontology-Based Methodology. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. (Main supervisor: Prof Dame Xiangqian Jiang DSc, FREng)

Yuchu has authored/co-authored 60+ journal papers (including 30+ first-author journal papers), 5+ conference papers, and 2 academic monographs. For a complete list of the publications, please visit his Google Scholar homepage. Several representative journal papers are listed as follows: 
Qin Y, Qi Q, Shi P, Scott PJ, Jiang X (2021). Automatic determination of part build orientation for laser powder bed fusion. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 16, 29-49.
Qin Y, Qi Q, Shi P, Scott PJ, Jiang X (2020). Automatic generation of alternative build orientations for laser powder bed fusion based on facet clustering. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 15, 307-324.
Qin Y, Qi Q, Scott PJ, Jiang X (2020). An additive manufacturing process selection approach based on fuzzy Archimedean weighted power Bonferroni aggregation operators. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 64, 101926.
Qin Y, Qi Q, Scott PJ, Jiang X (2019). Determination of optimal build orientation for additive manufacturing using Muirhead mean and prioritised average operators. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 30, 3015-3034.
Qin Y, Lu W, Qi Q, Liu X, Huang M, Scott PJ, Jiang X (2018). Towards an ontology-supported case-based reasoning approach for computer-aided tolerance specification. Knowledge-Based Systems, 141, 129-147.

01/2024 – 04/2024: Tutor of Professional Development and Transferrable Skills (NFM2103-2324).
09/2023 – 12/2023: Tutor of Data Mining (CMI3507-2324).

2023 – Present: Co-supervisor of Mr Yuanshuo Liu, a PhD student at the University of Huddersfield: Investigating the Impact of Surface Roughness and Internal Defects on the Mechanical Performance of Additive Manufacturing Components.
2023 – Present: Co-supervisor of Mr Kexin Yin, a PhD student at the University of Huddersfield: Digital Twin Enabled In-Line Multi-Objective Optimisation for Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing.

2023 – 2024: Organising Committee Member of the 18th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing.

06/2022 – 06/2023: Guest Editor, Processes, SI: Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Additive Manufacturing.
10/2021 – Present: Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Additive-Manufactured Structures.
01/2021 – 01/2023: Editorial Board Member, Digital Manufacturing Technology.
12/2020 – Present: Reviewer Board Member, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing.

Yuchu is a Peer Reviewer for 47 journals from 13 publishers and has completed a total of 187 reviews (Evidence can be found from his Wed of Science homepage). These journals are listed as follows (according to their publishers): 
Elsevier (13): Journal of Manufacturing Systems; Knowledge-Based Systems; Advanced Engineering Informatics; Sustainable Materials and Technologies; Applied Soft Computing; Expert Systems with Applications; Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence; Alexandria Engineering Journal; Mathematics and Computers in Simulation; Heliyon; SoftwareX; Additive Manufacturing Letters; Procedia CIRP.
Springer (7): Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing; Granular Computing; Scientific Reports; The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Computational and Applied Mathematics; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering; Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing.
IEEE (1): IEEE Access.
WILEY (1): International Journal of Intelligent Systems.
SAGE (2): Proc IMechE Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering; Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
Taylor & Francis (5): Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines; Applied Artificial Intelligence; Journal of Engineering Design; Cogent Mathematics & Statistics; Research in Mathematics.
Emerald (3): Rapid Prototyping Journal; Assembly Automation; Kybernetes.
IOS (1): Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems.
World Scientific (1): International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making.
Hindawi (3): Complexity; Journal of Mathematics; Mathematical Problems in Engineering.
AIMS (1): AIMS Mathematics.
MDPI (8): Sustainability; Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Information; Electronics; Applied Sciences; Symmetry; Mathematics; Axioms.
PLOS (1): Plos One.

Programming (C, C++, Java, Python, Matlab); Office suites (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio); LaTeX.

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

Research Expertise and Interests

  • design for additive manufacturing
  • intelligent manufacturing
  • machine learning
  • computational intelligence
  • ontology
  • category theory


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