Dr Yan Jin obtained his PhD at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include machine design, robotics automation and flexible manufacturing, with particular focus in intelligent manufacturing for future smart factories.
Yan’s research has created significant impact to both academia and industry. The six novel types of parallel manipulators (PKM) he invented have been widely exploited in the robotics community. Yan also introduced a new PKM design concept and modelling method for large volume high precision machining through an EPSRC project. The generic digital knowledge based approach for intelligent time and cost analysis proposed by Yan is currently deployed by Bombardier Aerospace Belfast and Airbus UK.