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Prof Sheng-feng Qin


Department: Northumbria School of Design

Sheng Feng QuinBefore joining Northumbia School of Design in 2014, he worked in Department of Design at Brunel University as a Senior Lecturer in Product Design (September 2007- December 2013) and a Lecturer in Industrial Design (September 2001-August 2007). At Brunel University, he led the Computer Aided Design and Engineering research group between 2007 and 2013.  Dr Qin was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Loughborough’s Manufacturing System Integration Institute (MSI) between 2000 and 2001, and a Research Assistant in the School of Product Design at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (Cardiff Metropolitan University now) between 1998 and 1999. Before his visit to the University of Birmingham between 1996 and 1997 as an Academic Visiting Scholar in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, he was an Associate Professor at East China Jiaotong University of China. He worked as a Design Engineer in HuaiBei Coal Mining Construction Company in China between 1983 and 1985.

Prof. Qin has published more than 150 papers in journals and conferences and 2 books.

Profile on Brunel

Southwest Jiaotong University

Campus Address

Northumbria School of Design
Northumbria University, City Campus East
Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • Craft, Design andTechnology PhD February 29 2000
  • Computer Aided Engineering May 01 1988
  • Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons) July 01 1983
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Information not provided Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How to model and implement connections between physical and virtual models for digital twin application, Jiang, H., Qin, S., Fu, J., Zhang, J., Ding, G. 2 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Manufacturing Systems
  • Optimization method for systematically improving non-contact R test accuracy, Jiang, L., Peng, B., Ding, G., Qin, S., Zhang, J., Li, Y. 6 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Prediction of machining accuracy based on geometric error estimation of tool rotation profile in five-axis multi-layer flank milling process, Yu, H., Jiang, L., Wang, J., Qin, S., Ding, G. 1 Jun 2020, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Tolerance Zone-Based Grouping Method for Online Multiple Overtracing Freehand Sketches, Wang, S., Wang, S., He, W., Qin, S. 14 Apr 2020, In: Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • Apparel-based deep learning system design for apparel style recommendation, Guan, C., Qin, S., Long, Y. 3 Jun 2019, In: International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
  • A smart performance measurement approach for collaborative design in Industry 4.0, Yin, Y., Qin, S. Jan 2019, In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering
  • A Strain-Compensated Constitutive Model for Describing the Hot Compressive Deformation Behaviors of an Aged Inconel 718 Superalloy, Zhou, Y., Chen, X., Qin, S. 25 Feb 2019, In: High Temperature Materials and Processes
  • A systematic literature review of product platform design under uncertainty, Han, X., Li, R., Wang, J., Ding, G., Qin, S. 6 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Engineering Design
  • A workpiece registration and localization adjustment method with contact inspection under multi-tolerance conditions, Jiang, L., Li, Y., Han, L., Zou, Y., Ding, G., Qin, S. 1 May 2019, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • Customization design method for complex product systems based on a meta-model, Li, R., Zhang, H., Qin, S., Ding, G., Han, X. Oct 2019, In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering

PGR Supervision

  • Kai Xu Start: 01/10/2019
  • Xiaojing Niu Start: 01/03/2017
  • Congying Guan Prototyping a novel apparel recommendation system: A feasibility study Start: 23/06/2014

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Product design, service design, digital design and manufacturing


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