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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.

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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
  • A hyper-heuristic based ensemble genetic programming approach for stochastic resource constrained project scheduling problem, Chen, H., Ding, G., Qin, S., Zhang, J. 31 Oct 2020, In: Expert Systems with Applications
  • A systematic literature review of product platform design under uncertainty, Han, X., Li, R., Wang, J., Ding, G., Qin, S. 3 May 2020, In: Journal of Engineering Design
  • Environment interaction model-driven smart products through-life design framework, Zhang, H., Qin, S., Li, R., Zou, Y., Ding, G. 2 Apr 2020, In: International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • How to extract traditional cultural design elements from a set of images of cultural relics based on F-AHP and entropy, Hu, Y., Yu, S., Qin, S., Chen, D., Chu, J., Yang, Y. 9 Oct 2020, In: Multimedia Tools and Applications
  • 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
  • Progressive modelling of feature-centred product family development, Zhang, H., Qin, S., Li, R., Zou, Y., Ding, G. 17 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Production Research
  • 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
  • 侧铣加工刀具回转轮廓误差预测技术研究, Yu, H., Qin, S., Ding, G., Jiang, L., Liang, H. 10 Feb 2020, In: Zhongguo Jixie Gongcheng/China Mechanical Engineering

PGR Supervision

  • Liying Yang Start: 01/10/2020
  • Ziwen Zhu Start: 01/10/2020
  • Kai Xu Start: 01/10/2019
  • Xiaojing Niu Feasibility investigation of crowdsourcing-based product design and development for manufacturing 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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