College of Science and Engineering staff

Jianfei Xie stood at our Markeaton Street campus.
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Dr Jianfei Xie is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby. His research interests lie within fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer and computational approaches.

Zhiyin Yang
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Professor Zhiyin Yang's main role is to carry out high-quality research and lead research activities in the area of Thermofluids. He is a world-leading expert in large-eddy simulation (LES) and separated flow transition with more than 100 publications. He also teaches on Mechanical/Motorsport Engineering courses and is Deputy Chair of the College Research Committee.

Jilin Ye at our Markeaton Street site.
Programme Leader for MSc Courses in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Prior to joining the University of Derby as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Jilin spent a couple of years in research positions at Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.

Head of Discipline (Computing)

Bo Yuan wearing a white shirt and glasses, smiling
Lecturer in Computing and Data Science

Bo Yuan is a lecturer in computing and data science within the Department of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics and a faculty member of the Data Science Research Centre (DSRC), University of Derby, UK. 

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Dr Shuge Zhang is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Derby. Shuge is a member of the Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC). His research centres on personality and individual differences in performance and health.

Mina sitting in front of the Team Derby banner

Minas Mina is a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning in the School of Human Sciences. His role includes teaching on biomechanics, neurophysiology and other units, as well as, leading research projects in areas such as sports biomechanics, neurphysiology, strength & conditioning. 

Craig wearing a jacket looking sideways
Postgraduate Research Student

Craig is currently working towards a PhD degree in thresholding semi-bandit problems under adversarial attack, as part of the Data Science Research Centre at the University of Derby.