College of Science and Engineering staff

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 110 publications. He also teaches on Mechanical/Motorsport Engineering courses and is the Chair of the College Research Ethic 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)

Harry Yu
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Dr Hongqing Yu also known as Harry is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Programme Leader of MSc Big Data Analytics. He mainly teaches on the topics involved in Data Science, Machine learning and AI technologies. 

Shuge Zhang in a suit
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Shuge Zhang is a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC) at the University of Derby. His research centres on personality and individual differences in performance and health.

Georgios Zouganelis in a lab coat
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Georgios is a Forensic Science Lecturer, his research combines elements of biochemistry, genetics, nanotechnology and toxicology to address issues in forensic, environmental and biomedical settings related to biological identification and toxicity

Mina sitting in front of the Team Derby banner

Minas Mina is a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength and 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, neurophysiology, and strength and conditioning. 

Catherine smiling.
Postgraduate Research Student

Catherine is a Postgraduate Research Student who has also worked as a Sports Massage Therapist and as an Assistant Physical Activity Development Officer.