College of Science and Engineering staff

Staff member Paul Wood
Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Director of the Institute of Innovation in Sustainable Engineering

Paul is a reader in Advanced Manufacturing. Paul has gained extensive experience in advanced manufacturing spanning 36 years in the transport sector, both in industry and within HEI research organisations. He gained his PhD at the University of Aston by completing a manufacturing research project in continuous extrusion that was funded by British Nuclear Fuels.

Simon Wood monitoring a masonry wall
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Programme Leader: BEng Civil Engineering (Apprenticeship)

Simon is the Programme Leader for the BEng Civil Engineering (Apprenticeship) and has over ten years of teaching experience. He is a member of the Internal Masonry Society (MIMS) and has experience as a civil and structural engineer within a design consultancy. He is reading for a PhD in Masonry Design from the University of Leeds.

Jon Woodward mid conversation
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development; Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

As a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching across the Sport and Exercise Science programmes, Jon supports students from a range of programmes with their learning, teaching and assessment activities, as well as supporting students with accessing work placements and internship opportunities as part of their degree and wider development.

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.

Vikash Yadav
Lecturer - Biomedical Sciences

I am working in the direction of therapeutic nanocrystal production and target-oriented drug designing. Through applying advanced protein engineering skills, we are developing novel nanomedicines that can replace current painful injectable therapies. I have also significantly contributed toward research-informed teaching in various higher education settings.

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 130 publications. He also teaches on Mechanical/Motorsport Engineering courses. 

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.