Staff profile

Dr Jilin Ye

Programme Leader for MSc Courses in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Jilin Ye at our Markeaton Street site.


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Engineering

Research centre

Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE)


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



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

Teaching responsibilities

Currently I am teaching on the following modules: Quality, Reliability and Working Environment, Advanced Applied Analytical Methods, Advanced Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Additive Manufacturing Processes and Independent Scholarship, etc.

Research interests

High-value manufacturing technologies (e.g. Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing), sustainable Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for resource efficiency integration, visualisation and virtual reality and software system applications in engineering.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

After completing my first degree, I spent several years in industry focusing on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RP&M) technologies, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Concurrent Engineering (CE), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) software systems.

International experience