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Yuyi earned his BSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2013, followed by postgraduate studies at Imperial College London. He obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining XJTLU, he worked as a research fellow in Warwick Manufacturing Group, leading projects on alloy design, process simulation, and validation with industry partners.Currently, Yuyi serves as the Director of the Education, Research Development Institute in the School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem at XJTLU. Since 2020, he has also been the Programme Director of BEng Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering with Contemporary Entrepreneurialism. His responsibilities encompass teaching, research, industry engagement, student promotion, laboratory development, and general management of the IME programme.During his time at XJTLU, Yuyi collaboratively established a joint teaching philosophy that bridges academia and industry. Through cross-departmental collaboration, they successfully implemented state-of-the-art laboratories on the new campus. Yuyi consistently prioritises the comprehensive development of the school, focusing on exceptional teaching quality and fostering diverse student growth.

Research interests

Intelligent Manufacturing equipment and process

Coatings and oxidations

Materials characterisation

Steel alloy design and manufacturing

Product development and optimisation


Director of Education, Research Development Institute, XJTLU, 2023

Assistant Professor, Programme Director, XJTLU, 2020-2023

Lecturer, XJTLU, 2020

Research Fellow, University of Warwick, 2019-2020

Research Assistant and teaching Assistant, University of Warwick, 2018

Researcher, Teer Coatings Ltd., 2017

Technical coordinator, Maxhard Ltd. London, 2012-2015


MFE301TC, Final Year Project

MFE304TC, Haier Ren Dan He Yi Management Model

MFE103TC, Introduction to Materials

MFE112TC, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Technology

Co-lecturer of: MFE 206TC, MFE104TC, MFE 205TC, ENT001 and RBE 201TC

Assisted delivery of: MFE206TC, MFE301TC, MFE302TC, MFE304TC, MFE306TC, MES102TC, CAT201TC

Awards and honours

Jiangsu Double Innovation Program, doctor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 2021

Williams Award, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Rapid Alloy Prototyping project. 2022

MoE funded industry-university collaborative education projects. 2022

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Engineering, University of Warwick, 2019

MSc. in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2014

BSc. in Materials Science and Engineering, Unversity of Manchester, 2013

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