Portrait of Dr Qunfen Qi Dr Qunfen Qi

q.qi@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471284


Dr Qunfen Qi is a research fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology (CIMAM) at the University of Huddersfield. Qunfen has a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Measurement Technology. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Huddersfield on 2013 with a thesis entitled “Bridging the knowledge gap between design, manufacture and measurement in the field of surface texture” under the supervision of Professors Xiangqian Jane Jiang and Paul J Scott at the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT), University of Huddersfield.

During her PhD project Qunfen designed and developed an infrastructure that integrating with Computer-Aided systems to facilitate designers, engineers and metrologists by a multi-tasks platform for surface texture design, manufacture and measurement. It also involves the development of novel knowledge model based on category theory to structure the complicated surface texture knowledge in GPS. The project outputs resulted in a prototype system which is recognised by Rolls Royce Manufacture Group and numerous colleagues. She has been granted the annual award of Huddersfield Association Women Graduate in 2012. On the 1st Jan 2014, she was appointed a full-time position as research fellow at the CIMAM. Currently, Qunfen is working under the EPSRC Fellowship in Manufacturing project “Controlling Geometrical Variability of Products for Manufacturing”, to investigate the fundamental structure of Geometrical Products Specifications and Verification (GPS) to prove consistency, completeness, and robustness of GPS.

Research and Scholarship

Areas of interest

  • Fundamental structure of Geometrical Product Specifications and Verification (GPS)
  • Knowledge representation of GPS
  • Surface texture design and metrology
  • Geometrical tolerance design and metrology
  • Computer Aided Tolerancing
  • Uncertainties of GPS

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Pagani, L., Qi, Q., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2017) ‘Towards a new definition of areal surface texture parameters on freeform surfaceMeasurement . ISSN 0263-2241

Qin, Y., Lu, W., Qi, Q., Liu, X., Zhong, Y., Scott, P. and Jiang, X. (2016) ‘Status, comparison, and issues of CAD model data exchange methods based on standardized neutral files and OWL fileJournal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering , 17 (1). ISSN 1530-9827

Qin, Y., Lu, W., Qi, Q., Li, T., Huang, M., Scott, P. and Jiang, X. (2016) ‘Explicitly representing the semantics of composite positional tolerance for patterns of holesInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology . ISSN 0268-3768

Lu, W., Qin, Y., Qi, Q., Zeng, W., Zhong, Y., Liu, X. and Jiang, X. (2016) ‘Selecting a semantic similarity measure for concepts in two different CAD model data ontologiesAdvanced Engineering Informatics , 30 (3), pp. 449-466. ISSN 1474-0346

Qi, Q., Scott, P., Jiang, X. and Lu, W. (2016) ‘A hierarchical category model for geometrical product specifications (GPS)Procedia CIRP , 43, pp. 214-219. ISSN 2212-8271

Qi, Q., Li, T., Scott, P. and Jiang, X. (2015) ‘A correlational study of areal surface texture parameters on some typical machined surfacesProcedia CIRP , 27, pp. 149-154. ISSN 2212-8271

Qin, Y., Lu, W., Qi, Q., Liu, X., Zhou, L. and Li, T. (2015) ‘Ontology-based semantic interpretation of cylindricity specification in the next-generation GPSProcedia CIRP , 27, pp. 124-130. ISSN 2212-8271

Qi, Q., Scott, P., Jiang, X. and Lu, W. (2014) ‘Design and implementation of an integrated surface texture information system for design, manufacture and measurementComputer Aided Design , 57, pp. 41-53. ISSN 0010-4485

Qi, Q., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Lu, W. (2013) ‘Surface texture specification, the more complete the better?Procedia CIRP , 10, pp. 233-237. ISSN 2212-8271

Qi, Q., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2012) ‘Knowledge modeling for specifications and verification in areal surface texturePrecision Engineering , 36 (2), pp. 322-333. ISSN 0141-6359

Qi, Q., Jiang, X., Liu, X. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘An unambiguous expression method of the surface textureMeasurement , 43 (10), pp. 1398-1403. ISSN 0263-2241

Lu, W., Liu, X., Jiang, X., Qi, Q. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘Categorical data modelling for Cylindricity Consistent with Geometrical Product Specifications Standard SystemProceedings of SPIE: Sixth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation , 75446S. ISSN 1996-756X

Lu, W., Jiang, X., Qi, Q. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘Modeling the integration between specifications and verification for cylindricity based on category theoryMeasurement Science and Technology , 21 (11). ISSN 0957-0233

Book Section

Ding, H., Qi, Q., Scott, P. and Jiang, X. (2015) ‘An ANOVA method of evaluating the specification uncertainty in roughness measurement’. In: Laser Metrology and Machine Performance XI, LAMDAMAP 2015. Huddersfield, UK: EUSPEN. . ISBN 978-0-9566790-5-5

Qi, Q., Jiang, X. and Scott, P. (2013) ‘A Knowledge Platform for Surface Texture in Advanced Manufacturing’. In: Manufacturing the Future Conference. Cranfield, UK: EPSRC. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-907413-22-3

Qi, Q., Jiang, X., Scott, P. and Lu, W. (2012) ‘Model for a CAD-assisted designing process with focus on the definition of the surface texture specifications and quality’. In: Proceedings of the 37th International MATADOR Conference. Manchester, UK: Springer. pp. 273-276. ISBN 978-1-4471-4479-3

Qi, Q., Blunt, L., Scott, P. and Jiang, X. (2010) ‘Modeling of the concepts in ISO standards for profile surface texture’. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC’10. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 172-176. ISBN 9781862180932

Conference Item

Qi, Q., Scott, P., Jiang, X., Lu, W. and Ding, H. (2013) ‘The Discussion of Uncertainties in Surface Texture during Design, Manufacture and Measurement’. In: The 11th International Symposium of Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, 1st-5th July 2013, RWTH, Aachen, Germany


Qi, Q (2013) Bridging the knowledge gap between design, manufacture and measurement in the field of surface texture Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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