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Dr Qian Wang

  • Qualifications: BEng, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Anglesea Building, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3DJ
  • Telephone: +44(0)23 92842585
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  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am a Senior Lecturer (manufacturing systems and management) in the School of Engineering. I hold a BEng in Automotive Engineering and a PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. I have experience in both industry and academe.

When I worked in industry as a vehicle design engineer, a project and marketing manager, and as a CEO assistant, I was involved in many industrial projects and businesses; some had links with international companies such as SKF (Sweden), Mannesmann Seiffert (Germany) and NQA (UK).

In my academic career, I have developed broad interests in manufacturing systems design, information systems for manufacturing, logistics and supply chain integration, sustainable manufacturing and lean production, and digital manufacturing. Before I joined the University, I had independently completed a number of research projects with supportive grants of over £400,000, of which two research grants were funded jointly by EPSRC-IMRC/IdMRC. The research projects were carried out in close collaboration with industry (Rotork, Ford, Lanner Group, Airbus). I am currently leading a small team conducting a number of research activities in the School of Engineering. I am also an invited reviewer for several international journals.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems, MSc/MEng
  • Virtual Prototyping for Production, MSc/MEng
  • Introduction to Materials and Manufacture, Undergraduate
  • Integrated Engineering Group Business Project (racing car), Undergraduate
  • Basic Metrology (Lab), Undergraduate
  • Advanced Metrology (Lab), Undergraduate
  • Basic Machine Tools (Lab), Undergraduate
  • Technology Concepts (Lab), Undergraduate


Current and previous research interests
  • Sustainable manufacturing systems and lean production
  • Reconfigurable assembly systems and automated warehouses
  • Virtual systems design and integration for production
  • Modelling simulation and optimisation techniques; advances in discrete event simulation
  • Information systems evaluation and integration for manufacturing
  • Manufacturing process modelling, planning and scheduling; enterprise resources planning
Key research projects completed
  • Design of matrix manufacturing systems, funded by the EPSRC E-IdMRC (RC-ME0096H; £225,301; 2007-2010)
  • The applicability and configuration of walking worker assembly lines, funded by the EPSRC E-IMRC (EP062X; £130,838; 2004-2007)

Research profile

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