Dr Yang Qin

Dr Yang Qin

InterReg SeaBioComp Research Fellow

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Member of MAterials and STructures (MAST) research group


07.2019 – present

University of Plymouth, UK

Research fellow in the Seabiocomp project, focusing on the resin infusion of thermoplastic natural fibre (flax) composites

03.2019 – 06.2019

University of Portsmouth, UK

Research associate in the FLOWER project, focusing on the research of natural fibre (flax) materials.

09.2015 03.2019

University of Hull, UK

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Thesis title: Viscoelastically prestressed composites: Further evaluation and development for enhanced mechanical properties.



Research interests

·       Mechanics of material

·       Composites manufacturing

·       Nature/renewable/environmentally friendly materials

·       Mechanical ,thermal, electrical testing of materials

·       Damage/failure mechanisms of materials



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Qin Y, Summerscales J, Graham-Jones J, Meng M & Pemberton R (2020) 'Monomer Selection for In Situ Polymerization Infusion Manufacture of Natural-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic-Matrix Marine Composites' Polymers 12, (2) Author Site Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Qin Y & Fancey KS (2020) 'Drop weight impact behaviour of viscoelastically prestressed composites' Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 131, 105782-105782 , DOI


Additional information

1.   Y. Qin, K.S. Fancey. Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – effects of delayed moulding on Charpy impact property. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2019, 121: 169–174

2.   P. Sanders, A.J. Young, Y. Qin, K.S. Fancey, M.R. Reithofer, N. Pamme, J.M. Chin. Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites. Scientific Reports, 2019, 9: 388

3.   Y. Qin, K.S. Fancey. Towards “green” viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites Part B-Engineering, 2018 154: 439–448

4.   Y. Qin, K.S. Fancey. Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites – Effects of temperature on Charpy impact behaviour. Composites Part B-Engineering, 2018, 141: 265–270