Assistant Professor School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing

Dr. Xiong Yi is an assistant professor in the School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Design and Production from Aalto University, Finland, in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he worked as a research engineer at Flanders Make, Belgium and participated in several R&D projects to develop industrial-grade additive manufacturing systems. From 2017-2020, he was a research fellow II in the digital manufacturing and design center at Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research interests include computational design and fabrication, design for additive manufacturing, adaptive process planning, design and optimization of complex engineered systems, intelligent measurement and control. Dr. Xiong has over ten years of international R&D experience, working with several projects funded by EU FP7, National Research Foundation (Singapore), Research Foundations Flanders (Belgium), and Academy of Finland. He has authored more than thirty peer-rereviewed scientific publications. Dr. Xiong also serves as a reviewer for international journals, including IEEE-ASME T MECH, Addit. Manuf., IEEE Sens. J., and Rapid Prototyp, and as an external reviewer for the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) in Belgium.

Personal Profile

Working Experience

  • 2020.04- Present, Assistant Professor, SDIM, SUSTech
  • 2017-2020, Research Fellow II, Singapore University of Technology, Singapore
  • 2016-2017, Research Engineer, Flanders Make, Belgium
  • 2012-2016, Project Researcher, Aalto University, Finland
  • 2011-2012,  Research Assistant, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Educational Background

  • 2012 - 2016, DSc, Engineering Design and Production, Aalto University, Finland
  • 2010 - 2012, MSc, Machine Automation, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • 2006 - 2010, BEng, Mechanical Engineering, Hubei University of Technology, China


◆ Mechanical Design:

1. Design for additive manufacturing

2. Design methodology and methods for complex engineering products

◆ Intelligent products and manufacturing systems:

1. Additive manufacturing of composite materials

2. Adaptive process planning


Summer Semester: SDM101 Introduction of Integrative System Design

Fall Semester: SDM 272 Rapid Prototyping Techniques

Spring Semester: SDM 313 Design for Intelligent Manufacturing

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  • Research Paper on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Design for Additive Manufacturing Got Published

  • Review Article on Design for CFRP-AM Got Published

  • Research seminar 2021 fall was held


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About the research group:

The Computational Design and Fabrication (CoDeFab) group at Southern University of Science and Technology was established by Dr.XIONG Yi in April 2020. The research group focuses on the development of computational methods for advancing the integrative and automated design and fabrication of complex engineered products, particularly additive manufacturing products. The key research topics include AI-assisted design for complex products, data-driven adaptive process planning, and digital-thread based closed-loop product design. The mission of the research group is to carry out the university's strategies in 'Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship' for boosting high-end manufacturing in the Greater Bay Area, and to explore the New Engineering Education (NEE) for nurturing the future global technical leaders.

Positions Available:  

  1. International Master and PhD students  (Starting from 2021 Fall)
  2. Research Assistants and Post-Doc researchers

Required/Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Degree in computer science, computational, mechanical or manufacturing engineering, or a related field
  2. Good English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  3. Experience in geometric modelling, computational design, and additive manufacturing will be an advantage

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining us, please send your application to (with the subject line in the following format: CoDeFab _ Application _ Position _ Name).


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