Ji is a departmental mechanical engineer and based in Bessemer B201a. She graduated from the University of Iowa (USA) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She then took multiple mechanical engineering positions at private companies before joining the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. She completed a Master of Science in Engineering Management at the University of Leeds (UK) in 2022 (CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership).
Her current role supports both teaching and research. She provides mechanical engineering consultancy, design and manufacturing services supporting teaching, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and research. She is heavily involved in supporting students with their project work. Not only support and advise the students on their designs and manufacturing components for their projects but also do assessments and give feedback on group presentations as well as final project demonstrations (where students showcase their finished prototypes alongside a poster). Ji hosts students within the mechanical workshop, where she is responsible for teaching and supervision of both mechanical techniques utilising hand tools and complex machinery as well as teaching CAD and principles of good product design. She also manage and teach Mechanics II Solids laboratory sessions.
Laboratory and Workshop
- The RSM workshop (RSM LG04): Time here is split between teaching and research, student supervision in the student area of the workshop, advising on the design of student project concepts and machining the parts they need in order to complete their project concepts. For research, Ji works with a wide variety of research groups and advises on the design and building of bespoke research equipment, outsourcing as required, machine prototypes and final equipment for use in research laboratories.
- Core Bio Mechanical Laboratory (Bessemer 220): Overall technical support and oversight of Core Bio Mechanical Laboratory (including 3D printing, laser cutter, tensile testing equipment). B220 is used for student projects and teaching Mechanics II Solids and Human Centered design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices (HCARD) courses.
- Core Mechanical Testing Facility (Bessemer 120): Overall technical support and oversight of Core Mechanical Testing Facility.
Committees & supplementary roles
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum Technical Staff Representative
- Imperial Artworks Group Steering Group Member
- Imperial 600 Operational Group Member
- EDCC (Equality and Departmental Culture Committee) Professional Services Staff Representative
- Department of Bioengineering Safety Committee Professional Services Staff Representative