Professional Institute Membership
Principal Systems Engineer (Siemens plc, 2007 - 2009)
Senior Engineer and Project Manager (various posts in the automation industry)
Research Associate (Cardiff University, 1997 – 2000)
Lecturer Dynamics and Control (University of Science and Technology Beijing, 1987 - 1993)
Manager of PROFIBUS & PROFINET Competence Centre UK
Member of the School Examination Board
Member of MSc Programme Committee
Pathway Leader MSc Industrial Automation and Communication
Pathway Leader Electrical & Electronic Part-time Students
Unit Leader Industrial Communication Systems
English and Chinese
Professional Design and Projects
Final Year Project
Industrial Communication Systems
Master Engineering Projects
I am currently supervising 6 MSc students in smart automation, communicatio systems and IoT.
Industrial Communication Systems, PROFIBUS and PROFINET Networks
Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT)
Cloud Computing and Programming
Intelligent Systems, Smart Homes and Buildings
Standardisation, Regulation and Engineering Practice
Pedagogical Theories and Approaches in Training and Engineering Education
X. Ji (2015). PROFIBUS in practice - System Architecture and Design.
X. Ji (2013). Profibus in Practice System Engineering, Trouble-Shooting and Maintenance. CreateSpace.
X. Ji (2013). Profibus in Practice Installing Profibus Devices and Cables. Createspace Independent Pub.
X. Ji (2007). SIMATIC BATCH System Engineering. Siemens Automation and Drive AS CS2 PA.
X. Ji (2007). SIMATIC PCS7 System Engineering Basics. Siemens Automation and Drives AS CS2 PA.
X. Ji (1989). State feedback control of a relieve-valve system with large flow-rate and high pressure. Machine Tools and Hydraulic System. 4,
X. Ji, D. Pham (1999). Model Reference Neural Control of a Polymerisation Reactor. In: Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC),. Beijing, 5/7/1999.
Academic Enterprise - Manager of the UK Competence Centre for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, developing and teaching the following courses at MMU or customer's industrial sites.
Certified PROFIBUS Installer, Designer and Engineer courses
Certified PROFINET Installer and Engineer courses
Certified PLCopen Level 1 & Level 2 courses
Providing consultancy on good engineering practice of PROFIBUS and PROFINET Technology
Certifying PROFIBUS and PROFINET Installers, Designers and Engineers
Member of the Steering Committee of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International UK
Member of the Training Group of the PROFIBUS and PROFINET International
Member of the Training Committee, PLCopen
Through research, teaching, consultancy and publication in networks for automation systems, I have an active role in shaping the engineering practice of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in the UK, which are applied in almost all industrial sectors from water treatment to automotive.
In 2010, I was appointed the Manager of PROFIBUS and PROFINET International's Competence Centre in the UK, an important role to guide engineering practice of PROFIBUS and PROFINET technologies in the UK industry. Since then I have been responsible for the strategic direction and development of the Centre.