Dr. Muqi Wulan


School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM037

+44 (0) 1772 89 3247

Subject Areas: Engineering and Computing

Muqi Wulan is a lecturer in engineering. Her teaching specialises in product design and mechanical engineering. Meanwhile she is research active within the area of digital engineering and is a member of the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre. Currently her main interests are around risk/uncertainty analysis using imprecise prediction and real-world applications, cloud technology for manufacturing, and enterprise interoperability. Prior to this, Dr. Wulan had taken academic and research posts in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China and Coventry University, UK.

Full Profile

Muqi Wulan started her academia career since she took up an academic post in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 1998. She contributed to teaching in engineering design and supervised research students up to the postgraduate level. Muqi explored further research interests and gained more experience in research methodology and management systematically. She had investigated comprehensive issues concerned with product design, agile requirement engineering for product innovation, product information integration and knowledge management in the process of design and manufacture even in the whole life cycle of complex products, and collaborative product design and development based on network. Later she worked in Coventry University, UK, and contributed to a research project funded by European Commission.

Muqi’s research and expertise are mainly of risk/uncertainty analysis using imprecise prediction, system reliability, semantic modelling of enterprise capability, manufacturing network performance, knowledge-oriented enterprise collaboration, and enterprise interoperability.

PhD, Mechanical Manufacturing, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 1998
MEng, Mechanology, Tsinghua University, China, 1994
BEng, Machine Design and Manufacture, Tsinghua University, China, 1989


M.Wulan, D. Petrovic. 2012. A fuzzy logic based system for risk analysis and evaluation within enterprise collaborations. Computers in Industry 63(8): 739-748.

M.Wulan, D. Petrovic, K. Popplewell. 2012. Fuzzy logic based risk evaluation in a virtual organisation. In: R. Poler, G. Doumeingts, B. Katzy, R. Chalmeta. Editor. Enterprise interoperability V: shaping enterprise interoperability in the future internet. London: Springer-Verlag; 317-328.

More publications


Supporting highly adaptive network enterprise collaboration through semantically enabled knowledge services (SYNERGY), the FP7 research project funded by the EC, 2008-2011.

Product requirement acquisition and definition system for agile response to market (RADAR), funded by National 863 High Technology R & D Program of China, 2000-2002.

Multi-agent based collaborative product design environment (VCDE) on distributed networks, funded by National 863 High Technology R&D Program of China, 1998-2000.

Research on technologies and methods of design and manufacturing group integration framework , funded by Chinese Committee of National Defense Science and Industry, 1996-2000.


Project AB2: Rapid integrated product development within concurrent engineering framework (RICE), funded by the Second Cooperation Programme in Manufacturing Integration between China and EC (SECIIM), 1995-1996.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Postgraduate module in research methods.

Undergraduate modules across the area of engineering mechanics and problem solving skills.

Supervising undergraduate students for their research projects.