Platform Programme One – Next Generation Surface Metrology

Platform Programme One aims to build a Basis for Future Standardised Freeform/Structured Surface Characterisation System. This research focuses on creating universal evaluation systems for freeform and structured surfaces, which include refining the discrete/continuous non-Euclidean surface representations, sampling, filtration, characterisation, fast algorithms, and practical approaches.

Meet the team


Dame Prof. Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang


University of Huddersfield


Prof. Paul Scott


University of Huddersfield

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The University of Huddersfield

Dr Wenhan Zeng


University of Huddersfield


Pagani, L., Scott, PJ. (2018) Curvature based sampling of curves and surfaces. Computer-Aided Geometric Design, 59, 32-48.

Pagani, L., Jiang, X., Scott, P.J. (2018) Investigation on the effect of sampling on areal texture parameters. Measurement, 128, 306-13.

Pagani, L., Townsend, A., Zeng, W., Lou, S., Blunt, L., Jiang, X., Scott, PJ. (2019) Towards a new definition of areal surface texture parameters on freeform surface: Re-entrant features and functional parameters. Measurement, 141, 442-59.

Pagani. L., Wang, J., Colosimo, B.M., Jiang, X., Scott, P.J. (2019) Fast hierarchical fusion model based on least squares B-splines approximation. Precision Engineering, 60, 570-86.

Parenti, P., Pagani, L., Annoni , M. (2019) Automatic identification of edge chipping defects in high precision drilling of cemented carbide. Precision Engineering, 60, 383-93.

Book and Book Chapters:

Jiang, X., Scott, P.J. , Advanced Metrology: Freeform Surface, Academic Press, ISBN 978012817337, Apr. 2020, 370 Pages

Advanced Technology: The book introduces discrete/continuous surface representations, decomposition to solve the non-uniqueness problem of freeform shape; filtration, Morphology, Wavelet Decomposition and Numeric Characterisation. The book discusses methods able to handle the geometry of freeform surfaces and bridge the knowledge gap between research and practical industrial applications.

Jiang, X., Chapter 2, Surface Features. In: Optical Inspection of Microsystems, edited by Osten, W., 2nd Ed. Taylor & Francis/CRC, ISBN 9781498779470, 2019

Jiang, X., Scott P.J. (2019) Surface Texture Filtering. In: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Chatti S., Tolio T. (eds) CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,

Jiang, X. (2018) Freeform. In: Chatti S., Laperrière L., Reinhart G., Tolio T., The International Academy for Production (eds) CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, DOI: