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Rocco Lupoi
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Manuf. Eng


Dr. Rocco Lupoi was appointed Assistant Professor within the Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Trinity College Dublin, in July 2012; the year after he was awarded of a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship. He is a mechanical engineer by background, obtaining an MEng degree from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in July 2004 over a "vecchio-ordinamento" course of studies. In the same year he was awarded of a grant for a PhD programme in the University of Bath (UK), with thesis title "Effect of shape, size and material on energy dissipation in Equal Channel Angular Extrusion". In this challenging work, he investigated the concepts and working mechanisms of a novel technology known as UREAD capable of dissipating energy in engineering systems against the occurrence of unwanted events (such as earthquakes, crashes and collisions) and with the potential of being 100% re-usable. After being awarded of a PhD degree in October 2008, he was appointed Research Associate in the Institute of Manufacturing (IfM) - Cambridge University (UK) to explore innovative melt-free material additive processes. He is a recognized expert of Cold Spray and other deposition methods, and he is one of the inventors of a new LASER-based coating technology known as "SprayLaze". He is a major contributor in the field, with high-rank publications, patents submitted and an article in a Nature Publishing Group - NPG journal. Dr. Lupoi in Trinity is exploring new manufacturing processes to include Cold Spray and Selective Laser Melting; he is the lead PI of a large research project in this topic funded by the European Space Agency. Dr. Lupoi is currently lecturing 1MEMS1 - Introduction to Manufacturing (1st year); 3MEMS1/4B05 - Manufacturing Technology (3rd and 4th year); 4MEMS2/5MEMS2 - Advanced Manufacturing (4th year and Master level); 5MEMS1 - Micro and Precision Manufacturing (Master level).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Shuo Yin, Pasquale Cavaliere, Barry Aldwell, Richard Jenkins, Hanlin Liao, Wenya Li, Rocco Lupoi, Cold spray additive manufacturing and repair: fundamentals and applications, Additive Manufacturing, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Shuo Yin, Chaoyue Chen, Xinkun Suo and Rocco Lupoi, Cold Sprayed Metal Coatings with Nanostructure, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

F. Caruso, M.C. Meyer, R. Lupoi, Three dimensional numerical simulations of the particle loading e ect on gas ow features for low pressure cold spray applications, Surface and Coating Technology, 339, 2018, p181 - 190 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

H. Shipley, D. McDonnell, M. Culleton, R. Coull, R. Lupoi, G. O'Donnell, D. Trimble, Optimisation of Process Parameters to Address Fundamental Challenges during Selective Laser Melting of Ti-6Al-4V: A Review, Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2018, p1-10 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Shuo Yin⁠, Xingchen Yan⁠, Chaoyue Chen⁠, Richard Jenkins⁠, Min Liu, Rocco Lupoi, Hybrid additive manufacturing of Al-Ti6Al4V functionally graded materials with selective laser melting and cold spraying, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Yingchun Xie, Shuo Yin , Jan Cizek, Jan Cupera, Enyu Guo, Rocco Lupoi, Formation mechanism and microstructure characterization of nickel-aluminum intertwining interface in cold spray, Surface and Coating Technology, 337, 2018, p447 - 452 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Wenya Lia, Kang Yang, Shuo Yin, Xiawei Yang, Yaxin Xu, Rocco Lupoi, Solid-state additive manufacturing and repairing by cold spraying: A review, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Cold spray additive manufacture and component restoration in, editor(s)Prof. Pasquale Cavaliere , Cold-Spray Coatings Recent Trends and Future perspectives, Springer, 2017, [S.Yin, B.Aldwell, R.Lupoi] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Barry Aldwell, Elaine Kelly, Ronan Wall, Andrea Amaldi, Garret E. O'Donnell, Rocco Lupoi, Machinability of Al 6061 Deposited with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 26, (7), 2017, p1573 - 1584 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

S. Yin, T. Lupton, M. Meyer, R. Lupoi, Cold spraying of WC-Co-Ni coatings using porous WC-17Co powders, International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC), Dusseldorf, Germany, 6-9 June 2017, 2017, pp761 - 765 Conference Paper, 2017

M. Meyer, F. Caruso, R. Lupoi, Nozzle-internal particle velocity measurements and loading effect on particle acceleration inside a Cold Spray nozzle, International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC), Dusseldorf, Germany, 6-9 June 2017, 2017, pp214 - 220 Conference Paper, 2017

L. Armstrong, S. O'Hare, D. Glasgow, R. McCabe and R. Lupoi, Development of Cost Effective Production Improvements within an engineering production environment, 34th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC34), IT Sligo (Ireland), 30-31 August 2017, 2017, pp1 - 8 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Thomas L. Lupton, Anthony J. Robinson, Rocco Lupoi, Cold Sprayed Boiling Enhancement Coating, Therminic 2017, Amsterdam, 27-29 September 2017, 2017, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2017

C. de Brún, R. Jenkins, T. Lupton, R. Lupoi, R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Confined Jet Array Impingement Boiling, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 86, 2017, p224 - 234 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Shuo Yin, Emmanuel J. Ekoi, Thomas L. Lupton, Denis P. Dowling, Rocco Lupoi, Cold spraying of WC-Co-Ni coatings using porous WC-17Co powders: Formation mechanism, microstructure characterization and tribological performance, Materials & Design, 126, 2017, p305 - 313 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Shuo Yin, Zhao Zhang, Emmanuel J. Ekoi, Jing Jing Wang, Denis P. Dowling, Valeria Nicolosi, Rocco Lupoi, Novel cold spray for fabricating graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites, Materials Letters, 196, 2017, p172 - 175 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Shuo Yin, Yingchun Xie, Jan Cizek, Emmanuel Ekoi, Tanvir Hussain, Denis Dowling, Rocco Lupoi, Advanced diamond-reinforced metal matrix composites via cold spray: Properties and deposition mechanism, Composites Part B: Engineering, 113, 2017, p44 - 54 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

M.Meyer, S.Yin and R.Lupoi, Particle In-Flight Velocity and Dispersion Measurements at Increasing Particle Feed Rates in Cold Spray, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 26, (1), 2017, p60 - 70 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Barry Aldwell, Daniel Trimble, Shuo Yin and Rocco Lupoi, Enabling diamond deposition with Cold Spray through the coated particle method, Materials Science Forum, 879, 2017, p1194 - 1199 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

G. Benenati and R. Lupoi, Development of a deposition strategy in Cold Spray for Additive Manufacturing to minimize residual stresses, Procedia CIRP, 55, 2016, p101 - 108 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

C. Stenson, K. A. McDonnell, S. Yin, B. Aldwell, M. Meyer, D.P. Dowling and R. Lupoi, Cold Spray deposition to prevent fouling of polymer surfaces, Surface Engineering, 2016, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

R. Jenkins, R. Lupoi, R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Performance of Boiling Jet Array Impingement on Micro-Grooved Surfaces, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, 2016, p293 - 304 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Yingchun Xie, Shuo Yin, Chaoyue Chen, Marie-Pierre Planche, Hanlin Liao, Rocco Lupoi, New insights into the coating/substrate interfacial bonding mechanism in cold spray, Scripta Materialia, 125, 2016, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

M.C. Meyer, S. Yin, K.A. McDonnell, O. Stier, R. Lupoi, Feed rate effect on particulate acceleration in Cold Spray under low stagnation pressure conditions, Surface and Coatings Technology, 304, 2016, p237 - 245 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

R. Jenkins, C. De Brún, R. Kempers, R Lupoi, A. J. Robinson, Thermal-hydraulic performance of convective boiling jet array impingement , 745, 2016, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ildiko Peter, Barry Aldwell, Rocco Lupoi, Mario Rosso, The deposition of pure aluminium via cold spray for the corrosion protection of steel, International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC), 324, 2016, pp962 - 967 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Shuo Yin, Barry Aldwell and Rocco Lupoi, Advanced diamond-reinforced copper composite coatings via cold spray and material characterization, International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC), 324, 2016, pp305 - 309 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

M. Meyer, S. Yin and R. Lupoi, Particle in-flight velocity and dispersion measurements at increasing particle feed rates in Cold Spray, International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC), 324, 2016, pp37 - 42 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

R. Lupoi, C. Stenson, K. A. McDonnell, D.P. Dowling, E. Ahearne , Antifouling coatings made with Cold Spray onto polymers: process characterization , CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 65, (1), 2016, p545 - 548 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Shuo Yin, Morten Meyer, Wenya Li, Hanlin Liao, and Rocco Lupoi, Gas Flow, Particle Acceleration, and Heat Transfer in Cold Spraying, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 25, (5), 2016, p874 - 896 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Chaoyue Chen, Yingchun Xie, Shuo Yin, Marie-Pierre Planche, Sihao Deng, Rocco Lupoi, Hanlin Liao, Evaluation of the interfacial bonding between particles and substrate in angular cold spray, Materials Letters, 173, 2016, p76 - 79 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Barry Aldwell, Shuo Yin, Kevin A. McDonnell, Daniel Trimble, Tanvir Hussain, Rocco Lupoi, A novel method for metal-diamond composite coating deposition with cold spray and formation mechanism, Scripta Materialia, 115, 2016, p10 - 13 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

C. Stenson, M.C. Meyer, B. Twomey and R. Lupoi, Particle speed analysis in CoBlast, Procedia CIRP, 37, 2015, p77 - 82 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

R. Bouttier, G. Lopes, L. Clarke and R. Lupoi, UREAD impact behaviour using Non-Newtonian materials, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications, 3, (4), 2015, p57 - 62 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Shuo Yin, Xinkun Suo, Yingchun Xie, Wenya Li, Rocco Lupoi, Hanlin Liao, Effect of substrate temperature on interfacial bonding for cold spray of Ni onto Cu, Journal of Materials Science, 50, 2015, p7448 - 7457 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

M.C. Meyer and R. Lupoi, AN ANALYSIS OF THE PARTICULATE FLOW IN COLD SPRAY NOZZLES, Mechanical Sciences, 6, 2015, p127 - 136 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Cold Spray in, editor(s)Prof. Luc Laperriere; Prof. Gunther Reinhart , CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering, 2015, pp1 - 4, [R. Lupoi] Book Chapter, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Fang LUO , Andrew COCKBURN, Martin SPARKES , Rocco LUPOI , Zhi-jun CHEN, William O'NEILL, Jian-hua YAO, Rong LIU, Performance characterization of Ni60-WC coating on steel processed with supersonic laser deposition, Defence Technology, 11, 2015, p35 - 47 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) of Cold Spray of particles in supersonic nozzles in, editor(s)K. Kelly and G O'Donnell , Perspectives on Manufacturing, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, 2015, pp73 - 83, [R. Lupoi] Book Chapter, 2015 TARA - Full Text

M. Jones, A.Cockburn, R.Lupoi, M.Sparkes, W.O'Neill, Solid-state manufacturing of tungsten deposits onto molybdenum substrates with supersonic laser deposition, Materials Letters, 134, 2014, p295 - 297 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

M.Bray, R. Lupoi, A. Cockburn, W. O'Neill, M. Sparkes, Deposition of Coatings on Substrates, 2013, WO 2013/061085 Patent, 2013 URL

M.Meyer, R. Lupoi, COMPUTATIONAL PREDICTION OF COLD SPRAY NOZZLE PER-FORMANCE FOR THE DEPOSITION OF TITANIUM, 31st International Manufacturing Conference (IMC31), Cork (Ireland), 3rd of September, 2014, pp107 - 112 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

M. Jones, A. Cockburn, M. Sparkes , W. O'Neill and R. Lupoi, Supersonic Laser Deposition of Tungsten, ASME 2014 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2014), Detroit, USA, 9-13 June, 2014, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Karen Johanna Quintana Cuellar, Harry Mitrogiannopoulos, Daniel Hiller, Daniel Trimble, Rocco Lupoi, Garret O'Donnell, Jose Luis Silveira, Shaun McFadden, A STUDY ON INTERNAL DEFECTS IN FRICTION STIR WELDING OF ALUMINIUM ALLOYS, 31st International Manufacturing Conference (IMC31) , Cork (Ireland), 3rd of September, 2014, pp69 - 74 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

R. Lupoi, Current Design and Performance of Cold Spray Nozzles: Experimental and Numerical Observations on Deposition Efficiency and Particle Velocity, Surface Engineering, 30, (5), 2014, p316 - 322 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

LUO Fang, Lupoi Rocco, Cockburn Andrew, Sparkes Martin, O'Neill William, YAO Jian-hua, Characteristics of Stellite 6 Deposited by Supersonic Laser Deposition Under Optimized Parameters, JOURNAL OF IRON AND STEEL RESEARCH, INTERNATIONAL, 20, (2), 2013, p52 - 57 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

F.Luo, A.Cockburn, R.Lupoi, M.Sparkes, Z.Chen and W. O'Neill , Characteristics of Ni60-WC deposited on steel using Supersonic Laser Deposition and performance comparison with Laser Cladding, Surface and Coating Technology, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

F.Luo, A.Cockburn, R.Lupoi, M. Sparkes, W.O'Neill, Performance comparison of Stellite 6 deposited on steel using supersonic laser deposition and laser cladding, Surface and Coating Technology, 212, 2012, p119 - 127 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

A.Cockburn, R.Lupoi, M.Sparkes and W.O'Neill , Supersonic Laser Deposition of corrosion and wear resistant materials, 37th MATADOR International Conference, Manchester (UK), 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

R.Lupoi, A.Cockburn, C. Bryan, M. Sparkes, F.Luo and W.O'Neill , Hardfacing steel with nanostructured coatings of Stellite-6 by Supersonic Laser Deposition, Light: Science & Applications, 1, (1), 2012, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

R. Lupoi and W.O' Neill , An investigation on powder stream in Cold Gas Spray (CGS) nozzles, CFD-ECCOMAS , Lisbon (Portugal), 2011, pp1 - 12 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

A. Cockburn, R. Lupoi, M. Sparkes and W. O' Neill , Supersonic laser deposition of corrosion and wear resistant materials, 2nd EPRI conference, Oralndo (US), 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

R. Lupoi, A. Cockburn, M. Sparkes, C. Bryan, F. Luo and W. O'Neill , Hardfacing engineering surfaces with Supersonic Laser Deposition of Stellite-6, International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), Orlando (US), 2011, pp345 - 441 Conference Paper, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text

F. Osman and R.Lupoi , Application of UREAD for the energy dissipation in engineering structures, 4th international conference of Advanced Design and Manufacture (ADM), Kunming (China), 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

F.Osman and R.Lupoi , Application of UREAD for the energy dissipation in engineering structures, Key-Engineering Materials, 486, 2011, p1 - 4 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

R.Lupoi, M.Sparkes, A.Cockburn and W. O'Neill , High speed titanium coating by Supersonic Laser Deposition, Materials Letters, 65, 2011, p3205 - 3207 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

R.Lupoi and W. O'Neill, Powder stream characteristics in cold spray nozzles, Surface and Coating Technology, 206, (6), 2011, p1069 - 1076 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

M. Bray, A. Cockburn, M. Sparkes, R. Lupoi, W.O' Neill, Supersonic laser deposition of Ti and Ti64 alloys, ICALEO 2010 conference, Anaheim (California, US), 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Computational and Strain Gradient Plasticity in, editor(s)Akhtar S. Khan and Babak Farrokh , Finite Plasticity and Visco-plasticity of Conventional and Emerging Materials, Maryland (US), Neat Press, 2010, pp259 - 261, [R.Lupoi and F.Osman] Book Chapter, 2010 TARA - Full Text

F.Osman and R.Lupoi , Application of plastic deformation in a novel re-usable energy dissipation device, PLASTICITY, St. Kitts and Nevis (Caibbean), 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

R.Lupoi and W. O'Neill, Deposition of metallic coatings on polymer surfaces using cold spray, Surface and Coating Technology, 205, (7), 2010, p2167 - 2173 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

R.Lupoi and F.Osman , Investigation into channel angular extrusion and the UREAD energy absorption technique, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences , 50, (5), 2008, p966 - 973 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text

R.Lupoi and F.Osman , Loading behaviour of 900 'UREAD' energy channels, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 13, (2), 2008, p195 - 203 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text DOI

R.Lupoi and F.Osman , Analysis of tool cavity stresses in channel angular extrusion, Key-Engineering Materials, 340-341, 2007, p1381 - 1386 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text DOI

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Characterization of a single 90-degrees 'UREAD' energy channel, ICRASH 2006, Athens (Greece), 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Characterization of a single 90-degrees 'UREAD' energy channel, ICRASH 2006, Athens (Greece), 2006, pp1 - 10 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text

F.Osman and R.Lupoi, Analysis of tool cavity stresses in channel angular extrusion, AEPA 2006, Nagoya (Japan), 2006, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Use of concealed pressure pins to determinate contact stresses in ring compression, ESAFORM 2005, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), 2005, pp519 - 522 Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, A new Approach for experimental evaluation of contact stresses, AMPT 2005, Wisla (Poland), 2005, pp1 - 4 Conference Paper, 2005 TARA - Full Text

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Under surface pressure sensing technique for the evaluation of contact stresses, Journal of Material Processing Technology, 164-165, 2005, p1537 - 1543 Journal Article, 2005 TARA - Full Text DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Revolutionary devices to dissipate energy in mechanical systems, PGA 2006 , Bath (UK), 2006 Poster, 2006 TARA - Full Text

M. Meyer and R. Lupoi, Supersonic Spray Advanced Modelling SSAM, 19th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium & Postgraduate Workshop, Queen's University Belfast, 2016 Poster, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Research Expertise


Additive Manufacturing; Cold Spray; Materials Characterization; Lasers and Material Laser Processing; Friction Welding and Friction Stir Welding; Supersonic flows and applications; Fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and applications; Solid Mechanics (Crashworthiness and Energy Absorbers); Components and systems design for engineering applications, product development


  • Title
    • Novel Hybrid Additive Manufacturing for the Fabrication of Functionally Graded Multi- Materials Components
  • Summary
    • Functionally graded multi-materials (FGMs) components are characterized by spatially variation of materials or microstructures, resulting in multiple properties and functions at different parts. FGMs are able to gain the best of all constituent materials, having wide applications in the modern industry. Additive manufacture of a near-net-shape FGMs component with fine details is always a challenge work because the welding of incompatible materials results in large residual stress, high porosity and cracks at the multi-materials interface, especially in metals. In this research, the work aims to develop a hybrid additive manufacturing technology combining selective laser melting (SLM) and other emerging techniques to fabricate high-quality FGMs components, currently not possible to be manufactured.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council (IRC)
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Exploring metal-AM and novel 3D printing techniques for the manufacturing of devises in orthopaedics
  • Summary
    • The background of this programme is directly linked to metal Additive Manufacturing (AM). Techniques that constitute this field, such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) have shown great progress in recent years. It is now possible to directly 3D print components with complex features and with minimum post-processing operations before reaching the net shape. For example, the typical SLM process would require no tooling, is fully automated, and can manufacture components with multi-features in one single processing step. Metal AM has therefore attracted the interest of several sectors; however it seems particularly well suited for the biomedical industry. Using conventional manufacturing processes, this would require investment casting, complex machining processes, finishing processes coupled with etching and coatings steps to achieve a final product. Using SLM, these manufacturing steps can be reduced significantly.
  • Funding Agency
    • AMBER and DePuy Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Development of Cold Spray towards the next generation Additive Manufacturing
  • Summary
    • Cold Spray (CS) is an innovative coating manufacturing process, which allows for the formation of material layers in a solid-state (free of melting) manner. In this method, the feedstock material (in the form of powder) is injected at the inlet of a converging-diverging supersonic nozzle. The nozzle is fed with high pressure gas (nitrogen or helium), which expands through the internal channel and reaches supersonic speed at the exit (above 1000m/s). Particles are dragged by the fast jet, and upon impact against a substrate material they plastically deform and stay bonded. This project aims at developing a unique CS laboratory facility, the first one in Ireland, for CS applications in Space programmes in the form of coatings and and 3D components made out of composites and metals.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Supersonic Spray Advanced Modelling - SSAM
  • Summary
    • Current methods for the manufacturing of metallic coatings onto non-metallic surfaces are slow, limited in size and to a small range of feedstock materials. Also, they require time-consuming masking steps or complex etching procedures, have low bond strengths, and are coming under very strong pressure to limit their environmental impact through the elimination of toxic waste products. This project will start investigating a revolutionary powder-based technology which will lead to the device of a mask-free, environmentally friendly and low-cost deposition process tailored to the manufacturing of metallic coatings onto non-metallic components. The deposit formation is completely solid-state (free of melting). This programme, Supersonic Spray Advanced Modelling - SSAM, will generate the required computational tools to study and control the particles acceleration process within the processing nozzle.
  • Funding Agency
    • FP7 - Marie Curie Actions
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • The technical and commercial development of Cold Spray applications in Ireland - SprayIreland
  • Summary
    • This is a challenging and high impact project (27 months duration), that will explore and develop commercial applications for Cold Spray. A preliminary feasibility investigation revealed a high implementation potential within the Irish based industry. In close collaboration with a number of industry partners, SprayIreland will develop the technical tools to address, using Cold Spray and similar methods, key challenges within the industry sphere that current technologies have so far failed to solve.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland (EI)
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2017


Additive Manufacturing; COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; ENERGY; Energy Absorbing Materials; ENERGY-ABSORPTION; Hydraulics engineering; Industrial Engineering; LASER; LASER CLADDING; LASER MACHINING; Manufacturing (Mechanical Engineering); Manufacturing Engineering; Materials Engineering; Materials technology, engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Physics; Process Development Engineering; Process Engineering; Production Engineering; Structural Engineering



Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) - Reviewer Current

Optics and Laser Technology - Reviewer Current

ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering - Reviewer Current

Journal of Thermal Spray Technology - Reviewer Current

Fuel Processing Technology - Reviewer Current

Applied Surface Science - Reviewer Current

Proposals reviewer for calls by research funding bodies in Ireland, France and Canada Current

CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology - Reviewer Current

Springer and SpringerPlus - Reviewer Current

Materials & Design - Reviewer Current

International Academy for Production Engineering, CIRP-E events - part of Scientific Commitee Current

Associate Editor for De Gruyter - Current

Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering - Reviewer Current

Surface & Coating Technology - Reviewer Current

International Journal of Thermal Sciences - Reviewer Current

Scientific Researach and Essays - Reviewer Current

Chemical Engineering Science - Reviewer Current

Awards and Honours

Accelerated Advancement Award 2016

SFI - TIDA award 2016-2017

Enterprise Ireland - Commercialization Fund 2015-2017

European Space Agency (ESA) major grant award, Technology Research Programme (TRP) 2015-2019

Irish Research Council - New Foundation Award 2014

Marie Curie Fellowship (CIG) 2013-2017

Certificate for professional engineering practice, Chartered Status 2006

Silver medal for professional achievements in the AMPT 2005 conference. Prize given in Wisla, Poland (2005) 2005

A scholarship for PhD studies at the University of Bath 2004-2007

An Erasmus scholarship, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) 2002-2003


PI of Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (STAM) – Current

Funded Investigator of AMBER -

Nominated Research Affiliate (RA) of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) August 2013 – Current

Member of the Italian Professional Body for Engineers (Albo degli Ingegneri), Chartered Engineer level 2012 – Current

Member of the Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC) October 2012 – Current

Only member in Ireland of the Cold Spray Society, a group of world leading experts in the field run by the School of Mines in Paris January 2013 – Current