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Dr. 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).
  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
 Novel Hybrid Additive Manufacturing for the Fabrication of Functionally Graded Multi- Materials Components
 Exploring metal-AM and novel 3D printing techniques for the manufacturing of devises in orthopaedics
 Development of Cold Spray towards the next generation Additive Manufacturing
 The technical and commercial development of Cold Spray applications in Ireland - SprayIreland
 Supersonic Spray Advanced Modelling - SSAM

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Journal of Materials Processing technology - Reviewer Current
Additive Manufacturing - Reviewer Current
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
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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
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, 21, 2018, p628 - 650, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Richard Jenkins, Shuo Yin, Barry Aldwell, Rocco Lupoi, Manufacture of Reflective Aluminium Surfaces Using Cold Spray, ITSC 2018-Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, Orlando (US), May 7-10, ASM International, 2018, pp574 - 580, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Barry Aldwell, Ben Hunter, Richard Jenkins, Rocco Lupoi, Fundamental Investigation into the Effects of In-process Heat Treatment in Cold Spray, ITSC 2018-Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, Orlando (US), May 7-10, ASM International, 2018, pp227 - 232, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Shuo Yin, Jan Cizek, Rocco Lupoi, New Insights into the Formation Mechanism of Intertwining Interfaces in Cold Spray, ITSC 2018-Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, Orlando (US), May 7-10, ASM International, 2018, pp219 - 226, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Shuo Yin, Chaoyue Chen, Rocco Lupoi, Cold Spray additive manufacturing of Al/diamond composites using core-shell structured diamond, ITSC 2018-Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, Orlando (US), May 7-10, ASM International, 2018, pp202 - 209, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Shuo Yin, Chaoyue Chen, Xinkun Suo and Rocco Lupoi, Cold Sprayed Metal Coatings with Nanostructure, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2018, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
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, PUBLISHED  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, ACCEPTED  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, ACCEPTED  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, PUBLISHED  DOI

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R.Lupoi and F.Osman, Revolutionary devices to dissipate energy in mechanical systems, PGA 2006 , Bath (UK), 2006, Poster, PUBLISHED
M. Meyer and R. Lupoi, Supersonic Spray Advanced Modelling SSAM, 19th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium & Postgraduate Workshop, Queen's University Belfast, 2016, Poster, PUBLISHED


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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
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