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Dr. Rocco Lupoi

Assistant Professor (Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng)

I graduated as mechanical engineer in 2004 from Polytechnic University of Turin, and obtained my PhD degree with great success from the University of Bath (UK) in 2008. My PhD project was covered by an article with dedicated front cover in EUREKA magazine (May 2005) with title Devices that absorb energy on demand. I really enjoyed research, and formed a clear passion for the development of new manufacturing processes. As such, I was hired as post-doctoral researcher in Cambridge University (UK) in 2008 to carry out ground-breaking work in a new field, now known as Additive Manufacturing. In Cambridge I published key papers, submitted a patent (now granted), and formed a spin-off company with co-workers (Laser Fusion Tech.) to commercialize the processes I had developed. Despite the commercial attraction, academic research remained my true passion; in summer 2012 I accepted the post of Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin and I started to develop my own group. In 2013 I became Marie Curie Fellow (CIG scheme), and in 2014 I was awarded of a key grant from the European Space Agency (Technology Research Programme - TRP). I was the very first PI in Trinity to have secured an award of this size from ESA. The project was featured in the national innovation news page of the Irish Times, 19th of January 2015. As an independent PI, I am now a funded investigator in AMBER (the national research centre for advanced materials and bioengineering) and I-Form (the national centre for Advanced Manufacturing). I am now an Associate Member of the international academy of production engineering (CIRP). In summary, I am an emerging leader in Additive Manufacturing with established collaborations in Europe (Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France) and the rest of the World (China, US, Canada). In recognition to my research career, I was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2019.
  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
 Active Projects

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Acta Materialia - Reviewer Current
Materials Research Letters - Reviewer Current
Journal of Nuclear Materials - Reviewer Current
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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Committee member on the national standards authority of Ireland (NSAI) 2017 Current
Funded Investigator of I-Form ( 2017 Current
PI of Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (STAM) Current
Funded Investigator of AMBER -
Nominated Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) March 2019 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 and Rocco Lupoi, Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing - From Fundamentals to Applications, 1, Springer, 2021, 1 - 190pp, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
O. Kovarik, J. Cizek, S. Yin, R. Lupoi, M. Janovska, J. Capek, J.Siegl, T. Chraska, Mechanical and fatigue properties of diamond-reinforced Cu and Al metal matrix composites prepared by cold spray, ITSC 2021 conference proceedings, Virtual, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ningsong Fan, Richard Jenkins, Jan Cizek, Pengfei Yu, Rocco Lupoi, Shuo Yin, Strengthening mechanism of additively manufactured cold spray Al deposits under low deposition efficiency, ITSC 2021 conference proceedings, Virtual, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Marios Kazasidis, Elisa Verna, Shuo Yin, Rocco Lupoi, The effect of heat treatment and impact angle on the erosion behaviour of nickel-tungsten carbide cold spray coating using Response Surface Methodology, Emergent Materials, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Irene Pessolano Filos, Raffaella Sesana, Massimiliano Di Biase and Rocco Lupoi, New Abrasive Coatings: Abraded Volume Measurements in Ceramic Ball Production, Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Bobby Gillham, AndreyYankin, Fionnan McNamara, CharlesTomonto, David Taylor, Rocco Lupoi, Application of the Theory of Critical Distances to predict the effect of induced and process inherent defects for SLM Ti-6Al-4V in high cycle fatigue, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
H. Sohrabpoor, V. Salarvand, R. Lupoi, Q. Chu, W. Li, B. Aldwell, W. Stanley, S.O'Halloran, R. Raghavendra, C.-H. Choi, D. Brabazon, Microstructural and mechanical evaluation of post-processed SS 316L manufactured by laser-based powder bed fusion, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Marios Kazasidis, Dimitrios Pantelis, Francisca G. Caballero, Carlos Capdevila, Jonathan Cassidy, Elias Bilalis and Rocco Lupoi, Dissimilar welding between conventional and high strength low alloy naval steels with the use of robotic metal cored arc welding, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Roberto Biagi, Elisa Verna, Marios Kazasidis, Edoardo Bemporad, Maurizio Galetto, Shuo Yin, Rocco Lupoi, Cold Spraying of IN 718-Ni Composite Coatings: Microstructure Characterization and Tribological Performance, Materials Science Forum, 1016, 2021, p840 - 845, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Shuo Yin, Jan Cizek, Jan Cupera, Mostafa Hassani, Xiaotao Luo, Richard Jenkins, Yingchun Xie, Wenya Li, Rocco Lupoi, Formation conditions of vortex-like intermixing interfaces in cold spray, Materials & Design, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI

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


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Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2019
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