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Marco Simonelli

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Marco joined the AM research group as a PhD student in 2010. After being involved in a number of exciting research projects that gave Marco international exposure he was encouraged to apply for a prestigious Nottingham Research Fellowship (NRF) in 2018 to explore the new horizons of metal AM. The research being carried out by Marco faces the recognition that most of readily available alloys are not printable leading to components with non-desirable properties. Marco aims to develop a new methodology to design and validate novel alloy compositions specifically for use in metal AM. Providing metal AM with a new set of better materials, Marco aims to significant advance the state-of-the-art of the technology. The main applications targeted draw upon the aerospace and medical sectors, but the discovery-led nature of the research will provide foundations for broad industrial applications.

Expertise Summary

After 10 years of research in AM and metallurgy I have developed the following expertise: - laser powder bed fusion (commonly known as SLM); - drop on demand direct metal 3D printing; - microscopy analysis (OM, SEM, FIB-SEM, EBSD, TEM, XRD); - design and development of novel alloys for SLM; - tensile and fatigue testing of metal alloys; - testing of wear resistance of joint replacements;

List of publications: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=1jSCRLYAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

Teaching Summary

My teaching activities contribute to the taught aspects of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, specifically module MM4MAM-Materials for Additive Manufacturing. In addition, I contribute to other… read more

Research Summary

Research into new metallic formulations with physical properties that suit laser additive processes are of growing interest. My current research aims to develop a new series of titanium alloys for… read more

Recent Publications

My teaching activities contribute to the taught aspects of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, specifically module MM4MAM-Materials for Additive Manufacturing. In addition, I contribute to other Final Year modules (MM4AMG-Additive Manufacturing & 3D-Printing and MM4RPD-Rapid Product Development) and the MSc in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing and by preparing and delivering a series of lectures.

Current Research

Research into new metallic formulations with physical properties that suit laser additive processes are of growing interest. My current research aims to develop a new series of titanium alloys for use in SLM in which the alloy composition is designed to improve the strength and productivity according to the requirements imposed by the aerospace industry. This research is carried out using empirical and computational approaches for predicting phase formation in titanium systems under the conditions posed by the laser additive processes. Experimentation combines novel methodologies for powder feedstock formulation and analysis and characterisation of the printed structures using state-of-the-art microscopy and testing techniques.

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