Andrea is currently working as a PhD research student in Manufacturing Engineering within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology, at University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK).
Andrea graduated in Mechanical Engineering MSc (Hons), BSc (Hons) at the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy). He is as well qualified to the Italian National Register of Engineers, Industrial section.
Together with his mother-tongue, Italian, Andrea is fluent in English and German.
Before starting his PhD, Andrea has been working as a Manufacturing Engineering Intern in the field of aero-engine manufacturing technologies.
During his Master's degree, he spent 1 year studying abroad at TU Chemnitz (Chemnitz, Germany), where he also carried out his experimental and numerical master thesis.
Demonstrator to undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK), including:
- Materials Laboratory Demonstrations: Hardness testing, Impact testing, Rolling, Heat Treatment, Tensile testing.
- Seminar Demonstrations: Manufacturing Process Capability.
- Aerospace Modules Demonstrations: MATLAB for Aerospace students, Aircraft Design and Performance
My research focuses on the investigation of the microstructural surface integrity and machinability of advanced alloys for high-temperature aero-engine applications in the context of mechanical… read more
ZHIRONG LIAO, ANDREA LA MONACA, JAMES MURRAY, ALISTAIR SPEIDEL, DMITRII USHMAEV, ADAM CLARE, DRAGOS AXINTE and RACHID M'SAOUBI, 2021. Surface integrity in metal machining - Part I: Fundamentals of surface characteristics and formation mechanisms International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 103687 ANDREA LA MONACA, ZHIRONG LIAO and DRAGOS AXINTE, 2020. A digital approach to automatically assess the machining-induced microstructural surface integrity Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 282, 116703 ANDREA LA MONACA, JAMES W. MURRAY, ZHIRONG LIAO, ALISTAIR SPEIDEL, JOSE A. ROBLES-LINARES, DRAGOS A. AXINTE, MARK C. HARDY and ADAM T. CLARE, 2021. Surface integrity in metal machining - Part II: Functional performance International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 103718
ANDREA LA MONACA, DRAGOS A. AXINTE, ZHIRONG LIAO, RACHID M'SAOUBI and MARK C. HARDY, 2021. Towards understanding the thermal history of microstructural surface deformation when cutting a next generation powder metallurgy nickel-base superalloy International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. 103765