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Andrea la Monaca

PhD research student,

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Biography

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.

Teaching Summary

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

Research Summary

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

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Current Research

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 material removal operations.

Keywords

  • Surface Integrity and metallurgical material analysis
  • Machinability of advanced alloys
  • Electron Microscopy (SEM, FIB)
  • In-situ Micro-mechanical Testing
  • Electron Back-scatter Diffraction (EBSD)
  • Digital Image Analysis and feature recognition
  • Nickel-base superalloys
  • Metal cutting

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Group

The University of Nottingham
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
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email:AdvManufacturing@nottingham.ac.uk