Dr. Stano Imbrogno is working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Metallurgy and Material since October 2018. His research experience over the past 5 years is characterised by different activities related to multiple scientific disciplines (mechanical engineering, additive and conventional manufacturing processes and material science). Stano received his PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calabria (Italy). During his PhD he mainly investigated the machinability and the surface integrity of titanium alloy components produced by additive manufacturing. After the PhD, Stano moved to Birmingham and joined the AMPLab group to work on the European project “4D Hybrid”.
His research is mainly focused on the evaluation of the feasibility of produce/repair complex parts through additive manufacturing techniques (e.g. Direct Energy Deposition). Development and evaluation of the feasibility of process new metal material through additive manufacturing techniques (e.g. Direct Energy Deposition, Selective Laser Melting and Hot Isostatic Pressing)
- Optimization of the Direct Energy Deposition process parameters to enhance final parts performances through DoE approaches.
- Optimization of the Selective Laser Melting process parameters to enhance final parts performances through DoE approaches.
- Introduction and optimization of post processing techniques to improve the final product performances, by acting on surface and heat treatments.
- Study of pure metals powders combination and evaluation of their feasibility by Additive Manufacturing.
- Definition of deposition strategy for repairing existing mechanical components.
- Metallurgical characterisation of the materials by advanced electron microscopy techniques as well as the mechanical properties characterisation
Stano is currently working on two projects in collaboration with the industrial partners MBDA and DSTL UK. The projects aim to develop novel materials for defence applications by additive manufacturing processes. He also frequently participates in international conferences, including the Material Science and Technology (MS&T), College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and the European Scientific Association For Material Forming (ESAFORM).