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Dr Davide Crivelli PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Dr Davide Crivelli

PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 4000 ext 77424
W2.32, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

I will not be working for the University from 26 January 2019 onwards.

For teaching related queries, please contact Dr Richard Marsh or the Teaching Office.

For research related queries, please contact the group leader of the Tribology and Performance of Machinery, Structures and Materials, Dr Alastair Clarke

Education and qualifications

  • 2014: PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Damage monitoring of composite materials with Acoustic Emission.
  • 2010: Laurea Specialistica (MEng equivalent), Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Career overview

  • 2016: Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering), Cardiff University, UK
  • 2015: Research Associate (Mechanical Engineering), Cardiff University, UK
  • 2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mechanical Engineering), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK)
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Chartered Engineer (Italian Engineering Association)

Speaking engagements

  • Cardiff University School of Mathematics - Detecting damage with waves
  • QUT Brisbane - Acoustic Emission as a Structural Health Monitoring tool (June 2016)

Committees and reviewing

  • International MEng tutor (MMM discipline)
  • Academic Liaision Officier for the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE)











My teaching is mainly focussed on Mechanical Design related topics.

Academic year 2017/2018, 2018/2019

  • EN1090 - Engineering Analysis.
  • EN2602 - Design. Design lectures
  • EN4101 - Automotive Design. Tutorials and support for Formula Student activities.

Academic year 2016/2017

  • EN1048 - Engineering Applications. Design lectures and Computer Aided Design laboratories.
  • EN1090 - Engineering Analysis
  • EN2602 - Design. Design lectures and FEA laboratories.
  • EN4101 - Automotive Design. Tutorials and support for Formula Student activities.

Research theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Live grants

Plastic pipes (Aquaspira Ltd) - Pullin R, Crivelli D, Pearson M.
KTP associate project. Modelling and testing of buried composite plastic pipes. 01/06/2017 to 01/06/2019. Value: £120000

Online monitoring of 3D printing (Renishaw Plc) - Pullin R, Crivelli D
EPSRC ICase studentship. Monitoring of metal additive manufacturing with Acoustic Emission.
01/07/2017 to 01/07/2020. Value: £83000.

Past grants

A-Ultra Plase 2 (Ministry of Defence) - Pullin R, Crivelli D, Eaton M, Pearson M.
NDE device to monitor rigid helmets and rigid armour plates.
01/09/2016 to 01/09/2017. Value: £179991

A-Ultra (Ministry of Defence) - Pullin R, Eaton M, Crivelli D.
NDE device to monitor rigid helmets and rigid armour plates.
09/11/2015 to 02/05/2016. Value: £65336

Punk Couplings - Clarke A, Crivelli D.
Tribology and materials development for novel power transmission coupling
04/01/2016 to 03/01/2017. Value: £64334

PhD / MPhil Students

Subsidence of spine fusion cages under compressive loading J O Afolayan Current MPhil
Failure of Slow Speed Rolling Element Bearings O A Alshatti Current PhD
Damage detection with active surface wave ultrasonics F Purcell Current PhD
On line monitoring of additive manufacturing S Ball Current PhD
Monitoring of composite bearing liners for intelligent aerospace bearings. P Revill Current PhD
Title Student Status Degree

Undergraduate / MSc Students

Developing a smart surgical tool for optimal dental implant fixation P Blaikie 2017-18 BEng
A "smart patch" for early detecting Osteoarthritis B Complin 2017-18 MEng
Monitoring of resin infusion with guided lamb wave based ultrasonics A Shenoi 2016-17 MEng
Finite element modelling of a novel power transmission coupling J A Gaspar Lopes 2016-17 BEng
Damage detection using local wavenumber analysis J Lockett 2016-17 BEng
Analysis of acoustic emission data from composite drilling tests M I M Basheer 2016-17 BEng
Study of clamping effect on spherical bearings A Zitoun 2016-17 MSc 
Title Student Year/degree

Summer placements

Using Acoustic Emission to detect high frequency crepitus through skin phantoms P Blaikie 2017 - CITER
Effect of lightning strike and impact on carbon fibre composites T Vinestock 2015 - Nuffield
Title Student Year/programme

I supervise PhD students in the areas of:

  • Signal processing and data acquisition
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Non-destructive evaluation

Current supervision

Stephen Ball

Research student

Frederick Purcell

Research student

Othman Alshatti

Research student

John Afolayan

Research student

Paul Revill

Research student