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 marshr@cardiff.ac.uk 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 clarkea7@cardiff.ac.uk.

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