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Personal Statement

Dr Carmelo Mineo joined CUE in 2012 to undertake a PhD in Automated Non-Destructive Inspection of Large and Complex Geometries of Composite Materials. He became a member of staff as a research associate in July 2015. He has been a research fellow since February 2018.

Carmelo graduated with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy) in the autumn of 2011, where he undertook research projects in areas such as non-destructive evaluation, laser ultrasound and characterization of wave propagation with experimental and numerical studies.

Research Interests

Current interests comprise all aspects of the operation of robotic cells, including programming, instrument interfacing and data collection in academic and industrial environments.

Carmelo's research focuses on fixed robots (industrial arms on plinths) as well as robots moving on tracks. His current trend is to extend the experties to mobile robot platfors (drones, crawlers, robot on wheels) and to all aspects of automation (machine vision, metrology, sensor fusion, etc.).

Expertise & Capabilities

Robot programming

Robot Sensor Interface programming

Ultrasonic inspection

Laser ultrasound

Finite Element Analysis

Mechanical design


Sistem interfacing

Industrial Relevance

Carmelo's PhD (July 2012 - June 2015) was primarily developed in an industrial environment, at the TWI facility in South Wales (Port Talbot); it was instrumental to develop advanced robotics for the operation of ultrasound testing on aerospace parts with complex shapes.

Through engaging with industrially sponsored research programmes, Carmelo is current responsible for contributing to the development of high value robotic systems for the inspection of aerospace components. Carmelo's research is instrumental to fulfill the current requirements of the aerospace industry, to enhance the throughput of crucial inspection phased in manufacturing processes.

Academic / Professional qualifications

MEng in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Automated NDT Inspection

PCN Level II Inspector

Italian Charted Industrial Engineer (Sector A - n.8817)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Jul 201230 Jun 2015

Master of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo


Bachelor of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo



  • Robotics
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Instrument interfacing

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 2011 2020

Open Access
Imaging techniques
phased arrays

Adapting robot paths for automated NDT of complex structures using ultrasonic alignment

Riise, J., Mineo, C., Pierce, S. G., Nicholson, P. I. & Cooper, I., 8 May 2019, In : AIP Conference Proceedings. 2102, 1, 9 p., 040006.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

probes (equipment)


Interfacing Toolbox for Robotic Arms

Mineo, C. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 20 Sep 2019


RoboNDT software

Mineo, C. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 28 Jan 2015



BINDT John Grimwade Medal

Carmelo Mineo (Recipient), 13 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Nondestructive Testing

Bob Service Award 2018

Carmelo Mineo (Recipient), 26 Jan 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2017 2019

Correction of B-Scan Distortion for OptimumUltrasonic Imaging of Back Walls with ComplexGeometries

Santi Davi' (Speaker), Carmelo Mineo (Contributor), Charles Norman MacLeod (Contributor), Stephen Pierce (Contributor), Anthony Gachagan (Contributor), Scott Paton (Contributor), Gavin Munro (Contributor), Janet O'Brien-O'Reilly (Contributor), Coreen McCubbin (Contributor)
15 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Seminar and demos on Robotically Enabled Sensing and novel robot control for dynamic environments

Carmelo Mineo (Consultant)
12 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy